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Premier League Preview: West Ham v Norwich City

9 February 2014 20:01

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce has urged his side to build on their recent momentum when they host Norwich City at Upton Park.

Allardyce's side can win three consecutive Premier League games for the first time since May 2007 on Tuesday, as they bid to open up breathing space between themselves and the relegation zone.

They have recorded back-to-back 2-0 victories against Swansea City and Aston Villa, but still only remain two points clear of the bottom three.

Allardyce is now keen to record a fourth home league win of the season to help their fight against the drop.

"Ten points out of the last five games is a pretty good spell at the moment and Tuesday is on its way against Norwich," he said after Saturday's victory over Villa.

"While we are out of the bottom three, we are not satisfied because we have only got 25 points from 25 games and we need more points than games on the board as quick as we can."

Norwich will also come into the clash in decent spirit after becoming only the fourth team this season to stop Manchester City from scoring in the league.

They held on bravely to claim a 0-0 draw on Saturday, although Upton Park has traditionally not been a happy hunting ground for them.

Chris Hughton's side have not won there since March 1989 and given that they have only won twice on their travels in the league this season, ending that record could prove difficult.

Having conceded 26 goals in away matches this term, Norwich's task will be tough, and to make matters worse, West Ham have not conceded a goal in their last three Premier League matches.

Top scorer Gary Hooper has not scored in his last seven matches for Norwich, but Hughton is confident that he will be fit to lead the line after being withdrawn midway through the second half on Saturday after taking a knock.

"I think he's okay," Hughton said. "I was taking Gary off anyway, he was working really hard and we needed some fresh legs in that forward area."

Hughton will also hope to have Robert Snodgrass (groin) and Jonas Gutierrez (calf) back to supply him after they both missed the draw with City.

Andy Carroll serves the second of his three-match suspension for the hosts, so Kevin Nolan could again start up front or Allardyce could opt to give new signing Marco Borriello his first start.

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Competition
Premier League
Date
11 February 2014
Game week
26
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
2 - 0
Venue
Boleyn Ground (London)
Attendance
35153

Goals

J. Collins 84'
(assist by M. Diamé) 
1 - 0
M. Diamé 90'+4
(assist by M. Noble) 
2 - 0

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
46
21 90+4'
47 90+3'
2
8
10
22
# Player Bookings
16
12 90+3'
9
3
13
14
18

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 12 +19 32
2 11 +18 25
3 12 +11 24
4 12 +4 19
5 12 -1 19
6 12 +4 18
7 12 +3 18
8 12 +5 17
9 12 +3 17
10 12 -2 15
11 11 -1 14
12 11 -2 14
13 12 -4 13
14 12 -7 13
15 11 -2 11
16 11 -11 11
17 12 -7 10
18 12 -12 10
19 11 -6 9
20 12 -12 8

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