West Ham United 2 - 1 Norwich City

Match info: Premier League at Upton Park

Date: 01/01/2013 KO: 15:00 Ref: M Clattenburg Att: 35,005

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

West Ham

Mark Noble 3 (pen)
Joey O'Brien 26



Russell Martin 90

FT (ht: 2-0)

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  • Disappointment for Norwich in the end after a valiant second-half effort. West Ham were worth the points, but the referee had his say with a couple of controversial decisions. Thanks for sticking with us today. Happy new year.

  • Full-time: West Ham 2 Norwich 1

  • ... but it is cleared.

  • Norwich with a long throw into the box...

  • Agony for Norwich as the ball is pumped forward but play is halted by the linesman's flag for offside. 90 seconds to go...

  • Norwich give themselves hope as Elliott Bennett's right-wing cross is swept home into the near-post corner by Martin. Fine strike.

  • Goal! West Ham 2 Norwich 1 (Russell Martin)

  • Final change for West Ham as Jordan Spence replaces Matt Jarvis.

  • Opportunity for Fox on the edge of the box as the ball is half-cleared to him in space, but he could keep his half-volley down and the ball flew harmlessly over.

  • Decent chance for West Ham as they win a corner on the right that Cole gets his head to, but he couldn't quite divert his effort the right side of the post.

  • Change for Norwich as David Fox replaces Jonny Howson.

  • Change for West Ham as Modibo Maiga replaces Vaz Te.

  • West Ham look like they're happy to defend their lead now. One bank of four and then another bank of five are sitting deep and defending the box, with just Cole remaining in an advanced position. They're operating on the counter now.

  • More pressure from Norwich but they couldn't conjure a clean-cut chance and, in the end, Tettey is forced to let fly from 25 yards but sees his shot rise high over the bar.

  • More pressure from Norwich as Elliott Bennett darts down the right and wins a corner, from which Cole puts thousands of West Ham hearts in mouths by slicing a clearance back towards goal. Fortunately for the striker, Turner couldn't divert his header goalwards.

  • Norwich raid down the right in numbers down the right as Jonny Howson releases Martin, but Reid was there to clear his low cross. Immediately after, Jaaskelainen made a solid save from a low Snodgrass shot from the edge of the box. Now it's Norwich who ate cranking up the pressure.

  • Change for West Ham now as Gary O'Neill replaces Joey O'Brien.

  • Double-change for Norwich as Simeon Jackson replaces Kane and Elliott Bennett goes on for Hoolahan.

  • Scare for West Ham now as Ryan Bennett launches a long throw into the box from the right and West Ham's Reid diverts a header only just wide of his own post. From the resulting corner, Turner headed over from eight yards but was under severe pressure, so can't be blamed for missing the target.

  • Free-kick for West Ham from a dangerous position 25 yards out, slightly right of centre, but Taylor's strike hits the wall. Disappointing from a player who can do a lot better than that.


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