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Paddy Davitt: Norwich City player ratings after a 2-1 Championship win against Reading

PUBLISHED: 11:01 01 October 2017 | UPDATED: 11:18 01 October 2017

Cameron Jerome gets a hug from James Maddison after his match winner at Reading. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Cameron Jerome gets a hug from James Maddison after his match winner at Reading. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Our Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt has posted his marks following the Canaries’ 2-1 win at the Madejski


Norwich City fans have been voting since the final whistle and here is Paddy’s verdict on Daniel Farke’s troops after a hard-fought victory against the Royals.

• Angus Gunn

Sone Aluko’s free kick travelled a long way before Liam Moore headed Reading level deep inside his six yard box. But so assured under the high ball in the frenetic final stages. Two goals shipped in seven unbeaten games. Impressive. 7.5

• Ivo Pinto

Captained the side to that seven-match unbeaten surge. The selfless curbing of his counter-attacking instincts of late should not go unnoticed. 7.5

• Timm Klose

Gorgeous pass over the top for Cameron Jerome’s first half chance. Touch tight on Aluko for the most part. 7.5

• Christoph Zimmermann

Towering presence in the air when Reading went more direct as time ran out. 7.5

• James Husband

Did just about enough to throw Garath McCleary off-balance for a big first half chance. Like City in general, now far more consistent than early part of the season. 7.5

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• Alex Tettey

Took some blows but came back for more. No coincidence his return to the starting XI gives Norwich a far more solid look. 7.5

• Tom Trybull

Nothing flashy but so important knitting back to front. Takes it in tight areas and retains it. Not a bad skill to have. 7.5

• Wes Hoolahan

No doubt would prefer to operate centrally, but willing to put in a shift in a slightly wider role to get into this side. Plenty of hard yards covered. 7.0

• James Maddison

Sublime 25-yard free kick. Dipping corner provided an assist for Jerome’s winner. Composed and creative. Came in for some rough house treatment as well. Top drawer. 8.5

• Josh Murphy

Straight back in and did more than enough to get Farke’s seal of approval. Couple of half-chances on the counter. Roles in the build up to both City goals and a willingness to track back and support James Husband. 7.0

• Cameron Jerome

Culpable for Moore’s leveller but made amends with a very composed far post headed finish. Struck a post in the first half in the midst of some non stop closing down of Reading’s backline. Absolutely key figure in the recent revival. 8.0

City substitutes

• Marley Watkins

Rash in the extreme. Held his hands up on his social media account after the match for a reckless, lunging attempt to win the ball. 5.0

(for Josh Murphy, 60)

• Harrison Reed

(for James Maddison, 77)

• Yanic Wildschut

(for Wes Hoolahan, 85)

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