Norwich City v Everton - Player ratings

Stepping out for Premier League action what every club, established or not, is desperate to enjoy.

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

• Norwich City:

7 John Ruddy: Watchful for the most part but a trademark reaction stop to foil Steven Naismith late on.


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7 Steven Whittaker: Key role in both Norwich goals. Ambitious run and cool slot for the rebounded opener.

6 Michael Turner: Over-eager at times and rightly booked for a rash challenge on Steven Pienaar.

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8 Russell Martin: Fantastic sense of anticipation illustrated in two goal-saving blocks. Led by example.

6 Javier Garrido: Tough afternoon with the all-action Seamus Coleman an additional threat throughout.

6 Elliott Bennett: Picked out Ricky van Wolfswinkel in the opening period. Bright spark first half.

6 Jonny Howson: Difficult afternoon for Norwich's central midfielders with Everton's movement.

6 Bradley Johnson: Triggered Norwich's best move of the opening period. Standard prodigious work rate.

7 Nathan Redmond: Norwich's main weapon in the first period. Sourced the move for second goal.

6 Wes Hoolahan: Early signs of an exciting partnership with RvW. Faded after the interval.

8 Ricky van Wolfswinkel: Tireless shift against two quality operators. Class finish for the goal.

Subs: Martin Olsson (for Redmond) 5, Alex Tettey (for Hoolahan) 5

• Everton:

6 Tim Howard: Not overly-worked but no chance with the accuracy of Norwich's two finishes.

8 Seamus coleman: Quality outing, capped by a goal. Probed for vulnerability down City's left.

6 Phil Jagielka: Let Ricky van Wolfswinkel escape for the crucial headed equaliser.

7 Sylvain Distin: Two key interceptions during Norwich's brightest first-half spell. Still the boss at the back.

6 Leighton Baines: By his high standards, not as influential. Set piece sorcery was also lacking.

6 Marouane Fellaini: No faulting his desire for work. Routinely dropped deep to try and spark the Toffees.

8 Ross Barkley: Thumping strike lashed past John Ruddy. Fulcrum of Everton's midfield.

6 Leon Osman: Happy to defer to Ross Barkley and Steven Pienaar in the creative stakes.

7 Steven Pienaar: Intelligent player. Fantastic vision to tee up Nikica Jelavic for Everton's second goal.

7 Kevin Mirallas: Good foil for the Croatian striker. Thwarted by Russell Martin in the first period.

7 Nikica Jelavic: Denied in the final stages. Ruddy's parry set up Everton's second. Constant menace.

Steven Naismith (for Mirallas) 6, Victor Anichebe (for Barkley) 5, Arouna Kone (for Jelavic) 5

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