Premier League
West Ham United 2-0 Norwich City 

Saturday, 31st August 2019
by Chris Wilkerson

West Ham United picked up their first home victory of the season with a professional and dominant win against newly promoted Norwich City.

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Player Ratings

Lukasz Fabianski
Easy game, but held everything he had to deal with.

Ryan Fredericks
Some sloppy moments, but again showing how vital his pace is in defence, covering others.

Arthur Masuaku
Threatened rarely but did see the odd moment where Aarons got round him. But he was otherwise excellent and his crossing superb, which earned the first goal.

Issa Diop
Unchallenged, made it an easy game for himself by being a step ahead of Norwich?EUR(TM)s play. Moved out of defence brilliantly on a few occasions.

Angelo Ogbonna
Mainly dealt with Pukki and did it well. Looking solid.

Declan Rice
Comfortably went about his work. A few fouls in there that were actually nice to see, a little bit imposing and done in the right areas.

Mark Noble
Set a tone in the middle. Wasn?EUR(TM)t as good with his forward passing, but got in and about Norwich when they started well and bullied them, especially Cantwell. Probably turned the game.

Felipe Anderson
Absolutely magic. Just unplayable for much of the second half, was toying with Norwich defenders and midfielders all over the pitch. Worth rewatching the game to watch him play.

Manuel Lanzini
Dovetailing with Anderson, the two were too smart and fluid on the ball for Norwich.

Andriy Yarmolenko
Was having an up and down game before his goal, which was excellently taken. Does have the makings of a striker about him and was the one who got close to Haller.

Sebastien Haller
Put himself about well, linked with Lanzini and Anderson really well too and excellent to see another poacher?EUR(TM)s goal. Should have won a penalty too.


Robert Snodgrass
(Replace Yarmolenko) Dallied a few times on the ball but was getting up and down the pitch to close off the game and help on the counter.

Carlos Sanchez
(Replaced Noble) Did very little, just comfortably holding the late midfield shape.

Pablo Fornals
(Replaced Anderson) Few minutes but he ran hard and had a few nice touches.

Roberto Jimenez Gago
Did not play.

Pablo Zabaleta
Did not play.

Fabian Balbuena
Did not play.

Albian Ajeti
Did not play.

Match Facts

West Ham United: Lukasz Fabianski, Ryan Fredericks, Arthur Masuaku, Issa Diop, Angelo Ogbonna, Declan Rice, Mark Noble, Felipe Anderson, Manuel Lanzini, Andriy Yarmolenko, Sebastien Haller.

Goals: Sebastien Haller 24 Andriy Yarmolenko 56                .

Booked: Ryan Fredericks 60 Robert Snodgrass 74        .

Sent off: None.

Norwich City: Krul, Aarons, Godfrey, Zimmermann (Amadou 36), Lewis, Leitner, Trybull, Buendia, Cantwell (McLean 78), Stiepermann (Drmic 78), Pukki.

Subs not used: Fahrmann, Byram, Tettey, Vranic.

Goals: .

Booked: Aarons (62).

Sent off: None.

Referee: Paul Tierney.

Attendance: 59,950.

Man of the Match: Felipe Anderson.