Paddy Davitt: Norwich City player ratings after a 2-2 Premier League stalemate against Arsenal

PUBLISHED: 22:56 01 December 2019 | UPDATED: 23:13 01 December 2019

Norwich City felt the thin end of the wedge again with the VAR-system in a 2-2 Premier League draw with Arsenal Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City felt the thin end of the wedge again with the VAR-system in a 2-2 Premier League draw with Arsenal Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Group Football Editor Paddy Davitt has posted his marks following the Canaries' spirited 2-2 Premier League draw against Arsenal

Here is Paddy's verdict on Daniel Farke's men, who defied another tough VAR penalty call to more than match the Gunners.

- Tim Krul

Pulled off a third penalty stop of the season at Carrow Road. Only this one did not count after VAR intervened to penalise Max Aarons for encroachment. Did need Onel Hernandez to bail him out after going walkabout trying to get to a cross before Shkodran Mustafi. 7

- Max Aarons

Really tough call on the first half penalty controversy. Television replays backed up Daniel Farke's assertion Aarons' feet were not in the penalty area when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang stepped up to strike the ball 7

- Christoph Zimmermann

Appeared to lose his bearings in a mid-air duel with Matteo Guedouzi that ended with Mesut Ozil's cross clearly striking his arm. Vital in the second half to make some well-timed interceptions to halt Arsenal counters. 7

- Ben Godfrey

Needed at his near post a couple of times early in the second half to cut out crosses arrowing towards Alexandre Lacazette. 7

- Sam Byram

Big vote of confidence with Jamal Lewis fit to return on the bench. Tough early on with Aubameyang working him over down the Arsenal right. Stuck to his task well. 7

- Ibrahim Amadou

Looked the part as a defensive midfielder. Particularly with a brave leap in front of Lucas Torreira's goalbound hit deep in stoppage time to earn his side a point. 8

- Tom Trybull

Less time on the ball than the previous weekend at Everton. Inevitable there was going to be a sense of getting-to-know in a new central midfield axis with Ibrahim Amadou. More worked needed on that. Had a chance to clear Ozil's corner at his near post before Aubameyang pounced. 6

- Todd Cantwell

A fourth Premier League goal in 14 appearances says it all. So clam, so composed and clever to wait for Hernandez's cutback, before using Mustafi as a shield to whip a curler beyond Bernd Leno into the bottom corner. 8

- Kenny McLean

Followed up his Everton display with another eye-catching shift in a more advanced midfield role. Assist for Teemu Pukki's opener and sparked the move that led to Todd Cantwell's strike. Denied by a brilliant Leno stop and produced plenty of forward thrust. 8

- Onel Hernandez

Vital goalline headed clearance to thwart Mustafi. Then led a counter before rolling in Cantwell for an assist. Causes opposition defences all sorts of problems with his pace, power and directness at this level. 8

- Teemu Pukki

Great to see the GOAT back on the goal trail for his club, and you almost see the relief on his face in the celebrations. Touch of good fortune with the wrong-footing deflection off Mustafi, but if you don't buy a ticket. Looks far happier with Kenny McLean in close attendance. 7

City substitute

- Emi Buendia n/a

(for Todd Cantwell, 83)

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