Norwich City v West Brom - Player ratings
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Player ratings for both Norwich City and West Brom following their Premier League clash.
• Norwich City:
7 John Ruddy: Looked like he had never been away in a composed shift. Commanding aerially and dealt with long range threat.
7 Russell Martin: Kept Romelu Lukaku under wraps when he veered onto his flank. Bombed forward at will as an auxilliary wide player.
8 Ryan Bennett: The best testament you can pay is Norwich did not miss the dominant presence of Michael Turner. Key assist.
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7 Sebastien Bassong: Muscular in the air. Calm on the deck. The Cameroon international has proved himself a worthy addition.
7 Javier Garrido: Willingness to push into advanced areas in the crucial early phases. Productive supply line.
8 Jonny Howson: Sublime stoppage time goal capped an energetic 90 minutes. Raided superbly from central midfield throughout.
7 Bradley Johnson: Minded the shop to let Jonny Howson roam. Broke up WBA's fiftul attacking urgings.
8 Robert Snodgrass: Cool slot for the opener belied the degree of difficulty. Conjured deep free-kick assist for Gareth McAuley's own goal.
7 Wes Hoolahan: Never stopped probing for signs of weakness at the back. Denied by Ben Foster the goal his display deserved.
7 Anthony Pilkington: Did a number on Steven Reid before the WBA full-back was hooked at half-time. City a better outfit when he is fit.
8 Grant Holt: Led from the front. Goal merely capped a shift rich in selfless endeavour. This was Holt at his best.
Subs: Elliott Bennett (for Snodgrass) 6, Alex Tettey (for Hoolahan) 6, Luciano Becchio (for Holt) 6
• West Brom:
6 Ben Foster: Smart stops to deny Anthony Pilkington twice and Wes Hoolahan. But he will be remembered for a major rick.
5 Steven Reid: Did not re-appear after the interval. Found Pilkington and Javier Garrido tough to shackle.
5 Gareth McAuley: A productive source of residual charity towards the Canaries. Fine header - in the wrong net.
6 Jonas Olsson: Must accept his share of collective responsibility for the mix-up with Ben Foster for Norwich's simple second.
6 Goran Popov: No real chance to get forward with WBA seldom on the front foot until it was much too late.
6 Claudio Yacob: Lost the creative battle to Jonny Howson. Spent too much time back-pedalling.
6 Youssouf Mulumbu: Lost the physical battle to Bradley Johnson. Bad day all round for Albion's midfield.
6 James Morrison: Has impressed in previous tussles at the Hawthorns. No sign of his undoubted quality.
6 Shane Long: Rare dry patch against Norwich. One or two speculative attempts from long distance.
6 Romelu Lukaku: No questioning his desire for work. Switched flanks with dizzying regularity but all to no avail. Major talent.
5 Markus Rosenberg: His search for first Albion senior goal continued. Best moment was a probing cross for Romelu Lukaku.
Subs: Billy Jones (for Reid) 6, Chris Brunt (for Rosenberg) 6, Peter Odemwingie (for Lukaku) 5