Paddy Davitt: Norwich City player ratings after a thrilling FA Cup penalty shoot out win over Tottenham

PUBLISHED: 12:01 05 March 2020 | UPDATED: 12:01 05 March 2020

Tim Krul is in the midst of the Norwich City celebrations after the Canaries' breathless FA Cup penalty shoot out win at Tottenham Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Tim Krul is in the midst of the Norwich City celebrations after the Canaries' breathless FA Cup penalty shoot out win at Tottenham Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Group Football Editor Paddy Davitt has posted his marks following the Canaries’ breathless FA Cup spot kick success at Tottenham.

Here is Paddy's verdict on Daniel Farke's men, who served up an FA Cup victory for the ages in front of a 9,000 strong travelling support.

- Tim Krul

Priceless in the penalty shoot out. Is there anyone else you would want from 12 yards out? But big saves from Giovani Lo Celso early on and then in extra-time. Massive presence. 9

- Max Aarons

City needed a spark after a sluggish opening quarter and Aarons was on the front foot ready to deliver it. Stuck to his guns when Spurs introduced Erik Lamela. 7

- Ben Godfrey

The tougher the test, the more this young man appears to relish the challenge. Needed all his athleticism and desire to sweep up when the game became increasingly stretched. 7

- Grant Hanley (C)

Held the backline together when Tottenham upped the ante in the wake of Josip Drmic's equaliser. Some vital interventions. Needed all his experience. 7

- Jamal Lewis

Unable to halt the flying Jan Vertonghen. But improved and was carrying the fight deep in extra-time. 7

- Tom Trybull

Big responsibility on his shoulders in the holding role. Looked rusty. One risky diagonal pass deep in his own box in the first half typified a shift with too many careless moments. 6

- Emi Buendia

Evidence for the prosecution. Coughed up a series of cheap turnovers while he sat on the ground as Tottenham raided. Ben Godfrey appeared to take great exception in the second half after one such episode. 6

- Lukas Rupp

Show of faith from his manager to start in central midfield. Did not pay off. Looked well short in all facets. 6

- Mario Vrancic

Weak in the aerial challenge with Vertonghen for Tottenham's goal. Couple of decent clipped passes but on the margins for the most part. 6

- Todd Cantwell

Plenty of heart and character to accept the responsibility in the penalty shoot-out and then to deliver. Kept trying to probe in central areas. 7

- Josip Drmic

Big, big goal and another example of his poaching instincts. 7

City substitutes

- Kenny McLean 7

Injected some much needed defensive ballast in the centre of the park.

(for Mario Vrancic, 67)

- Adam Idah 7

What maturity to step up and smash home a spot kick. Just unable to climb high enough to direct a header on target in extra-time.

(for Lukas Rupp, 72)

- Alex Tettey and Marco Stiepermann n/a

(for Tom Trybull, 89 and Emi Buendia, 87)

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