UNDER-pressure Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew had to settle for a grim stalemate against West Ham at St James’s Park yesterday.
Sammy Ameobi’s injury-time cross caught the inside of Jussi Jaaskelainen’s post and bounced back out to Yoan Gouffran, who somehow contrived to spoon the rebound over the bar from point-blank range.
The near-miss summed up the frustrations of the home side, who failed to muster a single shot on target through the afternoon.
Ex-Magpies boss Sam Allardyce stretched his record of never having lost at his former club since his departure, but will have left the north east frustrated at not having taken all three points in a game his side edged.
Here’s the story of the 0-0 draw told in pictures.