Player watch: James Maddison continues fine form during dramatic draw with Hull
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Our latest Norwich City player watch followed the fortunes of in-form James Maddison as the Canaries stretched their unbeaten run to eight matches with a dramatic 1-1 draw against Hull.
Ahead of kick-off the 20-year-old added the club’s player of the month award to his Championship goal of the month award, having also been nominated for the division’s player of the month gong. Here’s how his game unfolded...
2 – Caught late by David Meyler and hops away from the challenge.
5 – Chips over the defence for Cameron Jerome to chase, forcing keeper Allan McGregor to charge out and clear
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7 – Wonderful spread pass from Mario Vrancic to the left, James Husband keeps the ball in play and is chopped down by Jarrod Bowen on the edge of the box. Maddison hit a curling free-kick which is punched clear by McGregor.
10 – Husband passes down the wing to Yanic Wildschut, who cuts inside and crosses, Vrancic keeps the ball alive and Maddison drops a shoulder and fires a low shot on his left against base of right-hand post.
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19 – First corner of the afternoon is poor, too high and curls over everyone to go out the other side.
24 – Meyler late on Maddison again in the City half and this time is booked
29 – Lovely one-two with Cameron Jerome to get out of a tight spot and spread to Ivo Pinto, who returns to Maddison but he is tackled by Michael Hector, Hull break and Dicko opens the scoring for the visitors.
44 – Clumsily brought down by Meyler again inside his own half.
45+4 – Nice touch from Vrancic and Maddison plays Jerome clean through into left channel, no support and cross is to no-one.
47 – Meyler clips his heels yet again to give away a free-kick.
48 – Tees up Vrancic on the edge of the box but he dawdles and Jerome keeps alive, Husband tests McGregor at his near post.
49 – Goes down far too easily under pressure from Hector in the box, angering the defender. Soon after Meyler yet again is late on him near the centre circle.
55 – Harrison Reed plays Jerome into the right channel, who cuts back to Maddison ,who forces McGregor to parry from 12 yards.
64 – Caught late by substitute Kevin Stewart 25 yards out.
65 – Wildschut tries to shoot, deflects to Maddison but he fires an effort high and wide into the River End.
74 – Dropped deeper into midfield as Nelson Oliveira and Marco Stiepermann replace Husband and Tom Trybull.
75 – Teed up by Wes Hoolahan to the right of the six-yard box but can only pull a low shot beyond the far post.
81– Robbed by Hector on halfway after an under-hit pass from Wildschut.
87 – Tries to spread a ball left to Stipermann from the edge of the box but Aina is up to win the header. Crowded out by Stewart on the edge of the box as he feigns to shoot soon after.
89 – Hector spreads himself well to block the shot from the midfielder as a frenetic climax begins, with Oliveira eventually nicking the equaliser in the sixth minute of injury-time.
Verdict: Another fine performance from the former Coventry City man, offering City’s best creative outlet and attacking threat for most of the game. Hit the post in the first half and fired just wide in the second half as Hull defended manfully.
Rating: 7.5 out of 10