West Ham has strolled to victory against a poor Norwich side. The visitors had the win wrapped up by half-time thanks to two goals from Benrahma and one from Antonio.
Lanzini’s successful penalty in the second half added gloss to the win. It may be a Pyrrhic victory for the Hammers, though, as they lost Antonio, Dawson and Benrahma to injury.
NORWICH CITY (4-2-3-1): Tim Krul; Max Aarons, Grant Hanley (c), Sam Byram, Brandon Williams; Jacob Lungi Sorensen, Billy Gilmour; Kieran Dowell, Pierre Lees-Melou, Milot Rashica; Teemu Pukki.
SUBS: Lukas Rupp, Przemyslaw Placheta, Jon Rowe, Tony Springett, Christos Tzolis, Ben Gibson, Angus Gunn, Dimitrios Giannoulis, Liam Gibbs.
WEST HAM UNITED (4-1-4-1): Lukasz Fabianski; Vladimir Coufal, Craig Dawson, Kurt Zouma, Aaron Cresswell; Declan Rice (c); Jarrod Bowen, Manuel Lanzini, Said Benhrama, Pablo Fornals; Michail Antonio.
SUBS: Ryan Fredericks, Alex Kral, Nikola Vlasic, Ben Johnson, Alphonse Areola, Mark Noble, Arthur Masuaku, Tomas Soucek, Andriy Yarmolenko.
GOAL! NORWICH CITY 0-1 WEST HAM UNITED! That didn’t take long. Benrahma goes for goal from the left of the box with his right foot after a switch of play by Bowen. The Algerian’s shot deflects off Aarons to catch Krul by surprise. The Norwich goalkeeper can’t keep it from finding the back of the net.
GOAL! NORWICH CITY 0-2 WEST HAM UNITED! Norwich copes well with Bowen’s ball in, but West Ham still has possession. However, Krul can’t claim Bowen’s through-ball, and Antonio prods the ball easily into the empty net!
GOAL! NORWICH CITY 0-3 WEST HAM UNITED! This game’s over as a contest already. Bowen cuts the ball back from the right for Benrahma, who lashes it high past Krul right down the centre. It’s a lovely goal.
GOAL! NORWICH CITY 0-4 WEST HAM UNITED! Lanzini gets on the scoresheet, slotting his penalty calmly into the bottom right corner of the net. Krul has no chance of keeping it out.
So, what’s next?
West Ham is still on track for another European adventure next season. For Norwich, the end of the season will be a relief. Relegation can’t come soon enough for them.
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