Newcastle 0 West Ham 0: Allardyce rues missed ‘golden chances’
Newcastle 0 West Ham 0: Sam Allardyce says the Hammers missed "three golden chances" to secure a win at St James' Park
Sam Allardyce admitted he was disappointed West Ham United failed to convert “three golden chances” after a stalemate at Newcastle United.
The Hammers had six shots on target during the goalless draw, with Joe Cole and Modibo Maiga both came close to breaking the deadlock against the Magpies.
Meanwhile, Yoan Gouffran and Hatem Ben Arfa had opportunities to test West Ham goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskerlainen as Alan Pardew’s men mustered 16 attempts on goal.
But former Magpies boss Allardyce accused his West Ham side of being wasteful at St James’ Park.
“It’s really disappointing to have had three golden chances, and then we got a goal that would have killed off Newcastle but that was ruled offside, although that was probably correct,” Allardyce told BBC Sport.
“On the other side, defensively we were absolutely superb. Playing away from home, and the home team having zero shots on target in 90 minutes, shows our defensively resilient qualities today.
“Sadly our creative qualities were there, but there was nobody on the end to finish it off and make us go home very, very happy with three points instead of one.”