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January 18, 2014 11:00 PM SGT
Carrow Road — Norwich, Norfolk
Referee:‬ H. Webb‎
Attendance:‬ 26655‎
 
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Norwich City 1-0 Hull City

Ryan Bennett's late header secured all three points for the Canaries in a game they dominated, as Hull struggled to reshape after an early injury to James Chester

By Theo Squires

  • John Ruddy
    0
    0
    3.00

    John Ruddy

    A quiet afternoon for Ruddy. Did not have a save to make.

  • Russell Martin
    0
    0
    3.00

    Russell Martin

    Attacked well and always looked to offer Snodgrass the overlap. Linked with his compatriot and delivered a number of crosses into the area.

  • S. Bassong
    1
    0
    3.00

    S. Bassong

    Strong at the back for Norwich. Got the better of Jelavic as the game wore on. An attacking threat for the Canaries but wasted a couple of opportunities that came his way at set-pieces.

  • Martin Olsson
    0
    0
    3.00

    Martin Olsson

    Attacked well down the left-hand side for Norwich and dealt with well El Mohamady. Had little to do defensively in a game Norwich controlled.

  • Ryan Bennett
    0
    0
    3.50

    Ryan Bennett

    The matchwinner for Norwich. In a game where his side's finishing let them down, Bennett popped up when the Canaries needed him to most to head home a late winner.

  • Bradley Johnson
    0
    0
    3.00

    Bradley Johnson

    A strong performance from Johnson in the heart of midfield. Kept Norwich ticking, linking the play between defence and attack. Created a few good chances for, only for poor finishing to let his side down.

  • Robert Snodgrass
    0
    0
    3.50

    Robert Snodgrass Top of the Match

    A real live wire in midfield, Snodgrass was at the heart of every Norwich attack. Created the winner with a delightful corner. Tormented Figueroa endlessly, prompting Hull to switch formation. Tested McGregor with a stunning piledriver from range. Also delivered a number of dangerous-looking crosses into the area.

  • Leroy Fer
    0
    0
    2.50

    Leroy Fer

    Played deeper than usual and as a result his performance looked limited. Did his job well but Norwich supporters would crave to see him involved further forward. Saw a volleyed effort deflected over in the second half.

  • Jonas Gutierrez
    0
    0
    2.50

    Jonas Gutierrez

    A quiet debut, with the Argentine clearly lacking match fitness. Looked good when on the ball but was not as involved as he would have liked. Withdrawn for Anthony Pilkington with 20 minutes to go.

  • Ricky van Wolfswinkel
    0
    0
    2.00

    Ricky van Wolfswinkel

    A really wasteful performance from the Dutch international as his goalscoring drought continues, at a time when his side are in desperate need of goals. Second best in the box all game long. Failed to attack a number of crosses into the Hull penalty area. Wasted the rare chances he did get.

  • Gary Hooper
    0
    0
    2.50

    Gary Hooper

    A quiet performance from Hooper. Just does not look as influential in the same side as Van Wolfswinkel. Showed desire and his work-rate was good, but final ball often let him down.

Substitutions

  • Anthony Pilkington
    0
    0
    2.50

    Anthony Pilkington

    Came on for Gutierrez but struggled to get involved as Hull sat back and frustrated Norwich.

  • Luciano Becchio
    0
    0

    Luciano Becchio

    Came on late for the ineffective Van Wolfswinkel. Little time to make an impact.

  • Allan McGregor
    0
    0
    2.50

    Allan McGregor

    Produced a fine save to keep out Robert Snodgrass' long-range piledriver. Had little to do otherwise. Poor positioning cost him for the goal.

  • Liam Rosenior
    0
    0
    3.50

    Liam Rosenior

    A great performance from Rosenior. Attacked well when given the opportunity and a rock at the back, jumping higher than Van Wolfswinkel a number of times to head clear. Missed an early chance to give his side the lead.

  • Alex Bruce
    0
    0
    2.50

    Alex Bruce

    Defended well for the majority. Unfortunate for the goal as Bennett's header deflected in past him, but should have done more to mark his man.

  • James Chester
    0
    0

    James Chester

    Limped off early on with a hamstring injury. Norwich rarely threatened during his time on the field.

  • Curtis Davies
    0
    0
    3.50

    Curtis Davies

    A solid performance from Davies at the heart of the Hull defence. Put his body on the line a number of times to block Norwich efforts at goal. Dominant in the air too, also cleared a number of dangerous crosses into the box.

  • Tom Huddlestone
    0
    0
    2.00

    Tom Huddlestone Flop of the Match

    Sent off late on for a silly second booking. Struggled to implement himself on the game. Did not see enough of the ball. A rather uninspiring performance from Huddlestone. Will not have enhanced his slim chances of making the England World Cup squad.

  • Robert Koren
    0
    0
    3.00

    Robert Koren

    Started the game brightly. Offered a creative threat for Hull and nearly set up an opener for the Tigers inside the opening two minutes, only for Jelavic to miss the target. Allowed to attack more after Boyd's introduction.

  • Jake Livermore
    0
    0
    2.50

    Jake Livermore

    A quiet performance from Livermore. He looked a passenger at times. In a game where Hull struggled to threaten Ruddy, the midfielder a number of opportunities off-target from good positions. Passing let him down at times.

  • Ahmed El Mohamady
    0
    0
    2.50

    Ahmed El Mohamady

    Did not join the attack as much as he would have liked but managed to limit Gutierrez's impact. An average performance from the Egyptian.

  • Y. Sagbo
    0
    0
    3.00

    Y. Sagbo

    Lively in attack. Looked neat on the ball and often caused the Norwich defence problems, without ever really threatening to either score or create a goal. Replaced by Boyd halfway through the second half.

  • Nikica Jelavic
    0
    0
    2.50

    Nikica Jelavic

    A bright start from the Croatian, missed a golden opportunity to mark his debut with a goal inside the opening two minutes, firing wide when he really should have scored. Did his defensive duties well but impact lessened as game went on.

Substitutions

  • Maynor Figueroa
    0
    0
    2.50

    Maynor Figueroa

    Initially struggled against Snodgrass after coming on at left back. Booked for a silly challenge on the Scot, prompting a formation change from his manager to help protect the Honduran.

  • Matt Fryatt
    0
    0

    Matt Fryatt

    Came on as a late replacement for Koren with his side needing a goal. Failed to provide it. Little time to make an impact.

  • George Boyd
    0
    0
    2.50

    George Boyd

    Came on for Sagbo with 20 minutes to go but failed to provide a threat.

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