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Poll: Robert Snodgrass was our Norwich City Man of the Match v West Ham - who was yours?

11:41 17 September 2012

Robert Snodgrass

Robert Snodgrass' movement and intuitive ability to find time and space saw him carry the fight again. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images

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If the simple definition of a man of the match rests on his influence in the key moments then Robert Snodgrass again had few equals in the home ranks.

The Scot’s indelible impression was again evident in Norwich’s best attacking work. Snodgrass, you sense on the evidence of his first month in the Premier League, is benefitting from the similar bounce that accompanied the Canaries into the top flight 12 months ago.

The tricky wide midfielder is an unknown commodity to opposition defences. Snodgrass’ movement and intuitive ability to find time and space saw him carry the fight again. Kevin Nolan stood his ground after a burst along the byline raised home hopes of a possible penalty award. Joey O’Brien was then robbed but Simeon Jackson’s failure to make a near post run saw the chance spurned. Snodgrass tested Jussi Jaaskelainen to spark a bizarre 30 second siege of the away goal.

The Scot turned provider to tee up Grant Holt before a trademark deep free kick after the interval picked out Leon Barnett for a chance that ended with Sebastien Bassong heading at the keeper.

Then his coolness and weight of pass enabled him to slip in Harry Kane who snatched at the match-winning late chance. And he still had time to fire against Jaaskelainen when Kane returned the favour.

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  • Could we have a worst player of the week poll too? It will even up the balance me thinks. Also, a girl of the week poll? There was a tasty bit of stuff sitting just in front of me and I'd like to nominate her.

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    Monday, September 17, 2012

  • Snoddy was NO WAY man of the match...makes no sense. Jackson was brilliant and Bassong was so composed. Snodgrass fluffed every crossing & shooting opportunity going.

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    Monday, September 17, 2012

  • Snodgrass was terrible at the set piece opportunities. A good display elsewhere though. Jackson was good too, although I think either Barnet or Bassong deserve higher praise this week.

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    Monday, September 17, 2012

  • Everyone saw a different Snoddy to me. I saw him beaten to the ball several times because he was waiting for the ball to come to him instead of going to the ball but he was not the only player caught doing this. More solid defence this season so far but apart from the headless chicken running by Jackson the forwards and mid field all lacked drive. A very uninspired team performance. Hughton is not putting his authority on the team and it shows in a lack of last seasons fighting spirit. Not worth the ticket money in my opinion.

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    Monday, September 17, 2012

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