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Paddy Davitt: Norwich City player ratings after a 5-0 Premier League loss at Manchester City

PUBLISHED: 09:42 27 July 2020 | UPDATED: 11:52 27 July 2020

Norwich City were outclassed in a 5-0 Premier League loss at Manchester City Picture: Shaun Botterill/NMC Pool/PA Wire

Norwich City were outclassed in a 5-0 Premier League loss at Manchester City Picture: Shaun Botterill/NMC Pool/PA Wire

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Group Football Editor Paddy Davitt has posted his marks following the Canaries’ 5-0 Premier League rout at Manchester City.

Here is Paddy’s verdict on Daniel Farke’s men, who avoided some of the heavier predictions regarding the final margin of defeat but nevertheless departed the Premier League on the back of 10 straight league losses.

• Tim Krul

Failed to read the script when he flung himself to his right to deny David Silva a goal on his final Premier League appearance. Decent tip over from Phil Foden. Beaten by some world class finishing. 7

• Max Aarons

Had a chance to deal with Raheem Sterling’s cross for the opener. Could not get to Kevin De Bruyne quick enough for the Belgian’s second strike. 5

• Christoph Zimmermann

Earned a slice of fortune when he diverted a cross destined for Gabriel Jesus onto a post. Major bonus he could return from a fitness stand point before the end of the campaign. Crucial to the fightback. 6

• Ben Godfrey

A fraction deeper than the rest of his team mates to play Sterling onside for the third goal. Made some vital first half blocks. 6

• Jamal Lewis

Beaten by the speed and movement of Sterling for the opener. 5x

• Lukas Rupp

Picked out Teemu Pukki for a golden first half chance. Will have to work hard to win over many City fans from hereon. 6

• Marco Stiepermann

No match for De Bruyne’s dancing feet on the edge of his own box. Not the first or last opponent unable to halt the brilliant midfielder. 5

• Todd Cantwell

Clipped the rebound from Pukki’s initial blocked shot over Ederson’s bar. Took a cheap shot from Joao Cancelo. Inevitably with so little possession was going to struggle to make a creative impact. 5

• Kenny McLean

Dallied with consequences on the edge of his own area for Riyad Mahrez goal. The Scot’s reaction when the ball hit the back of the net spoke volumes. 5

• Onel Hernandez

Superbly instinctive finish through De Bruyne’s legs, before the video assistant officials intervened. No less incisive slaloming second half run. Best City player since the restart by a long way. 7

• Teemu Pukki

Lacking in confidence. Lacking in conviction. Not a great combination. Ederson won their personal duel. And in the Premier League, as he found to his cost since Christmas, you only get one chance on that scale in the top flight at Norwich. 5

City substitutes n/a


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