Bilic: You cannot say it wasn’t fair

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic was happy to share the spoils with West Brom after their 1-1 draw at Upton Park on Sunday.

The Hammers struck first through Mauro Zarate, but lost the lead early in the second half when centre-back Winston Reid found his own net.

"At the end you cannot say it wasn't a fair result," the Croatian boss admitted. "In the first half it was one of the best in this part of the season.

"We played really well and created good chances. Their keeper made a couple of great saves. We were pleased at half-time with the way we played.

"I asked the players to continue like that and keep the momentum high. We started the second half well but then we conceded a goal and it affected us a lot."

Bilic also had particular praise for Zarate after the Argentine playmaker opened the scoring with a superb free kick, and Bilic says the former Birmingham City, Lazio, and Inter Milan forward works hard on his technique.

"Mauro has got it and it is a natural talent he has got with the way he shoots the ball," he added. "Whether it is from free-kicks or open play when he scored against Chelsea. He practices that every day in training and it wasn't a surprise to see him do that. It was a great goal."

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