Grant stands by his Hammers

11 November 2010 08:30
Defiant West Ham manager Avram Grant maintained his struggling side had again shown enough to secure victory despite having to once more settle for only a point against West Brom at Upton Park. The Irons remain rooted the foot of the table as they continue to search for a first Barclays Premier League win since September 25. Peter Odemwingie had put the Baggies in front from the penalty spot on 28 minutes, but West Ham fought back level before the break when Scott Parker smashed in a 25-yard effort. Indeed, Frederic Piquionne sent the Irons ahead from the spot at the start of the second half and then missed a great chance to make it 3-1 before Pablo Ibanez headed in an equaliser to earn the visitors a share of the spoils. Grant, however, continues to remain positive, despite his side's predicament, citing signs of improvement in recent performances, if not results, having thrown away a two-goal lead at Birmingham on Saturday. "The reaction after they scored was good to get to 2-1 and then we had a great chance to make it 3-1 and dominated the game," Grant said. "I thought we were going to win, but we conceded a goal and it is disappointing."

Source: PA