West Ham holds Norwich to 0-0 draw in EPL
NORWICH, England (AP, AFP) - West Ham held firm to secure a dour 0-0 draw at Norwich in the Premier League on Saturday and maintain the team's impressive return to England's top flight.
West Ham had made a bright start in the Norfolk sunshine and Ricardo Vaz Te saw his deflected cross headed goalwards by Carlton Cole, only for Russell Martin to clear off the line.
But Norwich hit back and West Ham goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen and his defenders made a series of blocks to turn away efforts from Snodgrass, Sebastien Bassong, Grant Holt and Andrew Surman during a frantic period following a corner.
Substitute Harry Kane squandered the best chance of the match for the hosts in injury time, shooting weakly at West Ham goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen after a counterattack to leave Norwich without a victory. This was its third draw in a row, having opened up with a 5-0 thrashing at Fulham.