Poll: Our Norwich City Man of the Match against Swansea City was Elliott Bennett, who was yours?
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Elliott Bennett sold a lie to the myth Norwich City do not possess wide players with drive and energy to supplement the lone frontman in Chris Hughton's preferred system. Sharing the same pitch with high class exponents like Wayne Routledge and Nathan Dyer, Bennett was their equal in terms of productivity. Two vital assists and numerous other incursions into the final third gave City a sharper attacking edge than they have carried for a number of Premier League games.
Bennett made his intentions clear inside the opening quarter when Ben Davies resorted to foul means to haul him back. The equally impressive Robert Snodgrass eventually set up Michael Turner, who tested Michel Vorm.
Bennett's miscued cross in the 27th minute also underlined the former Brighton's man character and willingess to keep City on the front foot in the midst of Swansea's early territorial dominance. Bennett made amends with the vision and execution to provide Snodgrass with the simplest of tasks to equalise.
The link up with Russell Martin allowed the full-back to test Vorm after the interval before Bennett's best delivery of the contest was expertly despatched by Turner.
Kei Kamara glanced a header over with City in the ascendancy, before another burst offered Snodgrass the opportunity to service Bennett who invited Martin forward to drill just wide. City's survival prospects will remain healthy with Bennett and Snodgrass in such vibrant form.