Sebastien Haller (left) joined West Ham United from Eintracht Frankfurt for a club record £45m

Sebastien Haller scored his third goal in two games for West Ham as they beat Norwich City 2-0 at London Stadium.

The Frenchman gave the hosts the lead with an easy finish from close range after a low cross from the left wing by Arthur Masuaku.

The Canaries’ Todd Cantwell struck the crossbar from close range in the second half but the flag was raised for offside.

Andriy Yarmolenko then doubled West Ham’s advantage as he found the net with a left-footed volley after Norwich failed to clear.

West Ham’s victory lifts them to fifth while Norwich suffered a third defeat in four league games and have now conceded more goals (10) than anyone else in the Premier League this season.

Despite going in 1-0 down at the break, Norwich fared well against an organised West Ham side, with Cantwell coming closest to inspiring a quick equaliser.

After Max Aarons put a fine run into the box, beating several West Ham markers in the process, he delivered a chipped ball to Cantwell who headed over the bar from close range.

The visitors’ task was made harder on 36 minutes when captain Christoph Zimmermann was forced off through injury following a robust tackle from Haller.

Ibrahim Amadou replaced him, having only made his debut in their midweek Carabao Cup defeat by Crawley Town, and the inexperience showed as the hosts dominated the second half.

Despite the visitors’ best efforts, the Hammers did well to cancel out Norwich’s prolific goalscorer Teemu Pukki to complete what was ultimately a routine win against the newly promoted side.

More to follow.

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