Paddy Davitt: Norwich City player ratings after a 2-1 Premier League loss to Wolves

PUBLISHED: 11:19 22 December 2019 | UPDATED: 12:55 22 December 2019

Grant Hanley sums up the contrast in mood at full-time after Norwich City's 2-1 Premier League defeat to Wolves 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Grant Hanley sums up the contrast in mood at full-time after Norwich City's 2-1 Premier League defeat to Wolves Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Group Football Editor Paddy Davitt has posted his marks following the Canaries’ 2-1 Premier League defeat to Wolves

Here is Paddy's verdict on Daniel Farke's men, who contrived to lose a game they had battered Wolves prior to the interval at Carrow Road.

- Tim Krul

Fantastic initial stop from Matt Doherty but luck was out when the rebound dropped to Raul Jimenez to lash home. Largely had a watching brief, to add to the sense of home frustration. 7

- Max Aarons

Outnumbered on the overlap for Wolves to seal the winner. Again a willing attacking outlet. One burst brought a heavy collision with the advertising boards. 7

- Christoph Zimmermann

Decent start to life after Ben Godfrey for the foreseeable. Apart from one wayward corner concession and a square pass that required Grant Hanley to thwart Adama Traore. 7

- Grant Hanley (C)

Considering the circumstances and the length of layoff this must rank as one of his best City outings. Powerful headed clearance in a duel with Jimenez sparked Norwich's goal. Showed plenty of athleticism to make some key defensive interventions. But no chance with Jimenez finish. Big statement. 8

- Sam Byram

No holds barred tussle with Traore but was beaten too easily at the back post by Romain Saiss. 7

- Alex Tettey

Thumping low left-footed effort was diverted against the foot of a post by the merest of touches from the excellent Rui Patricio. 7

- Tom Trybull

Combative and assured in the first half surge. Nowhere near the same control after the interval. 7

- Emi Buendia

All that was missing was a goal. Arrowed one shot towards the top corner before it took a deflection to clear the bar. Should have had a number of assists to his growing collection. Set up four excellent first half chances. Plenty of defensive endeavour into the bargain. Buendia in his pomp. 9

- Kenny McLean

Thwarted by a superb parry from Patricio in the first chance of the game. Switched the play intelligently at times in the first half and it was his cross that led to Cantwell's goal. Far less influential after the break. 7

- Todd Cantwell

What a season Dereham's finest is having. A fifth Premier League goal before Christmas. Fine anticipation and then a confident finish into the roof of the net. Also needed to play his part trying to hold up Traore. 7

- Teemu Pukki

Impossible to gauge how much the bruised toe was troubling him but on another day he would walk off with a matchball. Got into great positions and supplied by Buendia at will in the first half but Patricio decisively won their personal duel. 7

City substitutes

- Onel Hernandez n/a

(for Alex Tettey, 87)

- Dennis Srbeny n/a

(for Todd Cantwell, 87)

- Mario Vrancic n/a

(for Tom Trybull, 87)

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