Many Ipswich Town supporters have been praising the performance of goalkeeper Will Norris, who helped the Tractor Boys record a clean sheet in their goalless draw with Oxford United on Tuesday night.
Paul Lambert once again elected to start Will Norris in goal ahead of Tomas Holy for the Tractor Boys’ trip to Oxford, and that decision was vindicated, with the keeper managing to cope well in the poor weather conditions to help Ipswich record just a second clean sheet in their last 12 games in all competitions.
It also means that Norris has now conceded just two goals in Ipswich’s last three League One matches, after shipping five in the defeat at Lincoln City at the end of December, which had seen the Tractor Boys looking unusually vulnerable in defence.
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Since that Lincoln defeat though, Norris has pulled off some important saves, but has been largely offered better protection from Ipswich’s defence, which suggests that Lambert’s side are starting to get back to their defensive solidity from earlier on in the campaign.
Against Oxford, Norris was again protected well by the back three of Luke Chambers, Luke Woolfenden and James Wilson for most of the game, but was still called upon to make an superb save towards the end of the game to deny Josh Ruffel’s fierce effort which had taken a deflection on the way through.
Here then, we take a look at how Ipswich supporters reacted to Norris’ performance against Oxford on social media…
In horrendous conditions I thought Will Norris (perhaps unexpectedly) had an excellent game tonight. #itfc
— Mikey Pentti Smith (@MIkey_smith13) January 14, 2020
Agree. Good reactions and decisions, “strong hands” for the one shot and quick feet in tricky conditions.
— Jason (@Jasonwmiltonou1) January 15, 2020
Totally with you on that. Very composed and decent save 2nd half
— Adam Williams (@adam_j_williams) January 14, 2020
I thought Norris had a good game tonight. #itfc
— Nathan White (@nathanwhite78) January 14, 2020
Good point in difficult conditions, really had to fight that!
Only thoughts are positive tonight, Norris was solid, defence was excellent, Huws was on another level!
I do love 3-5-2 💪🏻🔵⚪️ #ITFC pic.twitter.com/lLnrDSm7tl
— Thomas Whitby (@TomWhitby95) January 14, 2020
Good save by Norris when he was needed second half. Felt he had a really assured game. Came confidently for through balls when he needed to and his kicking wall was excellent especially against the wind second half #itfc
— Simon English Ⓥ (@SimonEnglish10) January 14, 2020
Felt like we were denied two blatant penalties which is annoying. Other than that, solid performance, just lacking the finishing touch up front. Norris solid as well, cant believe I'm saying that. Decent point #itfc
— Sean (@TruckerWoody97) January 14, 2020