Hammers V Canaries

You don't have to search too far back to find the most recent FA Cup encounter between the Hammers and Norwich City.

This weekend's clash is a repeat of last season's third round tie, albeit with the roles reversed. This time Premiership West Ham travel to Championship Norwich.

Last season's encounter produced one of the more thrilling 1-0 victories. The pulsating fixture looked to be heading towards a replay until Marlon Harewood swept a Luke Chadwick cross beyond Rob Green with only 10 minutes to spare. The game was also noteworthy for the full debut of Mark Noble.

Hammers had previously faced FA Cup ties against the Canaries on just three occasions, winning once, drawing once and losing once.

In 1985 the sides met in the fourth round at Upton Park. A Geoff Pike strike and a Ray Stewart penalty were enough to see West Ham through, and they eventually progressed to the quarter-finals.

Four years later, the two sides met at the quarter-final stage. A 0-0 draw at Upton Park was followed by a 3-1 defeat at Carrow Road and the Norfolk side went through to face Everton in the semi-finals. Paul Ince scored the Hammers' lone goal in the replay.

The one and only League Cup encounter was in 1991, with West Ham losing 2-1 at Norwich in the fourth round.

However, you have to search a long way back to find Hammers last win in any competition at Carrow Road - an event that has occurred just three times, and only once since the Second World War!

In Februay 1973, Bryan 'Pop' Robson fired the only goal in a 1-0 win. That meeting was the first between the two clubs for 34 years.

In March 1939, West Ham triumphed 6-2 away at Norwich, with two goals each from Stan Foxall, Jackie Morton and Sam Small. The strikes proved to be the last at West Ham for England international Morton, but not for Small, who bagged the only goal at Wembley the next year to win the War Cup for the Hammers.

Incidentally, until 2003-04, that match was the last between West Ham and Norwich that took place outside the top flight.

The only other away win over the Canaries was during the very first meeting in 1934. Hugh Mills and John Foreman were amongst the goals in a 2-1 victory.