Ben Foster fortunate as West Brom draw with West Ham
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.
Javier Hernandez of West Ham United reacts to being fouled by Ben Foster of West Bromwich Albion during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and West Ham United at The Hawthorns on September 16, 2017 in West Bromwich, England.Getty Images
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.