Manchester City v Norwich City - Player ratings

Norwich City players celebrate Jonny Howson's winning goal. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images

Norwich City players celebrate Jonny Howson's winning goal. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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

• Norwich City:

7 John Ruddy: Beaten by the precision of two Jack Rodwell strikes in each half. Composed figure in the face of limited pressure.


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6 Steven Whittaker: Ranged forward at will but lack of regular match action did not help his cause after being outstripped for second goal.

7 Ryan Bennett: Denied by Joleon Lescott in the first half with the game goalless. One or two key interceptions late on.

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7 Russell Martin: Seamless positional move into the centre of the park. One excellent piece of anticipation to foil Sergio Aguero.

6 Javier Garrido: A day to remember for all the right reasons on his first return to his former club. Kept Samir Nasri quiet.

8 Jonny Howson: Finished the season in majestic form. Capped by another special individual goal. Raised the bar for the new campaign.

6 Bradley Johnson: Dug in and broke up play with his usual commitment. Dominated a sluggish Yaya Toure.

8 Robert Snodgrass: Denied by Joe Hart on a goalbound free kick. Profitable outlet throughout. Capped by the spot for Grant Holt's goal.

8 Wes Hoolahan: Key assists for Norwich's first and second goals. Ran the show in the opening period. Quality shift.

7 Anthony Pilkington: Cool roll on his right foot first time set Norwich on their way. Prominent in the opening skirmishes.

7 Grant Holt: Routine close range finish should not disguise the predatory movement that created the chance. Tireless.

Subs: Alex Tettey (for Johnson) 6, Elliott Bennett (for Pilkington) 6, Luciano Becchio (for Holt) 6

• Manchester City:

6 Joe Hart: Left badly exposed by the men in front for Norwich's three goals. Tipped over a sharp Robert Snodgrass free kick.

6 Pablo Zabaleta: Caught out by Anthony Pilkington for the opening goal. Not the Argentine's finest outing this season.

6 Micah Richards: Relished the physical battle with Grant Holt but City's movement from midfield posed major dilemmas.

6 Joleon Lescott: Cleared Ryan Bennett's header off his own line but embarrassed by Jonny Howson for the match-winner.

5 Aleksandar Kolarov: Caught by Wes Hoolahan's clever reverse ball for Robert Snodgrass to pick out Grant Holt.

6 Yaya Toure: Pale imitation of the marauding heartbeat of Manchester City's midfielder at his best.

8 Jack Rodwell: Looked the only home player genuinely interested from the start. Two excellent finishes underlined his quality.

6 James Milner: Usual prodigious work rate but lack of attacking options stunted his impact.

6 Carlos Tevez: One or two flashes of his potency but largely well-handled by Norwich's defence.

6 Samir Nasri: Quality operator on his day but the temperament is always questionable. Fitful influence.

7 Edin Dzeko: Excellent lay-off to set up Jack Rodwell. Tested John Ruddy early on. No repeat of his Carrow Road heroics.

Subs: Sergio Aguero (for Tevez) 6, David Silva (for Rodwell) 6

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