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May 19, 2013 11:00 PM SGT
Etihad Stadium — Manchester
Referee:‬ M. Halsey‎
Attendance:‬ 47054‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Manchester City 2-3 Norwich

A lively affair saw Chris Hughton's side leave with all three points as goals from Anthony Pilkington, Grant Holt and Johnny Howson cancelled out a Jack Rodwell double

By Tim Poole at the Etihad Stadium

  • Joe Hart
    2
    1
    2.50

    Joe Hart

    Will be disappointed to have been beaten by three players from inside the penalty area. Raised his game after half-time but was nowhere near good enough to keep the Canaries out.

  • Micah Richards
    2
    1
    3.00

    Micah Richards

    Apart from the odd mix-up in communication, this was another solid display from the England defender. The upcoming summer break will be crucial to the 24-year-old's fortunes next season.

  • Pablo Zabaleta
    2
    1
    3.00

    Pablo Zabaleta

    Raided down the right as he has been doing all season and whipped early, first-time crosses into the area at will.

  • Joleon Lescott
    2
    2
    2.50

    Joleon Lescott

    Made a vital clearance off the line mid-way through the first half but looked uncomfortable as the likes of Holt, Howson and Pilkington picked him apart.

  • Aleksandar Kolarov
    1
    3
    2.00

    Aleksandar Kolarov Flop of the Match

    Made an important defensive clearance in the area five minutes from half-time but could have done better for Norwich's second-half goals. Was booed by the City fans for this particular performance.

  • James Milner
    2
    1
    3.00

    James Milner

    Surged forward throughout and played intricate passes into the channels, also sending in the occasionally blinding cross. May need to do more next season if City are to challenge for the title once again, however.

  • Samir Nasri
    2
    1
    2.50

    Samir Nasri

    Could not be faulted for effort as he roved through the middle at will but could not really influence the game. Like Milner, will need to bring more to the table during City's next campaign.

  • Jack Rodwell
    4
    2
    4.00

    Jack Rodwell Top of the Match

    Was clearly eager to make an impression and a sensational performance capped by two wonderful goals was the right way to go about it. Was very comfortable in the middle of the park and scored a clinical first-half equaliser. His second was a thing of beauty as he ran the length of the Norwich half to slot past Ruddy.

  • Yaya Touré
    3
    1
    3.00

    Yaya Touré

    An effortless performance from the Ivorian. He, quite literally, did not break a sweat but still managed to influence the game to a degree we know he can.

  • Edin Dzeko
    3
    0
    2.50

    Edin Dzeko

    Rose well in the area throughout and could have scored three headed goals within the first 10 minutes. Was lively with the ball at feet, too, but failed to find the net.

  • Carlos Tévez
    2
    1
    3.50

    Carlos Tévez

    A bulldozing performance from the Argentine, who was lively from the off, linking up well with Milner in particular. Was one of City’s best players before in what could be his last ever game in a sky blue shirt. Came off early in the second half to a standing ovation.

Substitutions

  • David Silva
    2
    0
    2.50

    David Silva

    Came on for Rodwell in the second half but could not really influence the game.

  • Sergio Agüero
    2
    0
    2.50

    Sergio Agüero

    Replaced Tevez shortly after the break and covered every blade of grass. Was hard-working and energetic, but ultimately fell short of making the difference for the home side.

  • John Ruddy
    0
    0
    3.00

    John Ruddy

    Looked competent and authoritative, which is saying a lot seeing as he has only returned from injury this month. Could not get the better of Rodwell, however, though not many keepers would have done on a day like this.

  • Russell Martin
    0
    0
    3.00

    Russell Martin

    Was calm in possession at the back and headed crosses away with real authority.

  • Steven Whittaker
    0
    0
    3.00

    Steven Whittaker

    Showed a similar level of composure at the back as his fellow Canaries defenders and was even ambitious enough to drive forward and have a crack at goal in the second half.

  • Javier Garrido
    0
    0
    3.00

    Javier Garrido

    Made a notable impression against his former side in a characteristically efficient display.

  • Ryan Bennett
    0
    0
    3.00

    Ryan Bennett

    Found himself stopping the onrushing Yaya Toure more than once – which is never an easy feat. Can be proud of his performance today.

  • Bradley Johnson
    0
    0
    3.00

    Bradley Johnson

    Surged forward and struck from range on occasion. Forced a top-class save from Hart with a fantastic header early in the second half.

  • Robert Snodgrass
    1
    0
    3.50

    Robert Snodgrass

    At the heart of Norwich’s movement throughout and the man they looked to for their set-pieces. This was an effective performance to cap a very successful season for the Scot.

  • Jonny Howson
    0
    0
    3.00

    Jonny Howson

    Scored a goal that any international centre-forward would be proud of, skipping past a defender and slotting past Hart with a very cool finish in the second half.

  • Anthony Pilkington
    1
    0
    3.50

    Anthony Pilkington

    Showed immense confidence to slot home after going one-on-one with Hart in the first half and often found himself inside the area after cutting inside from the left to lethal effect. Received a standing ovation from the away end after being taken off with 10 minutes to go.

  • Wesley Hoolahan
    1
    0
    3.00

    Wesley Hoolahan

    Misplaced some passes but was always dangerous going forward, be it with penetrating crosses or low drives at goal.

  • Grant Holt
    0
    0
    3.00

    Grant Holt

    Was strong on the ball but was not quick or clinical enough from within the danger area in the first half. Made up for it with good movement to tuck home early in the second, however.

Substitutions

  • Elliott Bennett
    0
    0
    2.00

    Elliott Bennett

    Was a late replacement for Anthony Pilkington.

  • Alexander Tettey
    0
    0
    2.50

    Alexander Tettey

    Came on after half-time but did not make much of an impact, simply because he was not required to. Did get involved late on, however, almost netting a fourth for the away side.

  • Luciano Becchio
    0
    1
    2.00

    Luciano Becchio

    Entered the fray in injury time.

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
Man City
18 6
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Man. United
15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Man City
15 0