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This was a real team performance, so it's always difficult to single out one player, although it would be easy to give the award to Alex Tettey or Wes Hoolahan in every game.
But Norwich weren't at their free-flowing best, and there are certainly other contenders.
For instance, Robert Snodgrass, for coming back into the side, winning the free kick and delivering it for Bradley Johnson. Johnson was another contender, for getting the winning goal and putting in another strong display from midfield. Then, there is, of course, that aforementioned debut from Whittaker.
However, for me, it was Sebastien Bassong that stood out.
Stoke were piling on pressure late in the game in a different sort of way than Arsenal did. Anyone that watches Stoke knows this involves launching long balls into the box. And the strikers they used during the game—Crouch, Walters and Jones—are all huge and can cause plenty of problems.
But it was Bassong that more often than not was getting his head on the ball or whacking the ball clear. Without him, I fear Stoke would have been rewarded with an equalizer.
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