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West Ham United 0-0 Stoke City

By Caroline ChapmanBBC Sport
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

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.

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.


West Ham

Formation 4-1-4-1

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


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


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 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


  • 2Bardsley
  • 11Joselu
  • 12Wilson
  • 16Adam
  • 18Diouf
  • 19Walters
  • 29Haugaard
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Match Stats

Home TeamWest HamAway TeamStoke
Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Ryan Shawcross.

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by James Collins.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Enner Valencia.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Angelo Ogbonna.

  9. Post update

    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.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Nikica Jelavic (West Ham United).

  12. Post update

    Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Jack Butland.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Glen Johnson (Stoke City).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

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

  17. Substitution

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

  18. Post update

    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.

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

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

As It Stood

1Man City16102432171532
4Man Utd168532112929
6Crystal Palace168262115626
8West Ham166642521424
13West Brom155461419-519
20Aston Villa1513111328-156
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