Barclays Premier League

WBA, Hammers in stalemate

2012-12-16 20:22
Carlton Cole (AFP)

West Bromwich - West Bromwich Albion and West Ham United both failed to reverse disappointing sequences of results after a 0-0 draw between the teams in the English Premier League on Sunday.

West Brom midfielder James Morrison came closest to breaking the deadlock at The Hawthorns, twice striking the crossbar in the second half, as his side ended a run of three consecutive defeats.

The draw left Steve Clarke's men in sixth place, two points below the top four, while visitors West Ham lie 11th following a run of matches that has seen them pick up just five points from a possible 18.

West Ham threatened first, Matt Taylor heading over from Carlton Cole's left-wing cross, before the hosts took a grip on the game.

Peter Odemwingie and Chris Brunt each tested visiting goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen from distance, while Shane Long dragged a shot narrowly wide of the right-hand post.

It was the visitors who created the better chances, however.

In the 32nd minute, Winston Reid volleyed over from barely five yards following a knock-down by James Collins, before a vicious strike by Cole had to be beaten away by West Brom goalkeeper Boaz Myhill.

If the first half had been a slow-burner, the second sprang to life immediately.

Scotland midfielder Morrison hooked the ball onto the West Ham crossbar with an improvised back-heel volley from a corner, before Gary O'Neil curled a glorious effort a whisker wide of the left-hand upright at the other end.

Jaaskelainen then saved from Zoltan Gera at the second attempt, before Joey O'Brien lifted Mark Noble's free-kick narrowly over the hosts' crossbar as the game opened up.

Morrison found the woodwork again in the 74th minute, rattling the bar with a header from Brunt's right-wing corner.

West Ham procured one last chance in stoppage time, but Myhill was equal to Cole's low strike.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

Tinkler praises his Pirates

2015-08-01 21:11

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Tue, 29 Jul 2014 @00:00
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
08 August 2015
Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur, Old Trafford 13:45
Norwich City v Crystal Palace, Carrow Road 16:00
Everton v Watford, Goodison Park 16:00
Leicester City v Sunderland, King Power Stadium 16:00
Bournemouth v Aston Villa, Vitality Stadium 16:00
Chelsea v Swansea City, Stamford Bridge 18:30
09 August 2015
Arsenal v West Ham United, Emirates Stadium 14:30
Newcastle United v Southampton, St. James' Park 14:30
Stoke City v Liverpool, Britannia Stadium 17:00
10 August 2015
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City, The Hawthorns 21:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Vote

With the season all but done, are you happy with your side's performance?

 
 
/Sport
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.