Hughes: Direct West Ham didn’t let us play normal game

Date published: Saturday 12th December 2015 6:55

Mark Hughes: Watches the action unfold at Upton Park

Mark Hughes: Stoke were below par

Mark Hughes reflected on a “decent” point for his side – but admits West Ham’s direct approach knockedĀ StokeĀ a little out of their stride.

The Hammers are now without a win in six matches while Stoke, fresh from last weekend’s victory over Manchester City, have lost just one in six following the 0-0 draw at Upton Park.

“It was a close game,” said Potters manager Mark Hughes. “For a 0-0 it had plenty of incident. Someone told me there were 30-odd attempts on goal from each side.

“West Ham were a bit more direct because of all their injuries and we stood up to that.

“West Ham did a good job, they knew what we did last week and they weren’t going to allow that to happen at home.

“It was a decent game to be involved in and we’ll look back at it at the end of the season and say it was a decent point.”

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