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October 26, 2013 3:00 PM BST
Carrow Road — Norwich, Norfolk
Referee:‬ M. Jones‎
Attendance:‬ 26846‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Norwich 0-0 Cardiff

David Marshall puts in magnificent showing to write a familiar tale for the toothless Canaries as a scoreless draw ramps up the pressure on manager Chris Hughton

By Alex Ward at Carrow Road

  • John Ruddy
    0
    0
    3.50

    John Ruddy

    Denied Mutch with a truly world-class save midway through the first half and was a commanding presence on set-pieces. Rarely tested, but reliable when called upon.

  • Russell Martin
    0
    0
    3.00

    Russell Martin

    Got forward down the flanks and combined with Snodgrass well to engineer many of Norwich's forays forward early on. Sometimes clumsy on the ball in his own half and too hesitant at times.

  • S. Bassong
    0
    0
    3.00

    S. Bassong

    A largely resolute performance. Rarely tested early on, but struggled to match the pace of Campbell at times.

  • Michael Turner
    1
    0
    3.50

    Michael Turner

    Strong in the air and powerful in the challenge, but, like his partner, looked vulnerable to the pace of the Cardiff attack.

  • Martin Olsson
    0
    0
    3.50

    Martin Olsson

    Always offered an option with his powerful, driving runs forward. Met what was asked of him defensively and almost scored with a long-range drive in the opening stages.

  • Robert Snodgrass
    0
    0
    3.00

    Robert Snodgrass

    Put in a decent first-half showing on the right flank and was a constant thorn in the side of the Cardiff rearguard. His tricky, mazy runs proved too hot for his opposite number but was a changed man after the half, guilty of lingering on the ball and scuppering possession.

  • Jonny Howson
    0
    0
    3.50

    Jonny Howson

    Very keen to get forward and popped up unmarked in dangerous positions frequently. Looked destined to score on a number of occasions but was denied by the sterling efforts of Marshall. Was forced to make way for a striker as Norwich desperately chased the win.

  • Leroy Fer
    2
    0
    3.50

    Leroy Fer

    A mammoth in the midfield, putting in an industrious defensive showing while not hesitating to run at the heart of the Cardiff midfield. decent partnership with Howson. Tailed off in the second half to concede possession a few times, but was impressive on the balance of things.

  • Anthony Pilkington
    0
    0
    3.00

    Anthony Pilkington

    Proved difficult to track and caused a number of headaches with his smart distribution. Lacked the clinical touch in goal-scoring opportunities and was substituted, but a decent performance nonetheless.

  • Alexander Tettey
    0
    0
    2.50

    Alexander Tettey

    Was relatively reliable as the midfield anchor. Didn't take risks and put in a disciplined showing, but disappointed with a string of sloppy challenges in the second half.

  • Gary Hooper
    0
    0
    2.50

    Gary Hooper

    Sharper than last time out and provided an option with his intuitive runs. First touch was lacking at times, however, and struggled to link up throughout much of the first half. Came charging out of the blocks after the interval, though, and came inches away from his first league goal with a superb header. Withdrawal drew boos from the stands.

Substitutions

  • Nathan Redmond
    0
    0
    3.50

    Nathan Redmond

    Made an immediate impact on the game, coming close to goals twice in the space of five minutes of his introduction. Was refreshingly direct for the hosts.

  • Ricky van Wolfswinkel
    0
    0

    Ricky van Wolfswinkel

    Produced very little due to his late introduction.

  • Johan Elmander
    0
    0
    2.00

    Johan Elmander

    Pressured high up the pitch and forced a number of corners but lacked the technique to make a difference, much to the chagrin of the home fans.

  • David Marshall
    2
    0
    4.00

    David Marshall Top of the Match

    Produced a string of top-drawer saves to deny Norwich in the first half and spared his side's blushing on countless occasions. Outstanding

  • Andrew Taylor
    0
    0
    2.50

    Andrew Taylor

    Was at pains to deal with the tricky runs of Snodgrass and was beaten to the byline a number of times by the Scotsman.

  • Steven Caulker
    0
    0
    2.50

    Steven Caulker

    At sixes and sevens in the first half after wave upon wave of Norwich pressure. Looked nervous and almost scored an own goal in the dying stages, but showed good resolve to

  • Ben Turner
    0
    0
    3.50

    Ben Turner

    Reliable as the last line of defense but seemed hapless during the hosts dangerous spells of pressure in the first half.

  • Kevin Theophile Catherine
    0
    0
    2.50

    Kevin Theophile Catherine

    Lacked the pace to deal with Olsson's forays forward, but was ready to get up the channels keen to get forward and looked threatening when allowed the chance

  • Peter Whittingham
    0
    0
    3.00

    Peter Whittingham

    Was rarely able to express himself and was forced to help Taylor deal with Snodgrass for much of the game. Decent set piece delivery, as is customary, but failed to carve out any clear cut opportunities.

  • Gary Medel
    0
    0
    3.00

    Gary Medel

    Industrious effort in the midfield but was left wanting against the partnership of Fer and Howson. Cleared off the line mid-way through the first half to deny Norwich the opener.

  • Bo-Kyung Kim
    0
    0
    3.00

    Bo-Kyung Kim

    Showed quick feet and speed of thought but didn't get the support this accomplished performance deserved. His driving effort forced an excellent save from Ruddy and would be disappointed to be withdrawn at the break.

  • Jordon Mutch
    0
    0
    3.00

    Jordon Mutch

    Spurned a guilt-edged chance to net his third successive league goa and was routinely outmusicled by Fer and Tettey.

  • Fraizer Campbell
    1
    0
    3.50

    Fraizer Campbell

    Offered a decent attacking outlet and put pressure on the Norwich backline. Strong under pressure and was unlucky to get so few sightings of goal.

  • Peter Odemwingie
    0
    0
    2.00

    Peter Odemwingie Flop of the Match

    A largely anonymous on the flank and looked out of sorts. Struggled defensively and earned himself an early booking. Some decent through balls for Campbell went some way towards his redemption but was withdraw at the half.

Substitutions

  • Aron Einar Gunnarsson
    0
    0
    3.00

    Aron Einar Gunnarsson

    Came off the bench to inject some physicality into proceedings but took a knock early on that seemed to hamper his performance.

  • Don Cowie
    0
    0
    3.00

    Don Cowie

    Shored up the midfield but was often uninspiring going forward. Was likely told to do a job and stuck to it well.

  • Craig Bellamy
    0
    0
    2.50

    Craig Bellamy

    Largely failed to wreak havoc upon his former stomping ground and rarely got the better of Olsson. Always capable of producing moments of magic but wasn't given the chance to.

Results
 
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