A reyt mixed bag: Sheffield Wednesday player ratings in defeat to Norwich City
Well you can’t fault the effort.
Sheffield Wednesday huffed and puffed, took the lead and deserved something, maybe, but were undone by to classy strikes by two classy payers.
Here are our player ratings from their seventh-consecutive defeat.
Keiren Westwood – 7
Made a good save in the first half and, even for his standards, was incredibly vocal between the sticks. Could do nothing up against two fabulous strikes.
Osaze Urhoghide – 6
Defended nicely and showed good intent with the ball at feet, but just overplayed it once or twice. Otherwise solid enough.
Sam Hutchinson – 7
It’s looking more and more obvious that centre-half is his best position now. With Borner absent, Hutchinson played the ball from the back nicely and made some big defensive interventions.
Tom Lees – 8
Overcame a nasty-looking early bang to the head to put on another classy display. His block to deny Pukki on 26 minutes was particularly typical of a fine individual season.
Joey Pelupessy – 7
On a day up against some of the division’s best midfielders, Pelupessy stuck to his task well. Made some important tackles and, for the most part, kept Cantwell quiet enough. Until..
Liam Palmer – 6
Made a mess of his tackle on Cantwell and was punished accordingly. Otherwise fairly handy down the left but faded as the game fell into Norwich’s favour.
Kadeem Harris – 6
Back at wing-back, he made one or two dangerous runs but struggled to get into the game the more it went on.
Adam Reach – 6
Worked hard. He always works hard. Put in an excellent ball over the top to find Windass and earn the free-kick that led to Rhodes’ goal. But otherwise frustrating in possession
Barry Bannan – 6
Pushed the ball about nicely in a deeper position. Controlled the tempo with the Owls on top. Made some important interceptions. Faded as his side did. Huge effort shown. Shown a yellow card 71st minute.
Josh Windass – 6
A second half to forget for the energetic striker. Looked really dangerous for large periods and ran Norwich into the ground in the first half, but he missed a chance to put Pelupessy in and then gave the ball away in the lead-up to Cantwell’s classy strike.
Jordan Rhodes – 7
Poked home from close range as Jordan Rhodes does, but in the first half especially showed great aggression and endeavour, winning a number of fouls and bringing others into play. Faded as Norwich drifted back into the game it has to be said. Perhaps a surprise substitution for Marriott.
Jack Marriott – 5
On for Rhodes, 67. Failed to get a meaningful touch as Norwich took control of the game.
Callum Paterson – N/A
On for Windass late.