Saturday September 15, 2012 Day 4 Finished Carrow Road

  1. Norwich and West Ham battle to goalless draw

    Norwich and West Ham battle to goalless draw

    Norwich City and West Ham United played out a forgettable 0-0 draw in the Premier League at Carrow Road. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Norwich City
    • West Ham United
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    • 90+3' Morison heads straight at Jääskeläinen and that is that. The whistle goes to mark the end of this match. A 0-0 draw which is probably about right.
    • 90+2' Kane supplies the cross for Snograss, but his shot is deflected over the bar with Jääskeläinen beaten. Almost the winning goal, but not quite.
    • 90+1' We are into three minutes of time added on.
    • 89' Kane has a glorious chance to net the winner, but he shoots weakly at Jääskeläinen after being played in by Snodgrass. Should have been a goal.
    • 88' Bassong does well to clear the danger from Noble's free-kick as Norwich look to break.
    • 87' Jarvis felled by Bassong out wide. Cheap free-kick to concede it must be said. West Ham with a chance here late on.
    • 86' Collins heads the ball over the bar from the corner by Noble. Half-chance, but no goals.
    • 85' Some five years since Benayoun's last appearance in a West Ham jersey - that coming when Carlos Tevez scored the winner against Manchester United that kept West Ham in the Premier League.
    • 84' West Ham going to throw on Yossi Benayoun here to replace the disappointing Vaz Te.
    • 83' O'Brien with a long hopeful clearance under pressure from Morison.
    • 82' Chance for Kane to slip the winner into the net for Norwidh, but he sees the ball swerve wide of goal. No winner yet in the death throes of this contest.
    • 81' Barnett taking no chances under pressure from Vaz Te as he smacks the loose ball out of play.
    • 80' Snodgrass tries to take the ball on his right foot, but fails to connect in the West Ham box after giving Collins the slip.
    • 79' Morison with a late foul on Reid in the West Ham half. This game heading towards a draw one suspects.
    • 78' Final ball has been pretty grim from both sides today especially in this second period.
    • 77' Bassong can't get on the end of the free-kick by Johnson as West Ham clear the danger.
    • 76' Diame is penalised for a high boot in the middle of the park as Norwich earn a free-kick.
    • 75' Jarvis decides to try his luck at goal from distance, but leans back and the ball sails over the bar.
    • 74' Noble swings the ball into the box a couple of times, but Norwich clear the danger from a crowded area. No nearer finding a goal in this match.
    • 73' Jarvis sees a shot at goal spin wide of goal as West Ham win their latest corner-kick.
    • 72' Not much to write about here. Both teams cancelling each other. Can either of these teams produce a moment of magic to win what has become an increasingly scrappy encounter?
    • 71' Martin smashes the ball away from Collins's long hopeful ball down the park.
    • 70' Holt makes way for Harry Kane, who is on loan from Tottenham.
    • 69' Diame with the latest awful cross as he lifts the ball straight out of play.
    • 68' Nolan makes the run to the near post. Just fails to get on the end of a cross before Noble sends a ball straight into the arms of Ruddy.
    • 67' This could be only the third goalless draw in the Premier League this season, and only Norwich’s second since returning to the division 2011 after their home draw with Chelsea on January 21.
    • 66' Morison decides to try his luck from 25 yards, but the ball flies over the bar.
    • 65' Matt Jarvis comes on for West Ham. He has scored three goals in his last three Premier League matches, and seven in total in 2012 – the equal-most of any midfielder player this year, level with Gylfi Sigurdsson.
    • 64' Snodgrass is off getting a spot of treatment here. A goalkick to Norwich which Ruddy is going to launch long down the park.
    • 63' Jääskeläinen made the save from Bassong's weak header after Barnett had headed back across goal.
    • 62' Change coming for Norwich as Steve Morison replaces Jackson.
    • 61' Snodgrass throws a free-kick into the middle of the box. Ball ends up in the arms of Jääskeläinen. West Ham survive another hairy moment.
    • 60' West Ham are looking to keep back-to-back Premier League clean sheets for the first time since March 2011. Plenty of work yet to be done on that front today.
    • 59' Vaz Te on the charge. Chance to play in Maiga, but he ends up lifting the ball straight over the bar. Awful stuff really.
    • 58' Matt Jarvis is thrown on for Matt Taylor as the visiting side shuffle their pack for a second time in a minute.
    • 57' Change coming here for West Ham. Cole is going to depart the action to be replaced by Maiga.
    • 56' Johnson shows some neat footwork outside the visiting box. Fires the shot at goal but straight into the arms of Jääskeläinen.
    • 55' Only one of West Ham’s last 13 Premier League goals stretching back to their previous spell in the division have come in the second half of matches.
    • 54' Snodgrass and O'Brien tangle out wide, but the decision is a West Ham free-kick in their own half.
    • 53' Snodgrass fires in another effort from distance, but the ball sails narrowly wide from 20 yards. Norwich trying to exert themselves here.
    • 52' Brilliant stop by Jääskeläinen to nudge a howitzer from 20 yards by Jackson over his bar. Superb piece of goalkeeping. Had to get that spot on.
    • 51' Jackson wallops a shot at goal, but that is a fine piece of defending by Demel. Had to get that challenge spot on.
    • 50' O'Brien tries to lay the ball off to Cole, who had just strayed into an offside position. Norwich can pick up and go on the attack.
    • 49' Vaz Te takes up a good position out wide, but can only lift the ball straight out of play. Poor distribution really in a such a promising spot.
    • 48' All four of West Ham’s Premier League goals this season have come in the first half. They are one of two Premier League clubs yet to score in the second half – the other are Sunderland.
    • 47' Ruddy forced to claw the ball out under pressure from Taylor. Game spilling from end to end at the outset of the second half as Reid makes a decent challenge in the West Ham area.
    • 46' West Ham going to get this second period off and running.
    • 45+1' There goes the whistle for the break! 0-0 at the break. West Ham probably lucky to avoid conceding a penalty, but even apart from that.
    • 45+1' Into one minute of added time in the first half.
    • 44' Ruddy with a goalkick as we head for the closing moments of this first period. Not sure much time will be added to the half.
    • 43' Holt with a cross from out wide, but the ball flies over the bar. Looks like 0-0 at the break.
    • 42' Awful challenge by Collins, who is booked for his efforts. No other harm done as Johnson whacks a shot into the wall before Garrido drives an effort over seconds later.
    • 41' Surman's corner is headed out by Cole before Surman is brought crashing to the deck by Collins. Just on the line of the box. That looked a penalty.
    • 40' Snodgrass empties the corner into the middle of the box. O'Brien wins the header. Another corner to Norwich.
    • 39' Martin forces Reid to make the challenge and that will be a corner to Norwich.
    • 38' Bassong and Cole collide in the air, but the free-kick goes in the direction of the home side. A very even game now with both sides almost 50-50 in possession. First goal is going to be vital.
    • 37' Diame drives a shot from distance straight into the arms of the grateful Ruddy.
    • 36' West Ham have conceded at least twice in each of their last five Premier League away matches, keeping only one clean sheet in their last 28 – the 0-0 at Tottenham in March 2011. This is certainly better news for them.
    • 35' Snodgrass with an intelligent lay-off to Holt, but he can't get the power or direction on the shot as the ball spins wide of goal.
    • 34' Noble tosses a free-kick into the Norwich box, but straight into the arms of Ruddy. More disappointment for West Ham in the forward areas.
    • 33' Norwich have made 133 passes compared to 106 from West Ham, but the Hammers have been more direct so far in this contest.
    • 32' Demel clipped late by Holt and that will be a free-kick to the visitors in their own half.
    • 31' Jääskeläinen forced to come to the rescue of the visiting side to make superb saves from Snodgrass and Holt as Norwich really pile on the pressure. Somehow West Ham survive a period of fierce pressure.
    • 30' Snodgrass wins the ball from O'Brien out wide. West Ham lacking numbers, but Collins does well to clear the danger. O'Brien all over the place.
    • 29' Vaz Te slams a shot wide of goal for West Ham. Poor finish. Never really got hold of the shot there.
    • 28' Johnson dinks a free-kick into the West Ham box and then straight out of the park. Allardyce has a chat with his backroom staff on the bench.
    • 27' Collins thumps a shot miles over the bar from distance. Meanwhile, that female photographer continues to look a bit shaken after Cole's arrival.
    • 26' Barnett manages to take out Cole on the run, who then manages to take out an unsuspecting snapper.
    • 25' It is 39 years since West Ham last won at Norwich – February 1973 – when the band Sweet were number one in the UK music chart with the song ‘Blockbuster’. Who is going to be West Ham's blockbuster today?
    • 24' Vaz Te caught offside. No real excuse for that. Was looking down the line yet is still caught offside.
    • 23' Decent block by Demel to halt the shot by Johnson. Norwich yet to click into gear here so far this afternoon.
    • 22' West Ham now up to three shots at goal compared to zero from the home side. Visitors looking the more dangerous side.
    • 21' Poor defending by Martin. Nolan gets the shot away under pressure, but Ruddy does superblly well to make the block.
    • 20' Norwich only kept three Premier League clean sheets last season – equal-fewest in the division with Bolton and Blackburn and fewest of any club that avoided relegation.
    • 19' Snodgrass fires the free-kick into the wall. Snodgrass goes to ground seconds later under pressure in the West Ham box. Clear dive. Nolan unhappy with that. Is waving his finger at the Scotland player.
    • 18' Late tackle by Noble on Johnson. Free-kick chance for Norwich 25 yards from goal.
    • 17' Reid whacks the ball away from his goal from the pass by Jackson. And on we go with Norwich on the ball.
    • 16' Some lovely play by Vaz Te leading up to that move. Jackson caught narrowly offside at the other end.
    • 15' Taylor hooks the ball wide after Martin had kept out Cole's header with Ruddy beaten. Taylor should have scored with the rebound from eight yards out. Major escape for the home team.
    • 14' Norwich certainly being patient enough in their build-up as Jääskeläinen comes to collect a harmless cross into his box.
    • 13' Surman this time turns provider for Jackson, but he is just offside behind James Collins. Free-kick to the Hammers.
    • 12' Jackson gets the back up the park to Surman, but Demel does just enough to muscle the ball back to Jääskeläinen in the visiting goal.
    • 11' Offside flag goes up against Matt Taylor. Sam Allardyce looking fairly chilled out in that technical area.
    • 10' West Ham have won none of their last seven away games in the Premier League, losing the last five in a row. Looking to end that record today. Strong at home, slipshod away.
    • 9' Garrido nipping in to pick the pocket of Diame. Norwich looking to get back on the move, but Holt can't get a volley at goal under pressure from O'Brien.
    • 8' Late challenge on Matthew Taylor by Russell Martin and the visiting side have a free-kick deep in their own half.
    • 7' Norwich manager Chris Hughton looking rather animated his club shirt and tie. He spent two years as a player at West Ham, making 32 league appearances for them from 1990 to 1992.
    • 6' Holt and Demel collide out wide before Surman flashes a shot inches wide of the visiting goal. Excellent play by Surman. Almost the opener.
    • 5' Jaaskelainen comes from his goal to collect the header back by Reid. Solid piece of defending.
    • 4' Carlton Cole starts for West Ham, replacing the injured Andy Carroll. He has failed to score in his last 12 Premier League matches since netting in their 3-1 home victory against Liverpool in February, 2011.
    • 3' Strong run by Diame at the other end, but an uncompromising tackle by Barnett before Nolan heads wide from a Taylor cross. Nice pressure by the visiting side.
    • 2' This is the third straight week West Ham have started at this time on a Saturday. Jackson with a decent run and cross, but cleared by O'Brien.
    • 1' Norwich get the action off and running.
    • 12.40 Teams on their way out here. Glorious day for football it must be said.
    • 12.35 West Ham have conceded more fouls than any other team in the Premier League (48). Five of the last six league meetings between Norwich and West Ham have ended as draws. West Ham have won none of their last 14 league trips to Carrow Road (W0 D6 L8)..
    • 12.30 Odds for this one today if you fancy a flutter: Norwich City (6/4), West Ham United (11/5) Draw (23/10)
    • 12.25 Sam Allardyce (West Ham United): "We have an excellent squad now and I was reflecting on that yesterday when, apart from Winston Reid, the players all came together for the first time after the international break. (Winston didn’t return until yesterday afternoon from New Zealand’s World Cup qualifier against the Solomon Islands). We look a good outfit with strength in depth and full of ability. Hopefully the team will play as well as they look."
    • 12.20 Chris Hughton (Norwich): "It would be nice to get that win because it puts those extra three points on the board and three points is a premium in this league. A win is always massive – whether it’s home or away, against opponents you fancy or opponents you didn’t feel you would get anything from, whichever way it comes and whatever the performance. I’m delighted with the response and delighted with the performances (since Fulham)."
    • 12.15 West Ham are without new striker Andy Carroll for his side's Premier League clash with Norwich. Carroll, signed on loan from Liverpool, suffered a hamstring injury on his debut and is replaced by Carlton Cole. Fellow loan signing Yossi Benayoun could make his second debut for the Hammers after joining from Chelsea for the rest of the season, but will have to do so from the bench. Jack Collison (knee) is the only other absentee for boss Sam Allardyce as Matt Jarvis is also on the bench.
    • 12.10 Norwich manager Chris Hughton starts with defender Russell Martin. Martin pulled out of the Scotland squad with an ankle injury sustained against Tottenham two weeks ago but is back to face the Hammers. Forward Simeon Jackson had a punishing travel itinerary over the international break with Canada, but is also included. Meanwhile, long-term injury victims, midfielder Elliott Bennett and fullback Steven Whittaker remain out.
    • 12.05 Teams: Norwich: Ruddy, R. Martin, Johnson, Bassong, Snodgrass, Howson, Holt, Jackson, Surman, Garrido, Barnet..subs: Rudd, Turner, Hoolahan, Morison, Tierney, Kane, Fox ////West Ham United: Jaaskelainen, Demel, O'Brien, Collins, Reid, Noble, Diame, Nolan, Vaz Te, Taylor, Cole..subs: Henderson, McCartney, Tomkins, Benayoun, Diarra, Jarvis, Maiga
    • 12.00 Good afternoon and welcome to LIVE coverage of Norwich City against West Ham United from Carrow Road.
  • Summary

    • 90+2' Kane supplies the cross for Snograss, but his shot is deflected over the bar with Jääskeläinen beaten. Almost the winning goal, but not quite.
    • 89' Kane has a glorious chance to net the winner, but he shoots weakly at Jääskeläinen after being played in by Snodgrass. Should have been a goal.
    • 82' Chance for Kane to slip the winner into the net for Norwidh, but he sees the ball swerve wide of goal. No winner yet in the death throes of this contest.
    • 52' Brilliant stop by Jääskeläinen to nudge a howitzer from 20 yards by Jackson over his bar. Superb piece of goalkeeping. Had to get that spot on.
    • 41' Surman's corner is headed out by Cole before Surman is brought crashing to the deck by Collins. Just on the line of the box. That looked a penalty.
    • 35' Snodgrass with an intelligent lay-off to Holt, but he can't get the power or direction on the shot as the ball spins wide of goal.
    • 31' Jääskeläinen forced to come to the rescue of the visiting side to make superb saves from Snodgrass and Holt as Norwich really pile on the pressure. Somehow West Ham survive a period of fierce pressure.
    • 30' Snodgrass wins the ball from O'Brien out wide. West Ham lacking numbers, but Collins does well to clear the danger. O'Brien all over the place.
    • 21' Poor defending by Martin. Nolan gets the shot away under pressure, but Ruddy does superblly well to make the block.
    • 15' Taylor hooks the ball wide after Martin had kept out Cole's header with Ruddy beaten. Taylor should have scored with the rebound from eight yards out. Major escape for the home team.
    • 6' Holt and Demel collide out wide before Surman flashes a shot inches wide of the visiting goal. Excellent play by Surman. Almost the opener.
    • 3' Strong run by Diame at the other end, but an uncompromising tackle by Barnett before Nolan heads wide from a Taylor cross. Nice pressure by the visiting side.
    • 12.05 Teams: Norwich: Ruddy, R. Martin, Johnson, Bassong, Snodgrass, Howson, Holt, Jackson, Surman, Garrido, Barnet..subs: Rudd, Turner, Hoolahan, Morison, Tierney, Kane, Fox ////West Ham United: Jaaskelainen, Demel, O'Brien, Collins, Reid, Noble, Diame, Nolan, Vaz Te, Taylor, Cole..subs: Henderson, McCartney, Tomkins, Benayoun, Diarra, Jarvis, Maiga
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      Midfielders
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      Substitution Out64′ 6.4 6
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  1. good job we had an off day against west ham any other­ team would have beat us 2-0 ,in the end two more points­ droped we have to turn up soon b4 its to late

    From ER, on Sat 15 Sep 15:18
  2. to :B4ts That's where you have to return

    From Aija, on Sat 15 Sep 14:42
  3. Boring, boring, boring.......................

    From no-one-is-no-one, on Sat 15 Sep 14:39
  4. Come on Hammers send Norwich back to the Championship.

    From B4ts, on Sat 15 Sep 14:34
  5. just a quick joke, LIVERPOOL LOL

    From Andy, on Sat 15 Sep 14:33
  6. Comment hidden due to its low rating. Show

    why let #$%$ like this in the prem?

    From STEWART, on Sat 15 Sep 14:32
  7. Get in there Norwich. C'mon! I have no nails left.­ OTBC.

    From SARAH, on Sat 15 Sep 14:16
  8. come on norwich...u gonna win this game

    From Rafiz, on Sat 15 Sep 14:16
  9. just a goal is missing

    From James, on Sat 15 Sep 14:15
  10. 1 - 0 HAMMERS ALL THE WAY!!!

    From adam, on Sat 15 Sep 14:07
  11. benayoun to come please ,he will prove some points­ today

    From OmotoshoK, on Sat 15 Sep 14:06
  12. Come on West Ham, win this please. Vaz Te to score.

    From Matteos Maserati, on Sat 15 Sep 13:54
  13. COME ON REID SMASH ONE HOME FOR THE LADS!!!!

    From adam, on Sat 15 Sep 13:54
  14. This has 1-0 to West Ham written all over it. Own goal­ or a big mistake from Russell Martin will be the­ decider. Anyone who has Hazard as captain for­ fantasy football? you're going to do well this­ week.

    From Tom, on Sat 15 Sep 13:46
  15. The Ref made good calls on both penalty shouts i think.­ Obviously Norwich won't see it that way!! But if­ your fair and watch the replys you can see on the first­ shout he was "Just" outside the box giving­ them the free kick, the second shout was Snodgrass­ crying wolf!! Stale first half so lets hope we see some­ goals!!!

    From Michael, on Sat 15 Sep 13:43
  16. Coooooommmmmmeeeeeeee oooonnnnnnn uuuuuuu­ iiirrrooonnnsssss

    From loonytooon, on Sat 15 Sep 13:41
  17. sam couldn't sort out his shopping at tesco's

    From Graham, on Sat 15 Sep 13:32
  18. Don't worry allerspice, karoon brady coming on­ second half, you can get the long balls up to her,­ should be good for a laugh!!!!!!!

    From Graham, on Sat 15 Sep 13:31
  19. what a liabilty collins is becomming...dont like the­ fella..tompkins all day for me.!! i love westham but if­ i was tonks-i would hand in a transfer... just cant­ adam and eve some of big sams decisions....last season­ the amount of players he bought in--already majpority­ these left for new clubs!! aint a happy bunny-sort it­ out sam

    From geezer, on Sat 15 Sep 13:30
  20. collins should have been sent off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!pifg

    From Graham, on Sat 15 Sep 13:29
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