QPR v Norwich City - Player ratings

Adel Taarabt sees his free kick sail over the Norwich City wall, and the crossbar. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images Adel Taarabt sees his free kick sail over the Norwich City wall, and the crossbar. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images

Monday, February 4, 2013
1:58 PM

Player ratings for both QPR and Norwich City following their Premier League clash.

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• Norwich City:

8 Mark Bunn: Superb penalty save after he was adjudged to have fouled Jamie Mackie. Blinding late stop from Andros Townsend.

6 Russell Martin: Defensively sound. Counter-attacking influence grew as the game became more stretched.

7 Michael Turner: Solid at the heart of the City backline. Bizarre caution for heading the ball against Mackie.

7 Sebastien Bassong: Fine anticipation on numerous occasions to head clear inside his own penalty box.

6 Javier Garrido: Very productive supply line before the interval from wide areas. Arguably left Mark Bunn exposed for the penalty.

6 Alex Tettey: Forceful when required. Yellow-card for his prodigious efforts; particularly pivotal in the final quarter.

6 Bradley Johnson: Tested Julio Cesar from range in the second period. Broke up play well in tandem with Tettey.

7 Robert Snodgrass: One or two decent sighters in the first period. Great spot for Wes Hoolahan in the second period. Tireless.

7 Wes Hoolahan: Foiled by Cesar after being picked out by Robert Snodgrass. Always on the move offering an outlet.

5 Anthony Pilkington: Little chance to impress before withdrawn with a hamstring injury that will scupper his international plans short-term.

6 Grant Holt: Not one but two formidable physical barriers to overcome. One second half snapshot before reinforcements arrived.

Subs: Elliott Bennett (for Pilkington) 6, Luciano Becchio (for Hoolahan) 5

• QPR:

7 Julio Cesar: One excellent stop to deny Wes Hoolahan. Also equal to Bradley Johnson and Robert Snodgrass’ best efforts.

6 Fabio: Good tussle with Elliott Bennett. Over-ran a touch when City raided down his flank.

7 Christopher Samba: Big player at a big price tag. City more or less nullified him from set pieces at the opposite end, but a presence.

6 Clint Hill: Looked far more assured alongside his new centre-back partner. City never exposed his lack of pace.

6 Armand Traore: Lost the battle to Snodgrass in their personal duel. Sporadic attacking threat.

6 Shaun Wright-Phillips: Led the counter once or twice but nowhere near the marauding weapon from the corresponding fixture.

6 Shaun Derry: Disciplined shift in front of QPR’s back four.

6 Stephane M’bia: Relished the struggle in that congested midfield battleground with Norwich’s two holding players.

7 Andros Townsend: Goalbound strike brilliantly saved by Mark Bunn. Bundle of youthful energy and invention.

6 Adel Taarabt: As so often, flattered to deceive. Looked in the mood early on but faded after a bright start.

6 Jamie Mackie: Workhorse up front. His desire earned QPR the penalty, but offered minimal attacking threat.

Subs: Bobby Zamora (for Wright-Phillips) 6, Jermaine Jenas (for M’bia) 6, Tal Ben Haim (for Fabio) 5

7 comments

  • Garrido 6 ???? "left Bunn exposed" he actually played the ball perfectly for Mackie on that occasion and several times he and Benno gave the ball away on the Norwich left and exposed the whole defence. What exactly did Benno do to warrant 6 and why was Bradley Johnson not rated higher? If you can give Benno and Johnson the same score, we must have been watching different games.

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    waclor

    Monday, February 4, 2013

  • Agreed, waclor. Benno was an accident waiting to happen. Garrido was bad in a bizarre way. BJ was superb. A rock.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, February 4, 2013

  • I wonder how the ratings are arrived at? Is it just the writer (not a great record on the result prediction front) or a panel of journos? Or do they just average whatever the Nationals say in order to avoid having to think? I wonder why Garrido has gone a bit "funny". Has been a class act most of the time.

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    Mad Brewer

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013

  • put in a cross with his right early on saturday which wes completely fluffed. should have headed it or used his chest.

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    goldeneadie

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013

  • bechio only got 5. i know he was only on for 7 minutes, but he did more in that time than a couple of players who were on for the full game. agree about Bradders, pity his passing isn't better.

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    goldeneadie

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013

  • snodgrass is not a bad player but is now so predictable,goes down the wing,stops then turns inside onto his left foot.teams have now got him sussed.the last few games teams have put two defenders on him a wait for him to turn back.got to change tactics.otbc.

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    bluelight

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013

  • Agreed with below, from what I could see of the match, restricted view! Garrido was terrible and has been for some time. What about Wes and Snodgrass same score? Wes was ok but Snodgrass was the biggest threat for us. As always these ratings are shocking.

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    canary4life

    Monday, February 4, 2013

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