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Played
December 8, 2012 3:00 PM GMT
Liberty Stadium — Swansea
Referee:‬ H. Webb‎
Attendance:‬ 20294‎
 
51′ Michu
S. Bassong 40′
90+2′ Michu
Grant Holt 44′
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Swansea 3-4 Norwich

The Canaries raced into a three-goal lead and were almost pegged back by a resurgent Swans, but Chris Hughton's side managed to hang on to claim their first away league win

By Husmukh Kerai

  • Gerhard Tremmel
    1
    14
    1.50

    Gerhard Tremmel Flop of the Match

    Made a good early save from a Johnson flick on but was beaten at his near post for Norwich's opening goal. Could have perhaps got something behind De Guzman's volley which also beat him at the near post.

  • Chico
    4
    8
    1.50

    Chico

    Was caught flat-footed by Grant Holt twice in the first half and continually gave away a cheap free kicks, one of which resulted in Holt's goal.

  • Ashley Williams
    0
    11
    1.50

    Ashley Williams

    Lost his man on set-pieces on more than one occasion and failed to deal with the threat of Grant Holt throughout.

  • Ángel Rangel
    1
    11
    1.50

    Ángel Rangel

    Not his most effective game, was put on the back foot by Snodgrass and Pilkington in the first half. Managed to affect the game in the second with some fine interplay with Dyer and Michu.

  • Ben Davies
    7
    3
    2.50

    Ben Davies

    Industrious performance from the youngster, got forward on every possible occasion and provided good quality crosses from the left-side. Mismatched against Bassong for Norwich's second goal.

  • Michu
    32
    0
    3.50

    Michu

    Wasn't at his best in the first half but orchestrated the Swansea come back in the second period. Took both his goals clinically.

  • Nathan Dyer
    5
    6
    1.50

    Nathan Dyer

    Had a poor afternoon. Ran into trouble against the Norwich defence in the first half and a hooked cross from De Guzman was a rare highlight in the match.

  • Wayne Routledge
    2
    7
    2.00

    Wayne Routledge

    Like Dyer, was unable to affect the game from wide areas. Combined well with Michu late on but never effected the result.

  • Jonathan De Guzmán
    12
    3
    3.00

    Jonathan De Guzmán

    Showcased a wide range of passing and showed superb technique to volley home a difficult chance and hand Swansea a route back into the match.

  • Sung-Yong Ki
    20
    2
    2.50

    Sung-Yong Ki

    Had a solid performance for the Swans in midfield, got forward well in the second half and was reliable in possession.

  • Danny Graham
    1
    10
    1.50

    Danny Graham

    Made a couple of good runs in the first half but failed to test the Norwich keeper. Had two good chances to score after the break but lacked the sharpness needed to score.

Substitutions

  • Itay Shechter
    2
    6

    Itay Shechter

    Came on as a sub for Danny Graham and fluffed his only chance of the match.

  • Mark Bunn
    1
    2
    2.50

    Mark Bunn

    Had very little to do in the first half but did well to hold on to a couple of crosses. Couldn't do anything about Michu's strike but could have perhaps got something behind De Guzman's effort.

  • Russell Martin
    1
    1
    2.50

    Russell Martin

    Enjoyed an impressive return to the team in the first half but struggled in the second period to deal with Michu's late runs and Graham's movement in the box.

  • Steven Whittaker
    1
    1
    3.00

    Steven Whittaker

    Took his first goal brilliantly after a surging run forward from right-back. Won several one-on-one duals against Wayne Routledge in the first half.

  • S. Bassong
    1
    1
    2.50

    S. Bassong

    Towered over Davies to head home his third goal in four games. Held the line well as Norwich repressed the endless waves of Swansea pressure.

  • Javier Garrido
    1
    1
    2.00

    Javier Garrido

    Put in a more disciplined performance than we have seen in recent weeks, rarely got forward but provided good crosses when he did. Dealt with the threat of Dyer comfortably in the first half but was stretched by the Swansea winger in the second half.

  • Bradley Johnson
    1
    2
    2.50

    Bradley Johnson

    Almost scored a remarkable goal with an exquisite volley just after the break but saw his effort rattle the crossbar.

  • Robert Snodgrass
    12
    0
    4.00

    Robert Snodgrass Top of the Match

    The best player on the pitch in the first 45 minutes, was involved in all of Norwich's best play and provided superb delivery from set-pieces. Deservedly got himself on the scoresheet with a well taken free kick.

  • Jonny Howson
    2
    2
    2.50

    Jonny Howson

    Hit the post with a strike from range in the first half

  • Anthony Pilkington
    1
    1
    2.00

    Anthony Pilkington

    Had a quiet game, provided good cover for Javier Garrido on the left-hand side in the second half when Swansea were pushing forward. Was a useful outlet for Norwich to hit from the back.

  • Wesley Hoolahan
    1
    2
    1.50

    Wesley Hoolahan

    Not his best game in a Norwich shirt. Showed good energy and work ethic but misplaced a few key passes in the final third which could have put the game beyond Swansea.

  • Grant Holt
    6
    0
    3.00

    Grant Holt

    Lead the line for Norwich well and brought Snodgrass and Pilkington into the game throughout. Provided a good cross for Bassong's goal and gave the keeper no chance with his head just before half-time.

Substitutions

  • Leon Barnett
    2
    1

    Leon Barnett

    Came on as a late sub but hardly got on the ball.

  • Steve Morison
    2
    1

    Steve Morison

    Came on for Holt and held the ball up well.

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