Paddy Davitt: Norwich City player ratings after an abject 4-0 Premier League defeat against West Ham
PUBLISHED: 08:48 12 July 2020 | UPDATED: 17:15 12 July 2020
Group Football Editor Paddy Davitt has posted his marks following the Canaries’ 4-0 Premier League loss to West Ham.
Here is Paddy’s verdict on Daniel Farke’s men, who crumbled in an embarrassingly one-sided affair at Carrow Road that sealed the Canaries’ Premier League fate.
• Tim Krul
Superb tip over from Tomas Soucek. Luck was firmly out when his one-handed parry to deny Michail Antonio spiralled back into the path of the striker to complete his hat-trick. 6
• Max Aarons
Too easy for Antonio to race across Norwich’s six yard box for the final goal. 5
• Ben Godfrey
Decision-making again. Lacking. 4
• Timm Klose
Bullied by Antonio. Barely got off the deck for the second goal. 4
• Jamal Lewis
Carved out some first half openings. Played Antonio onside for the third goal. 6
• Alex Tettey (C)
No chance trying to turn off the taps flying solo against this dominant West Ham midfield. 5
• Mario Vrancic
One or two progressive phases. But defensively, questions have to be asked for his role in two of the West Ham goals. Like pretty much every other midfielder at Farke’s disposal his deployment at the highest level carries risk and reward. 5
• Emi Buendia
Echoes of his Watford goal, and trigger move, but Lukasz Fabianski went full length to claw out his curling effort. Straight down the tunnel when hooked. 5
• Marco Stiepermann
Left a calling card on the excellent Mark Noble. Best act was the pass for Onel Hernandez’s chance. 5
• Onel Hernandez
A very low bar granted but since the restart arguably the only City attacker to carry a sporadic threat. Sliced one close range chance wide before dragging a tame effort at Fabianski. 5
• Teemu Pukki
One can only hope a period of further rest and more favourable conditions in the Championship can spark him back into goalscoring life. Limited service, to be fair, in this game. 5
• Todd Cantwell 5
Over-hit one free kick.
(for Stiepermann, 69)
• Josh Martin 5
Nothing to lose now by some more first team exposure over what remains of this wretched campaign.
(for Onel Hernandez, 70)
• Lukas Rupp 4
So weak in his attempted challenge on Ryan Fredericks.
(for Emi Buendia, 70)
• Adam Idah 5
Had the ball in the net, via an Aaron Cresswell deflection, but disallowed for offside. Surely the time has come for a start or two?
(for Teemu Pukki, 69)
• Kenny McLean n/a
(for Mario Vrancic, 78)