Poor Norwich - having had by far the better of proceedings up until the final ten minutes, suddenly West Ham struck with a piece of rare class and James Collins had given the home side the lead. Then, as the Canaries pushed forwarrd to try and salvage a point, Momo Diame broke free and settled matters with a viciously deflected shot. 2-0, 10 points from their last four games, and a thirteenth clean sheet of the season. Suddenly we are in the top half of the table!!!
Top marks again to Adrian, who made a few excellent saves and is rapidly becoming a trusty replacement for Jaaskelainen, while Tomkins and Collins again demonstrated how 'proper' centre backs position themselves. We were left almost wishing we could get another crack at Man City, almost but not quite!
Maybe it's just as well that Andy Carroll was missing because one can only imagine the hype if he had been playing in the last two games comparing with versus without Carroll - at the very least this demonstrated that we can grind out results as long as we have two of our preferred three centre backs on the field.
Crisis, what crisis?