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Who was your Norwich City man-of-the-match against Aston Villa?

PUBLISHED: 09:53 20 August 2017 | UPDATED: 09:55 20 August 2017

Josh Murphy scored and created an assist at Villa Park.  Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Josh Murphy scored and created an assist at Villa Park. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Norwich City’s woeful run at Villa Park continued with a 4-2 Championship defeat - but who performed best for the Canaries?

Josh Murphy scored from Harrison Reed’s excellent clipped pass and then picked out Nelson Oliveira to slot a second but City were heavily punished for a dire first half and a number of costly turnovers.

Angus Gunn shipped four but it would have been a far bigger defeat but for the shot-stopping ability of the Manchester City loanee, who had to race from his line inside the opening seconds to foil the dangerous Keinan Davis. Gunn acrobatically thwarted the same man again but had not chance when Conor Hourihane was left unmarked to notch the first of his three goals.

City chief Daniel Farke felt a sense of injustice at the manner of a deflected third Villa goal and an apparent handball in the build up to the fourth but his side were second best all over the park.

Marco Stiepermann was busy and eager to impress on his full debut but Norwich’s midfield were unable to exert the control required to dominate with their possession-based game.

Our Norwich correspondent, Paddy Davitt, went for Gunn who despite conceding four was left badly exposed by the men in front of him. Not for the first time already in the opening days of the new season.

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