Newcastle United v Norwich City: Player ratings

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

• Norwich City

6 John Ruddy: No chance with the match-winner. Fantastic low reaction stop to keep out Hatem Ben Arfa.


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6 Russell Martin: Looked hesitant in the air against Newcastle's potent front two.

6 Leon Barnett: Exposed at times. Not on the same wavelength as Michael Turner for the Newcastle goal.

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5 Sebastien Bassong: Forced off inside the opening ten minutes. Not a happy homecoming.

6 Javier Garrido: Hands full trying to deal with Ben Arfa. Only got forward once to telling effect.

6 Jonny Howson: Booked late on for a clattering tackle on Cheik Tiote. Not able to exert his influence.

6 Bradley Johnson: Found it hard to impose himself in a congested midfield area.

5 Robert Snodgrass: Least impressive Norwich league display. Which only serves to underline his level of previous performance.

7 Wes Hoolahan: Denied with an early header. Superb assist for Andrew Surman chance. Constant menace.

5 Andrew Surman: Given his ability will need no telling he should have drawn Norwich level.

5 Steve Morison: Tough ask to occupy Newcastle's backline. Decent work rate. Slightly hard done by for the penalty concession.

Subs: Michael Turner (for Bassong) 6, Grant Holt (for Morison) 5, Simeon Jackson (for Surman) 5

• Newcastle United

6 Steve Harper: Pressed into service once and was not found wanting. Great anticipation to block Andrew Surman.

6 James Perch: Did well to contain an unusually subdued Robert Snodgrass.

7 Mike Williamson: Major aerial threat for the Mapgies in the opposition box. Goal line clearance to deny Robert Snodgrass.

6 Steven Taylor: One decisive early block to thwart Wes Hoolahan. Solid and dependable shift.

6 Davide Santon: Ball-watching for Surman's chance. Sporadic attacking threat.

7 Hatem Ben Arfa: Breathtaking pass through Norwich's midfield to pick out Demba Ba. Quality when in the mood.

7 Vurnon Anita: Good technician but also relishes the physical side of English football on this showing.

6 Yohan Cabaye: One or two bright passages of play instigated by the Frenchman. Not at his dynamic best.

6 Jonas Gutierrez: Curbed his natural attacking instincts to play a disciplined role for his side.

7 Demba Ba: Flitted in and out but was coolness personified when it mattered to slot past John Ruddy.

6 Papiss Cisse: Badly in need of a goal and his ballooned penalty underlined the fact.

Subs: Gabriel Obertan (for Cisse) 5, Cheick Tiote (for Anita) 5, Shola Ameobi (for Ben Arfa) 5

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