Michael Bailey rates the Norwich City players, boss, Derby and referee after Carrow Road defeat

Marco Stiepermann appeals in hope after seeing a first half shot hit the crossbar and bounce off the

Marco Stiepermann appeals in hope after seeing a first half shot hit the crossbar and bounce off the line during Norwich City's defeat to Derby County at Carrow Road. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Fresh from a first EFL Championship defeat since August, Norwich City correspondent Michael Bailey dishes out his ratings following the Canaries’ 2-1 loss to Derby County.

The Canaries were denied a first-half penalty after Josh Murphy was hauled down in the box by Rams goalkeeper Scott Carson, before David Nugent gave the visitors the lead on the stroke of half-time.

Timm Klose’s second-half equaliser got City back into the game, only for Winnall to snatch all three points – with Nelson Oliveira seeing his substitute appearance end early through injury.

City headed into the game unbeaten in eight league matches having claimed the derby spoils with a 1-0 win at Ipswich on Sunday, before playing more than 120 minutes in their Carabao Cup fourth-round extra-time exit at Arsenal on Tuesday.

The Rams were on their own five-game unbeaten run, including a 2-0 win over Nottingham Forest in the Midlands derby last time out.

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City follow up Saturday’s defeat with another home game, against high-flying Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday (7.45pm) before they head into the final international break of the year with a trip to struggling Bolton on Saturday (3pm).

Each and every Norwich City first-team game, our reporters will be on the scene. If you see them – especially with their cameras – say hello.

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