Before the international fixtures, West Ham were still looking for their first home win in the Premier League. They suffered a 0-5 defeat against Manchester City in their first game. In the previous three games, West Ham won two and drew the other one so their results reflected they were increasing their standard recently.
For Norwich, they faced giants like Liverpool and Chelsea in their first few fixtures. They lost both games but their style of play and performances were applauded by the fans. Finnish striker Teemu Pukki scored five already in just three Premier League matches. Norwich were eye-catching this year. This tactical analysis is going to reveal the tactical battle between both teams, in which West Ham got their first home win.
West Ham started a very strong eleven despite new signing Pablo Fornals sitting on the bench. Fabián Balbuena was injured so Angelo Ogbonna took his position. Andriy Yarmolenko started again after suffering from an Achilles tendon rupture last season. Another new arrival Sébastien Haller started as a striker. Manuel Lanzini, who signed a new contract with West Ham days ago partnered alongside Mark Noble in the midfield. It was a 4-1-4-1 formation.
Daniel Farke’s Norwich played in a 4-2-3-1 formation again. Grant Hanley was injured so Christoph Zimmermann replaced the Scottish captain.
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