Paddy Davitt: Norwich City player ratings after a 4-0 Championship win against QPR

PUBLISHED: 10:37 07 April 2019 | UPDATED: 11:33 07 April 2019

Tim Krul played his part in Norwich City's 4-0 Championship win against QPR 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Tim Krul played his part in Norwich City's 4-0 Championship win against QPR Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Our Norwich City correspondent Paddy Davitt has posted his marks following the Canaries' slick 4-0 Championship win against QPR.

Here is Paddy’s verdict on Daniel Farke’s relentless troops, who made it eight league wins on the trot to open up a seven point lead at the top.

• Tim Krul

Second consecutive clean sheet. Largely a watching brief but still pulled off two top drawer stops to deny Angel Rangel and Darnell Furlong. We’ll overlook the spill through his legs. 8

• Max Aarons

What a player this lad could be. He’s not bad already. So composed. Intelligence to find space and then the cool pick out for Emi Buendia’s opener. 8

• Christoph Zimmermann

Not to be outdone by his centre back pal. Raking clip despatched by Teemu Pukki for the fourth goal. Beaten once in the air for Furlong chance. 7

• Ben Godfrey

Time and space to clip a gorgeous crossfield ball into Max Aarons’ path for the first home goal. 8

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• Jamal Lewis

Numerous incursions deep in the final third. Could not quite pick out the killer pass like Aarons did. 7

• Tom Trybull

Combative when he needed to be. But has so much more to his game, as he demonstrated with the ball dropped at the feet of Buendia in the first half. 8

• Kenny McLean

Full range of passing on display, with QPR affording him time and space. 7

• Emi Buendia

Where do you start? One goal, two assists and was revelling in City’s midfield dominance. But his dander was clearly up, after a poor challenge from Toni Leistner a minute or two earlier, in the manner he launched himself two-footed at Josh Scowen. If a three-game ban is confirmed that will indeed be a costly rush of blood for the magician. 7

• Marco Stiepermann

Bought a ticket. Won the raffle, although Joe Lumley hardly covered himself in glory. Less eye-catching moment later on but his willingness to press from the front forced Toni Leistner to try a risky pass that triggered City’s third goal. 7

• Onel Hernandez

One slaloming run in the second half appeared to defy gravity, as he hit the floor and sprung up to swerve around two defenders. Full of confidence. Tested Lumley in the first half. 7

• Teemu Pukki

Back with a bang. Did he ever go away? First half goal was routine, second half one was a wonderfully controlled snap into the roof of the net. 9

City substitutes

• Todd Cantwell n/a

(for Marco Stiepermann, 80)

• Moritz Leitner n/a

(for Teeemu Pukki, 87)

• Jordan Rhodes n/a

(for Tom Trybull, 89)

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