Paddy Davitt: Norwich City player ratings after a 1-0 Championship victory at Huddersfield Town

Norwich City got the better of Alex Pritchard's Huddersfield Town Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Ima

Norwich City got the better of Alex Pritchard's Huddersfield Town Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Group Football Editor Paddy Davitt has posted his marks following the Canaries’ 1-0 Championship win at Huddersfield Town.

Here is Paddy’s verdict on Daniel Farke’s men, who picked up a hard fought opening weekend league win and a clean sheet.

• Tim Krul

First of what he hopes is many clean sheets this season, No need for the shot-stopping heroics but pressure-relieving catches in the final moments. 7

• Max Aarons


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Grew into the game. Showed his maturity in the final quarter to break up the play. 7

• Christoph Zimmermann

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Thumping second half header just cleared the bar. Marshalled the backline when City went ahead. 7

• Ben Godfrey

Denied a clear penalty when his header struck Juninho Bacuna. Progressive and adventurous in possession. Leader. 7

• Xavi Quintilla

Genuine set piece quality. Chances created for Christoph Zimmermann and Ben Godfrey from his corners. Defensively, caught out twice in the first period. 7

• Kenny McLean

Used his experience especially when City needed to close out the match. Miscued the visitors’ first sighter. 6

• Oliver Skipp

Combative in the tackle. Cool in possession. Happy to take it in tight areas. Promising league debut for the club. 8

• Kieran Dowell

Sloppy given his ability on the ball on occasion. Looked better when switched centrally. Full-blooded challenge earned a booking. 6

• Todd Cantwell

Never able to stamp his authority on proceedings. Missed opportunity to put down a marker in the central role. 6

• Onel Hernandez

Drilled first half shot at Ben Hamer. Rolled a second half attempt wide of the near post. Injected some dynamism in a laboured first half. 6

• Teemu Pukki

Composure and unselfishness to draw the keeper and serve up an assist for Adam Idah. Should have pulled the trigger thereafter when he tried to find Idah again. 7

City substitutes

• Adam Idah (for Dowell, 75) 7

Goalscoring instincts to get himself in the box for an emphatic close range match-winning strike.

• Przemyslaw Placheta (for Hernandez, 76) 6

Couple of promising darts.

• Lukas Rupp (for Cantwell, 89) n/a

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