A Winston Reid own goal undid a gorgeous Mauro Zarate free kick, as West Ham failed to take all three points from West Brom in a 1-1 draw at the Boleyn Ground on Sunday
The draw moves West Ham into 7th place, while West Brom stays 13th.
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West Brom had a good-looking buildup in the ninth minute, as Manuel Lanzini came close to meandering through a packed West Brom back line before passing to Mauro Zarate, who missed wide of the goal.
At the other end, Salomon Rondon smoked a fine effort just wide of Adrian’s far post.
The Hammers broke through off an 18th-minute set piece, as Zarate curled a free kick over the wall and into the upper 90.
Lanzini then stole the ball from Yacob and darted to the top of the arc, where he unleashed a whirling shot that Boaz Myhill was able to save.
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Despite dominating the first half, West Ham soon found itself level when West Brom substitute Rickie Lambert struck a ball that changed course off Winston Reid’s arm to beat Myhill. 1-1. Game on.
Lambert later forced Adrian to push a low free kick out for a corner, but the Baggies found the ensuing chance cleared away from danger.
In the 61st minute, Adrian was called upon to make a strong save on Rondon’s powerful close-range header.