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Hammers return to winning ways

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West Ham kickstarted their Barclays Premier League campaign and inflicted a fourth straight defeat on Norwich with a 2-1 win at Upton Park.

The Hammers, who last won against Chelsea here on December 1, went ahead through a Mark Noble penalty after just three minutes when referee Mark Clattenburg spotted a shirt pull by defender Ryan Bennett.

Norwich midfielder Robert Snodgrass rattled the woodwork with a free-kick before Joey O'Brien crashed home a second on 26 minutes, which proved enough for a morale-boosting victory ahead of next weekend's FA Cup tie against Manchester United. Russell Martin netted a late consolation with a well-taken volley for his third goal in two games.

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Norwich City
Joey O'Brien
Football
Chelsea
Premier League
Russell Martin
Manchester United
Mark Noble
Ryan Bennett
Robert Snodgrass
West Ham United
FA Cup

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