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Memorable Match: Norwich City 3-1 West Ham United (Nov 2013)

9 July 2020

Norwich City return to Premier League action on Saturday when they host West Ham United at Carrow Road (12.30pm UK time).

City haven't enjoyed much success against the Hammers over recent seasons but we've picked a comeback victory from November 2013 as our 'Memorable Match':

Norwich City 3-1 West Ham United
9 November, 2013
Premier League
Carrow Road

What was on the line?

Despite the game coming relatively early in the season, City were still eager to kickstart their campaign and move out the relegation zone.

West Ham came into the game after a mediocre start themselves with ten points from ten games but a defeat for them would have seen City leapfrog them in the table.

How the game unfolded

The Hammers dominated the first-half and Ravel Morrison's close-range effort saw them lead at half-time.

However, the Canaries roared back in the second-half to blitz their east London opponents. 

Gary Hooper got the ball rolling on 54 minutes when he was sent tumbling by Jussi Jaaskelainen in the penalty area - Hooper stepped up and made no mistake with the spot kick.

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Robert Snodgrass gave City the lead on 72 with his first goal of the season - a sensational free-kick - and Leroy Fer made sure of the points in stoppage time.

Norwich City XI: Ruddy (GK), Martin, Turner, Bennett, Olsson, Snodgrass, Howson, Fer, Pilkington (Redmond, 33), Elmander, Hooper (Johnson, 87)
Subs not used: Bunn (GK), Whittaker, Bassong, Hoolahan, Becchio

What happened next?

West Ham's form didn't improve in the months succeeding the Carrow Road defeat, however they recovered in the second half of the season, thanks in part to four wins from four in February.

They ended up recording a 13th placed finish.

The season ended in disappointment though for the Canaries, whose three-year stay in the Premier League came to an end. They finished 18th, three points from safety.


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