Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City: Player ratings

Player ratings for both Norwich City and Blackburn Rovers following their Premier League clash.

• Norwich City

6 John Ruddy: No chance with the first goal. Second was a top drawer finish the big man could only get a hand on.


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6 Russell Martin: His manager made it clear Junior Hoilett should have been closed down for the second goal.

7 Ryan Bennett: Spirited response after his Manchester City display. Sound defensively. A threat in the opposition box.

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6 Elliott Ward: Pressed into emergency service as an auxiliary front man. Difficult shift with Junior Hoilett's movement.

6 Adam Drury: Looked to be a breakdown in communication with Andrew Surman for Blackburn's first. Decent attacking option.

6 Jonny Howson: Typified Norwich. Very bright in the opening phase. One excellent strike. Then faded alarmingly like the rest.

7 Elliott Bennett: Tireless effort. One or two quality deliveries. Tracked back, but a sporadic influence after the interval.

6 Andrew Surman: Failed to sense the danger for Mauro Formica's goal. Was impressive in the first 30 minutes.

6 Wes Hoolahan: Bright early on. Found some space to operate in front of Rovers' backline, but little impact thereafter.

6 Grant Holt: Tested Rovers' centre backs when serviced. Once the supply lines dried up, so too did his threat.

6 James Vaughan: Linked well with Grant Holt early on. Miscued one clear chance in the box. Just needs an injury-free run now.

Subs: Steve Morison (for Vaughan) 5, Anthony Pilkington (for Hoolahan) 6, Aaron Wilbraham (for Holt) 6

• Blackburn Rovers

6 Paul Robinson: Excellent stop from Aaron Wilbraham. Sign of a class keeper as he had very little else to do all afternoon.

6 Bradley Orr: Apparently needed an injection to continue at the interval. Sort of commitment that Rovers will need.

7 Scott Dann: Has so far failed to live up to the big price tag at Ewood. Solid shift alongside Gael Givet.

7 Gael Givet: Fairly obvious which side the fans were on over his alleged fall out with Steve Kean. Focal point at the back.

6 Marcus Olsson: Neat and tidy. Second best to Elliott Bennett in the first half but honours even thereafter.

7 Mauro Formica: Alert and inventive foil for Blackburn's front two. Good anticipation to open the scoring.

6 Jason Lowe: Young man making great strides in his first season. Disciplined shield in the centre of the park.

7 David Dunn: Maybe lacks the athleticism these days, but pulled the strings with a superb range of passing.

7 Morten Gamst Pedersen: No doubting his ability to deliver from wide areas. Created the first. Constant threat in possession.

7 Junior Hoilett: Triggered the move for the opener. Settled the game with a superb finish. Major future – away from Ewood.

7 Yakubu: Seemed to relish the extra support from Junior Hoilett. Struck woodwork with one cheeky bicycle kick.

Subs: Martin Olsson (for Dunn) 5, Anthony Modeste (for Yakubu) 5, Radosav Petrovic (for Hoilett) 5

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