Ipswich Town player ratings after 3-0 defeat at hands of Norwich City | Ipswich Town

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PUBLISHED: 16:15 10 February 2019 | UPDATED: 19:49 10 February 2019

Andy Warren

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Ipswich Town were beaten 3-0 at Norwich City this afternoon. Andy Warren hands out his player grades.

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Tempers flare up just before the final whistle at Carrow Road Picture PagepixRating scale: 10 – world class display; 9- outstanding; 8- very good; 7 – good; 6 – decent; 5 – average; 4 – below average; 3 – poor; 2 – very poor; 1 – awfulBartosz BialkowskiHad little chance with the opening goal but could perhaps have done better with the second, Pukki’s first, as the Finn’s effort drifted across his body. Claimed crosses and collected balls well on the edge of his box but had few other saves to make. 5James BreeThe Aston Villa loanee started for the second-successive week but found the going tough at times. Lacked physicality in the battle down the right flank and wasn’t able to get forward regularly enough. 4Matthew PenningtonPlayed well for much of this contest but was guilty of giving the ball away in the lead-up to Norwich’s second goal, which as good as killed the game off. Away from that error he was committed, strong and defended well. But it’s mistakes like these that are costing Ipswich at the moment. 6Jonas Knudsen sticks close to Emi Buendia Picture PagepixLuke ChambersBack in the side after suffering a foot injury at Aston Villa while also dealing with a broken wrist, but did his best to bring the Ipswich fans into the game and lead his team from the front. Defended well for much of the game but, in the big moments when Norwich created space for themselves in the box, he and his defence were found wanting. 6Jonas KnudsenA surprise inclusion after more than a month out of the team. Was caught up the pitch for the first goal and then beaten by Aarons just a few minutes later, but managed to find a foothold in the game. Combined well with Sears before he went off injured but was later the man unable to catch Pukki as he nipped in to score his second. Can be guilty of defending too narrowly, leaving space for opposition wide players but added some physicality to proceedings. 5Cole Skuse clears his lines during the East Anglian Derby at Carrow Road Picture PagepixCole SkuseThe experienced midfielder’s header went straight up in the air as he looked to clear danger prior to the first goal. He was not able to exert dominance on the Norwich midfield before being replaced in the second half. 4Trevoh ChalobahThe pick of the Ipswich Town midfield. He was tenacious, looked to drive in possession and put himself into the physical battle. He still had a few lapses in concentration but did his best to get his side going. 6Jon Nolan challenges Tom Trybull Picture PagepixJon NolanThe midfielder was brought in for a first league start since the defeat at Middlesbrough in December but biggest impact on this game was the foul which led to the brawl just minutes before the half-time whistle. Found the pace of the game difficult at times. 4Alan JudgeThe Irishman was up for this game. He was pumped up from the first minute and was full of energy throughout. The midfielder was an option for his team-mates whenever they had the ball and, while it didn’t always come off and there were some loose touches, he looked to make things happen. Had a couple of efforts fly wide. 7Will Keane under pressure at Norwich Picture PagepixFreddie SearsIt was a real blow when the forward had to be replaced during the first half after picking up an injury. He linked well with good friend Knudsen down the left and looked to make things happen. Ipswich missed his industry once he went off injured. 6Will KeaneStarted in the central striking role after a good display off the bench against Sheffield Wednesday and was a good outlet for his team-mates. Had to feet off scraps for much of the game but, when he did get involved, he was able to bring others into play. Had little sight of goal, though. 5Ellis Harrison has a second half chance charged down for a corner Picture PagepixEllis Harrison (for Sears, 43)Made a good impact after coming off the bench. Was able to hold the ball up and bring others into play, which is something Ipswich have lacked of late. 6Teddy Bishop (for Skuse, 74)Fresh from signing a new deal, the midfielder brought drive to the Ipswich midfield and was repeatedly the target of kicks from the opposition. 6Paul Lambert is held back as tempers flare up just before half-time at Carrow Road. The Town boss was sent off as a result. Picture: PAGEPIX LTDFlynn Downes (for Nolan, 85)Brought on late and his first real act was a late challenge on Todd Cantwell which sparked another melee. 5



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