We’ve chosen our Norwich City Man of the Match against Preston North End - now it’s time for you to vote for yours
PUBLISHED: 21:53 17 April 2017 | UPDATED: 22:05 17 April 2017
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Which Norwich City player performed the best in the 3-1 Championship win at Preston? Let us know by casting your vote in the poll on this page.
First away league win in more than two months. First sight of James Maddison in the Championship for Norwich City. First goal into the bargain for the 20-year-old. Yes, this was one of the more productive excursions beyond Norfolk for the Canaries this season.
City sitll looked vulnerable immediately after Tommy Spurr had cut the deficit. Graham Dorrans and Josh Murphy had pounced prior to the interval. But either side of that Preston flurry Alan Irvine’s collective looked composed and controlled and should have added many more against a Preston side with one of the best home records in recent months.
Steven Naismith was heavily involved in the opening goal but made a priceless block to deny Preston an equaliser. Alex Pritchard triggered the moves for both of City’s first half strikes but should have notched himself when he burst free only to clip the legs of Chris Maxwell. Murphy deserved his goal after an energetic, high tempo display. His pace and thrust were invaluable assets on the counter. Then there was Maddison. Introduced for the final minutes he showed plenty of composure to seal the win. Hopefully the first of many in a City shirt.
Our Norwich City correspondent, Paddy Davitt, however went for Murphy, who was given a start and responded with the performance of a man who wants to be front of house more often.
Cast your vote in the poll, which will then continue to run online throughout the week.