Thursday Aug 11, 2022

Norwich vs QPR Match Review

Goals from Nelson Oliveira and Harrison Reed gave Norwich their first win in the championship under Daniel Farke, a 2-0 triumph over QPR. How did the players of both teams behave? Here are our notes.

City of Norwich

Angus Gunn-scored a crucial double in the second half to rob Lua Lua and Mackie after stopping the latter before the break. Played his role in the white sheet.

Ivo Pinto-looked exposed, partly because of the lack of a wide protector in front of him and partly a blow in the first half. Half way through the second period.


Christoph Zimmerman-played solidly in the first half and looked more dominant than against Sunderland. Become popular with the followers.
Marcel Franke – maybe he should have scored in the first half, but made some impressive headers after the break. To prove that there is more than one legendary central defender named Marcel.
James Husband-guilty of misplacing passes in the first half and looked suspicious defensively. Naturally rusty due to a lack of competition practice in the last 18 months.

Harrison Reed-Comparisons with Paul Scholes can be tonge in the cheek, but he has spread the game superbly at times. Crowned his performance with a wonderful success at the end of the match.

Mario Vrancic-maintained possession all evening and his assist for Oliveira’s goal was excellent. If he can offer this quality more consistently, he will become one of the most creative players in the championship.
Wes Hoolahan – played well in the first half and could have added a goal after the break, but was smothered by Smithies at 1-1.
James Maddison – one of the best artists in Norwich on Sunday and worked hard tonight, continuing to impress in his deeper role.
Josh Murphy – he was the Canaries’ only exit with pace, but his poor last ball let him down.

Nelson Oliveira – Thanks to his clinical finish, he has now scored 13 goals in his last 23 league appearances, while scoring only 16 goals. He sure did enough to nail a place?

Russell Martin ( on 68) – suggestions that Norwich will defend better without their departing captain have been backed up by their performance today. Didn’t do much wrong in his 22 minutes, however.
Marley Watkins-of 79) – could have added a third in issue time, but for the sprawling Smithies.
Marco Stiepermann (85th) – seemed calm and composed during his short time on the field.

Trina A. Truitt

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