Norwich City v Aston Villa - Player ratings

Russell Martin is less than impressed with what he considers to be play acting by Leandro Bacuna. Pi

Russell Martin is less than impressed with what he considers to be play acting by Leandro Bacuna. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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

• Norwich City:

7 John Ruddy: One-man barrier at times in the first period. Quieter shift after the interval.

6 Russell Martin: Grew into the contest. Auxilliary attacking option in the second period.

6 Michael Turner: One block on Christian Benteke prevented a certain goal. Exposed on the winner.

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5 Sebastien Bassong: Injury-curtailed shift. Paid for an attempted offside call on goal. Struggled with Benteke.

6 Javier Garrido: Peach of a late cross should have brought the equaliser. Nullified Aleksandar Tonev.

7 Leroy Fer: Dawdled once in the first half and nearly paid a price. Vision and thrust from central areas.

6 Jonny Howson: Saw plenty of the ball. Looked an effective counter-point in tandem with Leroy Fer.

6 Robert Snodgrass: Missed penalty, carved out two chances for van Wolfswinkel. Crossing awry after the break.

6 Johan Elmander: Plenty of toil and work off the ball. Not offering anything in an attacking threat.

6 Nathan Redmond: Teed up van Wolfswinkel in the first period. Promise but little sustained end product.

6 Ricky van Wolfswinkel: Judged on goals and it was another misfiring day that could have been so different.

Subs: Ryan Bennett (for Bassong) , Gary Hooper (for Elmander) , Anthony Pilkington (for Redmond)

• Aston Villa:

8 Brad Guzan: Out-witted Robert Snodgrass on the penalty. Adjusted superbly to deny Gary Hooper.

7 Leandro Bacuna: Fine athlete. Matched Nathan Redmond for pace. Strong in the tackle.

6 Ron Vlaar: Good tussle with Ricky van Wolfswinkel. One late block denied his Dutch compatriot.

7 Ciaran Clark: Commanding display after his first team elevation. Recovered strongly from penalty.

5 Antonio Luna: Routinely over-run in the second period with the adventure of Russell Martin.

5 Aleksandar Tonev: Careless in possession. Offered little protection to Leandro Bacuna.

6 Karim El Ahmadi: Admirable discipline to sit during a second half spent largely on the back foot.

6 Fabian Delph: Ran the show at Carrow Road last time. This time had serious competition in Leroy Fer.

6 Andreas Weimann: Less effective than in recent visits to Carrow Road. Led break-outs late on.

7 Gabby Agbonlahor: Forced off with an ankle problem. Assist for the goal. Creator of first half mayhem.

6 Christian Benteke: Thankfully for City succumbed to injury. Denied once by Michael Turner. Powerhouse.

Subs: Nicklas Helenius (for Agbonlahor) 5, Yacouba Sylla (for Tonev) 5, Libor Kozak (for Benteke) 7