skip to content
The referee signals the end of the game.
Leroy Fer scores a left footed goal. Norwich 3-1 West Ham.Assist on the goal came from Johan Elmander.
Leroy Fer scores a left footed goal. Norwich 3-1 West Ham.
Nathan Redmond takes a shot and cleared the crossbar.
Clearance by Michael Turner.
Bradley Johnson is brought on as a substitute for Gary Hooper.
Matthew Jarvis replaces Mark Noble.
Shot by Robert Snodgrass cleared the bar.
The ball is sent over by Nathan Redmond.
Centre by Carlton Cole.
Clearance made by Razvan Rat.
Clearance made by Russell Martin.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Carlton Cole by Leroy Fer.
Johan Elmander has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the net.
Centre by Russell Martin.
Header by Leroy Fer misses left.
Nathan Redmond crosses the ball.
Shot by Gary Hooper. Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a block.
Martin Olsson sends in a cross.
Free kick taken by Martin Olsson.
Guy Demel concedes a free kick for a foul on Nathan Redmond.
Carlton Cole on for Jack Collison.
Michael Turner fouled by Kevin Nolan, the ref awards a free kick.
Robert Snodgrass finds the net with a shot from the free kick. Norwich 2-1 West Ham.
Mohamed Diame joins the action as a substitute, replacing Joe Cole.
Robert Snodgrass fouled by James Collins, the ref awards a free kick.
Jonathan Howson takes a shot and bounced off the bar.
Foul by Joe Cole on Robert Snodgrass, free kick awarded.
Free kick taken by Razvan Rat.
Foul by Jonathan Howson on Joe Cole, free kick awarded.
Unfair challenge on John Ruddy by James Tomkins results in a free kick.
Robert Snodgrass manages to make a clearance.
Stewart Downing produces a cross.
Leroy Fer restarts play with the free kick.
Jack Collison gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Howson.
Clearance made by James Collins.
John Ruddy takes the free kick.
Razvan Rat gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass.
Clearance by Ryan Bennett.
Leroy Fer takes a shot and missed to the right of the net.
Foul by Johan Elmander on Mark Noble, free kick awarded.
James Tomkins takes the free kick.
Gary Hooper challenges James Tomkins unfairly and gives away a free kick.
Nathan Redmond takes a shot. Jussi Jaaskelainen blocks the ball.
Robert Snodgrass gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Razvan Rat.
Penalty scored by Gary Hooper. Norwich 1-1 West Ham.
Unfair challenge on Gary Hooper by Jussi Jaaskelainen results in a Penalty.
Clearance by James Collins.
Clearance by Razvan Rat.
Free kick crossed by Stewart Downing.
Unfair challenge on Ravel Morrison by Leroy Fer results in a free kick.
Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Ravel Morrison. Leroy Fer gets a block in.
Michael Turner receives a caution.
Clearance made by Ryan Bennett.
James Tomkins makes a clearance.
Michael Turner makes a clearance.
The game restarts for the second half.
The referee calls an end to the first half.
The ball is delivered by Stewart Downing.
Johan Elmander gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Tomkins.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Robert Snodgrass on Mark Noble.
Russell Martin takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass by James Tomkins.
The ball is sent over by Razvan Rat.
Shot by Nathan Redmond went over the net.
Foul by Kevin Nolan on Ryan Bennett, free kick awarded.
Jack Collison manages to make a clearance.
Joe Cole delivers the ball.
Mark Noble manages to make a clearance.
Clearance made by James Tomkins.
Anthony Pilkington leaves the field to be replaced by Nathan Redmond.
Ravel Morrison scores with a left foot finish. Norwich 0-1 West Ham.Assist on the goal came from Kevin Nolan.
Shot by Kevin Nolan.
Free kick taken by John Ruddy.
Kevin Nolan is caught offside.
Shot by Kevin Nolan. John Ruddy catches the ball.
Jack Collison makes a clearance.
Razvan Rat crosses the ball.
Centre by Gary Hooper.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Nolan on Michael Turner.
Header at goal by Guy Demel hits the bar.
Corner from the taken by Mark Noble.
The ball is crossed by Razvan Rat.
Kevin Nolan takes a shot. A parry by John Ruddy prevents the goal.
Stewart Downing fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick. Michael Turner gets a block in.
Kevin Nolan fouled by Michael Turner, the ref awards a free kick.
A cross is delivered by Jack Collison.
A cross is delivered by Razvan Rat.
Clearance by James Tomkins.
The ball is sent over by Anthony Pilkington.
Russell Martin gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joe Cole.
Jonathan Howson concedes a free kick for a foul on James Tomkins.
Jonathan Howson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Tomkins.
Russell Martin manages to make a clearance.
The match has kicked off.
Hughton calls for patience
Manager Chris Hughton insists patience on and off the pitch will be the key to turning Norwich's season around.
The Canaries host West Ham in Saturday's late kick-off looking to respond to the 7-0 humiliation at Manchester City, which was the Norfolk club's sixth defeat in their opening 10 Barclays Premier League matches and leaves them slumped in 18th place.
Having lost to both Chelsea and Arsenal before being taken apart by Manuel Pellegrini's men, Norwich now enter a run of fixtures from which they would expect a positive return to start moving up the table.
However, Hughton maintains the team will not be about to lose sight of the bigger picture even if things do not immediately go to plan from kick-off against the Irons.
"Yes, possibly there will be times during the game when it might be difficult to break down a side like West Ham, who have been defensively very good, and that is when we might need a little bit of patience - that applies to the team as much as the supporters," said Hughton.
"We can't be throwing players forward at will. We have to get things right tactically so that might mean there are periods or lulls in the game which might lead to some frustrations.
"All I can say is I know our supporters have been right behind us this season and that will not change this weekend - we will need them again."
Hughton may be short odds to become the next Premier League manager fired, but the former Newcastle and Birmingham boss is not about to hit the panic button just yet.
"There is no need to set the alarm bells ringing," said Hughton.
"If we win on Saturday we go above West Ham and it changes the perceptions a little bit."
Hughton retains the backing of the boardroom - although it was only a few weeks ago chairman Alan Bowkett warned the expectation was of a top-10 finish following an unprecedented summer investment of some B#25million to improve the squad.
"I am convinced I will get the time to turn it around," Hughton said at a press conference.
"We are possibly one or two results from being in a half decent position in the league, so it is not as if we are bottom and cut adrift.
"That, of course, doesn't make the feeling any better and we don't want to be in the bottom three, but we have everybody pushing in the right direction."
Hughton added: "I speak to the chief executive and the board on a regular basis and there isn't anyone at this football club who doesn't want us to make progress.
"Everybody is hurting right now - not just me and the players, but the board and the fans. We all want the same things."
Norwich expect to have Scotland winger Robert Snodgrass available following concussion against West Ham but midfielder Nathan Redmond (hip) is a doubt while record-signing Ricky van Wolfswinkel remains out with a foot injury.
West Ham will be without Winston Reid (ankle) although fellow defender James Collins is available following a hamstring complaint.
The Hammers' forward options remain limited with Andy Carroll (heel) and Mladen Petric (thigh) both ruled out while Matthew Taylor (thigh), George McCartney and Alou Diarra (both knee) are also absent.
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce wants to see an improved goal return throughout his entire team as the Hammers look to shoot down Norwich.
Both sides meet in Norfolk having only won two games apiece in their opening 10 Premier League fixtures this season.
Club-record signing Carroll has yet to feature for West Ham this season and, with only the late arrivals of Petric and a returning Carlton Cole, Allardyce has opted to play a system without a recognised striker in recent weeks.
That tactic worked to perfection at White Hart Lane as the Hammers secured a memorable 3-0 over London rivals Tottenham but, having found the back of the net only five other times so far, Allardyce wants all of his players to take some of the goalscoring burden.
"People point to the fact that we haven't got Andy Carroll or we haven't played with a front man recently but it's not just that as to why we're down on our goal count from last year," he said.
"We're down on all players scoring a few more last season than they have done this season. The main contribution to us finishing 10th last season was that most players in our squad actually scored a goal.
"Very few players in the squad didn't got a goal. Whether that was from set-plays or open play it was very, very good from the point of view that we were in the Premier League for the first season."
© 2004 - 2015 football.co.uk