Could not be blamed for Odemwingie’s opener, with De Laet at fault for expecting him to come out. Had an understandably nervous period afterwards but settled enough to make a solid save from the same striker on the break, before showing some genuine steel as he pulled off a great penalty save.
R. De Laet
At 22, the Belgian is hardly an old head but should have had the experience to take charge of the defence and stop Odemwingie from taking his early opportunity. Continued to look fairly unstable following that mistake.
Had a difficult chance to equalise in the first half which he could not take, but competent enough at the back.
An exciting attacking option down the left, linking up well with Surman and Crofts and might have had an assist if Holt had been able to manoeuvre himself to meet his first-half cross.
Was not so much of an attacking threat as Tierney but occasionally showed bursts of pace in support of Bennett. Did a good job of keeping Thomas largely quiet.
The winger looked a real threat, with some enterprising runs and crosses into the box.
Made himself busy in the heart of the midfield, providing ammunition for Tierney and Surman to get forward on the left and occasionally pushed ahead himself, particularly before the introduction of Hoolahan.
Did not often get forward, but nearly pulled off a sensational shot when he did early in the second half, which fizzed just over. Less influential than his partner Crofts.
Willing and inventive on the left flank, working well with Tierney on the wing by playing a little narrower to allow the overlap. His industry tailed off as the game wore on, though, and he made way for Hoolahan in search of greater flair.
Did not really have either enough pace or enough strength to be dangerous in attack but linked up decently with those around him when a little deeper. Not a surprise to see him eventually withdrawn.
The figure bringing Norwich’s attacks some cohesion, though he was not quite mobile enough to capitalise on Tierney’s first-half cross. A big effort from the captain but could not huff and puff his way through, so made way during the second half in search of other attacking options.
Despite a lot of Norwich possession, the former Manchester United man had almost nothing to do. Will certainly face more penetrative strikers this season.
Benefited somewhat from Surman playing slightly more infield from the left but was not particularly well supported against the double threat of Surman and Tierney, so saw a fair few crosses sail past him.
The central defender was always there to keep crosses away from the box, impressing in an assured performance.
A little lucky not to concede a penalty when he dragged Holt down in the box, and again later for holding Vaughan. Neither offence was grave but both could have been punished.
Could not always suppress Bennett and was not able to push forward in support of Thomas either, in marked contrast to Tierney.
Carried a quiet threat on the break, once coming inside on his unfavoured right foot to produce a decent long-range shot. Taken off late on having picked up a slight knock.
Allowed Norwich a fair bit of the play following the opener but, as did his team, grew into the game and had a strong low shot that went not far wide.
Booked for a clunking tackle in the first period and failed to dominate the midfield as we know he can.
Unlucky not to score in the first half when a belter of a shot pinged off the top of the post from 25 yards, but should have done more with an earlier chance when the ball came to him following Rudd's save from Odemwingie.
Did not need to warm up to the game as he was gifted an opportunity through Ritchie de Laet’s error, and finished well as he carried a constant danger. Went on to be denied more than once by young Rudd in goal - his penalty was not such a poor one.
Not as ever-present in Albion's counterattacks as Odemwingie and did not have any noteworthy scoring opportunities. Removed late on.
- 2 R. Martin
Immediately seemed to add a spark to the Canaries after his introduction but could not produce the moment of magic required.
- 15 D. Fox
Fairly unlucky to be punished for a bump into Reid in the area considering Olsson's similar exploits at the other end. Should really have put away his late headed chance from Tierney's cross, offering a rather lame attempt that dropped easily wide.
- 21 A. Wilbraham
Could not find the right opportunity to utilise his pace in what must have been a frustrating debut for the former Everton man, coming on with 20 minutes to go.
- 13 M. Fülöp
- 25 C. Dawson
- 28 B. Jones
The captain, rested from the starting XI after international duty, made a late appearance but his team were pegged back throughout and he did not get a chance to show his worth going forward.
Made a brief cameo in place of Long as West Brom saw out the game.
Was barely seen during his 20 minutes on the field, although during most of that period his side were on the back foot hanging on.
- 31 S. Cox