Paddy Davitt: Norwich City player ratings after a spirited 1-1 Championship draw against Wigan Athletic

PUBLISHED: 19:47 14 April 2019 | UPDATED: 07:29 15 April 2019

Norwich City keeper Tim Krul thwarts Leon Clarke in a 1-1 Championship draw at Wigan Athletic. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City keeper Tim Krul thwarts Leon Clarke in a 1-1 Championship draw at Wigan Athletic. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Our Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt has posted his marks following the Canaries’ tense 1-1 Championship draw against Wigan Athletic.

Here is Paddy’s verdict on Daniel Farke’s table toppers, who were far from their best but dug out a priceless point in the north-west.

• Tim Krul

When the story of this season is finally written, the save from Leon Clarke will merit its own page. Vital intervention at a crucial stage. 7

• Max Aarons

Wigan had clearly done their homework. Limited opportunity to get wide and get in the final third. That growing respect is another part of his learning curve. 6

• Christoph Zimmermann

Let Lee Evans get across him for a first half close range header. Uncomfortable dealing with Leon Clarke. 6

• Ben Godfrey

His head coach in no doubt the first half penalty call was harsh. Kept driving forward in that frenetic final quarter but a tough shift against the wily Clarke. 6

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• Jamal Lewis

Difficult to offer a sustained counter-attacking threat with Norwich second best in central areas. Made way for a triple substitution. 6

• Tom Trybull

Wigan pressed high and with huge intensity. Made for a testing shift up against a Reece James’ inspired Wigan midfield. 6

• Kenny McLean

Cushioned assist for Teemu Pukki but too one-paced and operating too deep. 7

• Todd Cantwell

No lack of effort but looked off the pace. Tough call to come in for the past two games and try to exert the same influence as Emi Buendia. May have been hooked much earlier. 6

• Marco Stiepermann

Left-footed stoppage time strike at Christian Walton. Struggled to get into the game and unsettled on occasion by the likes of Sam Morsy. 6

• Onel Hernandez

Pulled one first half shot well wide. Limited space afforded by Wigan’s backline to get any supply into Pukki. 6

• Teemu Pukki

Might be one of his most crucial league goals for Norwich. Cool, composed when slipped through. Felt he should have had a penalty as well in the second half. 7

City substitutes

• Mario Vrancic n/a

(for Tom Trybull, 76)

• Moritz Leitner n/a

(for Jamal Lewis, 76)

• Jordan Rhodes n/a

(for Todd Cantwell, 76)

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