Paddy Davitt: Norwich City player ratings after a 2-0 Premier League defeat at Crystal Palace

Norwich City lost again on the road in the Premier League at Crystal Palace 
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Norwich City lost again on the road in the Premier League at Crystal Palace Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Group Football Editor Paddy Davitt has posted his marks following the Canaries' 2-0 Premier League reverse at Crystal Palace

Here is Paddy's verdict on Daniel Farke's troops, who slipped to another Premier League defeat that had Farke questioning his side's inability to make the right decisions in both boxes at Selhurst Park.

- Ralf Fahrmann

Good stop to deny Jordan Ayew but groin injury flared again and had to depart after the hosts' first half penalty. 5

- Max Aarons

Fitness boost on the eve of battle and straight back in the mix. Added attacking thrust during City's best concerted spell. One lapse when Wilfried Zaha headed over. 6

- Ibrahim Amadou

Centre stage for the wrong reasons. Needless challenge on James McArthur gifted Palace a penalty. Failed to do enough to hold up Zaha from picking out Andros Townsend to seal the win. 5

- Ben Godfrey

Captain by example. Nasty gash above his left eye inadvertently heading the back of Ayew. Carried on with a suitable head bandage. Constantly cajoling his side. 7

- Jamal Lewis

We await the latest injury bulletin. His head coach feared a broken elbow but the Northern Ireland international was able to continue for the final quarter. Actually did a decent job on Zaha when he was operating down his flank. Possibly closes Townsend down quicker in the final throes for the Palace second. 6

- Kenny McLean

Did try and offer some defensive ballast but left covering huge swathes when the game became stretched. 6

- Moritz Leitner

Threatened to have a bigger influence with his passing range but like Norwich in general dried up after the interval. Best pick led to Teemu Pukki teeing up Marco Stiepermann. 6

- Emi Buendia

Gorgeous clip led to Pukki chance on the half-volley. Later tested Vicente Guaita at his near post. 6

- Marco Stiepermann

Sparked a flowing counter that led to the best Norwich chance for Todd Cantwell. More care on a reverse pass would have given Pukki a simple slot. Wayward shooting. 6

- Todd Cantwell

Poor in possession first quarter but still heavily involved at the sharp end. Went for a sidefooter 12 yards out that allowed Martin Kelly to clear his lines. Curled a low strike at Guaita in the second half. 6

- Teemu Pukki

Looked in the mood with Palace allowing him space to run in behind. Hooked half-volley was tipped over. Would surely have notched if Stiepermann had taken more care on a one, two in that fertile first half spell. 6

City substitutes

- Michael McGovern 6

A Premier League debut a long time in the making for the experienced keeper. Largely had a watching brief. But beaten by Townsend's low strike late on.

(for Ralf Fahrmann, 22)

- Josip Drmic 5

Looked off the pace. Not able to inject any urgency into City's attacking motion.

(for Marco Stipermann, 66)

- Patrick Roberts n/a

(for Todd Cantwell, 81)

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