Paddy Davitt: Norwich City player ratings after a 3-2 Championship defeat to Leeds United

Louis Thompson's first league start for Norwich City ended in a stoppage-time 3-2 defeat to Leeds Un

Louis Thompson's first league start for Norwich City ended in a stoppage-time 3-2 defeat to Leeds United. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Our Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt has posted his marks following the Canaries' third straight league defeat.

City fans have been voting since the final whistle and this is Paddy's verdict on Alex Neil's troops.

• Michael McGovern

Excellent parry from Kalvin Phillips early on but he knows getting beat from 35 yards is unacceptable. 5.0


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• Russell Martin

Attacking adventure produced a fine stop from Rob Green in the first-half. Leeds routinely probed down his flank. Little or no protection, however, from Robbie Brady stationed ahead of him. 5.0

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• Ryan Bennett

Will not want to see Chris Wood anytime soon. Second game against him of late. Second goal conceded. And a head wound for good measure. 5.0

• Timm Klose

A shadow of the player who strode majestically into the club last season. Dragged out of position for Leeds' second goal. 5.0

• Martin Olsson

Culpable for the trigger move that led to Leeds' second goal. Tracked Hadi Sacko right by the corner flag but then let him escape, with painful consequences. 5.0

• Louis Thompson

Could have closed down Ronaldo Vieira quicker for his match-winner and unable to keep out Pontus Jansson's looping header on his line but the stand-out Norwich performer. Drive, energy, enthusiasm. Qualities lacking in his team mates. 7.0

• Robbie Brady

Credited with the opening goal for now although it appeared to be Luke Ayling who diverted his close-range header past Rob Green. Neglected his defensive work in front of Russell Martin. Consistently below-par this season. 5.5

• Graham Dorrans

In the side to ensure Norwich retain possession and dominate territory. Neither are happening. Offers little in the way of defensive protection. 5.0

• Wes Hoolahan

Teasing, inswinging cross eventually landed in the vicinity of Kyle Lafferty to slot his goal. Peripheral otherwise in a malfunctioning team. No way to mark his 300th Norwich appearance. 6.0

• Alex Pritchard

Assist for Robbie Brady's opener. Later tested Rob Green from the edge of the area. But another midfielder in this side unable to marry defensive responsibility to creation. Witness how Luke Ayling escaped for Leeds' second goal. 6.0

• Cameron Jerome

Brushed off with ease by Pontus Jansson to rise unchallenged six yards out to head home Pablo Hernandez's cross. Later deflected Wes Hoolahan's centre into Kyle Lafferty's path. 5.5

City substitutes

• Jacob Murphy 5.0

Unfortunate timing of his introduction a minute after Leeds had got themselves back in front.

(for Robbie Brady, 75)

• Kyle Lafferty n/a

(for Alex Pritchard, 84)

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