New circumstances, same Norwich City.

Canaries fans seemed confident in the buildup to the game, hoping that their team had turned a corner during the break and that the ‘miracle’ could be pulled off but after City’s small spell of dominance in the first half was over, any hopes of the Canaries starting the great escape on the first game back were slowly diminishing.

The majority of the Canaries chances came early on in the match with Trybull, Mclean and Drmic all trying to give City their ideal start but through last-ditch defending and a bit of luck, the Saints made it through the onslaught and didn’t experience anything like that for the rest of the game. Southampton also failed to be clinical in the opening forty-five with Ings ratting the upright.

But the visiting side turned a corner in the second half and looked like the side that won four out of five games over the Christmas period. Saints top scorer Ings curled a beautiful sot pass the reach of Krul which opened the floodgates for fan favourite Armstrong and former Canary Redmond to get their first goals of the restart and confirm the defeat for Norwich.

With that in mind, here are our City player ratings.