West Ham boss Allardyce blames mistakes for Norwich loss

After seeing his side squander a half-time lead against Norwich City and lose 3-1, West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce has admitted that his team only had themselves to blame, Sky Sports.

West Ham dominated the first half at Carrow Road, going ahead on 32 minutes as Ravel Morrison converted Kevin Nolan’s pull-back, but the hosts were able turn the game around as Gary Hooper equalised from the penalty spot after being brought down by Hammers goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen, before Robert Snodgrass curled home a free-kick to give Norwich the lead. Leroy Fer completed the scoring in stoppage time.

Going into the game, West Ham had only conceded one goal away from home, and had kept six clean sheets from their opening 10 Premier League games, but this result saw them overtaken by Norwich in the table, and they are now just a point clear of the relegation zone.

And afterwards, a frustrated Allardyce said: “What disappoints me more is that the confidence we have gained from our away-performance results was there for all to see in the first half. But then our own errors and our own mistakes have let Norwich back into a game that they shouldn’t have got back into and we’ve ended up with no points instead of picking up points and a win.

“We’ve only ourselves to blame. When we needed that all-important clean sheet today to get the three points it’s deserted us on our own failings rather than Norwich’s good play.”

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