Norwich City v Luton Town - Player ratings

Handshakes all round at the end of the FA Cup tie between Norwich City and Luton Town. Picture: Paul

Handshakes all round at the end of the FA Cup tie between Norwich City and Luton Town. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Player ratings for both Norwich City and Luton Town following their FA Cup fourth round tie.

• Norwich City:

5 Declan Rudd: Dealt with all Luton offered from range. No chance with the goal. Largely a watching brief.

6 Russell Martin: Refused to raise the white flag. Two or three half-chances. Steady supply line down the right.

4 Leon Barnett: Appeared to have a ‘goal’ chalked off in the first period. Looked increasingly hesitant as the game elapsed.


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5 Ryan Bennett: Enjoyed the physical battles with Andre Gray but the distress signals were visible in the second half.

5 Javier Garrido: Culpable role in Luton’s winner after failing to deal with Scott Rendell in tandem with Ryan Bennett.

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6 Elliott Bennett: Tried to probe in and around the tight confines of Luton’s defence. Carved out excellent chance for Simeon Jackson.

5 David Fox: May feel should have tracked JJ O’Donnell’s run for the winner. Had limited passing options for long spells.

5 Jonny Howson: Unusually careless in possession. Symptomatic of Norwich’s lacklustre offerings.

5 Andrew Surman: Factor in a long injury lay-off. Inevitable signs of rust. Denied by Ronnie Henry and Mark Tyler.

6 Simeon Jackson: Fired at Tyler in the first period. Carved out Grant Holt’s header. No lack of effort.

4 Harry Kane: Denied by Greg Taylor with a scuffed goalbound hit. Peripheral figure. Same disclaimer as Andrew Surman.

Subs: Anthony Pilkington (for Surman) 5, Wes Hoolahan (for Elliott Bennett) 5, Grant Holt (for Kane) 6

• Luton Town:

7 Mark Tyler: Two point blank reaction stops, and a result the Norwich City fan will never, ever forget.

7 Ronnie Henry: Led by example. One excellent piece of anticipation foiled Andrew Surman in the first period.

7 Janos Kovacs: Won most things in the air despite Grant Holt’s arrival. Dominant force at the heart of the Hatters’ backline.

6 Lathaniel Rowe-Turner: Touch fortunate his handball in stoppage time happened on the blind side of the official.

6 Greg Taylor: Denied Harry Kane early on. Great energy. Defensively sound and looked to break when possible.

7 Alex Lawless: Cleared Leon Barnett’s strike off his own line. Went close before Scott Rendell’s winner with an athletic volley.

6 Arnaud Mendy: Luton’s enforcer. Subdued the creative threat of City’s central midfield duo.

6 Jonathan Smith: One or two clever touches. Looked to possess decent technical ability.

7 Jake Howells: Planted one second half header over. Great appetite for work to shut down the space across midfield.

6 Andre Gray: Harried Norwich’s centre backs all day before Rendell profited from the softening up process.

6 Jon Shaw: Powerful front man. Cleverly isolated Javier Garrido at times to use his aerial strength.

Subs: JJ O’Donnell (for Mendy) 7, Scott Rendell (for Shaw) 7, Stuart Fleetwood (for Gray) 5

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