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Summary

  1. Swansea remain in relegation zone
  2. West Ham's third straight goalless draw
  3. Watford beat Liverpool 3-0 earlier

Live Reporting

By Chris Osborne

All times stated are UK

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And with that we bid you all good night. See you soon, and enjoy Sports Personality of the Year!

'A positive point for us'

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West Ham United

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic, speaking to BBC Sport: "It's a good point for us. I want to praise my team because they showed great spirit. It was a good collective performance. Exactly what I said when those injuries hit us big time a few weeks ago, was the only way we can compensate is with teamwork. That is exactly what we've done in the last three games. Three clean sheets and three points. I really want to praise the guys. 

"Swansea started well, we didn't and I'm not happy about that. But after 35 minutes we started to press higher, keep the ball better, they had a few chances, we made some great blocks but we had some good situations and chances too

"The draw is a good result. Considering everything, it’s a big question mark - can we play offensively better than today without five really important players for us? That’s why this point is even bigger, it’s a positive point for us."

'We are not a bottom three side'

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Swansea City

Swansea City caretaker manager Alan Curtis, speaking to BBC Sport: "I thought we played well. In terms of the possession we looked like the kind of Swansea team we’ve seen over the last couple of seasons, but we possibly lacked a cutting edge up front. We could be more positive in our passing more as well, but I’m sure the chances will come and when they do hopefully we’ll get that bit of luck which we didn’t today, and can that elusive win.

"We said the season started last week for us. At Manchester City we were a lot better, and that today was certainly better than the last few home games. We picked up a point and a clean sheet, it’s just that final third where we need to find that little bit of magic from somebody. I don’t think we are a bottom three side. We are there, but in the quality of the last two performances, whoever does come in will be confident they can lift us up the table.

"For now we have to prepare as normal. We will carry on until the chairman and the board tells us otherwise."

'Payet coming back'

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"It is a good point for us and a third clean sheet in a row. They were very good in the first 25 minutes but we showed great character and spirit.

"We are losing some important players on the ball and the only way we can compensate for that loss is through teamwork and defending well and we are doing that.

"Payet, Lanzini, Sakho, Moses, Valencia, Carroll it is a different story with them when we have the ball. The guys who played played very well but it looks like a couple of them could be back soon. We hope that Payet could be back for the Liverpool game."

West Ham play Liverpool on 2 January.

Curtis ready to continue

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Swansea City

Swansea caretaker manager Alan Curtis: "We were excellent today. It is the way we have always played over the last seven or eight years.They showed no sign of nerves and responded well to slipping into the bottom three.

"We can all see that we are lacking a cutting edge. At least we looked like a Swansea City team again but we need to find something in the final third. Can we pass it forwards a bit quicker? Perhaps there is a need to do that.

"We could have had a penalty and that is something we need at the moment. If we had gone a goal up we would have relaxed.

"I have to presume that I am in charge for the next few games as time is tight but if someone comes in they will obviously take over."

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Swansea remain in the relegation zone after that draw but whoever does come in will surely fancy their chances of steering them upwards and onwards.

You'd rather inherit the Swansea squad than most in the bottom six - wouldn't you?

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One for the defenders that - and also one for shrewd fantasy football managers.

@BBCSport No moaning here - Ashley Williams and @Aaron_Cresswell clean sheets for my fantasy football! #mypointsnottheirs #bbcfootball

'The goals will come'

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West Ham midfielder Mark Noble: "We didn’t really get going today. It’s another draw for us but they are important points for us.

"We have lost a lot of players and to come away to a team with no manager, it’s a good point. Goals will come. We couldn’t stop scoring at the start of the season."

Shot-shy Swans

John Hartson

Former Wales striker on 5 live

"Swansea will be happy with the clean sheet but they dominated all over the park and will be disappointed with only two efforts on target.

"At least they haven't lost thought and they relied on Fabianski to make the best save of the game on Enner Valencia.

"They're in relegation form at the moment and need goals to help them get out of it - Gomis was strong up front today but there wasn't enough threat on goal."

'Two points dropped'

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Swansea captain Ashley Williams:"We had all the chances and we feel it is two points dropped. We are happy to keep a clean sheet but we need points.

"We kept the ball better then we have been, it’s what you have come to expect from us over the past few years. We’d all like [a new manager] sooner rather than later but until then we keep going and be professional."

Ashley Williams
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Hartson's Hammers verdict

John Hartson

Former Wales striker on 5 live

"West Ham will be a lot happier than Swansea there, they've gone away with a well-earned point as they defended strongly.

"They had a game plan to pack the midfield and James Collins was a rock at the back but they weren't much of a threat up top.

"Yet they will be delighted not to lose given all their injury problems."

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West Ham terrifically solid at the back - three 0-0s on the bounce for the first time ever in the league for them.

James Collins was superb.

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James Collins and Nikica Jelavic at full-time
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Swansea fans are clapping off their side, and they deserve it. They lacked edge in the final third but plenty of effort and a willingness to play good football.

Possibly also a thanks to caretaker boss Alan Curtis.

FULL-TIME

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West Ham's Slaven Bilic and Swansea caretaker manager Alan Curtis l
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Well done if you made it all the way through that one.

One for the defenders among us that.

Hope fades

Ian Brown

BBC football commentator on 5 live

"I'm not optimistic about a winning goal coming here..."

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Enner Valencia is a man who knows how to sum up 90 minutes in three seconds. He donks a terrible shot all kinds of wide. Superb.

A Dyer showing

John Hartson

Former Wales striker on 5 live

"I know it's hypothetical but this game would've really suited Nathan Dyer - Swansea let him go to Leicester and this is the type of game that would suit him down to the ground with his pace off the bench.

"I just can't understand why they let him go - we were talking about him breaking into the England squad a couple of years ago, that's how good he was at Swansea."

This game has been plenty Dyer in other ways though John...sorry.

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Nikica Jelavic reacts
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There'll be four minutes of injury time. And then it'll be over, I promise.

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West Ham have never drawn three games 0-0 successively in their league history...

...that's about to change.

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I almost don't want a goal in this game now, because that would give this match a billing it does not deserve.

Real hogging the goals?

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@BBCSport I reckon Real Madrid have stolen the goal allotment meant for the Swansea v West Ham game.. #bbcfootball

Don't think it works like that Ralph...although... 

For those that missed it Real Madrid trashed Rayo Vallecano 10-2 earlier and you can read Emlyn Begley's report here.

YELLOW CARD

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Carl Jenkinson, seconds after coming on, gets a yellow card for dissent after a disagreement over a throw-in.

It's been that sort of game.

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James Collins, the best player on the pitch today, meets a West Ham corner but it spins over.

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The type of season this is so far, West Ham will probably nick this.

James Tomkins has just come close. His shot was heading for the bottom corner before a Swansea boot got in the way.

The Hammers bring on Carl Jenkinson for Michail Antonio.

Collins the rock

John Hartson

Former Wales striker on 5 live

James Collins
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"James Collins has been a absolute rock for West Ham - he's made tackles and thrown himself in front of everything.

"He's a little bit lucky though not to have conceded a penalty - people will argue about it when they see the incident but it does hit his hand."

SUBSTITUTION

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Andre Ayew makes way for Swansea. On comes Modou Barrow.

Gomis goes walkabout

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James Collins heads a Swansea corner clear, and then he's straight back up to charge down a shot.

He's been good today has the Welshman (despite his hoodwinkery earlier).

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Slaven Bilic
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No idea why I'm still watching this. What a boring game of football #bbcfootball

But if you look away now Jason there will definitely be a cracking finale.

'Definitely'

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Great chance for Swansea. Bafetimbi Gomis chases Jonjo Shelvey's long ball (yes, he was onside). Adrian gets there first but his clearance falls to Gylfi Sigurdsson 20 yards out. With Adrian stranded, he should have hit the target, but instead hits a defender.

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Sustained Hammers pressure now. Angelo Ogbonna, up for a corner, sees his shot deflect wide.

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Bafetimbi Goms
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That's twice in quick succession the striker has strayed behind the West Ham defensive line.

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But this is a good effort. It's for West Ham.

Enner Valencia cuts in from the left and his right-foot shot is tipped over by Lukasz Fabianski.

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Swansea work it from left to right and Gylfi Sigurdsson nudges it to Kyle Naughton, who runs up to the ball like a man whop is about to spank it wide from 25 yards.

Guess what happens...

Brighter from West Ham

John Hartson

Former Wales striker on 5 live

"It was a good move from West Ham, Cresswell does well down the left-hand side and looks to whip it in but puts it straight into Fabianski's hands."

SUBSTITUTION

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West Ham take off Alex Song and bring on Pedro Obiang.

Swansea replace Jack Cork with Jonjo Shelvey.

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Michail Antonio
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A rare West Ham attack and it's nicely worked. Alex Song puts Aaron Cresswell away down the left. It's a good, low cross that Lukasz Fabianski claims ahead of Michail Antonio. The keeper gets clattered for his trouble.

Christmas wishes

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Elliott: I'd quite like a few West Ham wins for Christmas, but if the game is as boring as you reckon I'll be stuck wishing for (Carlton) Coal

Geddit?

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I have more scouting notes on Bafetimbi Gomis. He's offside. A lot. I mean, like nearly all the time.

Ta ta tiki taka?

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The debate about possession football hots up into a rant...

Nick in Burnley: You can't say It was just tiki taka that won Spain and barca everything, it was the quality of players, Barcelona of new prove that with they're exciting borderline counter attacking football , it's the same high quality players that are achieving the end result. Tiki taka has proved to be self pressurising as it causes frustration to the fans when other teams are smart and play compact. Rant over.