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March 9, 2013 3:00 PM GMT
Carrow Road — Norwich, Norfolk
Referee:‬ M. Clattenburg‎
Attendance:‬ 26783‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Norwich 0-0 Southampton

Grant Holt saw his last-minute penalty brilliantly saved by Artur Boruc as the Saints held on for a point in a match of dreadful finishing in the rain and snow at Carrow Road

By Oliver Platt at Carrow Road

  • Mark Bunn
    1
    1
    3.00

    Mark Bunn

    Reliable when called upon, saving from Ramirez either side of half-time, but the finishing on show was less than impressive.

  • Russell Martin
    0
    3
    2.00

    Russell Martin

    Had real problems dealing with Shaw in the first half and Rodriguez asked one or two questions of him as well.

  • S. Bassong
    1
    1
    3.00

    S. Bassong

    Generally kept the Southampton forwards in front of him, although he was troubled by some of the service from wide areas.

  • Michael Turner
    1
    1
    3.00

    Michael Turner

    Southampton's pace had the potential to cause him problems but the only time Ramirez got behind him he recovered to force the forward into a difficult shooting position.

  • Javier Garrido
    1
    2
    3.50

    Javier Garrido

    Made one vital interception to block a Lallana attempt on goal from close range and generally gave the playmaker very little to work with on the wing.

  • Bradley Johnson
    1
    1
    2.50

    Bradley Johnson

    Could not get into much of a rhythm in midfield, and scrapped more than he did produce moments of genuine quality.

  • Robert Snodgrass
    0
    2
    3.00

    Robert Snodgrass

    Tested Boruc with a swerving free kick and almost found Holt with a low ball across goal. Not at his best, but still a threat.

  • Jonny Howson
    0
    4
    1.50

    Jonny Howson Flop of the Match

    Just not involved as much as he should be as an attacking central midfielder and frustrating when he did get on the ball.

  • Anthony Pilkington
    0
    2
    3.00

    Anthony Pilkington

    Did not get much change out of Shaw before he was replaced in the first half due to injury.

  • Grant Holt
    0
    7
    2.50

    Grant Holt

    A real handful, as ever, but could not find the finishing touches. Close to reaching a number of crosses sent into the six-yard box but then missed a chance to collect three points at the death when his penalty was saved.

  • Kei Kamara
    0
    2
    2.50

    Kei Kamara

    Has the presence to cause defenders problems but looks as if he is still adjusting to the league and growing in confidence - he was not assertive as he might have been.

Substitutions

  • Wesley Hoolahan
    1
    2
    3.50

    Wesley Hoolahan

    Full of endeavour on the left and put in one dangerous cross that Holt just missed. Also released Snodgrass with a fine through ball.

  • Luciano Becchio
    0
    2

    Luciano Becchio

    A late replacement for Becchio.

  • Artur Boruc
    44
    3
    3.50

    Artur Boruc

    Pushed a Snodgrass free kick away in the first half but otherwise Norwich's finishing was too wayward to trouble him until he brilliantly saved Holt's penalty.

  • Maya Yoshida
    16
    1
    3.00

    Maya Yoshida

    Unlikely to provide the attacking impetus of Shaw, but he kept both Pilkington and then Hoolahan relatively quiet at right-back. Occasionally stretched by pace on the counterattack.

  • Jos Hooiveld
    2
    2
    3.00

    Jos Hooiveld

    Looked ropey at times in dealing with the physicality of Kamara and Holt and particularly prone when Norwich broke at speed, but made some important interceptions.

  • Jose Rocha Fonte
    2
    2
    3.00

    Jose Rocha Fonte

    Generally reliable at the back, and was less troubled by speed than Hooiveld. Made some good passes out of defence.

  • Luke Shaw
    6
    1
    3.50

    Luke Shaw

    A real menace in the first half, consistently causing Martin problems with his dynamic runs from left-back. He was less involved after the break and had a harder job in keeping Snodgrass quiet, and conceded a penalty at the end that looked harsh.

  • Morgan Schneiderlin
    6
    6
    4.00

    Morgan Schneiderlin Top of the Match

    Excellent. Always seeking the ball and moving around midfield. Proved a good link between the Southampton defence and front four and frequently chipped in defensively with some strong tackles.

  • G. Ramírez
    3
    1
    2.50

    G. Ramírez

    Had some good moments, but not as consistently as Southampton might like. Made some good runs that his team-mates picked out but he did not get his foot on the ball for sustained periods in a creativity capacity.

  • Adam Lallana
    3
    2
    2.00

    Adam Lallana

    Missed a superb chance from 10 yards in the second half and did not get the chance to run at the Norwich defence as often as he might have liked.

  • Jack Cork
    2
    2
    3.00

    Jack Cork

    Stayed at home while Schneiderlin roamed in central midfield and helped to disrupt Norwich's midfield play.

  • Rickie Lambert
    4
    1
    3.00

    Rickie Lambert

    Released Ramirez with one fine pass but otherwise did not receive too much service from the three players supporting him.

  • Jay Rodriguez
    3
    2
    3.50

    Jay Rodriguez

    Bright in spells on the left, supplying more than one dangerous low cross that only needed a touch to be diverted into the net.

Substitutions

  • James Ward-Prowse
    2
    1

    James Ward-Prowse

    Replaced Lallana in the late stages.

  • Guilherme Do Prado
    2
    1
    2.50

    Guilherme Do Prado

    Replaced Ramirez with 20 minutes to go but could not work any opportunities.

  • Jason Puncheon
    2
    1

    Jason Puncheon

    A stoppage time replacement for Rodriguez.

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