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Brad Guzan got the start again over Shay Given and if he continues to play like he did on Saturday, Given won’t be getting the gloves back anytime soon.
Guzan made a sensational foot save in the 22nd minute on an open chance to keep the score 0-0.
He protected his penalty area well throughout the match with punches in the 31st, 72nd and 73rd minutes.
Guzan had a nice shoulder save in the 64th minute, coming off his line to stop an open look and, to top the day off, he stoned Norwich striker Grant Holt on a breakaway in the 77th minute.
In the 52nd minute, Aston Villa fullback Joe Bennett picked up his second yellow card, leaving the Villans to play shorthanded for most of the second half.
American Eric Lichaj was brought in in the 54th to restore Aston Villa to four in the back, but failed to take advantage of his opportunity.
On two separate occasions, Lichaj was beat on the dribble and, on two others, he let his mark get goal-side of him for chances that were wasted by Norwich.
Lichaj also struggled badly in multiple aerial battles, including a Norwich corner in the 78th minute, which Norwich used to level the game on a header which goalkeeper Brad Guzan could do nothing about.
USMNT fans have been very vocal about U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s national team call-ups snub of Lichaj, but based on Lichaj’s performances of late, that call may be a long way off.
The game ended 1-1.