West Ham were held to a goalless draw against struggling Aston Villa, in what was a frustrating afternoon for the Irons who created by far the more chances to take the three points.
Diafra Sakho and Stewart Downing were guilty of missing the best chances of the match, where also the returning Andy Carroll almost nicked the points in the dying seconds.
The match started off well for West Ham, who displayed a dominance over Aston Villa, who have struggled for form so far this season.
Midway through the first half Stewart Downing should have scored when presented with a one of one strike at goal, however he chose power over placement, and lashed his shot over the bar.
The second half saw an improved Villa side, whose tactics to frustrate the home side were clear, and were proving effective.
West Ham struggled to create any real clear cut chances, until the dying stages, where Villa were clinging on for dear life, and then had to deal with the presence of the returning Andy Carroll.
The clubs record signing made a real impact almost instantly, when he almost headed home a corner, how we was denied by and outstanding save. It simply wasn’t to be.
It’s a draw that many will see as two points dropped, but it’s also a clean sheet, and another point to add to the impressive total so far this season.
An international break will now give the team a week to regroup and plan a trip to Everton next up.