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April 14, 2012 5:15 PM IST
Carrow Road — Norwich, Norfolk
Referee:‬ C. Foy‎
Attendance:‬ 26812‎
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adam Johnson 90+3′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Norwich City 1-6 Man City

Ruthless visiting side smash six past at Carrow Road with the controversial Carlos Tevez bagging a hat-trick in a performance that is sure to have their title rivals on edge

By Jake Watson at Carrow Road

  • John Ruddy
    1
    0
    3.00

    John Ruddy

    Helpless with Sergio Aguero's volley though despite Tevez's strike moving the Norwich keeper should not be being beaten at his near post

  • Russell Martin
    0
    0
    2.50

    Russell Martin

    Had to be at his disciplined best to contain the Man City frontline and certainly did himself no dis-service with a steady outing

  • Adam Drury
    0
    0
    2.50

    Adam Drury

    Produced the cross that led to Surman's goal and was otherwise solid defensively.

  • Elliot Ward
    0
    0
    3.00

    Elliot Ward

    Has been an ever present this season for Norwich and continued to increase his ever burgeoning reputation with a solid display despite the scoreline suggesting otherwise

  • Ryan Bennett
    0
    0
    2.00

    Ryan Bennett

    Poor pass to Johnson that led to the first goal that set the tone for his afternoon. He simply couldn't deal with the quickness of Aguero and Tevez as they ran riot

  • Bradley Johnson
    0
    0
    2.50

    Bradley Johnson

    A few impressive cross field passes though struggled with the quickness in feet and mind of David Silva

  • Anthony Pilkington
    0
    0
    3.00

    Anthony Pilkington

    Went agonisingly close to opening the scoring in the first half and needed to be brought into the game more as he looked dangerous though was harshly brought off at half-time

  • Elliott Bennett
    0
    0
    2.50

    Elliott Bennett

    Was full on running though lost out his personal battle with Gael Clichy and was certainly far from his recent good form

  • Jonny Howson
    0
    0
    2.50

    Jonny Howson

    The former Leeds midfielder is still getting to grips with the Premier League and will have learned a harsh lesson from his opponents this afternoon

  • Grant Holt
    0
    2
    2.00

    Grant Holt Flop of the Match

    Prides himself as a burly centre-forward but went out with a whimper as Kompany and Lescott made him appear very average

  • Aaron Wilbraham
    0
    0
    2.50

    Aaron Wilbraham

    Affectionately known as Wilbrahimovic by the Norwich support he is proving a good foil for Holt though struggled against the superb pairing of Kompany and Lescott

Substitutions

  • Andrew Surman
    0
    0
    3.00

    Andrew Surman

    Came on at half time and sparked a short-lived revival with a very well taken goal

  • Wesley Hoolahan
    0
    0
    2.50

    Wesley Hoolahan

    Another half-time substitute that looked lively though was not helped by a horror display by his defenders

  • Steve Morison
    0
    1
    0.00

    Steve Morison

    Came on late for Wilbraham when the game was long out of sight

  • Joe Hart
    1
    4
    3.00

    Joe Hart

    Was fortunate to keep his cleansheet in tact in the first half, though became a spectator after the break

  • Vincent Kompany
    11
    2
    3.50

    Vincent Kompany

    Formidable. You have to watch Man City's captain live to truly appreciate his ability. Topped a superb season with a outstanding display.

  • Pablo Zabaleta
    7
    1
    3.00

    Pablo Zabaleta

    Was up-against a lively opponent in Pilkington and while he got the better of him once he was as reliable as ever

  • Joleon Lescott
    7
    1
    3.50

    Joleon Lescott

    Is there a better defensive partnership than Kompany and Lescott? Two man mountains that can certainly play a bit too!

  • Gael Clichy
    4
    3
    3.00

    Gael Clichy

    Was under heavy pressure in the first half though was allowed plenty of opportunity to join the attack in the second period

  • Gareth Barry
    3
    2
    3.00

    Gareth Barry

    Standard no thrills performance from the England man that will no doubt please his manager

  • Samir Nasri
    6
    6
    3.00

    Samir Nasri

    Outshone by his fellow flair midfielder David Silva and was replaced midway through the second half by Yaya Toure

  • David Silva
    5
    5
    3.50

    David Silva

    At his industrious best linking up play from midfield to front as he was involved in both opening goals.

  • Nigel De Jong
    4
    3
    3.50

    Nigel De Jong

    Provides a shield for his defence alongside Barry though his passing was a joy to behold rarely failing to find a team-mate

  • Sergio Agüero
    27
    2
    3.50

    Sergio Agüero

    Linked up well with Tevez and scored a superb goal. Makes you wonder what could have been if they fail to win the title

  • Carlos Tévez
    47
    1
    4.00

    Carlos Tévez Top of the Match

    Worked his socks off and scored a wonderful hat-trick as he continues to impress on his return to first-team action

Substitutions

  • Micah Richards
    1
    2
    0.00

    Micah Richards

    Introduced at right-back with the game already won

  • Adam Johnson
    6
    1
    3.50

    Adam Johnson

    Introduced with time running out though still had time to score the sixth to cap off the performance

  • Yaya Touré
    5
    2
    3.00

    Yaya Touré

    Replaced Nasri to good affect as his attack power proved all too much for Norwich to handle

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
Liverpool
29 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
Liverpool
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Manchester City
18 6
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Man. United
15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Manchester City
15 0