Norwich 1-0 Brentford player ratings: Barbet caught out, Maupay below par as slump continues

Norwich 1-0 Brentford player ratings: Barbet caught out, Maupay below par as slump continues

Daniel Bentley – Jordan Rhodes’ penalty was a poor one, but it still had to be saved. Bentley got down well to his left to make a vital stop on the stroke of half-time. He was not at fault for the goal and it was a mostly commanding performance despite some dodgy moments. 7

Henrik Dalsgaard – A dynamic display from the right back who is turning into a consistent performer for the Bees. He was booked five minutes in for a foul on Todd Cantwell. 7

Ezri Konsa – Konsa used the ball well, rarely miss-placing passes and making some adventurous runs forward. He is beginning to to look more solid in defence as well and made an excellent tackle to stop Jordan Rhodes running into the box in the 69th minute. 7

Chris Mepham – On his return to the team the Welshman put in some strong last-ditch tackles, although Emi Buendia was able to make a simple run between him and Barbet for the goal. 6

Yoann Barbet – He had to either track Buendia’s run or alert Mepham of the winger’s movement at the goal. As it was, he was caught flat-footed and Norwich went 1-0 up. 5

Kamohelo Mokotjo – The midfielder seemed to be clutching his ankle when he went down injured after 28 minutes and was replaced by Josh McEachran. He looked in a bad way as he hobbled off. 6

Nico Yennaris – A typical Yennaris performance, protecting the ball well, holding his position and getting forward to join in attacks. He was replaced with 19 minutes to play. 7



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Romaine Sawyers – The 27-year-old captained the side for the second time in three games. He had some bright touches, although he failed to produce any of the magical moments that he is capable of. 6

Sergi Canos – Another impressive performance from the Spaniard, who has been in fine form of late. He worked space for a shot from 22 yards which Tim Krul nearly parried straight to Neal Maupay for Brentford’s best chance of the first-half. He was substituted in the 56th minute. 7

Ollie Watkins – A decent performance from Watkins who linked up well with the other forwards and produced some troubling set-piece deliveries. It was a clumsy challenge on Max Aarons to give away the penalty at the end of the first-half which could have put the game beyond Brentford’s reach there and then. 6



Bailey Peacock-Farrell saves from Neal Maupay (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Neal Maupay – The striker’s chance came when he had an open goal from three yards out in the 73rd minute. Everyone in the ground expected the Championship’s top scorer to hit the back of the net, but he somehow managed to rattle the bar. 5

Substitutes:

Josh McEachran – McEachran played for an hour after Mokotjo went off injured, and sprayed some excellent passes from deep as usual. 7

Said Benrahma – He came on for Canos in the 56th minute and created Brentford’s best chance of the game. He struck one from 25 yards out which Krul palmed straight to Lewis Macleod and the ball eventually fell to Maupay who could not finish the rebound despite an open net. 7

Lewis Macleod – The midfielder could have scored directly after coming on in the 71st minute when he collected the rebound off Benrahma’s shot, but his effort went straight back at Krul. 6

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