FT: Norwich 0 West Ham 0

A third successive draw for Norwich who, on balance of play and cahnces created, will be more aggrieved not to have won this highly entertaining encounter.

90
Three minutes of added time as kane pulls the ball back for Snodgrass whose shot hits O'Brien and goes out for a corner which is hacked clear by Benayoun. Morison then wins a header 10 yards out but can only guide it straight at Jaaskelainen who saves with ease.

89
The young striker could have taken the ball further but rushed his effort as defenders got across to him.

88
Norwich counter and Morison feeds Kane whose shot from the edge of the box is easily saved by Jaaskelainen.

87
Noble's kick is poor and Bassong makes amends by heading clear.

86
Bassong brings down Jarvis and West ham have the chance to get the bal in the box.

85
The atmosphere has gone flat which is probably a reflection of how the game has gone in the latter stages.

84
Noble's kick is met by Collins but he glances wide from eight yards.

83
Good cross by Jarvis is met by Nolan and his header goes wide but referee Foy awards a corner.

82
Last change for West Ham sees Vaz Te replaced by Benayoun.

81
Kane tries his luck from 20 yards but his effort is wide.

80
Last 10 minutes and a goal is now looking unlikely I have to admits the tempo has dropped considerably in the last 10 minutes.

79
Former Leeds team-mates Howson and Snodgrass try to link up with the former's chip into the box falling to the latter but his shot is weak and easy for Jaaskelainen.

78
Morsion is penalised for a foul on eid as he tries to launch a Norwich attack - play is now a little scrappy.

77
Vaz Te tries to get on the end of Noble's forward pass but Rudy sees the dangers and gathers on the edge of the box.

76
Vaz Te again gets in a cross but it's overhit and goes out for a goalkick - more anguish for Allardyce.

75
Both managers still have a change up their sleeves and there;s certainly no indication that either will want to settle for a point.

74
Are we going to get that all-important goal?

73
Space opens up for Jarvis and he lets fly from 25 yards with his fierce shot only just too high.

72
Noble's first kick is put out for another at the hear post and his second is cleared by Bassong.

71
Vaz Te pulls the ball back for Jarvis on the edge of the box and his shot is deflected wide for a corner.

70
Noble fights hard for the ball on the touchline with Martin, but is penalised for a free kick.

69
But first the Canaries will make their second change with Holt replaced by Kane.

68
Diame is yet another one to wasteful when putting in a cross and Norwich have a goalkick.

67
Demel plays a testing cross into the near post where Nolan is just unable to get a touch under pressure from Martin.

66
The ball breaks to Morison 30 yards and he hits a dippingt volley over the West Ham bar.

65
This is probably the first time we've had a lull in the match - hopefully that means we will get a big finish!

64
Play is stopped so the Scotland international can have treatement, but it looks as though he will continue.

63
Decent cross by Jarvis to the far post is just too strong for Vaz Te with Norwich fans feeling they should have had a free kick for a foul on Snodgrass.

62
Morison replaces Jackson.

61
Vaz Te is caught offside so that change can now be made ...

60
Activity now on the Norwich bench so more changes look likely.

59
Noble gives away a free kick which Johnson takes. Barnett heads back across goal and Bassong heads goalwards but Jaaskelainen gathers.

58
It's catching as demel also gets in a decent position but puts his cross out for a goalkick.

57
Vaz Te makes a positive run but his cross is poor and Allardyce holds his head in his hands.

56
Cole looks to have been limping in the past few minutes and it's been a disappointing day for him as he looked to cement a place with Andy Carroll's return imminent.

55
That change is indeed made with Cole and taylor replaced by Maiga and Jarvis.

54
Looks like West Ham are planning a double change ...

53
Johnson gets in a cross but it's too close to the keeper who gathers and thre's some repsite for the Hammers.

52
West Ham have bene slow out of the blocks and boss Sam Allardyce is having plenty to say on the touchline.

51
Looks the second period is not going to disappoint!

50
Surman takes the corner but West Ham get it away again.

49
Jackson again has space and gets in a shot that is tipped over by the keeper.

48
Jackson gets in a shot that is deflected wide for a corner that is cleared.

47
No changes from either side and both maagers wil have been relatively pleased with their respective teams.

46
West Ham get us back under way and here's hoping for a second period as good as the first.

Latest price boosts from our colleagues at Sky Bet has Norwich to win 2-0 at 12/1, with a 2-0 West Ham success at 14s. Robert Snodgrass and Kevin Nolan are both available at 12s to get he next goal, while Grant Holt to score next and Norwich to win 1-0 is 16/1. Carlton Cole to score next and West Ham to win 1-0 is on offer at 20/1.

The whistle goes to bring to an end a terrific opening 45 minutes with plenty of chances and talking points. The only thing we haven't had is a goal!

45
We will have a minimum of one minute added time.

44
Holt is then penalised for a foul on Reid as they went up for a high ball.

43
Holt gets in a cross which just dips over the West Ham bar.

42
Big talking point there about whether the challenge was inside or outside the box - replays suggest the referee got it right.

41
Johnson takes it and it's into the wall before Garrido blasts the rebound over.

40
Yellow card for Collins

39
Surman then drives to the edge of the box and is chopped down by Collins but referee Foy gives a fre-kick right on the 18 yard line rather than the penalty the hosts were demanding.

38
Surman takes this one but it's too flat and Cole heads clear at the near post.

37
Corner for the home side which Snodgrass takes and O'Brien heads out at the far post for another one.

36
Norwich knock the ball about in midfield and Snodgrass has seen plenty of the ball in the last 10 minutes.

35
Jackson is again caught offside as West Ham's line all came out at once to snare him.

34
Diame then powers his way to the edge of the Norwich box and lets fly but Ruddy grabs it at the second attempt.

33
Ruddy's long punt downfield falls to Snodgrass in the box and lays it back to Holt who fires wide from 18 yards.

32
Taylor whips a free kick into the Norwich box but it's an easy take for keeper Ruddy.

31
31 Holt is caught offside and the Hammers will take their time over this free kick.

30
Jackson bursts forward but Collins matches his run and gets in a strong tackle to stop him.

29
Another terrific passage of play with Hammers keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen coming to his side's rescue.

28
Snodgrass again and this time his shot is parried, with follow ups from Holt and Snodgrass blocked by a stretched West Ham defence.

27
Snodgrass then bursts into the box but his cross is cleared.

26
Cole is caught offside and Norwich have a chance to get their breath back after being under pressure.

25
Referee Foy deems there was a deflection and awards a corner but again it is cleared.

24
24 Vaz Te works a shooting opportunity on the edge of the box and drills the ball wide.

23
West Ham have a corner but again Norwich manage to clear their lines.

22
Barnett gets in a great challege on Cole as they run towards the by-line, with the West Ham striker sliding into a couple of pitchside photographers.

21
O'Brien's long throw is flicked into the box by Cole but Norwich get the ball clear.

20
Training ground set piece as Surman rolls it to Johnson on the edge of the box but Taylor reads it and makes a great tackle to rob him.

19
Johnson floats a free kick into the West Ham box and Demel is forced to head clear at the expense of a corner.

18
How is this game still 0-0!

17
O'Brien bursts into the Norwich box and pulls the bal back for Nola whose snap-shot from eight yards is thwarted by a superb reaction save from Ruddy.

16
But Norwich win it back and Snodgrass bursts into the box and goes down under trhe challenge of Nolan but the referee ignores loud penaly appeals with Noland furious at the home player for the way he went down.

15
Snodgrass takes it and it's poor - low and straight into the wall.

14
Jackson is fouled 22 yards from goal and Norwich have a free kick central and in a dangerous position.

13
Jackson gets in a low cross for the hosts but Reid is on hanmd to clear his lines.

12
Best opening of the game so far and Taylor will be disappointed not to have given West Ham the lead.

11
Vaz Te jinks his way into the box and his cross is parried by keeper Ruddy, Cole stabs the loose ball goalwards and martin blocks before Taylor drills the ball wide from eight yards.

10
It's been a case of Norwich dictating play in the early stages, but West Ham look sharp on the break.

9
Jackson slides the ball through for Surman in the box but Collins denies him with a terrific tackle.

8
Strange to see Holt playing down the left in the early stages, rather than through the middle.

7
Holt and O'Brien then contest a fierce 50/50 on the touchline - West Ham have a throw and both loked as though they enjoyed that!

6
Jackson picks out Holt on the edge of the box but his first-time cross is poor and West Ham clear their lines.

5
Even at this early stage I can say with some degree of confidence that we're not going to get a drab 0-0 draw!

4
Another chance with Andy Surman jinking his way into the box before flashing a shot wide of the far post.

3
Lively start on a beautiful September day.

2
West Ham respond with Kevin Nolan glancing a header just inches wide of the far post.

1
Norwich get us under way and early appeals from the hosts for a handball from Simeon Jackson's cross.

Our colleagues at Sky Bet make Norwich 11/8 favourites to win the game, with West Ham 2/1 and the draw on offer at 23/10. In their popular price boosts section, they make Norwich to win 2-0 11//1, West Ham to win 2-0 16/1, Simeon Jackson to score first 13/2 and Ricardo Vaz Te to score first 10/1.

Paul Smith, a West Ham fan stuck at work, says: "The Hammers can go joint top today and the European dream continues. Been a long time since West Ham beat Norwich away but I think today is the day and I would take the just over 2/1 on West Ham going joint top before 3pm. Surely we have a squad capable of turning Norwich over - we need to be in the top 10 in October to have a good chance of survival. P.S. Can you give us the Olympic Stadium please? I fancy West Brom, Chelsea and City today to be the four big away winners, along with the Hammers."

First e-mail of the day comes from Gabriel Sutton who says: "I'm like you, so glad the international break is over! As a Birmingham City fan I can't say how much I want Chris Hughton to succeed at Norwich. He did an exceptional job for us with the resources he had and I think most Blues fans can understand why he wanted to move on. It's a shame for the Hammers that Andy Carroll was injured because he seemed to get the best out of the team in the time he played against Fulham, but Carlton Cole is a like-for-like swap. Norwich probably need the win most, but I'm saying a draws bit more likely."

Norwich defender Russell Martin is passed fit from an ankle problem to face West Ham in today's lunchtime Barclays Premier League clash at Carrow Road. However, there is no place for winger Antony Pilkington, as Andrew Surman comes into the starting XI, with on-loan Tottenham striker Harry Kane among the substitutes. West Ham are without injured England frontman Andy Carroll, so Carlton Cole leads the attack. New signing Matt Jarvis and Yossi Benayoun, back for a second spell with the Hammers on loan from Chelsea, are on the bench.

The line-ups are here - Norwich: Ruddy, Russell Martin, Barnett, Bassong, Garrido, Snodgrass, Howson, Johnson, Surman, Holt, Jackson. Subs: Rudd, Turner, Hoolahan, Fox, Morison, Tierney, Kane. West Ham: Jaaskelainen, Demel, Reid, Collins, O'Brien, Diame, Noble, Vaz Te, Nolan, Taylor, Cole. Subs: Henderson, McCartney, Tomkins, Jarvis, Maiga, Benayoun, Diarra. Referee: Chris Foy (Merseyside)

I don't know about you, but I'm growing to dislike the international break with a passion! But thankfully, football has now returned in its full glory and I'm happy again! So welcome to coverage of today's Premier League clash between Norwich City and West Ham United from Carrow Road. Both sides have made mixed starts to the new season with Chris Hughton's Canaries having drawn two and lost one of their three games so far, while the newly-promoted Hammers have won two and lost one since returning to the top flight. Team news and line-ups to follow while, as always, we welcome your views on the game so send them to simon.crawford@bskyb.com and I'll publish the best ones.

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