Hammers stay bottom after draw

10 November 2010 11:00
West Ham were once again left frustrated and remain bottom of the Barclays Premier League as they were held to a 2-2 draw by West Brom at Upton Park. West Brom were awarded a penalty when referee Mike Dean spotted Luis Boa Morte had bundled over Steven Reid in a crowded penalty area. Boa Morte was shown the yellow card, before Peter Odemwingie sent Robert Green the wrong way. However, out of the blue, midfielder Scott Parker smashed a 25-yard effort into the top-left corner as the Boleyn Ground erupted. The referee pointed to the spot again in the 50th minute, this time in West Ham's favour as Kieron Dyer dashed into the right side of the penalty area and was barged over by Gabriel Tamas. With regular penalty taker Mark Noble out injured, Frederic Piquionne stepped up to fire the Hammers into the lead. It was almost 3-1 when Mexico winger Pablo Barrera dashed down the left before feeding Dyer on the penalty arc, and his clever first-time flick released Piquionne on the overlap. However, the Frenchman's angled drive flew inches wide of the far post. It was 2-2 after 70 minutes when Chris Brunt delivered a lovely deep cross from the left which was met by Pablo Ibanez at the far post, who powered a header back into the opposite corner.

Source: PA