West Ham boss Allardyce turns on Jaaskelainen after Norwich defeat

West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce turned on goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen after defeat at Norwich City.

West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce turned on goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen after defeat at Norwich City.

With West Ham 1-0 up through a first-half Ravel Morrison strike, Jaaskelainen dropped a cross and in a moment of frenzied panic, he dived desperately towards the ball and felled Norwich forward Gary Hooper, who lashed home the spot kick to equalise.

With the crowd buoyed, Norwich kicked on to seal a remarkable turnaround, with an exquisite free-kick from Robert Snodgrass followed up by an injury time strike by Leroy Fer to clinch the win.

"It was three mistakes in one," Allardyce said, "He [Jaaskelainen] loses the first one, tries to grab the second one, loses it again and then he got so desperate that he goes lunging in to try and get himself out of trouble and he ends up giving a penalty away."

He added: "Jussi is gutted. You can see it in his face. It's one those unfortunate errors that goalies can make. It's happened at a time where we didn't really want it to happen. It was a costly second half for us that we didn't expect."

 
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