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Pardew is left frustrated by Baggies' lack of a cutting edge

West Brom 0 Everton 0

By Nick Mashiter

Frustrated Alan Pardew refused to put all the blame on his misfiring strikers after West Brom extended their winless run to 18 Premier League games.

Forward Salomon Rondon and defender Craig Dawson missed chances as the Baggies were held to a 0-0 draw by Everton.

Albion will want to make amends against Arsenal on Sunday, with head coach Pardew still looking for his first win after six attempts since taking over from Tony Pulis.

They are second bottom of the table, three points from safety after the Hawthorns stalemate.

Pardew said: "I couldn't fault the players. We can't blame the strikers entirely. Nine times out of 10 you win that game, we just couldn't find that moment. We missed a couple of chances early on but I don't know if that affected the strikers.

"I couldn't ask the team to do much more. Everton are on a decent run and defended great. It's a shame we couldn't get the win as with other teams drawing it would have been significant.

"That's what the league is about, you keep hanging in there until they come.

"There are a lot of positives, we're hungry for the three points but we're frustrated at the same time."

Everton boss Sam Allardyce said: "It's a great point for us under the pressure we came under. I thought our defensive qualities yet again were a major part."

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