FA Cup: Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Norwich City Players Ratings as  Norwich dump Wolves out of FA Cup, win by 1-0 margin

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Norwich City

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Norwich City: 

Wolverhampton Wanderers welcomed Norwich to the Molineux Stadium in the fourth round of FA Cup qualifying. Despite dominating possession, Wolves failed to trouble Norwich who got the sucker punch goal right at the stroke of half-time. 

The second half was a lot more grit and determination from Norwich. Wolves threw the complete kitchen sink at the Canaries but they somehow got across the line and dumped the home side out of the FA Cup.

Let’s take a look at the player ratings for Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Norwich City match:-

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Norwich City

Wolverhampton Wanderers

John Ruddy (6.5/10): Despite not having much to do, Ruddy came up top whenever was called into action. However, he couldn’t help his side progress further into the competition. 

Max Kilman (7/10): Max Kilman was sturdy and dependable through and through. He kept his cool and made a couple of good tackles.

Conor Coady (6.5/10): Coady struggled a bit and run around the Norwich City attackers but they gave him a good lesson instead. 

Toti Gomes (6/10): The Portuguese failed to live up to his billing. Norwich attackers ran him ragged and Gomes was sacrificed early in the second half as they unleashed Raul Jimenez. 

Nelson Semedo (7/10): The ex-Barcelona man was a live-wire down the right flank and caused plenty of trouble to the Norwich backline. Despite his best efforts though, Wolves suffered an early exit in the competition. 

L. Dendoncker (6.5/10): The Belgian midfielder was a menace and he kept chipping in with valuable contributions. Dendoncker made way for Chiqinho mid-way through the second half. 

Ruben Neves(7/10): Alongside fellow Portuguese maestro Joao Moutinho, Ruben Neves ran the show in the midfield however the duo failed to carve out a goal for their side. 

Joao Moutinho (7/10): The midfield general had a typically decent game where he was involved in pretty much every Wolves attack. Unfortunately for his side, it just wasn’t their day. 

Rayan Aït-Nouri (6.5/10): The youngster had a good game on the flank, he combined well with his teammates, and despite his couple of decent attempts Rayan couldn’t provide the breakthrough. 

Fabio Silva (6/10): The Portuguese prodigy failed to have any sort of impact on the game in the first half-time. He couldn’t link up with his teammates. Despite Silva’s best efforts, he couldn’t deliver the goods for his team. 

Daniel Podence (7/10): Wolves’ cup specialist Podence came ever so close to pulling an equalizer for his team, as he struck the post, but couldn’t find the all-important goal. 

Substitutes:

Raul Jimenez (6/10): The Mexican striker added a breath of fresh air to Wolves’ attacks, but he too couldn’t provide the breakthrough the home side was seeking. 

Chiquinho (6/10): Chiquinho also huffled and puffled to help his side find the elusive equalizer only it didn’t happen. Perhaps it was a little too late in terms of the changes from Bruno Lage. 

Norwich City

Michael McGovern (7.5/10): The 37-year-old made plenty of good saves to ensure he kept his clean sheet intact in his first start of the season. 

Brandon Williams(7/10): The Manchester United loanee did well against Semedo, he also contributed in the attack and overall the youngster was really impressive. 

Ben Gibson (7/10): The Englishman somehow kept Wolves’ attackers at bay, and alongside fellow center-back Grant Hanley they shut up shop in the second half and ensured their side progressed into the next round. 

Grant Hanley (7/10): Skipper Hanley collected a needless booking for shoving John Ruddy but apart from that he was a rock at the back. Surely credit must go to the defence for keeping Wolverhampton Wanderers quiet. 

Sam Byram (7/10): Byram was also impressed on the right flank, he too was sturdy at the back and when going out to help the midfield, he was careful enough not to make mistakes. 

Kenny McClean (7.5/10): The midfielder did ever so well to lose his marker and score the all-important opening goal from literally the last kick before the interval. Having done his job, the goals-scorer made for Mathias Normann in the second half. 

Billy Gilmour(7.5/10): Scottish Billy Gilmour gave a good account of himself, he looked positive and kept probing. Provided the assist for McClean’s goal, and then was replaced mid-way through the second half. Good day at the office. 

Pierre Lees-Melou (6.5/10): The Frenchman complimented his fellow midfielders very nicely, he was at hand whenever Gilmour ventured further forward to supplement the attacks. Lees-Melou plugged in the gaps very nicely. 

Milot Rashica (7.5/10): 25-year-old Milot Rashica was perhaps Norwich’s best-attacking player on the day. He was elegant and quick-witted, whenever he got the ball, he was willing to do something with it, and create chances for the visiting team. 

Adam Idah (6.5/10): Idah had two good chances but failed to make them count and after a frustrating night in front of goal he was taken off around the hour mark. 

Przemysław Płacheta (6.5/10): Przemysław Płacheta did his job well, he did a couple of chances but he couldn’t help Norwich extend their lead. Overall, he can be happy with his performance though. 

Substitutes:

Teemu Pukki (6.5/10): Teemu Pukki had a good chance to double Norwich City’s lead but he scuffed his shot in the end, despite that he was a positive change and he was buzzing. 

Mathias Normann (6.5/10): He did a very good job in his team’s all-hands to the deck approach. Put his body on the line as well, and did what the coach asked of him. 

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Kieran Dowell (6/10): The 24-year-old played a good cameo role right at the end of the game, he combined well with his teammates and was another player who complimented Norwich’s ‘park the bus’ philosophy in the second half. 

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