Norwich City were made to work hard by Stoke City to earn a point in Saturday's 0-0 draw. Alex Neil's side remain three points above the relegation zone and seven back of playoff places.
Goalkeeper Angus Gunn made three outstanding saves in the opening half to keep Norwich in the game. He stopped Will Smallbone from close range and twice denied striker Jacob Brown.
Angus Gunn made three superb saves to keep Norwich in the game as Stoke & Norwich battled to a goalless draw. After saving Jacob Brown's header, Gunn then denied Tyrese Campbell with another superb stop to keep Stoke out.
Gunn is an innate goalkeeper and it is no surprise that he has had such a successful career so far - especially after following in his father Bryan's footsteps. Despite experiencing numerous in-game injuries during his youth level years, Gunn has worked hard to prove himself worthy at the highest levels.
On Friday night, Smith's performance against Watford put an end to a run of six straight losses. Smith correctly pointed out that lack of protection had been the culprit behind those heavy defeats against Palace and Arsenal - leading to such heavy losses in each match.
As Tim Krul was lost for the season with a shoulder injury during the last round of games, Gunn has been an essential cog in the Canaries' survival efforts this year. He should remain as No. 1 until Krul returns and should be rewarded for his impressive performances this week.
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At the bet365 Stadium, Stoke City were fortunate to earn a point that kept them in contention for a place in the play-offs after drawing with Norwich. Angus Gunn made some excellent saves from Jacob Brown and Tyrese Campbell but couldn't seal victory against Alex Neil's side at the Bet365 Stadium.
The home side were far superior to the Canaries, yet their dominance could have been broken early on. Dutch loan defender Ki-Jana Hoever had a shot charged down before Ben Wilmot was denied by Gunn from an acute angle.
Despite their superiority, the Potters lacked a reliable counter-attack threat and failed to create chances at will in the opening half hour as Gunn made several fine saves.
The former Potters goalkeeper kept out four attempts from Brown before blocking a close-range header shortly thereafter. Later in the second period, he stopped Will Smallbone's powerful drive before saving another header from Brown.
As Stoke & Norwich battled to a goalless draw, Angus Gunn was in impressive form. The former Potter kept out four attempts from Jacob Brown as well as Tyrese Campbell and Will Smallbone's shots on goal.
For much of the game, Norwich were in control and deserved to keep Stoke at bay. But Gunn's impressive saves in the first half proved too much for them as Stoke took control.
Gunn denied Will Smallbone from close range and twice stopped Jacob Brown with a'star jump' shot in the second period, but Gunn was able to block it away
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Ten minutes before halftime, Stoke took the lead when Rafael misdirected a pass back into their area and Fletcher reacted quickly to slot past an untouched Rafael. But Gibson could have levelled things up shortly afterwards when he miscued Tomas Esteves' freekick when alone at the far post.
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