Norwich City slumped to, what could be, a damaging defeat away at Crystal Palace this afternoon.

Jason Puncheon’s second-half goal was all that was needed in a game of poor quality, with Palace edging the 1-0 win.

The Canaries were bereft of any ideas going forward as they sent long balls towards Dieumerci Mbokani all game, but it wasn’t working. Palace put constant pressure on the City goal with a number of crosses into the box before Puncheon’s winner.

Timm Klose went off injured for Norwich in the first-half and the signs are worrying. He landed awkwardly on his left knee and it is thought that he could miss the rest of the season.

Klose has been in sublime form for Norwich since he signed and his absence has now already culminated in a loss. If he is out for the season then Norwich are going to have a real task on their hands to try and stay in the league.

Here are my player ratings from today’s match…

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