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Norwich City 3-1 West Ham United

Gary Hooper

A trio of second-half goals moved Norwich City out of the relegation zone and above 16th-placed West Ham to ease the pressure on manager Chris Hughton.

Gary Hooper scored his first league goal for Norwich from the penalty spot after Jussi Jaaskelainen's foul, before Robert Snodgrass curled in a free-kick.

Leroy Fer secured Norwich's third win of the season with an injury-time goal, slotting in from 18 yards.

Ravel Morrison's close-range goal gave West Ham a deserved half-time lead.

The Hammers looked like they were going to make it a miserable evening for Hughton after a dominant first-half display but Jaaskelainen's 54th-minute error turned the game in Norwich's favour.

The Finland goalkeeper sent Hooper tumbling after dropping a comfortable-looking cross and the former Celtic striker emphatically levelled from the spot.

From there Norwich, who were poor before the break, took control and a first Premier League goal of the season from Snodgrass and Fer's individual late effort capped a rousing second-half comeback.

Norwich manager Chris Hughton

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Norwich deserved victory - Hughton

The defeat leaves West Ham with just two wins this season and just one point above the relegation zone, with Norwich a position and a point above them.

The Norwich fans would have been expecting a reaction from their side after last weekend's 7-0 thrashing at Manchester City but they did not initially get it as West Ham bossed the opening 45 minutes.

Former Newcastle boss Hughton has been quick to point out his side have already played Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham but Morrison's opener deservedly left his side trailing at the break.

In a spell of concerted pressure, the visitors went close on 13 minutes when Guy Demel's powerful header cannoned off the bar to safety.

Sam Allardyce's side were now in control and Morrison rewarded their dominance on 32 minutes, converting Kevin Nolan's pull-back from close range after Razvan Rat's left-wing cross had caused problems.

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce

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Norwich 3-1 West Ham: Allardyce says defeat 'difficult to take'

After being gifted a route back into the game by Jaaskelainen, Norwich looked a different side as Jonny Howson hit the bar from 25 yards before Snodgrass brilliantly curled the hosts ahead on 72 minutes.

And their second-half control was rewarded when Fer finished low into the net after breaking from from midfield.

Norwich manager Chris Hughton: "It's a bit of relief. The level of performance has not been that bad. On the back of some difficult results against the Manchester clubs there was some nervousness.

"We told the players we have to build on this. We had a similar start last season. We beat Arsenal and that was a bit of spring for us to go on to better things and let's hope that this is the same.

"We'll enjoy it during the international break but we'll look forward to playing Newcastle in a few weeks."

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce:

"When we got the first goal today I thought the lads would be the same as they have been all season. But we've capitulated with our own errors.

"We should have picked up a win on the balance of play. We've only got ourselves to blame and I didn't expect that error from Jussi Jaaskelainen. We needed that clean sheet and didn't get that.

"I warned the players that Chris Hughton would change something and try to shut us down more. At the end of the day we lost was because it was such an unusual error. It killed the players and played on their minds."

Line-ups

Norwich

  • 1Ruddy
  • 2Martin
  • 23Olsson
  • 8Howson
  • 6TurnerBooked at 50mins
  • 24Bennett
  • 7Snodgrass
  • 10Fer
  • 11HooperSubstituted forJohnsonat 87'minutes
  • 16Elmander
  • 12PilkingtonSubstituted forRedmondat 33'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Whittaker
  • 4Johnson
  • 5Bassong
  • 13Bunn
  • 14Hoolahan
  • 19Becchio
  • 22Redmond

West Ham

  • 22Jääskeläinen
  • 20Demel
  • 8Rat
  • 16NobleSubstituted forJarvisat 87'minutes
  • 19Collins
  • 5Tomkins
  • 23Downing
  • 10CollisonSubstituted forColeat 74'minutes
  • 4NolanBooked at 71mins
  • 15Morrison
  • 26ColeSubstituted forDiaméat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3McCartney
  • 7Jarvis
  • 11Maiga
  • 13Adrián
  • 17O'Brien
  • 21Diamé
  • 24Cole
Referee:
Jonathan Moss
Attendance:
26,824

Match Stats

Home TeamNorwichAway TeamWest Ham
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home15
Away12
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Norwich City 3, West Ham United 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Norwich City 3, West Ham United 1.

Goal!

Goal! Norwich City 3, West Ham United 1. Leroy Fer (Norwich City) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Johan Elmander.
Attempt missed. Nathan Redmond (Norwich City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass.

Substitution

Substitution, Norwich City. Bradley Johnson replaces Gary Hooper.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Matthew Jarvis replaces Mark Noble.
Attempt missed. Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Johan Elmander.
Carlton Cole (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Leroy Fer (Norwich City).
Attempt missed. Johan Elmander (Norwich City) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass.
Attempt saved. Mohamed Diamé (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kevin Nolan.
Attempt missed. Leroy Fer (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Mark Noble.
Attempt saved. Gary Hooper (Norwich City) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Leroy Fer.
Foul by Guy Demel (West Ham United).
Nathan Redmond (Norwich City) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Carlton Cole replaces Jack Collison.
Foul by Kevin Nolan (West Ham United).
Michael Turner (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Norwich City 2, West Ham United 1. Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Mohamed Diamé replaces Joe Cole.

Booking

Kevin Nolan (West Ham United) is shown the yellow card.
Foul by James Collins (West Ham United).
Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Jonathan Howson (Norwich City) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Leroy Fer.
Foul by Joe Cole (West Ham United).
Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Joe Cole (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Jonathan Howson (Norwich City).
Foul by Kevin Nolan (West Ham United).
John Ruddy (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Martin Olsson.
Foul by Jack Collison (West Ham United).
Jonathan Howson (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Johan Elmander (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass with a cross.
Foul by Razvan Rat (West Ham United).
Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Leroy Fer (Norwich City) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Gary Hooper.
Mark Noble (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Johan Elmander (Norwich City).
James Tomkins (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Gary Hooper (Norwich City).
Attempt saved. Nathan Redmond (Norwich City) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Gary Hooper.
Attempt missed. James Collins (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.
Razvan Rat (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Robert Snodgrass (Norwich City).

Goal!

Goal! Norwich City 1, West Ham United 1. Gary Hooper (Norwich City) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the high centre of the goal.
Penalty conceded by Jussi Jääskeläinen (West Ham United) after a foul in the penalty area.
Penalty Norwich City. Gary Hooper draws a foul in the penalty area.
Corner, Norwich City. Conceded by Razvan Rat.
Ravel Morrison (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Leroy Fer (Norwich City).
Attempt blocked. Ravel Morrison (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Michael Turner (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Joe Cole (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Michael Turner (Norwich City).
James Tomkins (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Johan Elmander (Norwich City).

Second Half

Second Half begins Norwich City 0, West Ham United 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Norwich City 0, West Ham United 1.
Offside, West Ham United. Ravel Morrison tries a through ball, but Joe Cole is caught offside.
goal

As It Stood

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5Everton11551420
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8Man Utd10523417
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14Swansea10325011
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16West Ham11245-210
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