A disappointing afternoon at Upton Park as the Irons were held to a 1-1 draw with West Brom in game that it has to be said, never really got going for the home side.
The visitors, who are locked in a relegation battle, started the brighter of the two sides, and were clearly out to get a positive result to impress their new manager Tony Pulis – who was watching from the stands.
However their positive start was not rewarded, infact it was West Ham who took the lead, with a Diafra Sakho header after an excellent build up involving Alex Song and Aaron Cresswell.
It was then that the Irons suddenly looked the better team and were pushing for a second, but we’re caught out on the break and found themselves level thanks to an excellent finish from Saido Berahino.
The sides went into half time and it was a relief if anything, as West Brom finished the half pushing for another.
Unfortunately, that is much how the second half began. West Brom were dominant and West Ham simply could not provide any real flow to their football.
It was indeed a very frustrating half, albeit that the final 25 minutes producing an improved brand of football.
Matt Jarvis and Carlton Cole were introduced in a desperate attempt by Allardyce to grab the winner, however it never came – and West Ham, although not on form today, will see this as 2 points dropped.
Disappointing, but we move on.