Norwich picked up a superb point yesterday as they battled for a 0-0 draw against title contenders Manchester City.
The draw was also just Norwich’s fourth clean sheet of the whole Premier League season. Norwich’s defence has come under a lot of scrutiny over the course of the campaign but they were virtually flawless yesterday.
I have been extremely disappointed with the team line-ups in recent months but this one was spot on for me. Four defenders who know what they are doing, two actual central midfielders, two wingers playing on the wing, an attacking midfielder in an attacking midfielder position. And, to top it off, a striker with actual ability.
The only downside was Alex Neil’s bizarre choice to ruin Norwich’s chances of getting a win against an off-colour Manchester City team by deciding to substitute Patrick Bamford after just 65 minutes or so to bring on Cameron Jerome, who we all knew was never going to score or do anything helpful, which he didn’t.
So, here are five things we learnt from yesterday’s match.