Player ratings: Norwich City 0, Manchester United 1
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Here's how the Norwich City players rated as they slumped to a 1-0 defeat against Manchester United at Carrow Road on Saturday as they fading survival hopes were dealt a fresh blow.
Juan Mata cashed in with a cool finish in the 72nd minute following Seb Bassong's failure to cut out a ball over the top pounced on by Wayne Rooney.
Cameron Jerome headed at David De Gea in the opening minutes of the game, but that was as good as it got for Alex Neil's side in a desperately tame offering with so much at stake. John Ruddy: Let down again by one lapse from the men in front. Otherwise quiet shift.
Norwich remain second from bottom in the Premier League with their fate now out of their own hands, after Sunderland's 3-2 victory over Chelsea on Saturday meaning victory for the Black Cats over Everton on Wednesday would relegate both Norwich and Newcastle.
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Russell Martin: Marcos Rojo seemed to take umbridge in the first-half. Solid and composed.
Seb Bassong: Mis-judged the flight of Antonio Valencia's ball and paid a high price. Again.
Martin Olsson: Tried to inject some badly needed urgency after the break.
Nathan Redmond: Crafted the cross for Cameron Jerome chance. Again only real outlet on the counter.
Jonny Howson: Turned over possession on a couple of occasions. Injury exit late on.
Gary O'Neil: Thankless task in that heat and with Michael Carrick setting the tempo.
Robbie Brady: Season has dipped alarmingly after those early promising months.
Wes Hoolahan: Some probing free-kick deliveries. Difficult when the ball isn't sticking.
Cameron Jerome: Not solely down to him but again lacking in genuine belief at the top end.
• Read Paddy Davitt's match report here