Slaven Bilic was satisfied with West Ham United's efforts after they held West Bromwich Albion in a dour goalless draw at the Hawthorns.

Pedro Obiang hit the bar from long range for the Hammers as Albion failed to create a serious opening, enabling the visitors to keep a second consecutive clean sheet as they eased a little pressure on Bilic following their stuttering start.

The remained in the bottom three after five games and Bilic reflected: "It wasn't a great game of football. To get more - the three points we were looking for - the quality in the last third was missing," he said.

"I have no complaints, it's been a good week for us. To have another clean sheet, to get a point away from home, you can't be too negative about it."

Obiang hit the bar with an ambitious 45-yard lob which almost caught out Baggies goalkeeper Ben Foster but neither side looked like breaking the deadlock.

Foster avoided a red card in the second half after clattering Javier Hernandez and Bilic conceded a caution was fair.

He added: "To be fair I asked the referee to give a red card because I have seen a lot of times that being a red card. But when I saw it again I can't blame the referee.

"First thing is Foster was not the last man. Two men were behind, (Jonny) Evans and (Ahmed) Hegazi - and the second thing is the challenge was mistimed and not brutal."

James Collins limped off late on for the Hammers and will need a scan on an ankle injury.

"We are going to scan it - it is an injury but what gives me hope is he continued after it happened in the first half," added Bilic.