Norwich City v Newcastle United - Player ratings

Alex Tettey battles Newcastle's James Perch for the ball. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images

Alex Tettey battles Newcastle's James Perch for the ball. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Player ratings for both Norwich City and Newcastle United following their Premier League clash.

• Norwich City:

6 Mark Bunn: Valuable clean sheet after City’s recent patchy run. Secure handling and routine saves when required.

7 Russell Martin: Ranged forward to clip the outside of Tim Krul’s post in a second period, when he was firmly on the front foot.

7 Michael Turner: Read the play admirably to intercept at source on numerous occasions when Newcastle did threaten.


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6 Sebastien Bassong: Early aberration aside, dominated Papiss Cisse. Strong and powerful in the air.

6 Javier Garrido: In a game that valued defensive discipline, the full-back proved a profitable attacking outlet.

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7 Alex Tettey: Distribution at times in the second period was a touch erratic, but a force for good in that destructive role.

7 Bradley Johnson: This was his game alongside Alex Tettey in the trenches. One or two incursions around the visiting area.

6 Robert Snodgrass: Typical high energy offering but clearly identified by the visitors as the main man. Double-teamed.

6 Wes Hoolahan: Dallied when through in the first half. Dropping deeper in search of work lessened his attacking effectiveness.

7 Anthony Pilkington: Tested Krul from close range. Relished the battle within a battle against French debutant Mathieu Debuchy.

5 Simeon Jackson: Neat link up play at times but too ofen isolated against Newcastle’s centre backs.

Subs: Elliott Bennett (for Snodgrass) 5, Grant Holt (for Jackson) 6

• Newcastle United:

Tim Krul: Highly-rated and showed why. Redundant for long spells but reacted superbly to thwart Anthony Pilkington.

Mathieu Debuchy: Clearly has the pedigree but struggled with the pace at times and the trickery of Pilkington.

Mike Williamson: uncomplicated centre back. Grant Holt’s absence until the closing stages made his life somewhat easier.

Fabricio Coloccini: The returning captain made his presence felt. Technically-gifted but savours the physical tussles.

Davide Santon: Could rely on plenty of back-up to deal with the real threat of Robert Snodgrass. Largely successful plan.

James Perch: Athletic presence in that key central battleground. Almost a personal mission to try and halt Wes Hoolahan.

Vernon Anita: Neat and tidy. The fulcrum of Newcastle’s midfield. Slight frame belies his toughness.

Gabriel Obertan: One instinctive half-volley was parried by Mark Bunn. Offered only intermittent service down the right.

Sylvain Marveaux: Looked a skilful operator whenever Newcastle could work the ball into his path.

Jonas Gutierrez: Sacrificed a lot of his attacking instincts to help Davide Santon patrol Snodgrass.

Papiss Cisse: Suffered a similar fate to Simeon Jackson. Plenty of endeavour but outnumbered.

Subs: Yohan Cabaye (for Obertan) 6, Gael Bigirimana (for Anita) 5

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