Paddy Davitt: Norwich City player ratings after a 3-0 Premier League loss to Wolves
PUBLISHED: 10:30 24 February 2020 | UPDATED: 10:30 24 February 2020
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Group Football Editor Paddy Davitt has posted his marks following the Canaries’ 3-0 Premier League defeat against Wolves.
Here is Paddy's verdict on Daniel Farke's men, who picked the wrong day and the wrong opponent to fold rather too easily at Molineux.
- Tim Krul
Let down again by the men in front. Two free kick stops from Ruben Neves, the second a stunning save. Also foiled Matt Doherty late on. 7
- Max Aarons
Beaten by the speed of thought and deed from Diogo Jota for the opening goal. Upended the same player later in the first half, when he appeared to have more time on the edge of his own box but Tim Krul bailed him out. 5
- Ben Godfrey
In mitigation, played like a young man with very little football in the tank of late. But that said looked well off the pace. Poor in possession. 5
- Grant Hanley (C)
Decent battle with Raul Jimenez although the striker edged that skirmish with his close range strike. Looked to be hurting badly at the final whistle as he left the pitch in animated conversation with his head coach following his side's below-par display. 6
- Jamal Lewis
Regressive step after Liverpool return. Too easily levered off the ball by Doherty for the opening goal. Attempted tackle only squirted the ball in Jota's direction for the third goal. Hesitant. 5
- Alex Tettey
Passing on occasion was awry. Sensed the danger a fraction too late for Romain Saiss' cutback for the second goal. 6
- Kenny McLean
Nowhere near recent displays. Typified by the sluggish attempt to control Teemu Pukki's pass that sparked a Wolves counter which led to the third goal. 5
- Lukas Rupp
Poorest game since arriving. Offered little in the way of sustained threat going forward. Opted not to test Rui Patricio when an early chance presented itself on his left peg. 5
- Ondrej Duda
The curve is bending south since a vibrant Bournemouth debut. Again no penetration, no guile, no attacking threat. 5
- Todd Cantwell
Did attempt to get on the ball and make something happen in the opening quarter. But in the main laboured like the rest of City's more creative forward-thinking players against a well-drilled Wolves' backline. 5
- Teemu Pukki
Lashed one chance over in the second half. Early first half effort at the near post lacked conviction. Rapidly turning into a forgettable second part of this domestic season. 5
- Emi Buendia 5
Perhaps a thankless task at 3-0 down but did nothing positive to prove his head coach wrong. Booked for dissent, headed straight down the tunnel at the final whistle.
(for Lukas Rupp, 58)
- Josip Drmic 5
Crudely upended by Conor Coady. Simply put, does not look like he can offer the back up to Teemu Pukki required at this level.
(for Ondrej Duda, 58)
- Marco Stiepermann n/a
(for Todd Cantwell, 84)
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