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West Ham United 0-0 Stoke City

Andy Carroll and Ryan Shawcross
Stoke's Ryan Shawcross kept West Ham striker Andy Carroll at bay

West Ham were held by Stoke in a scrappy but entertaining goalless draw.

The visitors produced an impressive attacking display to beat Manchester City last week, but could not find the same form again.

Marco van Ginkel, brought in for the injured Xherdan Shaqiri, had Stoke's best chance in the first half but he put wide from close range.

West Ham enjoyed more action in front of goal but they were denied time after time by Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland.

It means the Hammers have now gone six games without a win in the league - their last victory coming against Chelsea on 24 October - although they have picked up four draws in that period.

Stoke City have now kept seven clean sheets in their last nine Premier League games.

The draw saw the hosts slip one place to eighth while the Potters remain 11th.

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No Shaqiri, no party

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West Ham 0-0 Stoke: Mark Hughes happy despite goalless draw

Stoke were dealt a blow before the game when Shaqiri was ruled out with a hamstring strain, and they lacked the attacking prowess they showed in their 2-0 win last weekend.

Van Ginkel should have done better when he scuffed wide from Ibrahim Afellay's pass in the first half, while substitute Mame Diouf nearly won it at the end when he went one-on-one with keeper Adrian, who saved with his feet.

Bojan was ineffective up-front, having only two shots all game, while Marko Arnautovic failed to produce the same finishing that saw him score twice against Man City.

Although they lacked attacking flair, their defence was solid once again, with Butland making eight saves.

Antonio gets his chance

West Ham have been hit by a number of injuries to key players in recent weeks - the latest casualties Winston Reid and Victor Moses joining Dimitri Payet, Diafra Sakho and Manuel Lanzini on the sidelines.

Manager Slaven Bilic called upon Michail Antonio to make his first Premier League start, and the former Nottingham Forest attacking midfielder impressed for the Hammers.

The 25-year-old had five shots on goal - more than any other player on the pitch - but failed to put it past an in-form Butland.

Andy Carroll made a menace of himself up front, and engaged in a physical battle with defender Ryan Shawcross, but the big England striker was not able to find the killer touch, with only two shots on target.

Touch map
West Ham striker Andy Carroll only took four touches in the box over 90 minutes, as seen on the left map. It was the same amount as his Stoke counterpart Mame Diouf (right map), who played for 30 minutes of the second half

Man of the match

Jack Butland
Michail Antonio looked decent for West Ham, but the plaudits go to Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland for keeping his seventh clean sheet of the season

Manager reaction

West Ham boss Slaven Bilic: "Both teams defended well. We hit the post twice and they did once. I'm not happy with the result but it was a fair result.

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West Ham 0-0 Stoke: Slaven Bilic content with a point

"Considering the effort we put in I can't be unhappy with my team.

"I can't be happier with our spirit and togetherness and resilience and, at times, our quality."

Stoke manager Mark Hughes: "We're reasonably pleased with the draw.

"I thought we defended really well. Both teams will be comfortable with the point. That's something we can build on.

"[The clean sheet record] is a base and platform to build on. West Ham are a good team and as the home side we knew it was a test for us."

The stats you need to know

  • No keeper has kept more clean sheets in the Premier League than Jack Butland this campaign (seven, level with Joe Hart). He also has the best saves-to-shots ratio in the Premier League so far in 2015-16 (82.5%).
  • The Potters have not conceded a Premier League goal while Ryan Shawcross has been on the pitch this season (497 minutes).
  • West Ham have won just two of their last nine Premier League home games (W2 D4 L3), but are unbeaten in the last six.
  • The Hammers have kept back-to-back clean sheets twice this season. They also did it against Liverpool and Newcastle in August/September.

What next?

West Ham face managerless Swansea at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday, 20 December while Stoke welcome Crystal palace the day before.

Line-ups

West Ham

  • 13Adrián
  • 5Tomkins
  • 19Collins
  • 21Ogbonna
  • 3Cresswell
  • 4SongSubstituted forE Valenciaat 64'minutes
  • 10Zárate
  • 16Noble
  • 8KouyatéBooked at 67mins
  • 30AntonioSubstituted forJelavicat 83'minutes
  • 9Carroll

Substitutes

  • 1Randolph
  • 11E Valencia
  • 12Jenkinson
  • 14Obiang
  • 26Jelavic
  • 35Oxford
  • 39Cullen

Stoke

  • 1Butland
  • 8Johnson
  • 17Shawcross
  • 26Wollscheid
  • 3PietersBooked at 38mins
  • 20CameronSubstituted forAdamat 68'minutes
  • 6Whelan
  • 14AfellayBooked at 63minsSubstituted forWaltersat 66'minutes
  • 15Van GinkelSubstituted forDioufat 56'minutes
  • 10Arnautovic
  • 27Bojan

Substitutes

  • 2Bardsley
  • 11Joselu
  • 12Wilson
  • 16Adam
  • 18Diouf
  • 19Walters
  • 29Haugaard
Referee:
Andre Marriner
Attendance:
34,857

Match Stats

Home TeamWest HamAway TeamStoke
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home24
Away12
Shots on Target
Home10
Away3
Corners
Home11
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, West Ham United 0, Stoke City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, West Ham United 0, Stoke City 0.

Attempt blocked. Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Ryan Shawcross.

Attempt missed. Enner Valencia (West Ham United) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high. Assisted by Mauro Zárate.

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by James Collins.

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Enner Valencia.

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Angelo Ogbonna.

Attempt saved. Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke City) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marko Arnautovic.

Erik Pieters (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nikica Jelavic (West Ham United).

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Jack Butland.

Attempt saved. Enner Valencia (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Glen Johnson (Stoke City).

Enner Valencia (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Mauro Zárate (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nikica Jelavic.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Nikica Jelavic replaces Michail Antonio.

Attempt saved. Enner Valencia (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Andy Carroll with a headed pass.

Mauro Zárate (West Ham United) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Michail Antonio.

Attempt blocked. Michail Antonio (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Cheikhou Kouyaté.

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by James Collins.

Attempt blocked. Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Charlie Adam (Stoke City) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mame Biram Diouf.

Attempt missed. Bojan (Stoke City) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jonathan Walters.

Attempt saved. Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke City) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Glen Johnson.

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Mame Biram Diouf.

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Jack Butland.

Foul by Glenn Whelan (Stoke City).

Mauro Zárate (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Mark Noble (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Mauro Zárate.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Erik Pieters (Stoke City) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Andy Carroll (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mauro Zárate with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Stoke City. Charlie Adam replaces Geoff Cameron.

Attempt missed. Bojan (Stoke City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high following a set piece situation.

Attempt blocked. Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Geoff Cameron (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United).

Substitution

Substitution, Stoke City. Jonathan Walters replaces Ibrahim Afellay.

goal

As It Stood

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2Leicester1595132211132
3Arsenal1593327131430
4Man Utd168532112929
5Tottenham1568125121326
6Crystal Palace168262115626
7Watford167451816225
8West Ham166642521424
9Everton165832921823
10Liverpool156541817123
11Stoke166551314-123
12Southampton165652119221
13West Brom155461419-519
14Bournemouth164482031-1116
15Chelsea154381724-715
16Swansea163581524-914
17Norwich163581828-1014
18Newcastle153481630-1413
19Sunderland1633101730-1312
20Aston Villa1513111328-156
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