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FT Norwich City 2 v West Ham 2

LIVE updates from Norwich v West Ham Kick Off 3pm

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Pre Match Fact File

NorwichFive of the nine Premier League meetings between West Ham and Norwich have ended in a draw, with both sides winning two apiece. West Ham have not won on any of their last 16 league visits to Carrow Road (D7, L9). There has been a 90th-minute goal in the last four Premier League games between these two teams.

Norwich have lost their last five league matches and their last six in all competitions, conceding 19 goals. Only Sunderland have a worse defensive record than Norwich, who have let in 48 goals in this season’s Premier League. Seventeen of those goals against have come from set-pieces – more than any other club. The Canaries have conceded the first goal of the game on 18 occasions in the Premier League this season, the highest in the league.West Ham have lost their last two away league matches.

teamWest Ham have lost their last two away league matches. The Hammers have been in the top half of the table all season. According to Opta, West Ham players have made a league-high 10 errors leading to goals in the Premier League this season. Finally, Dimi Payet has over twice as many goal scoring chances than any other West Ham player this season.

Team: Adrian, Byram, Collins, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Song, Noble ©, Obiang, Antonio, Payet, Valencia Subs:Randolph (GK), Oxford, Moses, Browne, Carroll, Emenike, Parfitt-Williams

3pm Kick Off! Come on you Irons! We haven’t won at Carrow road since 1973

4 mins  All Norwich so far. They have come out fighting and West Ham are sitting back and defending so far.

7 mins Antonio is brought down just outside the six yard box to win a free kick. Payet takes the free kick but no connects with it.

9 mins Ginge has made his third clearance of the game as Norwich push hard. West Ham seem happy to counter on the break

10 mins Noble passes to Cresswell in the six yard box and Aaron blasts it way over the bar!

17 mins First shot on target by West Ham by Enner Valencia but Ruddy pulls off a good save to deny the Hammers

19 mins Good move by Song to Payet who passes a lovely ball through to Obiang who blasts it over the bar

22 mins  Collins mistimed tackle after a poor pass from Antonio. Ginge is booked with a yellow and Norwich get a free kick in a dangerous position just outside the six yard box.

23 mins  Poorly taken free kick by Norwich as West Ham fans sing ‘your going down with the Chelsea’

26 mins West Ham have been caught offside three times so far as Obiang sends a long ball to Valencia only to be caught offside.

30 mins  Obiang takes out Redmond to earn himself a yellow card and Norwich a free kick

32 mins Norwich take a quick corner and Howson hits a screamer but luckily it is over the bar

33 mins Naismith gets a yellow card for taking out Sam Byram. Another free kick

35 mins Bit of scrappy game so far with no one dominating. West Ham have 49% of possession West Ham

36 mins West Ham had 4 shots with one on target and Norwich had three shots with none on target. Quiet day so far for Adrian.

40 mins  James Collins seems to be defending the Norwich attacks on his own. He is clearing ball after ball.

41 mins  Another Payet free kick as West Ham fans sing his name but Ruddy catches it before Antonio can get his head on it.

43 mins  Antonio has a problem with his shoulder after a heavy challenge but he looks OK to carry on after treatment

45 mins Three minutes of added time until Half time

45+3 Mins Half time Norwich 0 West Ham 0. A better team would have punished us in the first half.

Half time possession: Norwich 52% West Ham 48%  Shots  Norwich 5 West Ham 4 On Target Norwich 0 West Ham 1

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46mins Second half kicks off  Come on you irons!

49 mins  Dangerous moment when Byram swings out and misses his clearance. Luckily Norwich did nothing with it

52 mins Horrendous mistake by Ginge as he gives away the ball to Norwich, Ogbonna to the rescue with a great tackle

54 mins Antonio gives away the ball cheaply and Brady scores for Norwich in top right hand corner. West Ham one nil down!

Norwich 1 West Ham 0

58 mins Valencia is down injured and requires treatment

62 mins  Double change by Bilic as Song and Valencia come off to make way for Andy Carroll and Victor Moses

64 mins West Ham two nil down now. Mark Lawrenson must be smug right now! Back day at the office 🙁

Naismith’s shot was blocked by Collins but it looped to Hoolahan whose shot beats Adrian

Norwich 2 West Ham 0

68 mins Antonio is having a very poor game today. At fault for the first goal and misses a one on one chance to get one back

69 mins  It seems Bilic agrees as Antonio is subbed off to be replaced by Emenike. Let’s hope this game doesn’t knock Antonio’s confidence.

73 mins GOAL from PAYET!  Norwich 2 West Ham 1 Assist from Victor Moses

GOAL

76 mins Great GOAL from Mark Noble with an assist from Dimi Payet  Norwich 2 West Ham 2 game on!

GOAL2

80 mins  West Ham fans in fine voice and the players going for the win with ten minutes to go

81 mins  Obiang makes a perfect tackle but the referee gives a free kick just outside the six yard box. Obiang already on a yellow

82 mins Obiang escapes punishment and the free kick is wasted by Norwich

88 mins  Attendance given out at Carrow road and there are 2,645 Hammers there to support the boys!

89 mins What a miss by Emenike to win the game! Greta header by Carroll but Emenike fumbled it in front of goal

90 mins  Five minutes of added time to win this. Payet awarded man of the match!

 91 mins Free kick for West Ham for Payet to take

92 mins Ruddy catches Payet’s on target free kick. All West Ham now. Norwich defending for their lives.

95 mins  Full Time Good come back by the Hammers! Good point

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

15 comments on “FT Norwich City 2 v West Ham 2

  1. Working today so Im going to be keeping an eye on your updates 🙂

    Still a very strong team & bench despite several important players out with injurys

    Lets do this – COYI

  2. I really hope Sam Byram has another good game it will boost his confidence so much 🙂

  3. Disappointed to see the team selection, Norwich have the initiative straight away – too negative – 3 holding midfielders and only 3 forward thinking players. I am expecting nothing from this game. Should have played Oxford – don’t rate Byran. Should have played Moses and Emmenike – give Antonio a rest and push Payet into the middle. Very disappointed with team selection. I know some people will come on here and slate me for being negative but just wait till we see the result before you do.

    • Johnham you’re always the same though – Mr Negative – I cant remember you ever making a positive post. ……. Im glad im not you 😀

      We have 2 very good midfielders out of contention today so this team selection shows how we have strength in depth

  4. I think the selection shows what SB thinks is his strongest available team, I hope they can all give 100% and we get the result, especially now that our former manager has done us a favour by beating Man U, COYI!!!!

  5. Sorry guys, if you cant learn from mistakes that we made against Villa, Southampton with the team selection, then you should not be in management. I am very nervous with this selection simply because it did not work in the last 3 games but yet the management continually persist with it. I hope I am wrong but all I am is trying to highlight a concern I have.

  6. What I mean is you wont be in management long !

  7. Surprise surprise 1-0 down – do you still believe the team selection was right ?

  8. We have a manager who has no clue – brings on Carroll for Valencia – what is the logic there – get rid of one of you midfielders – we are 1 down you fool.

  9. Moses on, Song off at last a reasonable decision – now we may get something

  10. 2-0 initiative handed to Norwich by the team selection.

  11. **** me i thought that all the football experts where on Wetpants matchthread.Seems some who think they know better than Premier managers get on here as well.

  12. Well one actually who thinks he is Prem manager!!!

  13. Disappointing not to win, will watch the highlights on sky, great comeback from 2 – 0 down even if it is ultimately two points worse off than we would have liked. Means we need to restart the form book with a win against Blackburn and then send Sam back to Sunderland with nothing to show for their long journey !

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