Looked solid on the rare occasions he was called upon but was powerless to stop Gabriel Agbonlahor’s goal in the second half.
After an early collision with Christian Benteke, he handled the Belgian very well indeed, limiting him to only half-chances. However, he let himself down badly in the closing stages as Gabriel Agbonlahor got past him to score the winner.
Had another good game deputising for Michael Turner, keeping Gabriel Agbonlahor quiet for large spells, but was one of a number of players guilty of letting the Villa striker run forward unopposed and give his side the lead.
Overlapped well on the right and had a few good crosses as he tried to help the Canaries feed lone striker Grant Holt.
Played a number of positive balls forward to set his team away and defended valiantly to prevent Villa finding any attacking momentum.
Once again the fulcrum of Norwich’s attacking play but was let down by a poor final ball into the penalty area that was unable to find lone striker Grant Holt. Hauled down in the box to win a penalty, which Holt ruthlessly dispatched.
Did a good job alongside Howson in the centre of midfield to keep Villa’s midfielders quiet and was rarely troubled throughout the game.
Was guilty of giving the ball away a little too often but improved as the game went on, although the Irishman was another who could not quite play enough good final balls before being replaced by Kamara.
Impressed in the first half as he prevented their midfielders from gaining a foothold but let himself down in the second as he gave Gabriel Agbonlahor too much space to give Villa the lead and could not recover.
Tried hard in attack but was let down continually by his crosses and ball control, cutting a frustrated figure by the end of the match as nothing seemed to go right for the midfielder.
Played the role of lone striker and was typically physical and uncompromising, living off scraps for most of the game due to his team-mates' poor service but equalising with a calm penalty in the second half.
Was rarely troubled throughout but looked solid when called upon despite being unable to stop Grant Holt's penalty.
Guilty of giving the ball away a little too much, but was competent in defence and marshalled his side well for the entire game.
Showcased some tough tackling as he stood up to the task of marking Grant Holt and prevented the Norwich striker from gaining the upper hand.
Struggled against Javier Garrido down Villa’s right and was then replaced by Eric Lichaj in the 27th minute after picking up an injury.
Booked for a clumsy tackle on Hoolahan and gave away the penalty after hauling down Robert Snodgrass in what was a poor game for the defender.
Was totally anonymous in Villa’s midfield as the game seemed to largely pass him by before being replaced by Holman in the 78th minute.
Outmuscled in the centre of midfield and gave the ball away far too often, although his late pass set up Agbonlahor's winner.
Showed flashes of his passing and attacking abilities but struggled to get going in the face of pressure from Jonny Howson and Bradley Johnson before picking up a yellow for a clumsy foul on Robert Snodgrass in the second half.
Could not continue the good form that saw him score a second-half hat-trick against Sunderland last time out, as Sebastian Bassong reduced him to only a few half-chances, with the Belgian lucky to avoid a red card for grabbing the Frenchman by the throat.
Found himself stifled by Ryan Bennett in the first half but improved vastly in the second, scoring a superb double to take advantage of some poor Canaries defending
Forced a good low save from Mark Bunn and chased hard throughout, missing a glorious chance to double Villa’s lead after a good cross from Agbonlahor.