first_img 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 Barclays Premier League and left Norwich down in 16th – with Hughton bemoaning his side’s missed chances. “I am very, very frustrated,” he said. “When you come here, you know you’ll be up against a direct and physical game and you have to match them. For nearly all the game we were able to do that but you rely on getting a little release by scoring goals. “No-one can say we didn’t attempt to get into goal areas and didn’t create chances. It is a bit too familiar, creating chances and not putting them away. We put more pressure on ourselves. “The first goal is a ball we dealt with all game and on that one occasion we didn’t. When you don’t get the lead that you think you deserve, you are always under pressure. It’s the first goal that hurt us and the missed chances.” England goalkeeper John Ruddy was culpable for Collins’ crucial opening goal as he rushed from his line only to see Diame’s cross float over his head. But Hughton refused to lay the defeat at the door of his goalkeeper, who had faced a largely quiet opening 84 minutes of the game, “I’m never one to apportion blame but it’s the type of ball we dealt with very well all game,” said Hughton. “When you play West Ham you have to deal with a lot of them and we did it well. No doubt the better chances fell to us. There was so much good about our performance. “The (opposition) keeper’s made some good saves and unfortunately in our last two away games both keepers have put in man-of-the-match performances. It shows we’re creating chances. But we’ve got to look at ourselves.” West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has now seen the club enjoy 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 top flight. “It is just delightful,” Allardyce said. “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.” Norwich manager Chris Hughton was once again left ruing the inability of his players to convert their chances as the Canaries were beaten by two late West Ham goals. Press Association Summer signing Gary Hooper spurned the best of the visitors’ chances at Upton Park as Norwich continued to come up against Adrian, a goalkeeper in fantastic form. Robert Snodgrass and Alex Tettey also saw decent efforts kept out by the Spaniard before James Collins headed home a Mo Diame cross with six minutes remaining, paving the way for a 2-0 win. last_img read more


first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThunder Bay Junior High is on a mission, the 8th grade band class had the opportunity to travel to Chicago for a little educational fun. Over 20 students along with their Band Director, Mr. Gozzard made their way to Chicago for the annual trip. The class were able to experience the Chicago Symphony, The Blue Man Group, and other sites.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Band, Band Trip, Chicago, Thunder Bay Junior HighContinue ReadingPrevious WBKB’s Mothers Day Special: Happy Mothers Day to all of the Moms Out ThereNext Another Meth Lab Busted in the Alpena Arealast_img read more


first_imgCycling Ireland has named An Post-Sean Kelly rider Ronan McLaughlin as the third member of the Irish team for the men’s elite World Road Race Championships in Valkenburg, Holland, next Sunday.The Donegal man will take his place on the start line next weekend alongside Nicolas Roche and Dan Martin to complete a strong Irish team for the title race.Roche and Martin had been confirmed on the Irish team for the race last month, but Cycling Ireland at the time opted to hold off on naming the third rider for the team. It decided to shortlist three riders for that final berth namely, national champion Matt Brammeier (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), Philip Deignan (Unitedhealthcare) and McLaughlin.Currently riding with his trade team in the Tour of Britain, McLaughlin rode very strongly in the early miles of the opening stages in a bid to make the breakaways. When that failed he turned his attention to helping Sam Bennett get up for the first of his three top 10 placings, with Bennett heaping praise on McLaughlin in an interview in recent days.McLaughlin finally made the breakaway on stage 4, and after going on the attack as that escape was caught, he was awarded the combativity prize for his efforts. He was on the attack again today on the 7th and penultimate stage of the race. His demonstration of form this week tilted the Worlds selection process in his favour and he is now confirmed for the Irish team.From Muff, McLaughlin has been with the Sean Kelly Team from the outset, and rode with them before An Post became involved as a sponsor. While he has ridden the U23 World and European Championships for Ireland he has never ridden an elite Worlds. Another Muff cyclist, Matthew Doyle, has also been selected for the Junior World Championship at the same event. DONEGAL CYCLIST MCLAUGHLIN NAMED IN IRISH TEAM FOR ELITE WORLD RACE was last modified: September 15th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:muffRONAN MCLAUGHLINWorld Road Race Championshiplast_img read more