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90' + 2'
J. Howson
Yellow Card
85'
G. Dorrans
W. Hoolahan
84'
D. Mbokani
C. Jerome
76'
M. Noble
Goal
76'
D. Payet
Assist
76'
Martin Olsson
S. Naismith
74'
D. Payet
Goal
70'
E. Emenike
M. Antonio
65'
W. Hoolahan
Goal
62'
V. Moses
A. Song
62'
A. Carroll
E. Valencia
54'
R. Brady
Goal
33'
S. Naismith
Yellow Card
32'
Pedro Obiang
Yellow Card
23'
J. Collins
Yellow Card
3
2
3
2

Stats

Possession
% %
7
5
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 3 6
Total Passes 376 401

Commentary

FULL-TIME! Norwich throw away a two-goal lead against West Ham, with Payet and Noble pulling back late goals to snatch a point at Carrow Road. Brady and Hoolahan looked to give the Canaries a commanding lead, but Neil's men miss out on three points which would have been valuable to their survival push. That's all that we have time for, we hope to see you again next time.
90' + 4' Bassong is forced to lash a hurried clearance out for a clearance, with Ruddy doing well to punch the resulting set-piece away from danger. West Ham are pushing on in search of this elusive winner.
J. Howson
Yellow Card
Norwich City FC
90' + 2' Howson picks up a yellow card for a cynical sliding challenge, with the ex-Leeds midfielder blatantly fouling a breaking Moses. The resulting free-kick ends in an easy save for Ruddy.
90' + 2' We're into the second of five minutes of second-half stoppage time.
90' + 1' Emenike is picked out in the penalty area, but the Nigeria international can only poke a terrible volleyed effort into the air! Ruddy clings onto the loose ball, with another great chance going begging for West Ham.
89' Bilic's men are pushing on in the dying embers of the contest, with West Ham earning themselves a corner on the left-hand side. Collins flicks on a near-post delivery, but Bassong then clears the hosts' lines.
87' Payet and Byram try to combine on the edge of the penalty area, but the former can't quite earn himself enough space to unleash a powerful effort! West Ham are putting on the late pressure, with Norwich somehow finding themselves in a position where they would be happy with a point.
G. Dorrans
W. Hoolahan
Norwich City FC
85' Dorrans comes into the game for the last five minutes, with Hoolahan trudging off.
D. Mbokani
C. Jerome
Norwich City FC
84' Mbokani comes into the fray for the home side, with Jerome taking his leave after chasing plenty of lost causes.
83' Brady lets fly from 25 yards out, but the Republic of Ireland left-back curls a shot over the crossbar! West Ham respond with a counter, but Moses can only drift in from the left-hand side and arrow an awful attempt straight over the crossbar!
82' We're into the final 10 minutes, with Norwich having the chance to test Adrian with a free-kick attempt. The Spanish goalkeeper organises a sizeable wall, with Neil's men having the opportunity to poke their noses back in front.
80' Obiang isn't afraid to shoot from range once again, with the Spaniard failing to really test Ruddy. Moments later, Norwich counter at pace, with the aforementioned midfielder sliding in to deny Hoolahan! The ex-Sampdoria man clearly got the ball, but the referee points for a free-kick! West Ham are incensed, and rightly so!
78' West Ham are having a lot of the ball at present, with the Hammers pushing on for a late winner. Narrowly over 10 minutes remain, with the home supporters suddenly going very quiet indeed.
M. Noble
Goal
West Ham United FC
76' GOOOOOOOOOOOAL! NOBLE MAKES IT 2-2! The captain stands up to be counted when it matters, with the English midfielder steering home a finish to equalise! Bilic's side suddenly look as though they have the momentum to snatch three points from the jaws of defeat.
D. Payet
Assist
West Ham United FC
76' Payet provides an assist for the Hammers, with the Frenchman absolutely vital in this West Ham comeback.
Martin Olsson
S. Naismith
Norwich City FC
76' Olsson comes into the fray for the hosts, with Naismith pulled off. A negative change from Neil.
76' Payet tries to dip a delivery in from the right-hand side, but Klose rises well to head clear. Bilic is going beserk on the sideline for the away outfit, with West Ham still having time to get back into the picture and steal a share of the spoils.
D. Payet
Goal
West Ham United FC
74' GOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! PAYET MAKES IT 2-1! The Frenchman slides in at the back post to give West Ham some hope, after Ruddy made a neat save to deny Moses! A parry from the England international goalkeeper is preyed upon well and West Ham are back in it!
71' Jerome races into the clear, with the former Stoke City striker shooting straight at Adrian in a one-versus-one opportunity! That could have been game over, but the English forward just couldn't seem to pick a corner.
E. Emenike
M. Antonio
West Ham United FC
70' Emenike comes into the game for the away side, with the ex-Fenerbahce striker having the chance to make himself a hero.
69' Poor attempt from Antonio! The West Ham winger is fed in behind enemy lines, with the ex-Forest wide man firing a low drive straight at Ruddy! Klose did just enough to pressure the visiting striker, who spurns a vital opportunity for the Hammers.
67' Bilic is patrolling the edge of his technical area, with West Ham needing something of a miracle to turn this one around. The Hammers haven't put on much pressure in the second half, with Carroll failing to see any of the ball, despite needing to act as the away side's focal point.
W. Hoolahan
Goal
Norwich City FC
65' GOOOOOOOOOOAL! HOOLAHAN MAKES IT 2-0! Naismith tries to shoot from 25 yards out, but the Scotland international's attempted strike is well blocked! The rebound spirals into the air, with the Irishman reacting first! From around 10 yards out, the creative midfielder slams home a close-range finish!
64' West Ham attack down the right-hand side, but a pass from Antonio is cut out easily. Moments later, the Hammers bear down on goal, but the aforementioned ex-Forest winger is caught straying offside. Yet another wasted spell of pressure for the visitors.
V. Moses
A. Song
West Ham United FC
62' Moses is brought into the game, with Song sacrificed as West Ham chase a much-needed way back into this game.
A. Carroll
E. Valencia
West Ham United FC
62' Carroll replaces Valencia, with the latter doing little this afternoon apart from being caught criminally offside.
62' Jerome commits a cynical foul on Byram, with the ex-Leeds right-back getting very involved in this second half. Payet tries to curl in a free-kick delivery as a result, but the France international's cross is once again cleared with consummate ease.
60' There is only half an hour left for West Ham to stage a comeback, with this three points currently looking like a vital result for Norwich. Given that Sunderland picked up a victory against Man United earlier, Neil's men need to pick up a share of the spoils here today, otherwise they could risk falling further into the relegation mire.
58' Valencia is felled by Martin, with the Norwich captain coming through the back of the Ecuadorian striker. West Ham are really struggling to get out of the traps in this second period, with Bilic looking to his bench at present. There's activity, so we should see some changes.
56' That wonderful strike has finally ended the stalemate, with West Ham having no option but to try and fight back. Neil's men are high on confidence now, with the Hammers sitting back and absorbing some intense pressure. Brady flights in another delivery, but Adrian punches clear.
R. Brady
Goal
Norwich City FC
54' GOOOOOOOOOOAL! BRADY MAKES IT 1-0! Obiang is robbed of the ball in a very dangerous area, with the ex-Hull defender racing upfield as a result. The Norwich full-back takes aim with his weaker right foot, placing a neat finish onto the underside of the crossbar and into the back of the net!
53' The visitors have their backs to the wall at the minute, with Ruddy only being called into action in order to claim a cross from the left-hand side. Byram breaks down the left, before attempting to curl in a delivery, but Naismith stands up to dispossess the young Englishman well.
51' Naismith is the target of another long pass forward, but Byram covers across to make a clearing header. West Ham aren't afraid to be direct at present, with the Canaries having the better of the opening second-half exchanges. 
49' The start of the second half has been incredibly scrappy, with possession being surrendered on a regular basis. Moments later, Naismith is picked out by a dangerous back-post cross, but Byram puts on just enough pressure for the Scotland international to flap and fail to make contact with the ball.
47' Just wide from Jerome! The ex-Birmingham striker shoots from the edge of the box, with a curling strike skidding beyond the far post! Adrian was worried, with the Spaniard scampering across to cover his angles.
46' We are back underway in the second half! We haven't seen an opening goal yet, but there could be some tired legs to exploit given West Ham's extra-time antics in the FA Cup. 
HALF-TIME! The two sides go into the interval level, with neither capable of breaking the deadlock at Carrow Road. Ruddy has had to make a couple of reasonable saves, with Adrian acting mainly as a spectator during the opening 45 minutes.
45' + 3' Cresswell tries to angle a cross in from the left-hand side, but Ruddy opts to allow the ball to run straight out of play for a goal-kick. The first half fizzles out in disappointing fashion.
45' + 1' We're into the first of three minutes of stoppage time.
45' Payet tries to slide a pass in behind enemy lines, with Valencia denied easily by Klose. West Ham keep the pressure on, but a whipped cross from the left-hand side zips off the turf and through the danger area. Norwich break as a result, but yet another long-range effort is blasted into the stands by Martin.
43' Collins comes over to speak with Bilic, with the Croatian coach seemingly keen to just keep things competitive until the interval. The Hammers have a few options on the bench to make the game interesting, but the visitors are happy to stay in contention for now.
41' We're into the final five minutes, with West Ham defending well. Collins has been solid in the air, with Bilic's men reserving themselves to counter-attacks. West Ham win a free-kick on the right flank, but a dipping delivery from Payet is claimed by Ruddy easily.
39' Less than 10 minutes remain in the first half, with both sides struggling to find a breakthrough goal. This contest has been fairly even, with possession being shared too. Hoolahan finds Martin on the right-hand side, but a cross from the full-back is headed clear by Collins.
37' Naismith takes aim from 20 yards out, but the ex-Toffees forward can only drag a poor strike a few yards shy of the left-hand post! West Ham respond with some patient possession, with Byram found overlapping on the right-hand side by Noble. The ex-Leeds youngster tries to scamper to the byline, but allows the ball to zip out of play for a goal-kick.
35' West Ham win themselves a corner on the right flank, but a dangerous delivery is missed by Collins! The ball zips off the turf and out of play, as the Hammers continue to fire blanks. Neither goalkeeper has had a great deal to do thus far at Carrow Road.
S. Naismith
Yellow Card
Norwich City FC
33' Naismith now gets his name written in the referee's book, with the Scotland international making the official's first half rather busy.
Pedro Obiang
Yellow Card
West Ham United FC
32' The Spanish midfielder slides into a poor challenge on the right-hand side, earning himself an easy yellow card.
31' Obiang dives into another overzealous challenge, with West Ham not afraid to get in the thick of this first-half action. The Spaniard comes across to commit a poor foul, which causes problems for the visitors. A clearance concedes a corner, with the set-piece pinged to the edge of the box. Howson takes aim with a powerful strike, but whistles the ball just over the bar!
29' Yet another offside decision for the linesman to make! Fortunately, this one is incredibly simple, with Valencia moving two yards beyond Martin. Naismith is kicked up in the air by Song, with the former Everton striker going down in a heap, but the referee opts to keep his cards in his pocket.
27' Valencia is the target of a long diagonal from the right-hand side, but once again the Ecuador international is caught straying offside. Norwich settle into a neat passage of play, but interplay between Naismith and Jerome is cut out by Ogbonna.
25' Norwich blaze the aforementioned free-kick over the crossbar, with the hosts struggling to test Adrian during the opening half an hour. Jerome hasn't received much in the way of service quite yet, with Valencia definitely causing more issues for the hosts.
J. Collins
Yellow Card
West Ham United FC
23' Collins is booked for a scrappy challenge on Hoolahan, with the former Aston Villa centre-back hacking down the swivelling Irishman. He complains, but the caution is richly deserved.
22' Collins gives away a cheap free-kick for a push on Naismith, with the Welsh defender continuing to be heavily involved. From the resulting dead-ball situation, Jerome is able to flick a tame, glancing header well wide of the left-hand post.
20' Payet is brought down by Martin on the right-hand side, with the former Marseille midfielder causing plenty of problems for the Canaries already. Byram overlaps down the right-hand side, but Obiang decides to actually shoot from range instead! The ex-Sampdoria midfielder lets fly, but powers the ball into the stands.
18' Collins steps out well to deny Hoolahan, with the ex-Aston Villa defender getting stuck into the action already. The Wales international is extremely combative, with Jerome struggling to get into proceedings. Valencia manages to sting Ruddy's palms from a tight angle on the left-hand side, with the Englishman tipping a save over the crossbar as a result!
16' Bassong was forced to make a rushed headed clearance, with the former Wolves defender not sure as to where Valencia was. Fortunately for the Norwich centre-back, the linesman's flag was already raised for offside. That decision won't inspire much confidence in him from his teammates.
14' Neither side have managed to take control of this clash just yet, with counter-attack leading to counter-attack. Bilic's men are showing no signs of fatigue, despite playing 120 minutes during the week, with Norwich suddenly pushed onto the back foot. Payet almost manages to swivel inside the box, but Martin hacks clear.
12' Valencia drives into the penalty area, but isn't permitted to shoot, with West Ham instead choosing to retain possession. Byram is picked out around 30 yards from goal, but the ex-Leeds full-back blasts over the crossbar terribly.
11' Antonio looks to drive down the left-hand side, with Cresswell fed to the byline! The former Ipswich defender whips in a teasing delivery, but Ruddy claims well under pressure. Norwich respond with a break, but Collins stands up in strong fashion to Jerome.
9' West Ham win themselves a free-kick on the right-hand side, with Payet stood dangerously over the ball. The France international curls the delivery in, but Klose heads away from danger! Neil's men have shown some good combination play on the periphery of the box, but the Canaries' final ball has thus far let them down.
7' Jerome races in behind enemy lines, with the ex-Stoke striker denied well by Collins! West Ham respond with an attack of their own, but a flighted cross from the left-hand side is headed away by Bassong. This contest has been fairly end-to-end during the opening 10 minutes.
5' Brady and Hoolahan combine down the left-hand side, but Collins stands firm at the near post to head a delivery from the former away from danger! Norwich open play out to the right flank, with Martin curling in a dangerous cross, but Ogbonna gets across Naismith to make an intercepting header!
3' Norwich threaten first, with Martin rattling a long-range shot over the crossbar from 20 yards! The hosts are trying to raise the tempo and force the issue from the start, with the Canaries streaming forward in numbers. Long clearances upfield will do for Bilic's men for now. 
1' We are underway in the first half at Carrow Road! The home side need to try and steady their form, while West Ham will be on a high after an extra-time FA Cup victory against Liverpool during the week.
WEST HAM BENCH: Randolph, Parfitt-Williams, Browne, Oxford, Moses, Emenike, Carroll.
WEST HAM (4-3-3): Adrian; Byram, Collins, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Noble, Song, Obiang; Antonio, Valencia, Payet.
NORWICH BENCH: Rudd, Pinto, Olsson, Dorrans, Jarvis, Bamford, Mbokani.
NORWICH (4-4-1-1): Ruddy; Martin, Klose, Bassong, Brady; Remond, O'Neil, Howson, Hoolahan; Naismith; Jerome.
WEST HAM TEAM NEWS: Angelo Ogbonna is rewarded for his extra-time winner against Liverpool in midweek with a starting berth, though Winston Reid's absence due to injury will have played a role in the decision. Alex Song comes in for Cheikhou Kouyate after missing out in midweek, while Pedro Obiang retains his place in the side.
NORWICH TEAM NEWS: There are three changes for the hosts, with goalkeeper Declan Rudd dropped to the bench in favour of John Ruddy. Youssouf Mulumbu makes way for Nathan Redmond, so Jonny Howson will likely take a more central role as a result, while Cameron Jerome comes in to lead the line in place of Dieumerci Mbokani.
Norwich have conceded eight goals in their past two home matches in the Premier League, so rapid improvement will be needed against West Ham today. After an impressive start on the road this season which included victories at Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City, Slaven Bilic's side have only been victorious in one of their last eight away games.
Hello and welcome to this afternoon's LIVE commentary on the Premier League meeting between Norwich City and West Ham United at Carrow Road. It is important for Alex Neil's side, currently one point adrift of safety, to pick up as many points as possible in their remaining home fixtures this season, but come into this game on the back of  five straight top-flight defeats. The visitors, meanwhile, will be buoyed by an extra-time victory over Liverpool in the FA Cup in midweek.
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