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Player ratings for both Norwich City and Fulham following their Premier League clash.
• Norwich City
6 John Ruddy: Let down by the men in front of him. One-man barricade before Fulham forced open the floodgates.
5 Russell Martin: Tough assignment trying to subdue Fulham’s potent leftside. Caught out for Fulham’s fourth.
5 Ryan Bennett: One excellent sliding block foiled Mladen Petric. Croatian returned the favour with a back heel for the fourth.
5 Michael Turner: Not a debut he will look back on with any fondness. Culpable for the penalty concession late on.
5 Marc Tierney: Fatal attempt to set an offside trap was ruthlessly punished by Damien Duff for the opener.
5 Robert Snodgrass: Early signs of intent. Allied to defensive discipline, but overrun with the rest of Norwich’s midfield.
6 Jonny Howson: At least showed a desire and willingess to try and turn the white tide. Limited chance to get on the front foot.
5 Bradley Johnson: One late strike tested Mark Schwarzer but he lost the engine room battle with Mahamadou Diarra.
5 Andrew Surman: Thankless task trying to support Grant Holt. Managed it once in the first half and it produced City’s best chance.
5 Anthony Pilkington: Peripheral influence with City on the back foot for majority of the game.
5 Grant Holt: Fed a diet of scraps and hopeful balls forward. Sporadic service into the opposition penalty box.
Subs: Steve Morison (for Surman) 5, Elliott Bennett (for Snodgrass) 5, Wes Hoolahan (for Holt) 5
6 Mark Schwarzer: One of the easier afternoons of his career. Smart stop from Andrew Surman.
6 Sascha Riether: Less promiment than fullback partner on the opposite flank. Never really tested on the outside by the Canaries.
6 Aaron Hughes: Solid Premier League performer. Uncomplicated.
7 Brede Hangeland: Threat aerially from set pieces. Relished the physical challenged posed by Grant Holt. Key to the fifth goal.
7 John Arne Riise: Class act. Kept Robert Snodgrass quiet and triggered Fulham’s first with a crossfield peach.
7 Damien Duff: Appears to love inflicting pain on the Canaries. Almost identical goal to March’s previous fixture.
7 Mahamadou Diarra: Fulham’s midfielder enforcer. Sat in front of his two centre backs and nullifed any threat centrally.
7 Mousa Dembele: Quality operator. Injects touch of class into Cottagers’ midfield. Architect of third and fourth goals.
7 Alex Kacaniklic: Looks a prospect. Quick, skilful and fearless. Fulham used him religiously during first half. Cool slot for goal.
7 Bryan Ruiz: Mobile, cunning forward. Already appears to have forged a great understanding with his new strike partner.
7 Mladen Petric: Two-goal debut for the Croatian. Clever flick cut Norwich open again for the fourth. Handful.
Subs: Hugo Rodallega (for Petric) 6, Patjim Kasami (for Duff) 6, Steve Sidwell (for Ruiz) 6