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Match Previews

Match Preview: West Ham United v Norwich City

30 August 2019

This weekend marks the final round of Premier League matches before the first international break of the season, with Norwich City set to face West Ham United on Saturday (3pm).

The match takes place at the Hammers’ London Stadium and will mark the first Canaries’ visit to the 66,000-seater arena in Stratford, London.

Here’s our preview of the game including a look at the opposition, information for supporters and much more:

The Opposition

Managed by Manuel Pellegrini, West Ham finished 10th last year and their signings over the summer have given fans optimism that they can qualify for Europe once again.

Pellegrini was handed the job after temporary boss David Moyes left at the end of the 2017-18 season. West Ham spent the first half of that campaign in the relegation zone but Moyes steered the Club to safety after Slaven Bilic was sacked in November.

Pellegrini spent over £80 million in his first transfer window, bringing in the likes of Lukasz Fabianski, Issa Diop, Andriy Yarmolenko and Felipe Anderson, but they couldn’t quite bridge that gap to the European spots.

A year on and the east Londoners have spent big once again with their two marquee signings Pablo Fornals and Sebastien Haller [pictured] recognised as real coups.

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They opened their 2019-20 season with a 5-0 drubbing to reigning Premier League champions Manchester City but have recovered to pick up four points from their last two, including an impressive win last time out at Watford.

Mark Noble opened the scoring from the penalty spot but Andre Gray replied for Watford on 17 minutes.

However, the Hammers sealed a much-needed three points thanks to second-half strikes from Haller.

Info for supporters

Turnstiles will open 90 minutes prior to kick-off with the visiting supporters accessing the stadium via Entrance D in the South West corner.

Alcohol will be served before the match and during half-time with draught beers available at all kiosks.

We will operate a 100% person and 100% bag search, with stewards using pat down methods, scanners and security wands where necessary.

All safety and security information relating to London Stadium can be found at www.london-stadium.com/plan-your-visit/safety-and-security

Search points are positioned on the bridges as depicted in the attached map, with one lane on each bridge dedicated to accessibility supporters for ease of access. We would advise Norwich City supporters to arrive via Bridge 4 which is closest to the visitors turnstiles.

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Coach Parking

The coach park is located directly adjacent to Pudding Mill Lane station which you will see on the attached guide. West Ham United Supporter Liaison Officer’s will be at hand to guide your supporters on route to and from the stadium.

There is a dedicated Visiting Supporter Information Point located directly outside the visitors turnstiles to assist with any enquiries. Please note that any ticketing enquiries will likely be directed to the Ticket Office for assistance as they may need further review by a ticketing expert. All windows at the Ticket Office are fitted with audio-induction loops for deaf or hard-of-hearing supporters. Low-level counters are also available and are clearly signposted.

Post-match, Norwich City supporters will leave the stadium via the exit gates at turnstile D and make their way down the stairs directly in front of the visitors section. A lift is situated in-between the two sets of stairs for any supporters who require it. From here, supporters will be able to travel to their onward destination with the guidance of stewards and SLO staff.

Accessibility 

For full details on accessible services and facilities, we would recommend that supporters read our Access Statement or the Accessibility section on Hammers Help.

There is a complimentary Accessible Shuttle Bus service positioned at the Away Coach Drop-off Point (adjacent to Pudding Mill Lane station) to help Norwich City supporters with accessibility requirements in travelling the short distance to the visitors entrance. For any accessibility supporters making their way back to the away coaches after the match, the Shuttle Service will be available from Car Park 1A, adjacent to Bridge 4. DLOs (pink) and SLOs (blue) will be on hand to direct Norwich City supporters from the coach to the shuttle bus pick-up point.

Any pre-arranged ticket collections for Norwich City supporters will be available from the North Ticket Collection Office situated between turnstiles J and K. Supporters will need to provide photographic identification in order to collect their tickets.

How to follow

Canaries TV subscribers can listen to live BBC Radio Norfolk commentary from Chris Goreham by purchasing a match/monthly/yearly pass. For more info, click HERE.

We will be running regular updates on our Twitter account, including reaction after the final whistle.

There will also be a minute-by-minute live match blog on canaries.co.uk and you can also receive updates on our Instagram and Facebook pages.

Canary fans can also sign up to the Norwich City WhatsApp group to receive the starting line-up ahead of the game sent straight to your phone, as well as the half-time and full-time score and game highlights. Click HERE to sign up. 

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Match Reports

City beaten at London Stadium

31 August 2019

West Ham struck once in each half as City were beaten 2-0 in east London.

A poke from Sebastien Haller and a half-volley from Andriy Yarmolenko were enough for the home side on an afternoon when City struggled to create too many clear-cut opportunities. 

A frustrating 90 minutes saw Todd Cantwell miss City's best chance, but West Ham were good value for their victory. 

Daniel Farke made one enforced change to City’s starting line-up from Norwich’s last two Premier League matches, with Christoph Zimmermann recovering to replace Grant Hanley – who picked up a groin injury in training on Friday. On the bench, Josip Drmic returned from his hamstring problem while Ibrahim Amadou was named in the squad for the first time.

Manuel Pellegrini kept the same starting XI from West Ham’s 3-1 win at Watford last weekend, with former Canary Robert Snodgrass on the bench.

City, in their grey third kit, started confidently and bossed the first 10 minutes, with West Ham struggling to pick up the movement from Norwich’s front four. It was almost all City, with West Ham pinned in, but twice when Marco Stiepermann and then Teemu Pukki got through in the area they were penalised for infringements.

West Ham started to step things up and had the first real chance of the game. A quick interchange between Andriy Yarmolenko and Haller sent Felipe Anderson through on the right and, 10 yards out, looked certain to score before Zimmermann brilliantly slid in to deflect the strike behind for a corner.

However, Norwich fell behind on 25 minutes when Haller got in ahead of Ben Godfrey in the six-yard box to tap in a precise left-wing slide pass from Arthur Masuaku.

City responded well and after a long-range effort from Todd Cantwell that went over he had a great opportunity on 31 minutes to level things. Moritz Leitner clipped a brilliant 20-yard crossfield ball to Max Aarons on the right and he beat two men to barrel his way into the area before chipping a ball to the far post, but the arriving Cantwell headed a fantastic chance over.

The game became increasingly open, with Stiepermann sending a powerful drive down Lukasz Fabianski’s throat before Anderson broke through on the left only to surprisingly elect to square the ball instead of shooting when 12 yards out.  

Norwich were forced into a substitution on 38 minutes. Zimmermann, who was on the end of a reckless challenge from Haller that wasn’t penalised, couldn’t shake off the effects and had to be replaced by debutant Amadou in the heart of defence.

The closing stages of the first half were niggly, with both sides struggling for momentum as referee Paul Tierney below for half-time.

A cagey start to the second half burst into life when Cantwell crashed an effort against the crossbar, but he was flagged just offside. But with City’s tails up, West Ham punished Norwich by doubling the lead on 56 minutes. Norwich failed to properly deal with a bouncing ball in the box and Yarmolenko crashed in a half-volley from just eight yards.

The game went into a scrappy lull after that, with neither team asserting themselves. Pukki had a drive from just outside the area that was straight at Fabianski on 66 minutes, while Buendia did well to clear a goalbounder header from Issa Diop off the line.

Pellegrini made his first change on 66 minutes, bringing on Snodgrass for goalscorer Yarmolenko.

City started to up the tempo without really creating anything, and Farke rolled the dice on 77 minutes with Kenny McLean and Josip Drmic replacing Stiepermann and Cantwell.

A minute later and Tim Krul kept Norwich in the game. Masuaka crossed from the left and Manuel Lanzini’s bullet header from six yards was brilliantly tipped over the bar. Krul was at it again a minute later, getting down well to save Anderson’s 18-yard drive and then getting up to block Haller’s angled effort.

Pukki and Drmic went close late on, with Fabianski saving the Finn's glancing header before Drmic stabbed McLean's left-wing cross an inch wide under pressure six yards out. 

That was as close as City came in the second half, and they go into the international break hoping the injury to Zimmermann isn't a bad one - although Amadou looked assured on his debut. 

West Ham: Fabianski, Yarmolenko (Snodgrass, 71), Anderson (Fornals, 88), Lanzini, Noble (Sanchez, 85), Ogbonna, Haller, Diop, Fredericks, Masuaku, Rice
Subs not used: Roberto, Balbuena, Zabaleta, Ajeti
Goals: Haller (24), Yarmolenko (54)
Bookings: Fredericks (60), Snodgrass (74)

Norwich: Krul, Aarons, Godfrey, Zimmerman (Amadou, 36), Leitner, Lewis, Cantwell (McLean, 78), Buendia, Stiepermann (Drmic, 77), Trybull, Pukki
Subs not used: Fahrmann, Byram, Vrancic, Tettey
Goals: N/A
Bookings: Aarons (62)

Referee: Paul Tierney
Kick off time: 3pm
Venue: London Stadium
Attendance: 59,950
HT: 1-0

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Ticket News

Ticket update: Burnley v Norwich City

28 August 2019

Tickets for Norwich City’s trip to Burnley will go on sale to standard away members from 9am on Thursday, August 28.

City took up their full allocation of 2,300 for the fixture at Turf Moor on Saturday, September 21 (3pm) and as of 5pm on Wednesday, there are over 500 tickets remaining.

Tickets are priced at:

Adults £30
65+ and Under-22s £20
Under-18s £15

Coach travel is priced at £39 with a £1 discount for away members and season ticket holders. Coaches will depart Carrow Road at 7am on the day.

Tickets can be purchased ONLINE, by phone on 01603 721902 (option one), at the Carrow Road ticket office or the new Norwich City Fan Hub (ground floor of Jarrold Intersport).

Fans can secure their seat ahead of these tickets going on sale with one of our VIP Away Day packages. Click here to find out more.

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