West Ham United 0-0 Stoke City: Bilic's men can't makes chances count

Upton Park

West Ham United played out an entertaining 0-0 draw against Stoke City.

West Ham are without a win in six games, but won't be too worried after recording a 0-0 draw at home to Stoke City this afternoon.

The Hammers went in to the game having seen their injury woes worsen, with Winston Reid, Dimitri Payet, Manuel Lanzini, Victor Moses and Diafra Sakho all missing the game through injury.

However, Slaven Bilic's men created a total of 21 chances against Stoke, but couldn't break down the resolute Potters, who continue to thrive with Ryan Shawcross in the side.

Mark Hughes' men have yet to concede with Shawcross in the side this season, whilst goalkeeper Jack Butland also played his part as Stoke recorded yet another clean sheet.

Ultimately, West Ham possibly lacked the added firepower that Payet, Lanzini, Moses and Sakho all provide, and they could have even lost it.

Marko Arnautovic, who has earned praise all week for his two-goal display against Manchester City last week, hit a free kick which took a huge deflection and rattled the crossbar as West Ham survived.

Neither side could make the breakthrough, meaning West Ham sit in eighth place in the Premier League table, whilst Stoke are just one point behind in 11th place.

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