United loanee Williams gets first Premier League clean sheet for Norwich

Manchester United loanee Brandon Williams registered his first Premier League clean sheet as a Norwich player in Saturday’s stalemate against Wolves.

The 21-year-old has started and played the full 90 minutes in both of Dean Smith’s games, since the manager joined the club, following his sacking at Aston Villa.

Norwich signed Williams on a season-long loan under former boss Daniel Farke, who the full-back paid tribute to and claimed he learnt so much from, up until the German left Carrow Road.

Williams got a clean sheet in his first game for the Canaries, which was a 6-0 win in the Carabao Cup against Bournemouth back in August.

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But he was an unused substitute in Norwich’s back-to-back 0-0 Premier League draws against Burnley and Brighton in October.

However, the England under-21 international got his first shutout in the clash against Bruno Lage’s side, who sit sixth in the Premier League.

According to WhoScored, only Wolves goalkeeper Jose Sa (7.5) and teammate Milot Rashica (7.3) got a better rating than Williams (7.2) following Saturday’s clash.

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No player on the pitch made more tackles than the United loanee (5). Only Ben Gibson (68) and Billy Gilmour (82) had more touches for Norwich than the left-back (66).

Alongside his five tackles, Williams also registered one interception and one clearance.

With seven Premier League starts to his name already this season, it looks like Manchester United and Williams made the right decision in choosing Norwich as his chosen loan destination.

Williams will be hoping to play an influential part in Norwich’s survival bid and Smith’s side travel to Newcastle on Tuesday night, in what is no doubt a crucial relegation six-pointer, despite us only being a third of the way through the campaign.

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