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April 6, 2013 3:00 PM BST
Carrow Road — Norwich, Norfolk
Referee:‬ M. Oliver‎
Attendance:‬ 26372‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Norwich 2-2 Swansea

Robert Snodgrass and Michael Turner cancelled out Michu's opening goal but Luke Moore struck late to keep Chris Hughton's team looking over their shoulder at the drop zone

By Oliver Platt at Carrow Road

  • Mark Bunn
    1
    0

    Mark Bunn

    Replaced by Camp after 15 minutes having picked up what appeared to be a muscle injury.

  • Russell Martin
    2
    0
    3.00

    Russell Martin

    Threatened with a couple of efforts from distance and although he did not support the attack too actively, he was dependable at right-back.

  • S. Bassong
    1
    0
    3.00

    S. Bassong

    Coped reasonably well given Swansea's dominance of the midfield area in front of him, although he was caught out by a couple of the visitors' more cutting forays.

  • Michael Turner
    2
    0
    3.50

    Michael Turner

    Not the quickest but did not become overly troubled by Swansea's pacy attack and remained a serious threat at set pieces, forcing a superb save out of Vorm in the first half before grabbing Norwich's second goal after the break.

  • Javier Garrido
    0
    0
    2.50

    Javier Garrido

    Never a liability, but sometimes a little cumbersome, with some of his interplay with Snodgrass unimaginative. Troubled by Dyer's speed on a couple of occasions.

  • Bradley Johnson
    1
    0
    2.00

    Bradley Johnson

    Just does not keep the ball well enough for a deep-lying central midfielder. Tried to remain active in the tackle but to no significant effect, and did not offer enough quality going forward.

  • Robert Snodgrass
    1
    0
    3.00

    Robert Snodgrass

    His passing and crossing was not up to its usual standards but he was present at the back post to nod home Norwich's equaliser.

  • Jonny Howson
    0
    1
    1.00

    Jonny Howson Flop of the Match

    Struggled in midfield. He did not get any kind of grip on the game and offered little in the way of forward thrust, besides a couple of sporadic bursts.

  • Wesley Hoolahan
    2
    0
    2.00

    Wesley Hoolahan

    Did not find much space to play in at all. Tried to drift to the left to combine with Snodgrass, but had little luck in receiving possession in dangerous areas.

  • Elliott Bennett
    3
    0
    3.50

    Elliott Bennett

    Flitted in and out of the game but two fine deliveries from the right were enough for two Norwich goals.

  • Kei Kamara
    1
    0
    2.50

    Kei Kamara

    Came into the game more and more as it wore on, combining well with Bennett on occasion, but never looked much of a goal threat and was ponderous when presented with one good chance.

Substitutions

  • Lee Camp
    1
    0
    3.00

    Lee Camp

    The substitute keeper did well to deny Moore once in the second half but could do nothing when the striker popped up later in the game to tap home De Guzman's header.

  • Alexander Tettey
    0
    0

    Alexander Tettey

    A late replacement for Howson.

  • Grant Holt
    2
    0

    Grant Holt

    Brought on for Hoolahan late on but could not find a winner.

  • Michel Vorm
    2
    2
    2.50

    Michel Vorm

    Made one brilliant save to deny Turner in the first half but might have come to claim the Bennett crosses that resulted in Norwich's two goals.

  • Chico
    3
    0
    2.50

    Chico

    Solid for the most part at the back but looked more exposed from crosses; the first goal, in particular, was a Bennett delivery that flew over his head.

  • Ashley Williams
    1
    2
    3.00

    Ashley Williams

    Caught for pace on a couple of occasions but generally kept a lid on Kamara, including one key tackle with Tiendalli to deny a goal.

  • Dwight Tiendalli
    2
    1
    3.00

    Dwight Tiendalli

    Provided decent attacking support from right-back before switching to the left, where he denied Kamara a goal with a last-ditch tackle.

  • Ben Davies
    3
    0
    3.00

    Ben Davies

    Got down the left to good effect, often providing an open man during Swansea's slick passing moves, until he was withdrawn in the second half.

  • Michu
    2
    3
    3.00

    Michu

    Finished excellently to give Swansea the lead but often appeared frustrated thereafter and wasted one free header in the box.

  • Nathan Dyer
    1
    1
    2.50

    Nathan Dyer

    Provided some neat touches, but never really stretched the Norwich defence himself. Replaced by Lamah.

  • Wayne Routledge
    3
    0
    3.50

    Wayne Routledge

    Not a consistent threat but was creative and purposeful when he was brought into the play, laying on good chances for both Michu and Moore.

  • Jonathan De Guzmán
    5
    1
    4.00

    Jonathan De Guzmán Top of the Match

    Supplied more thrust to Ki's patient retention of the ball and set up both goals, the first with a clever cut-back and the second with a neat header into the six-yard box.

  • Sung-Yong Ki
    14
    3
    3.00

    Sung-Yong Ki

    Filled the Leon Britton role, carefully recycling the ball and sitting deep in midfield. Did his job accurately and very efficiently.

Substitutions

  • Ángel Rangel
    2
    0
    3.00

    Ángel Rangel

    Came in at right-back in the second half. He was beaten once by Snodgrass, but otherwise kept the winger at bay.

  • Pablo Hernández
    2
    1
    2.50

    Pablo Hernández

    Replaced Routledge but rarely had the beating of Garrido in his 25 minutes on the field.

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