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Effort from the edge of the area by Anthony Pilkington goes wide of the right-hand post.
The referee blows for offside against Simeon Jackson. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.
Foul by James Tomkins on Russell Martin, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by David Fox.
The ball is delivered by Simeon Jackson, Russell Martin finds the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. West Ham 2-1 Norwich.Assist by Simeon Jackson.
The ball is swung over by Russell Martin, James Tomkins makes a clearance.
Modibo Maiga concedes a free kick for a foul on Sebastien Bassong. Free kick taken by Mark Bunn.
Robert Snodgrass takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post. Effort on goal by David Fox from long range goes over the bar. Jordan Spence replaces Matthew Jarvis.
Matthew Taylor concedes a free kick for a foul on Robert Snodgrass. Russell Martin takes the direct free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble, David Fox comes on in place of Jonathan Howson. Close range headed effort by Carlton Cole misses to the right of the target.
Modibo Maiga on for Ricardo Vaz Te.
Alexander Tettey produces a right-footed shot from long range that goes harmlessly over the bar.
Elliott Bennett sends in a cross, Jack Collison manages to make a clearance.
The ball is delivered by Gary O'Neil, Robert Snodgrass makes a clearance.
Robert Snodgrass takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Carlton Cole.
Robert Snodgrass has an effort at goal. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Gary O'Neil comes on in place of Joey O'Brien.
Harry Kane leaves the field to be replaced by Simeon Jackson. Elliott Bennett on for Wesley Hoolahan.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Robert Snodgrass, Headed effort from close range by Michael Turner goes wide left of the goal.
Ricardo Vaz Te takes a shot. Sebastien Bassong gets a block in.
The referee gives a free kick against Russell Martin for handball. Matthew Taylor produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Anthony Pilkington gets a block in.
A cross is delivered by Matthew Taylor, Ricardo Vaz Te has a headed effort at goal from close in that hits the post.
The referee gives a free kick against Jack Collison for handball. Alexander Tettey takes the direct free kick.
Mark Noble takes a shot. Sebastien Bassong gets a block in. Matthew Taylor takes a corner.
The ball is sent over by Matthew Jarvis, clearance made by Sebastien Bassong.
The ball is delivered by Anthony Pilkington, Winston Reid makes a clearance.
The ball is swung over by Jack Collison, clearance by Russell Martin.
The ball is delivered by Ricardo Vaz Te.
Ricardo Vaz Te crosses the ball, Ryan Bennett makes a clearance.
Corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor to the near post, Russell Martin manages to make a clearance. Corner from the right by-line taken by Matthew Taylor, James Tomkins produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Harry Kane is caught offside. James Tomkins takes the indirect free kick.
The ball is crossed by Mark Noble, clearance by Sebastien Bassong.
Wesley Hoolahan is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the indirect free kick.
Ryan Bennett gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Matthew Jarvis. Mark Noble takes the free kick.
Jack Collison produces a cross.
Ricardo Vaz Te sends in a cross, Sebastien Bassong manages to make a clearance.
Carlton Cole is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Mark Bunn takes the free kick.
Joey O'Brien gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass. Robert Snodgrass crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing. Michael Turner is caught offside. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.
The referee penalises Harry Kane for handball. Mark Noble takes the direct free kick.
Mark Noble takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Winston Reid takes a shot.
Jonathan Howson takes a shot. Blocked by Winston Reid.
Centre by Matthew Taylor.
Effort on goal by Ricardo Vaz Te from inside the box misses to the right of the target.
Mark Noble takes a shot. Jonathan Howson gets a block in. Corner taken by Mark Noble from the left by-line played to the near post, Harry Kane manages to make a clearance.
Matthew Taylor sends in a cross, Russell Martin manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Matthew Taylor played to the near post, Russell Martin manages to make a clearance. Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor, Carlton Cole challenges Mark Bunn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Bunn.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Noble on Harry Kane. Robert Snodgrass restarts play with the free kick.
Carlton Cole gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Snodgrass. Direct free kick taken by Mark Bunn.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Wesley Hoolahan. Joey O'Brien takes the direct free kick.
Carlton Cole challenges Alexander Tettey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Michael Turner.
Close range effort by Carlton Cole goes over the bar.
The ball is sent over by Mark Noble, clearance by Michael Turner.
Matthew Taylor takes a shot. Save by Mark Bunn. Mark Noble takes the inswinging corner, Unfair challenge on Michael Turner by Jack Collison results in a free kick. Mark Bunn takes the direct free kick.
Matthew Jarvis sends in a cross, Robert Snodgrass makes a clearance. Short corner worked by Mark Noble.
Joey O'Brien finds the back of the net with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Ham 2-0 Norwich.Assist on the goal came from Mark Noble.
Guy Demel produces a cross, Jack Collison takes a shot. Save made by Mark Bunn.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Ricardo Vaz Te on Sebastien Bassong. Free kick taken by Mark Bunn.
Russell Martin concedes a free kick for a foul on Ricardo Vaz Te. Joey O'Brien restarts play with the free kick.
Anthony Pilkington has shot on goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
Jack Collison is penalised for a handball. Robert Snodgrass has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
Matthew Jarvis delivers the ball, Foul by Carlton Cole on Russell Martin, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Mark Bunn.
Unfair challenge on James Tomkins by Wesley Hoolahan results in a free kick. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the direct free kick.
Ricardo Vaz Te is caught offside. Mark Bunn takes the indirect free kick.
Matthew Jarvis sends in a cross, clearance by Robert Snodgrass.
Robert Snodgrass challenges Joey O'Brien unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Noble.
Carlton Cole delivers the ball, clearance made by Jonathan Howson.
Winston Reid fouled by Harry Kane, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
Centre by Matthew Taylor, clearance made by Russell Martin.
Carlton Cole produces a drilled right-footed shot from 20 yards. Save by Mark Bunn.
Carlton Cole concedes a free kick for a foul on Alexander Tettey. Mark Bunn takes the direct free kick.
The ball is crossed by Robert Snodgrass, clearance by James Tomkins.
Foul by Jack Collison on Harry Kane, free kick awarded. Sebastien Bassong takes the free kick.
Carlton Cole gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alexander Tettey. Michael Turner restarts play with the free kick.
Penalty awarded for a foul by Ryan Bennett on Winston Reid. Penalty taken right-footed by Mark Noble and scored. West Ham 1-0 Norwich.Winston Reid provided the assist for the goal.
Inswinging corner taken by Mark Noble, Mark Bunn makes a save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Turner on Carlton Cole. Direct free kick taken by Mark Noble.
Allardyce looks for positive reaction to defeat
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce wants a positive reaction from his players when they welcome Norwich to Upton Park on New Year's Day.
The Hammers slipped to a 1-0 defeat against fellow promoted side Reading on Saturday and have now won just one of their last eight Premier League fixtures.
Norwich, who had previously been on a 10-match unbeaten run, have lost their last three and Allardyce is hoping his players can end the congested festive period on a high.
"We need to bounce back," he said.
"We've got to make sure we become better at creating and taking our chances, otherwise it's going to be tough.
"The balls into the box haven't been given enough quality to open up a defence as everybody starts tightening up at this stage of the season."
Allardyce has had to deal with a host of injuries in the past couple of months, with key players such as Andy Carroll (knee) and Mohamed Diame (hamstring) still sidelined.
The 58-year-old believes the number of players unavailable to him of late has led to a slip in form that leaves the Hammers six points clear of the bottom three.
He said: "We haven't had our best team out for ages and since we beat Chelsea, our points total has diminished rather than kicked on from there.
"Normally when you get a result as big as that one you kick on and get more and more results as the euphoria keeps you going.
"The injuries have unfortunately kicked in and we've not been able to pick up the results we wanted to.
"It's about getting the players back fit and then keeping them fit, and then we'll be OK but that's got to happen very quickly now."
The recently recovered trio of Ricardo Vaz Te, Jack Collison and Alou Diarra were all in the matchday squad for the defeat at Reading with only the latter not making it onto the pitch at some stage.
But, despite welcoming a few players back from injury, Allardyce must now cope without the suspended duo of captain Kevin Nolan and defender James Collins for the match with Norwich.
"Losing the game (at Reading) was hard enough, but to lose two key players in the last game of the suspension period makes it even worse," he said.
"If they had got booked on Tuesday, there's no suspension, but they go and get booked at Reading and now we have to make do without them."
With the Hammers on a run of poor form Allardyce is expecting a tense atmosphere at Upton Park for the visit of the Canaries.
"I think it is going to be a big test for our nerve for the first time this season," he said.
Norwich midfielder Bradley Johnson will serve a one-match ban after collecting a fifth yellow card.
Striker Steve Morison (thigh) is doubtful after limping off in the 4-3 home defeat by Manchester City, as is captain Grant Holt (hamstring), so on-loan Tottenham forward Harry Kane could lead the attack.
Defender Steven Whittaker (hip) and winger Andrew Surman (hip) continue their rehabilitation, while England goalkeeper John Ruddy (thigh) also remains sidelined.
Norwich manager Chris Hughton feels his team have shown enough character during their three-match losing streak to remain positive for the challenges ahead in 2013.
The Canaries have endured a miserable return from their run of festive fixtures, with defeat at West Brom halting a remarkable 10-game unbeaten league run which was swiftly followed by a 1-0 home loss to Chelsea on Boxing Day and then the reverse to champions Manchester City at the weekend.
Hughton, though, will take his squad to West Ham confident the group can maintain a safe distance from themselves and the battle for survival.
"We have gone through a difficult period, but we have also been against really difficult opposition," said Hughton.
"We have been close in every game, lost by just one goal each time, so I think there are certainly a lot of positives we have taken from these defeats.
"However, we have to be realistic - we are going to lose games and it is tougher for us against the better opposition.
"But every match you play is an opportunity to bounce back and we will look to do that against West Ham."
Hughton added: "If you had asked me at the beginning of the season if I would be happy with the points tally we have at this stage, then yes, I would be.
"Now it is about getting back into good form and back to picking up points.
"Everyone is looking to get to 40 points, so we would like to get there too."
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