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December 15, 2013 2:30 PM WAT
Carrow Road — Norwich, Norfolk
Referee:‬ M. Oliver‎
Attendance:‬ 26876‎
 
45+4′ Gary Hooper
Nathan Dyer 12′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Norwich City 1-1 Swansea City

A stunning equaliser from Gary Hooper earned the Canaries a share of the points in a game they really should have won, after Nathan Dyer had earlier opened the scoring.

By Theo Squires

  • John Ruddy
    0
    0
    2.50

    John Ruddy

    Was once again caught too far off his line for Swansea's opener. Bravely dived at Ashley Williams feet in the second half.

  • Steven Whittaker
    0
    0
    3.00

    Steven Whittaker

    Helped create Norwich's equaliser after punting the ball up field towards Elmander. Quiet day's work in defence, but supported the attack well. Fired a couple of shots off-target from range.

  • S. Bassong
    0
    0
    2.50

    S. Bassong

    Was at fault for Swansea's opener having misjudged Ashley Williams' long ball, before failing to stop Nathan Dyer shrugging off his resulting challenge. Missed a great chance to give his side the lead just after the interval.

  • Michael Turner
    0
    0
    3.00

    Michael Turner

    Strong at the back and unlucky not to give his side the lead as he saw a powerful header at goal rebound off the crossbar. Kept Michu quiet but struggled a bit when Bony came on.

  • Martin Olsson
    0
    0
    3.00

    Martin Olsson

    Another confident performance at left-back from Olsson. Supported the attack well and was rarely beaten at the back. One of Norwich's most consistent performers.

  • Bradley Johnson
    0
    0
    3.00

    Bradley Johnson

    Looked solid in the centre of the park. Despite being outnumbered in the middle, controlled the game more and more as it went on.

  • Jonny Howson
    0
    0
    3.00

    Jonny Howson

    Another strong performance from Howson. Passed the ball around well and did the dirty work when his side needed him.

  • Leroy Fer
    0
    0
    3.00

    Leroy Fer

    An uncharacteristic quiet performance for Fer as he struggled to implement himself on the game in the first half. Did have an effort cleared off the line by Ashley Williams however. Improve in the second half as he tracked back well and looked to attack more.

  • Nathan Redmond
    0
    0
    2.50

    Nathan Redmond

    Despite his continued efforts to influence the play, it was an afternoon when virtually nothing went right for Nathan Redmond. Wasteful both in possession and in front of goal, it was not through lack of trying through. Did whip a couple of good balls into the box.

  • Gary Hooper
    0
    0
    3.00

    Gary Hooper Top of the Match

    Scored a stunning equaliser for Norwich to extend his recent goalscoring run, despite having been extremely isolated for the majority. Did miss a good chance after rounding Vorm. Only a stunning late save from the Dutchman denied him a brace and the winner.

  • Johan Elmander
    0
    0
    2.50

    Johan Elmander

    Quiet in attack as the Swede once again found himself isolated. Did link up well with Hooper when on the ball, knocking the ball down for the Celtic man to create Norwich's leveller.

Substitutions

  • Luciano Becchio
    0
    0

    Luciano Becchio

    Replaced Elmander late on. Little time to make an impact.

  • Josh Murphy
    0
    0

    Josh Murphy

    Came on for Nathan Redmond late on for his senior home debut.

  • Michel Vorm
    0
    0
    2.50

    Michel Vorm

    Tested the patience of referee Michael Oliver once too often with his constant delays when restarting play. Picked up a deserved caution. Could have conceded more if not for Ashley Williams' fast-thinking and Gary Hooper's loss of balance. Produced a late save to deny Hooper, after originally almost gifting Norwich a goal with a poor punch.

  • Jordi Amat
    0
    0
    2.50

    Jordi Amat

    An average performance in defence. Struggled to cope in the air against Norwich at set-pieces, but cleared his lines well when needed.

  • Ashley Williams
    0
    0
    2.50

    Ashley Williams

    A mixed performance from Williams. Caught in possession at times, almost gifted Norwich an equaliser before Hooper did level things up. Set up Dyer's goal however, and also cleared a Leroy Fer effort off his own line.

  • Ángel Rangel
    0
    0
    2.50

    Ángel Rangel

    Looked rusty on the right hand side. Struggled against Fer and picked up a silly booking for shirt-pull, meaning he will now miss the Swans' next game.

  • Ben Davies
    0
    0
    2.50

    Ben Davies

    An average performance from Davies. Struggled to cope with Redmond and offered little in attack. Not his best showing for Swansea.

  • Jonjo Shelvey
    0
    0
    2.50

    Jonjo Shelvey

    A quiet show in the heart of midfield. Rash decision-making let him down at times as he saw less of the ball than he would have liked.

  • Michu
    0
    0
    2.00

    Michu Flop of the Match

    An awful performance in attack from Michu. Anonymous for the majority, the Spaniard was wasteful when in possession. Lacking match-fitness, currently looks a shadow of the player he was last season.

  • Pablo Hernández
    0
    0
    3.00

    Pablo Hernández

    Looked lively on the left-hand side, cutting in from the left. Unlucky not to give his side an early lead with a strike from the edge of the box.

  • Nathan Dyer
    0
    0
    3.00

    Nathan Dyer

    A strong performance from Dyer before he was stretchered off with a suspected fractured ankle. Gave his side the lead with a delightful lobbed effort over John Ruddy.

  • Jonathan De Guzmán
    0
    0
    3.00

    Jonathan De Guzmán

    One of Swansea's better performers, De Guzman passed the ball but was not as involved as much as he would have liked. Needs to be offering more.

  • José Cañas
    0
    0
    2.50

    José Cañas

    Awarded a soft booking for a stupid handball on the halfway line. Looked slow and off the pace at times as Swansea struggled to keep hold of possession as the game wore on.

Substitutions

  • Pozuelo
    0
    0
    2.50

    Pozuelo

    Unlucky not to score with a fine curling effort from range just short of the hour mark. Failed to offer as much as Nathan Dyer however, during his time on the pitch.

  • Wilfried Bony
    0
    0

    Wilfried Bony

    Came on late to replace Michu with his side needing a goal. Wasted a late chance to steal the win for Swansea.

  • Roland Lamah
    0
    0

    Roland Lamah

    Replaced Hernandez late on. Offered little.

Results
 
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