Allardyce hails ‘terrific run of form’ after two-goal show sinks Norwich

07:00 12 February 2014

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce. Photo: Adam Davy/PA Wire

West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce. Photo: Adam Davy/PA Wire

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Manager Sam Allardyce is relishing West Ham’s best run in the top flight for seven years as his side scored two late goals to beat fellow strugglers Norwich City.

The Hammers have now enjoyed three consecutive Premier League wins for the first time since the end of the 2006/07 campaign, turning around early-season form as they seek to remain in the division.

James Collins headed home a Mohamed Diame cross with six minutes remaining, paving the way for a 2-0 win.

As Norwich poured forward in search of a deserved equaliser, second-half substitute Diame was released into the Canaries’ half and finished the game off deep into added time.

The win moved the Hammers up to 10th in the Premier League and Allardyce said: “It is just delightful.

“An outstanding victory and a hard-earned win - 13 points from six games is a terrific run of form considering where we were and the trouble we were in.

“Even 10th might not be out of trouble - we have to continue and get more results.

“It’s a great end to an important run of fixtures. If Norwich continue like that, they will have no problems. They were very good and gave us a good game.”

Allardyce was again left singling out the heroics of goalkeeper Adrian, who kept his fourth clean sheet in succession to set his side up for another valuable three points.

“Our goalkeeper kept us in the game,” Allardyce said.

“We scored late, when it is hard for anybody to come back into it - his reward was us winning it.”

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