Paddy Davitt: Norwich City player ratings after a 1-0 Premier League loss to Brighton

PUBLISHED: 09:21 05 July 2020 | UPDATED: 13:17 05 July 2020

Norwich City players have that sinking feeling after a 1-0 Premier League defeat to Brighton 
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Norwich City players have that sinking feeling after a 1-0 Premier League defeat to Brighton Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Group Football Editor Paddy Davitt has posted his marks following the Canaries’ 1-0 Premier League defeat to Brighton

Here is Paddy’s verdict on Daniel Farke’s men, who judging by the body language on the final whistle looked to have accepted their fate.

• Tim Krul

Parried a swerving long range effort from Yves Bissouma but in truth a quieter shift than of late. 6

• Max Aarons

Front foot football in the first half. But like the rest of his team mates the attacking dimension lacks penetration. 6

• Ben Godfrey

Split second slower than Leandro Trossard in anticipating Aaron Mooy’s low cross for the Brighton winner. That is all it takes at this level. 6

• Timm Klose

Aimless ball intercepted for Brighton’s goal. Compounded the error by trying to press instead of drop. Not been a happy return in the round for the Swiss international, but asking a huge amount to expect him to look the part after such a long injury absence. 5

• Jamal Lewis

Stranded the wrong side of Mooy by Timm Klose’s errant pass infield. Prominent in the second half especially. Clipped in one gorgeous cross with no takers across the six yard line. 6

• Alex Tettey (C)

Found himself in some tight spots on the ball when Brighton opted to press but solid against a side happy in the main to sit in and wait for City mistakes. 6

• Kenny McLean

Best shift in possession since the resumption. Neat and tidy and clipped in the ball for Adam Idah’s chance. 6

• Emi Buendia

Lovely flowing touch on the half-turn freed Onel Hernandez for a clear first half sighter. But we know he can offer so much more. Another who looks chronically short of confidence and belief. 5

• Ondrej Duda

Surprising reprieve perhaps after recent watching briefs. Peripheral. Should be the last time we see him now. Move on. 4

• Onel Hernandez

Still frustrates with his decision-making and execution in the final moment. But injected some badly needed dynamism and intent. 6

• Josip Drmic

Only shot on target. A tame effort was catching practice for Mat Ryan. Lightweight outside the area on the evidence of his Premier League exposure to date. 4

City substitutes

• Adam Idah 6

Another eye-catching cameo. Frankly would either of Pukki or Drmic have got across their man to glance that header against the foot of the post? Not on recent evidence. Start him for the remainder.

(for Ondrej Duda, 67)

• Teemu Pukki 5

No sighters.

(for Josip Drmic, 67)

• Todd Cantwell 5

Benched by his coach after showing signs of wear and tear of late. Looked to be hurting on the final whistle as he sat prone on the turf.

(for Onel Hernandez, 67)

• Others n/a

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