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Premier League
Saturday, 29th April 2017

Stoke City 0
West Ham United 0

by Staff Writer


West Ham have extended their unbeaten run in the Premier League to four games after securing a point with a goalless draw at The Britannia Stadium.

The Hammers, who played the final ten minutes without a recognised striker on the pitch enjoyed the better of the few chances that arose but neither side really deserved to win this dull, end-of-season affair.




However Slaven Bilic will no doubt take heart frm another solid defensive display, meaning goalkeeper Adrian remains unbeaten since winning his place in the team back from the errant Darren Randolph.

The best chances of the game fell to West Ham in the first half, but City' 'keeper Jack Butland was in inspired form and almost solely-responsible for keeping West Ham at bay.




This was no more evident than when the England stopper - making his first start in a home league match since March 2016 - stretched to make a smart save from Andre Ayew's overhead kick, which was firmly struck and heading for the back of the net.

United squandered another great chance to move into the lead when Jonathan Calleri opted to go for the spectacular with a 'Rabona', when a tap-in into a largely empty goal would almost certainly had sufficed.

His shot was hit straight at a well-positioned City defender and cleared to safety.




For the home side chances were few and far between although Adrian had to be at his best to deny Marko Arnautovic from point blank range, when the Austrian forward appeared odds-on to score.

And in the end, a point each will probably satisfy both sides - taking Stoke, as it does, to the magic 40-point mark and West Ham to 39, one shy of the Potters.



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Player Ratings

Adrian San Miguel Del Castillo



Edimilson Fernandes



Arthur Masuaku



James Collins



Jose Fonte



Winston Reid



Havard Nordtveit



Cheikhou Kouyate



Andre Ayew



Manuel Lanzini



Jonathan Calleri



Substitutes


Edimilson Fernandes
(Replaced Snodgrass) Made about as much impression as Snodgrass who he replaced.


Arthur Masuaku
(Replaced Cresswell) Largely responsible for the winner because he was mouthing off at everyone else rather than concentrating on his own job.


Jonathan Calleri
(Replaced Kouyate) Although Iím not sure there would have been much point in bringing him on any earlier, the game had gone by the time he did arrive.


Adrian San Miguel Del Castillo
Did not play.


Havard Nordtveit
Did not play.


Mark Noble
Did not play.


Ashley Fletcher
Did not play.



Match Facts

Referee: .

Attendance: 0.

Man of the Match: Arthur Masuaku.

West Ham United

Adrian San Miguel Del Castillo, Edimilson Fernandes, Arthur Masuaku, James Collins, Jose Fonte, Winston Reid, Havard Nordtveit, Cheikhou Kouyate, Andre Ayew, Manuel Lanzini, Jonathan Calleri.

Goals: None.

Booked: Edimilson Fernandes 33 Jose Fonte 76        .

Sent Off: None sent off.     .

Stoke City

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Substitutes: .

Subs not used: .

Goals: .

Booked: .

Sent Off: None sent off..

 
Staff Writer's Man of the Match: Arthur Masuaku


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