Premier League: Norwich City vs Crystal Palace Player Ratings as the Teams settle for a 1-1 Draw
Norwich City vs Crystal Palace: Dean Smith’s Norwich City take on Patrick Vieira’s Crystal Palace at Carrow Road on Matchday 24 of the Premier League.
Norwich got off to a flier as Teemu Pukki netted a 1st minute goal which was a result of Milot Rashica’s excellent run on the left wing. First half was competitive, but Palace could not a find a way through Norwich’s defence.
The second half saw Crystal Palace come out all guns blazing and found the equalizer through a Wilfried Zaha scorcher. The visitors were awarded a penalty two minutes after their equalizer, but Zaha slipped and missed the penalty. Norwich defended heroically in the final minutes and scrapped out a draw.
Let’s take a look at the player ratings for Norwich City vs Crystal Palace clash: –
Norwich City vs Crystal Palace Player Ratings
Angus Gunn (7.4/10): Gunn made many saves including a cracking save of Jeffrey Schlupp’s volley. The goalkeeper was proactive and came out of his line to clear balls.
Max Aarons (7.8/10): Aarons’ brilliant defending and tackles inside the box kept Palace’s strikers at bay. But the right back gave away a penalty which, fortunately for Aarons, was missed by Zaha.
Grant Hanley (6.3/10): The Norwich captain had a decent outing at the back and restricted Palace to a single goal.
Ben Gibson (7/10): Gibson was positionally precise and intercepted long balls accurately. He played long balls and showed good vision while spreading the ball out.
Brandon Williams (7.5/10): The left back was impressive in his position and made the most number of successful tackles in the match.
Przemyslaw Placheta (6/10): Placheta did not show any presence in the game and was replaced by Gilmour.
Pierre Lees-Melou (6.3/10): The midfielder had a mediocre game and was pretty much ineffective for a large portion of the game.
Kenny McLean (6.7/10): McLean had a good match in the midfield looking out for passes and regaining possession in the middle.
Milot Rashica (7.2/10): Rashica made an exceptional run in the first minute of the match which led to a Norwich goal. His wing play gave Palace’s right back, Joel Ward, all sorts of problems.
Adam Idah (6.8/10): Idah’s passing was pin point and assisted Teemu Pukki. The forward pressed high and was also involved in the defence.
Teemu Pukki (7.2/10): The Finn opened the scoring squeezing a shot into the right bottom corner of the goal but had an average remainder of the match.
Billy Gilmour (6/10): Gilmour came in for Placheta, but could not impose himself into the match.
Mathias Normann (6.1/10): Normann did not have much time to show his presence in the game and did not pose any threat to the opposition.
Jonathan Rowe (NA)
Vicente Guaita (5.6/10): Guaita had a mediocre game as he let a savable shot creep into the bottom corner.
Joel Ward (7.3/10): Though he was trouble by Rashica at times, Ward was up to the challenge and defended well.
Joachim Andersen (6.9/10): Andersen made good recoveries and had a good game at the back.
Marc Guehi (7.4/10): Guehi intercepted many balls into the box and distributed long balls to the wings from the backline.
Tyrick Mitchell (8.2/10): Mitchell was Palace’s best player on the night. The left back’s superb defending and last-minute recovery tackles kept the score-line in check.
Conor Gallagher (7.2/10): Gallagher was pushing hard to find Palace a winner in the latter stage of the second half but could not find the elusive goal.
Will Hughes (6.8/10): Hughes won many duels in the midfield, held possession and distributed the ball well.
Jeffrey Schlupp (6.5/10): Apart from a venomous volley into the bottom corner which was saved by the goalkeeper, Schlupp had an average game.
Michael Olise (8/10): Olise was effective from the right-hand side, making dribbles and delivering crosses into the box. He created the most chances in the match which included the assist for Zaha’s goal.
Jean-Philippe Mateta (6.1/10): Mateta just had a single shot on target for the whole match which showed his lack of threat in the final third.
Wilfried Zaha (7.5/10): Zaha scored a screamer of a goal from outside the box equalizing for Palace. He missed a penalty which would have given Palace their lead in the game.
Jordan Ayew (6.4/10): Ayew came in for Olize, but was not effective in bringing that second goal.
Eberechi Eze (NA)
Odsonne Edouard (NA)