Last Updated: Tue, 20 Nov 2012 09:27
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce was left frustrated after watching his side fight back to earn a point at home to Stoke on Monday.
Joey O'Brien scored his first goal for over a year to level matters after Jonathan Walters had put the visitors ahead in the first half but, despite second half domination, the Hammers could not find a winner.
They remain in seventh following the draw but Allardyce was left frustrated that his side could not pick up all three points especially after they controlled the second period.
Allardyce said: "I think in the end we were disappointed we didn't win it, given our second-half performance.
"I think that when you put that much pressure on the opposition second half you have got to try and be a bit more ruthless in front of goal, a little bit more quality and composure needed and we probably would have won it. But, at the end of the day, it is another point."
Allardyce was without injured duo Yossi Benayoun and Matt Jarvis for the game but praised his players and reckons quality, rather than quantity, is the key.
"I was very pleased with the second-half performance and the fact the squad has performed very well yet again," he said. "I think that while our numbers are not great our quality seems to be very good and our defensive unit was very good apart, from that corner."
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