Manager, Goalkeeper and Defenders
Ralph Hasenhuttl, Manager – 5
His starting eleven dominated in the first half, but all of his subs contributed negatively to his side. Changed the formation multiple times, likely adding to some confusion late and McCarthy’s errors decided the match. Ralph has a lot of hate coming his way, but it is still unjustifiable. He made progressive changes, but needs to give up on Walcott. The team lacks any sense of composure near goal and he removed Che Adams who is the only in-form striker.
Alex McCarthy, Goalkeeper – 3
Can’t get beat on his near post for the first goal, just can’t. Can’t be beat on the header to win the game, just can’t. Claimed 1 or 2 balls with confidence, but took a wild swipe at a punch missing everything. Picked a bad time to have his worst match of the season.
Kyle Walker-Peters, Left-Back – 6
Always beating the first man and his dive inside led to the first goal. Went down too softly, losing possession ahead of the Pukki equaliser. Breaks into the box with ease from the left wing and feeds the run behind the right back, but there is no end product. He is a defender, not a winger, and he is still counted on too often to break into the box.
Mohammed Salisu, Centre-Back – 5
Nowhere near Pukki for the first goal after giving up the option to cover on the left for KWP. Twice at fault for the equaliser. A strike from distance and a couple decent long balls completed his first half. His passing overall was mediocre, with a number of uncharacteristic giveaways. Salisu did break lines hitting Armstrong a couple times, but this was a much weaker performance than we are used to. Thankfully didn’t get a yellow and suspension ahead of Liverpool.
Jan Bednarek, Centre-Back – 6
For the first time all season, looked long and diaganol early. Participated in possession and didn’t make the glaring mistake today. Did look slow getting turned around by Pukki in the box, but did his job today.
Tino Livramento, Centre-Back – 7
Southampton tried to feed him early, but Norwich were well aware of his threat. Still he was able to get behind on diaganols and serve in a few dangerous crosses. Dean Smith targeted him, and he will be targeted from here on out. Ralph will need to get more creative to get Tino involved and he needs a more dynamic winger in front of him to get his typical results.