Canaries trio named in FA Cup team of the round
PUBLISHED: 11:24 06 March 2020 | UPDATED: 11:28 06 March 2020
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Three of Norwich City’s players have been named in a team of the round following the conclusion of the FA Cup fifth round fixtures.
Canaries keeper Tim Krul and defenders Ben Godfrey and Jamal Lewis have all made it into the XI selected by WhoScored.com based on their statistical ratings.
That follows a 1-1 draw after extra-time at Tottenham on Wednesday night, which was followed by a 3-2 penalty shoot-out success featuring two Krul saves and successful spot-kicks from Adam Idah, Marco Stiepermann and Todd Cantwell.
The success has teed up a Carrow Road quarter-final against Manchester United for later this month, with Daniel Farke's team looking to reach the semi-finals for just the fourth time in City's history.
WhoScored.com rate Krul's match performance at 8.59 out of 10, with crucial saves from Giovanni Lo Celso, Lucas Moura and Serge Aurier ahead of his shoot-out heroics.
Northern Ireland international left-back Lewis was rated the highest of the three, at 8.68 having made the most successful tackles (eight) and most dribbles (five) of the Norwich players, as well as the joint most key passes (four) with Max Aarons.
England Under-21 centre-back Godfrey was rated at 8.32 having touched the ball (119 times) more than any player on the pitch, making 90 accurate passes, with a pass success percentage of 92 percent, also making the joint most clearances (six) with Lewis and joint most interceptions (four) with Tom Trybull.
WhoScored Team of the FA Cup fifth round: Tim Krul (Norwich); Ricardo Pereira (Leicester), Michael Morrison (Reading), Ben Godfrey (Norwich), Jamal Lewis (Norwich); Juan Mata (Man Utd), Ross Barkley (Chelsea), Miguel Almiron (Newcastle), Kyle Edwards (West Brom); Odion Ighalo (Man Utd), Joelinton (Newcasrtle).