Norwich City 0-0 West Ham United
Norwich are still without a Premier League win under Chris Hughton after a stalemate with West Ham at Carrow Road.
The Canaries have failed to win in any of their four opening games and drew their third in succession against an organised West Ham team who will be pleased with a point. Most of the tie provided entertainment but went flat in areas with both sides lacking quality in the final third. The Hammers travelled to Norfolk without the inured Andy Carroll and the lack of goal threat showed in the 90 minutes, although Sam Allardyce's side almost took the lead in a couple of occasions in the first-half. The first opportunity fell to Carlton Cole when Ricardo Vaz Te's initial shot was blocked and the big striker's header was cleared off the line by Russell Martin, who performed similar heroic feats on a number of occasions last season, before Matt Taylor screwed a shot wide with his right foot. Kevin Nolan also came close for the visitors but was denied his third goal of the season by a superb one-handed save by John Ruddy, who remained untroubled for almost the remainder of the game. Norwich somehow failed to put the ball in the back of the net when Robert Snodgrass and Grant Holt both saw shots blocked in a surge of pressure which saw Jussi Jaaskelainen pull off a superb triple save in the West Ham goal. The major talking point of the first-half came on 40 minutes when the lively Andrew Surman was brought down on the edge of the box by James Collins and the home side appealed for a penalty, only for referee Chris Foy to award a free-kick. Replays indicate it was the correct decision by the official, although West Ham may still feel let off after Bradley Johnson struck the resulting set-piece straight into the wall. Norwich had the better of the second-half and always looked most likely to take the lead with Simeon Jackson forcing a wonder save out of Jaaskelainen with a powerful effort from 25-yards. Snodgrass and Johnson also found space to shoot for the Canaries but failed to trouble Jaaskelainen while substitute Steve Morison blazed a volley over from outside the box. Vaz Te wasted chance after chance for West Ham at the other end with a series of hapless crosses with the visitors beginning to find a foothold in the game, but it was Hughton's side who almost stole the win in the dying moments. Tottenham loanee Harry Kane caused all sorts of problems after joining the action in place of Grant Holt and bent a shot wide of the post from 20-yards moments after coming on. The 19-year-old almost became an instant hit at Carrow Road when the best chance of the game fell to him in stoppage time but he did not have the beating of Jaaskelainen from inside the box. The miss summarised Norwich's start to the season with the Canaries struggling in front of goal and the club now have fixtures against Newcastle, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal to look forward to.