West Ham finally got that winning feeling back with a 2-1 victory over Norwich City yesterday.
Mark Noble put West Ham ahead after only 3 minutes were on the clock when we were awarded a penalty after Winston Reid was having his shirt tugged so much it was almost ripped from his back!
Noble is getting better and better with his spot kicks and I have not felt this confident about a penalty take in a long time.
Norwich tried to hit back straight away and were getting in some dangerous areas, the visitors then thought they should have had a penalty of their own when Winston Reid looked to have handled the ball, however the replays show a Norwich player leaning all over Reid and a penalty would have been harsh.
West Ham continued to apply pressure and double their lead on 23 minutes when Joey O’Brien scored from close range with a nice sidefoot at goal after some neat build up play from the Hammers’.
Norwich came out looking very lively in the second half and really pushed West Ham back looking for a goal to get back into the match, however the best chance fell to Carlton Cole who somehow spooned his shot over from within the 6-yard-box when it should have been 3-0 and game over.
As the second half went on it became a nervy affair with West Ham looking to hold on having not won in the previous 4 outings, both teams continued to threaten though and both teams hit the woodwork in search of goals.
Norwich could and should have had a penalty when James Tomkins clipped Harry Kane in the box with the forward through at goal, however luck was on West Ham’s side and the ref waved away the protests, however the Canaries did manage to pull a consolation goal back on 90 minutes when defender Martin scored at the death.
Overall West Ham rode their luck a little bit but 3-points is all that matters and now the club need to look at getting some more players in this transfer window.