Saturday, February 13

Noble draw as West Ham fight back from two-down

Norwich City 2 West Ham 2

After going two goals down and playing 120 minutes against Liverpool on Tuesday (with Kouyate, Tomkins and O'Brien crocked in that encounter) this looks a decent point, albeit against a struggling side. Credit to sub Victor Moses for his run from the half way line and then refusing to give up after being tackled for the first goal, with Payet stroking home the rebound after Moses's shot was blocked. Luckily for us Norwich just can't defend a lead and panicked after it went to 2-1. Another sub Andy Carroll did well to find Payet for the second. He was given far too much space to find Noble, but it was a lovely first time shot from the edge of the box for Nobes' equaliser. Noble deserve a goal because he's been playing really well of late.

Antonio lost the ball for Norwich's first goal, but it was a great finish from the edge of the box from Brady. Norwich's second had a trace of bad luck in the way the ball deflected to Hoolahan. At the end it could have gone either way with Norwich poking wide a good chance and Emenike just falling to get a decent connection with an inviting cross. Disappointed not to get three points at the end, but probably a fair result in the end. And in case you haven't noticed West Ham are now on 40 points — we're safe!

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