The Hammers are doing really great this Premier League season. Before the game against the last one in the Norwich table, Fabiański’s team was fifth in the league table, just one point behind the fourth Gunners. The Polish goalkeeper played in all 20 previous meetings of his team in the Premier League, he gave 27 goals in them and kept a clean sheet four times.
In the match against the outsiders from Norwich, David Moyes’ team should take the lead in the second minute of the game. Jarrod Bowen was in the perfect position to beat Tim Krul, but he shot straight at the Dutch goalkeeper.
West Ham played football, dominating, but had obvious problems in creating clear goals in the first half. Norwich was virtually non-existent – as was the case with most of the team’s Premier League matches. At the end of the first half of his strength, Przemysław Płatheta tried, but Łukasz Fabiański probably caught his shot.
When it seemed certain that the players of both teams would come to the dressing room with a goalless draw, Jarrod Bowen finally got his way. The British winger ran from behind the Norwich defenders and showed a very nice “head”.
Shortly after switching sides to 2-0 he could have raised Michail Antonio, who received a great pass by Pablo Fornals. His shot, however, only hit the crossbar of Tim Krul’s goal.
Five minutes later, the extremely active Jarrod Bowen had another opportunity in this match, but this time he only hit the goal post of Norwich. After the break, David Moyes’ players were clearly on the move and scoring their second goal seemed to be only a matter of time.
In the 67th minute of the game Łukasz Fabiański had the opportunity to show his extraordinary skills. The Polish goalkeeper perfectly matched the ball to the post after a strong hit from outside the penalty area by Adam Idah.
Seven minutes before the end of regulation time, Jarrod Bowen was downing Norwich. The best player of the Wednesday game confidently threw his leg to the ball that was crossed into the penalty area by Arthur Masuaku.
The match in London ended with the score 2: 0, and thanks to beating Norwich, West Ham moved up to fourth place in the Premier League table. Its leader remains the extremely accelerated Manchester City.
West Ham United FC – Norwich City FC 2: 0 (1: 0)
Goals: Jarrod Bowen (42, 83)