Norwich City v West Ham: Player ratings

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

• Norwich City

7 John Ruddy: Two quality reaction stops during West Ham's bright spell in the first period. Well protected by his defence.


You may also want to watch:


7 Russell Martin: Resolute at the back. One alert piece of defending to clear a certain goal. Flashes of attacking endeavour.

6 Leon Barnett: Another impressively assured muscular display. Carlton Cole was left to feed on scraps.

Most Read

7 Sebastien Bassong: Growing in confidence with his distribution from the back. Unflustered. Great foil for Leon Barnett.

6 Javier Garrido: Appears to have slotted seamlessly into City's backline. Quality operator in possession.

7 Robert Snodgrass: Continued his impressive early season form. Making the transition from the Championship look easy.

7 Bradley Johnson: Carried on in the same vein as Tottenham last time out. Always keen to supplement City's forward thrusts.

7 Jonny Howson: Defensively disciplined but also showed plenty of technique and awareness going the other way.

7 Andrew Surman: Almost crafted a superb individual goal early on. Linked well with Javier Garrido. Classy outlet.

6 Grant Holt: Tough shift against two abrasive centre backs. Two clear sighters of goal in the first period.

7 Simeon Jackson: Denied by Jussi Jaaskelainen early in the second half. His substitution appeared to alter the flow of the game.

Subs: Steve Morison (for Jackson) 6, Harry Kane (for Holt) 6

• West Ham

7 Jussi Jaaskelainen: Brilliant fingertip save to claw away Simeon Jackson's piledriver. Superb stoppage time block as well.

5 Guy Demel: Needed more support at times, faced by Andrew Surman and Javier Garrido raiding down his flank.

6 James Collins: Reckless attempted tackle on Andrew Surman almost proved fatal. Perhaps a touch fortunate to stay on the park.

6 Winston Reid: Looked the part. Never shirked the physical aerial challenge posed by City. Excellent athlete.

6 Joey O'Brien: Tried to get forward in the opening exchanges. Almost embarrassed by Robert Snograss after being robbed.

6 Mark Noble: Had to defer to Jonny Howson and Bradley Johnson for the most part. Sporadic influence.

6 Mo Diame: Provides the ballast in West Ham's engine room. Struggled to impose himself during Norwich's best work.

5 Ricardo Vaz Te: Wayward. Woeful decisionmaking when it mattered - one decent early angled strike apart. Forgettable shift.

6 Kevin Nolan: Undoubtedly the leader of this crew. Denied by a superb one-handed first-half save from John Ruddy.

5 Matt Taylor: Showed little of his quality on that superb left peg. Overshadowed when Matt Jarvis belatedly appeared.

6 Carlton Cole: No lack of effort but dominated by City's centrebacks. Needed far more support from midfield.

Subs:

Modibo Maiga (for Cole) 6, Matt Jarvis (for Taylor) 7, Yossi Benayoun (for Vaz Te) 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