The Canaries keeper never had too much to do, but did well to claim a testing cross in stoppage time that could have ruined the hosts' afternoon.
Another solid performance from the right-back who has adapted so well to the central position that he kept out even the returning De Laet, who is more of a natural in the position. Carried an unusually potent attacking threat, a shot of his from just outside the area sliced just wide moments before his snapshot finish from a corner scramble.
R. De Laet
Had the odd moment when his relative lack of comfort at full-back compared to his preferred central role was exposed by Traore and Wright-Phillips, but for the most part went untroubled. Sacrificed on the hour for Naughton as Lambert sought more attacking options.
Was not able to get forward as often as he likes to due to the need to police Wright-Phillips, but did well in that he forced the winger to roam into the center for space.
There were times when his communication with Martin could have been better, particularly when challenging for the same aerial ball, but unlike his partner he visibly struggled when Wright-Phillips drifted into the centre.
The more defensive of the central pair, he kept a lid on Faurlin and looked assured on the ball. Fine work from the Welshman.
A quiet presence on the right flank, his less-favored position, with most of the Canaries’ attacks being directed instead down the middle and to the left. His spooning of a promising free kick miles over the bar prompted his substitution with 20 minutes to go.
Tested Young down the left a few times early on but faded somewhat and allowed his mark to get forward for the equalizer.
Showed plenty of muscle and willingness to get forward in support of the strikers, using his strength to hold the ball up at times for the likes of Jackson. Worked well with Crofts to dominate the midfield.
Norwich’s most impressive player, showing off his physical strength to hold balls up and win more than his fair share of aerial challenges. His near-assist for Holt, whose effort was cleared off the line just before the Canaries’ second goal, summed up his hard-working effectiveness.
Drafted in at late notice for the injured Paddy Kenny and could do little about either goal.
Struggled, as did Ferdinand, to deal with Steve Morison for long periods.
Was not often put under pressure by Pilkington and was somewhat unlucky to be brought off early in the second half having played reasonably well.
Showed all his pace but overran one too many times when going forward and was dropped back to left back in the second half.
Looked more assured when intercepting in central areas than when pitted against Surman at right back, but contributed going forward, his charging run putting him in a position to easily finish from Mackie’s rebounded effort.
Endured a difficult afternoon in trying to contain Morison.
As he often does, the winger lacked a final ball too frequently, but he caused problems enough just by his mere presence, drifting into the center to trouble Barnett and occasionally De Laet on the left. His pace was a threat and his free kick that should have seen Derry bury a chance in the first half was a beauty. Surprisingly removed after Norwich scored their second.
Arsenal, Tottenham and Inter all have their eyes on the Argentine, but you wouldn’t know it from his performance at Carrow Road. Kept in his pocket by Andrew Crofts, and only emerged to blaze over the bar late on when QPR needed cool heads.
Could not break the dominance of Johnson and Crofts in the Norwich midfield, particularly in the first half, and should have buried a chance when he was found free by a Wright-Phillips free kick. Withdrawn on 77 minutes.
After hitting such a purple patch recently, the Icelander went missing at Carrow Road. Marshaled well by Russell Martin
The brighter of QPR’s forward pairing, his drive forward to unluckily hit the post setting up Young’s equalizer.
- 13 D. Rudd
Brought on with half an hour to go to add some attacking threat down the right. Booked late on for a clunky challenge as Norwich sought to close out the match.
- 17 E. Bennett
- 15 D. Fox
Made an instant impact off the bench to set up Holt for the winner.
- 21 A. Wilbraham
The skipper is becoming a true super-sub hero, once again immediately notching a crucial goal coming off the bench with a cool finish.
- 43 E. Putniņš
- 5 F. Hall
- 2 B. Orr
Came on for Derry and bustled about but to little effect.
- J. Puncheon
Could not make a late impact when he replaced Wright-Phillips.
Came on after an hour just before the equalizer but did little to help his side push on from there.