Ratings: Blues produce some promising displays but some costly errors - grades from Norwich

A difficult pill to swallow for Cole Skuse as Ipswich concede late at Norwich Picture Pagepix

A difficult pill to swallow for Cole Skuse as Ipswich concede late at Norwich Picture Pagepix - Credit: Pagepix Ltd

After Ipswich Town’s heartbreaking 1-1 draw with Norwich at Carrow Road, sports writer Andy Warren hands out his player grades.

Disappointment for Cameron Carter-Vickers and Bartosz Bialkowski after Timm Klose's last-gasp equali

Disappointment for Cameron Carter-Vickers and Bartosz Bialkowski after Timm Klose's last-gasp equaliser at Norwich. Photo: Pagepix - Credit: Pagepix Ltd

Bartosz Bialkowski

Made a string of good saves denying Maddison and Oliveira to keep Town in the contest, but came charging out to close down Hanley at the end and couldn’t quite get back into position to stop Klose’s header from the resulting cross. 7

Dominic Iorfa

Relished playing in a wing back role rather than as part of a flat back four, which allowed him to fly forward without as much defensive responsibility. A clear dive when driving into the box in the first half blotted his copy book while he also stumbled in possession on occasion, but otherwise a good display. 7

Cameron Carter-Vickers

The Tottenham loanee has looked assured since arriving on loan in January and this was another good display. He reads the game well, steps in to intercept the ball when required and can control the physical battle on the floor. Playing in a back three meant he was able to avoid much of the heading battle but was beaten in the air for the Norwich equaliser. 7

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Luke Chambers

The skipper has been excellent for Ipswich in recent weeks and this was another good display. Seemed to enjoy the atmosphere early on as he whipped up both sets of fans, and played with passion throughout the game as he got head or feet on everything he needed to. It looked as if his header had won the game for the Blues prior to the late heartbreak. 7

Luke Chambers celebrates scoring a late goal at Norwich Picture Pagepix

Luke Chambers celebrates scoring a late goal at Norwich Picture Pagepix - Credit: Pagepix Ltd

Adam Webster

Back in the side and looked the part. Made a number of good headed clearances, particularly from an early cross in the second half, and played his part in ensuring the Ipswich midfield were given the ball to use. 7

Jonas Knudsen

Perhaps should have scored with the Blues’ first chance of the game, but the Dane headed over the top of the bar. Battled well but didn’t get forward as often enough as Iorfa after the full-backs were given some added freedom. Perhaps could have kept the ball in the corner late on, rather than crossing before Norwich worked their way down the field for the equaliser. 6

Callum Connolly fires a first half free-kick saved by Gunn in the Norwich goal Picture Pagepix

Callum Connolly fires a first half free-kick saved by Gunn in the Norwich goal Picture Pagepix - Credit: Pagepix Ltd

Stephen Gleeson

Kept things ticking over in midfield without being spectacular. Plays pass and move football, which got Town moving forward, but doesn’t have the drive to make it into the penalty area. 6

Cole Skuse

Was given the job of keeping Maddison quiet and did it superbly for an hour. Skuse was booked for a crude tackle on Norwich’s dangerman, and from there the youngster began to be more effective and create more for his side. 7

Dominic Iorfa lunges at Norwich's Tim Klose after he had accused him of diving at Norwich Picture P

Dominic Iorfa lunges at Norwich's Tim Klose after he had accused him of diving at Norwich Picture Pagepix - Credit: Pagepix Ltd

Callum Connolly

Looked to have enjoyed his first experience of the East Anglian Derby, as the bite and tenacity that was missing against Burton returned at Carrow Road. Helped keep Leitner quiet for much of the game but didn’t offer much in offence. 6

Martyn Waghorn

Had two good efforts on goal in the first half as well as penalty appeals waved away following a tangle with Hanley. Most of Town’s good work in the first half came through him, but the final pass, shot and ball perhaps let him down a little. Great delivery for Chambers’ equaliser. 7

Joe Garner

The provocateur in chief. Will be a target of the Norwich fans in future games after his display in this one, as his physical approach, liking for being in the ear of the referee and not being afraid to stick a body part in where it hurts, wound up the home support. Was effective for his team, though, as he led the line well and created opportunites for those around him. 7

David McGoldrick (for Garner 61)

Replaced Garner in the forward line and offered nothing like the same tenacity and physical presence. Did have a few neat touches but wasn’t every really a goal threat. 5

Luke Hyam (for Gleeson 67)

Came on and got instantly involved with a couple of big tackles in the middle of midfield. 6

Jordan Spence (for Iorfa 79)

His introduction was not popular with the Ipswich fans as he replaced Iorfa at right back. Did nothing wrong without doing much right. 6

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