Dealt with everything the Norwich attackers threw at him, including a superb one-on-one chance for Wes Hoolahan in the first half. Could do little about the equaliser, but was otherwise highly impressive.
Very poor. Largely unable to keep possession, reluctant to overlap from left-back and was sent off after two yellow cards for two tackles on his namesake Elliott.
Stayed strong in the face of Grant Holt’s intense pressure and ensured that the Canaries striker was denied time and space to link up with his team-mates.
Struggled somewhat to deal with the attacking threat of Anthony Pilkington, but improved as the game went on to deliver a promising performance.
Guilty of giving the ball away a little too easily on occasions, but otherwise looked confident in the centre of Villa’s midfield.
K. El Ahmadi
Found himself embroiled in a central midfield battle and was kept largely quiet but for a shot he blasted well over the bar.
Made his return to the side and came forward with a great deal of enthusiasm, but was dealt with well by Javier Garrido and was guilty of wasting good positions.
Villa’s best attacking threat, Holman caused problems all afternoon for the Norwich defence and provided the cross to set up Benteke’s opener.
Was superb in the aerial challenges and made some great clearances to deny Holt and others a chance to score. Was booked in the second half for a rash tackle, but otherwise looked solid.
A highly impressive performance from the Belgian, who was a constant thorn in Norwich’s side and gave their defenders problems all afternoon. Finished calmly to give Villa the lead, and could so easily have had more goals before being replaced by Darren Bent in the 69th minute.
Was a threat up front, but found himself shackled by Michael Turner, who continually won the aerial battles between the pair. Substituted for Eric Lichaj when Villa required defensive reinforcements.
Could do little to prevent Benteke’s goal, but otherwise had little to do while looking comfortable in the air.
Dominated Gabriel Agbonlahor in the air and looked very solid in the face of Villa’s attacks, playing a key role defensively before grabbing the equaliser in the 78th minute.
Was strong defensively despite some problems with Holman, but picked up a knock and was replaced at half-time by Ryan Bennett.
Came out on top in his personal battle with Marc Albrighton and was focused mainly on his defensive duties throughout the game, which he did with little fuss.
Found himself second-best to Benteke for much of the game as the Belgian dominated in the air, but had some good moments as he broke up play well.
A typically uncompromising performance that occasionally pushed the boundaries with referee Phil Dowd.
Strong in the tackle, but guilty of over-hitting his crosses and wasting possession for the Canaries before being replaced by Robert Snodgrass in the 63rd minute.
Was the away side’s creative force, showing a great deal of skill and determination but missed a glorious one-on-one chance in the first half and drifted out of the game.
Had some joy down the left-hand side but struggled to find an end-product to feed his team-mates, while being guilty of a few fouls.
Tried to control Norwich’s midfield, but could not assert himself enough and was unable to prevent Holman in particular marauding forward before being taken off in the 69th minute.
Linked up well with Hoolahan but did not have it all his own way as Villa’s defenders kept him largely quiet and prevented his usual aerial dominance.
Was brought on to replace Martin at half-time and looked comfortable without ever really being tested by Villa’s attacking players.
Came on for Elliott Bennett in the 63rd minute and played a part in the equalising goal as Norwich roared back into the game in the second half.
Replaced Bradley Johnson in the 69th minute to give Norwich more attacking threat.