Paddy Davitt: Norwich City player ratings after a 2-0 Premier League win against Everton

Norwich City players celebrate Todd Cantwell's opener at Everton Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Imag

Norwich City players celebrate Todd Cantwell's opener at Everton Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Group Football Editor Paddy Davitt has posted his marks following the Canaries’ 2-0 Premier League victory at Everton

Here is Paddy's verdict on Daniel Farke's men, who did a job on Everton to pick up a merited first Premier League away win of the season.

- Tim Krul

Another clean sheet. Plenty of protection but when needed he denied Gylfi Sigurdsson and then an even better stop from Cenk Tosun. 8

- Max Aarons

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Kept his composure with the ball bouncing around his penalty box in Everton's most frenetic moments. Attacking outlet in the first half. 7

- Christoph Zimmermann

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Solid, dependable, resolute. Not words you could associate with City's backline too often in recent times. Remarkable display after returning five weeks ahead of a scheduled recovery from a foot injury. Aerial ballast but offered another dimension to City's play out from the back, with pinpoint diagonal passes. 8

- Ben Godfrey

Best outing for many weeks. Appeared to relish the return of his more senior partner to renew their Championship title-winning double act. Three brave blocks in the space of two second half minutes. Another vital near post intervention later in the game. 8

- Sam Byram

Proved a more that able deputy for Jamal Lewis. Kept Theo Walcott quiet. Numerous entries into the final third. Miscued a superb headed chance from Kenny McLean's free kick. 8

- Alex Tettey

Good blend with Tom Trybull. Helped establish the upper hand in a key area of the park. Streetwise booking to disrupt Everton's bid to get back on level terms in the second half. 7

- Tom Trybull

Looked far more composed with Tettey's bite and an opponent willing to give him time and space on the ball. 7

- Todd Cantwell

Big opportunity with Emi Buendia dropped out of the XI. Did not fluff his lines. Cool near post slot to match the initial burst into the penalty area. Lashed a first half chance over on the half-volley but worked intelligently with McLean to support Teemu Pukki. One hopes the protective boot on his left ankle as he left the stadium is precautionary. 8

- Kenny McLean

Arguably his best display in a City shirt. Deployed in his favoured advanced role the Scot added physicality aerially and creative guile. Set up Onel Hernandez for his chance, put one on Sam Byram's head and a vital role in the build up to Todd Cantwell's opener. 9

- Onel Hernandez

Denied by excellent Jordan Pickford save in the first half. Perfect option in such a counter-attacking approach with his pace and thrust. 7

- Teemu Pukki

Slipped in Cantwell to finish. Was in the right place for any possible rebound from Pickford's first half parry, but not to be on this occasion. Selfless workload to provide a willing counter-attacking outlet as the game became stretched. 7

City substitutes

- Emi Buendia 6

One scare when he lost the ball outside his own area but his driving dart indirectly teed up Dennis Srbeny to seal the win.

(for Todd Cantwell, 62)

- Ibrahim Amadou n/a

(for Kenny McLean, 88)

- Dennis Srbeny n/a

(for Teemu Pukki, 90+1)

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