Thursday 13 Feb
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On this day

On This Day: Substitutions aid Norwich comeback

 

Taking a look back at a classic West Ham United moment on this day in history, in association with Basset & Gold..

The wonder of football lies in how things can change in the blink of an eye - and on this day in 2016, Mark Noble's goal capped a sudden comeback at Carrow Road.

With Slaven Bilic's Hammers trailing in East Anglia to second-half goals from Norwich's Robbie Brady and Wes Hoolahan, the Croatian manager sent on the attacking cavalry from the bench, and saw his faith justly rewarded in a sharp, dramatic turnaround.

West Ham's first arrived on 74 minutes when substitute Victor Moses powered into the Canaries' box from the halfway line, somehow evading two challenges and producing a low shot parried out to the supporting Dmitri Payet to slide in.

Just three minutes later, and the scores were level, Moses picking out fellow substitute Andy Carroll on the left touchline, who poked the ball through for Payet to run onto. The Frenchman looked up and found Noble on the edge of the area, who made no mistake with a superb shot from 18 yards.

Third substitute Emmanuel Emenike twice had chances to win the match inside the final 15 minutes, but a point in unlikely circumstances was a solid reward for their efforts and helped the Irons go on to record their highest total (62) in the Premier League era.

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