Crystal Palace were the latest team to beat the Canaries on the road making it five games without anything away from home.
Liverpool, Crawley, West Ham, Burnley and now Crystal Palace have all beaten the Canaries at their own ground this season with the boys in yellow and green only scoring a total of one goal.
Crystal Palace came out the better team creating the better chances early on and after a clumsy tackle from Amadou, Crystal Palace got the goal they deserved through a Milijevic penalty. Late on, as Norwich were (unsuccessfully) trying to equalise, Townsend added a second with a neat finish into the bottom corner.
Norwich now sit 17th in the Premier League table and host Aston Villa at Carrow Road next week before the second international break of the campaign.
But how did Norwich fare at Selhurst Park? Here is how we rated Norwich’s players against Palace…
Ralph Fahrmann: 5
A doubt before the game but got the nod from Farke to start and made some decent saves up until his unfortunate withdrawal due to an injury. Couldn’t have done anything for the penalty either.
Michael McGovern: 5
For his first appearance in the league since April 2017 it was a decent performance from the thirty-five-year-old. City’s third choice keeper didn’t have much to do despite the Eagles pressure but did leave a lot to be desired with his feet. The Northern Ireland international lumped the ball forward every time he received the ball, not really the Farke way but did relieve the pressure at times.
Max Aarons: 6
Back earlier than first thought and straight back into the team. After Aarons was injured on England u21 duty, Byram came in and was one of City’s best players in their remarkable win against Manchester City so maybe it was a bit of a surprise to some fans that he was dropped. Never the less, it was not a bad performance from Aarons but not up to his usual standard.
Ben Godfrey: 8
City’s best defender yet again. Whether it’s Hanley, Amadou or Zimmermann at centre back with him, he has been a rock at the back and yesterday was no different. Calm and accurate passing and despite conceding two goals hardly did anything wrong all game.
Jamal Lewis: 7
Probably his last game for a while due to an expected broken elbow and it was a pretty average performance. He got forward well setting up Cantwell for what should have been a goal.
Kenny McLean: 6
Not enough presence in the midfield. Wasn’t great going forward and not spectacular defensive cover.
Mo Leitner: 5
Very quiet, didn’t create anything.
Emi Buendia: 7
Probably the Canaries best creative player, picking out the run of Pukki on a few occasions. The Argentinian did have a couple of uncharacteristic poor passes though.
Marco Steipermann: 4
The German has been very poor this season and yesterday was no different. Inaccurate passes; multiple skied shots and just a poor performance. With next week’s crucial game against Villa, should he start, he will have to have a good game or he might find himself watching on from the bench.
Todd Cantwell: 6
Should’ve scored just before the break but other than that had a good game. The England u21 international did little wrong but Farke will be wanting him to get more involved in the game. When he did have the ball, he was cool and always found the spare man to pass to.
Teemu Pukki: 6
Another who was very quiet. He was trying things all game but nothing was coming off. Didn’t test the keeper enough, only testing him on one occasion. After a ball over the top, Pukki volleyed towards goal but the keeper tipped it over for a corner.
Ibrahim Amadou: 5
Gave away a sloppy penalty which proved costly. However, he did well in the air and did make some important challenges throughout.