September 16, 2017 / 4:05 PM / in a year

Soccer- Foster fortunate as West Brom draw with West Ham

* West Ham’s Pedro Obiang hit the bar from long-range

* West Brom keeper Ben Foster fortunate to avoid red card

* Jose Fonte missed a good headed chance for the visitors

* First away point of the season for West Ham

* West Brom welcome Man City next in League Cup, West Ham host Bolton


Sept 16 (Reuters) - West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Ben Foster was fortunate not to receive a red card for a reckless challenge as his side played to a 0-0 draw with West Ham at the Hawthorns on Saturday.

Foster raced out of his box on 66 minutes and made a sliding tackle on West Ham striker Javier Hernandez, upending the Mexican, but referee Paul Tierney flashed yellow instead of red.

It was the big talking point of an otherwise forgettable Premier League game, with the closest that either side came to a goal being a long-range effort from just inside his half by West Ham’s Pedro Obiang that crashed against the crossbar.

West Ham defender Jose Fonte also had time to place his header from a corner in the first half, but steered the effort wide as manager Slaven Bilic’s side picked up their first away point of the season (Reporting By Nick Said; Editing by Clare Fallon)

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