Stoke City v Norwich City - Player ratings

Norwich City's players celebrate at the end of the game. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images

Norwich City's players celebrate at the end of the game. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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

• Norwich City:

6 John Ruddy: Men in front ensured this was a watchful outing for the England international.

6 Russell Martin: Attacking instincts helped get his side high up the pitch in the opening period.

6 Michael Turner: Largely kept Kenwyne Jones and later Peter Crouch on a tight leash.

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6 Ryan Bennett: Smacked the crossbar early on. Willingness to play out from the back. Good foil for partner.

7 Martin Olsson: Impressive athlete. Quick on the floor and sensed the sporadic danger aerially.

7 Leroy Fer: Copious energy from central areas. Broke up play on numerous occasions.

7 Jonny Howson: Thoroughbred display from the Yorkshireman. Swinging hit for the goal. Probed at will.

6 Robert Snodgrass: Denied acrobatically at the death by Asmir Begovic. Prominent in the final throes.

7 Alex Tettey: Wonderful exhibition of defensive screening to protect City's backline.

6 Anthony Pilkington: One fine cross on the run just evaded RvW. Never neglected his defensive duties either.

6 Ricky van Wolfswinkel: Prodigious work rate to occupy Stoke's centre-backs. Little or no sights on goal.

Subs: Steven Whittaker (for Pilkington) 6, Johan Elmander (for van Wolfswinkel) 6

• Stoke City:

6 Asmir Begovic: Appeared to be deceived by the flight of Jonny Howson's hit. Excellent stop from Snodgrass.

6 Geoff Cameron: Solid. Slipped once by Anthony Pilkington in the second period when the wide player cut in.

6 Ryan Shawcross: Serious threat aerially on corners and free kicks.

6 Robert Huth: Brave block to deny Jonny Howson. Less effective with the ball at his feet.

5 Erik Pieters: Tough shift trying and failing to nullify Robert Snodgrass.

5 Jonathan Walters: Plenty of hustle and bustle. Little sign of any understanding with his left back.

5 Steven Nzonzi: Got better in line with the collective urgency Stoke showed in the second period.

5 Marc Wilson: Crude challenge on Ricky van Wolfswinkel rightly cautioned. Wayward strike after the break.

5 Charlie Adam: Not the influential figure from last season's corresponding fixture.

6 Marko Arnautovic: One sublime dipping strike hinted at his attacking potential.

6 Kenwyne Jones: May feel aggrieved over penalty claim. Isolated figure before his exit.

Subs: Jermaine Pennant (for Walters) 5, Peter Crouch (for Jones) 5, Stephen Ireland (for Adam) 6

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