Norwich City v Manchester City - Player ratings

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

• Norwich City:

6 Mark Bunn: Brilliant late stop from Sergio Aguero, but Bunn's expression after the fourth goal told its own story.


You may also want to watch:


8 Russell Martin: Led by example with a two-goal second half burst.

6 Michael Turner: Difficult shift, like the rest of Norwich's over-worked backline at times. Struggled to contain Edin Dzeko.

Most Read

6 Sebastien Bassong: Never far from the action. By his high standards will feel he could have done better on the first and third goals.

6 Javier Garrido: Needed Mark Bunn to bail him out with a miscued clearance. Slipped on the fourth goal by Dzeko's clever movement.

6 Alex Tettey: Overshadowed by Yaya Toure and Gareth Barry in the opening sparring. Improved markedly.

7 Bradley Johnson: Hard done by when Vincent Kompany cut through him for visitors' second. Booking rules him out for West Ham.

7 Robert Snodgrass: Won the free-kick for Norwich's first. His deliveries were pivotal to second and third Norwich goals.

6 Wes Hoolahan: Quick-thinking carved Manchester City open for the hosts' second goal.

7 Anthony Pilkington: Deflected free-kick dragged Norwich back into the game. Continues to be a productive source on home soil.

6 Steve Morison: Won one or two flick-ons. Plenty of endeavour down the channels. Early first half exit due to injury.

Subs: Harry Kane (for Morison) 6, Jonny Howson (for Tettey) 7, Simeon Jackson (for Hoolahan) 5

• Manchester City:

6 Joe Hart: Had plenty to say to the Barclay at full-time. Poor decision-making on Norwich's third.

7 Pablo Zabaleta: Solid professional. Relished the physical side of Norwich's challenge. Impressive aerially despite his lack of height.

7 Vincent Kompany: Marauding run triggered the visitors' second goal. Shade unfortunate to concede freekick for Norwich's opener.

6 Matija Nastasic: Hesitant at times when Norwich pressed. Perfect partner alongside him in Vincent Kompany.

6 Gael Clichy: Elegant full-back. Quick, technically gifted. Fantastic raking pass for Manchester City's fourth.

8 Yaya Toure: Fearsome hit inches wide in the opening period. Spotter's badge for the third goal. Magnificent player.

7 Gareth Barry: Energetic foil for the more creatively-minded Yaya Toure. Knitted things superbly in the first period.

4 Samir Nasri: Let his team-mates down with his petulant reaction. Gifted operator but questionable temperament.

8 Sergio Aguero: Major role in the first and second goals. Sublime lift for the third. Harassed Sebastien Bassong all day.

7 David Silva: Sacrificed as Manchester City looked to defend their lead. Influential presence amongst the craftsmen.

7 Edin Dzeko: Two calm early slots. Shade unfortunate not to be credited with a hat-trick. Excellent target man.

Subs: James Milner (for Silva) 6, Joleon Lescott (for Dzeko) 5, Javi Garcia (for Aguero) 5

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus