Pardew unhappy with Addicks’ time-wasting

West Ham 0 Charlton 0

The game also coincided with Teddy Sheringham’s 40th birthday, and he almost broke the deadlock late on only to be denied by Addicks goalkeeper Thomas Myhre.

Charlton have made goal-less draws a habit in recent weeks and the two sides will meet again later in the month if Alan Curbishley’s side overcome Middlesbrough in an FA Cup quarter-final replay.

Pardew admitted it had been a day when both defences had been on top, but was also critical of the match official, who he claimed had been too willing to allow Charlton to waste time.

“I went to see Rob and we had a discussion about the responsibilities of all of us to put entertainment on. I felt he didn’t encourage Charlton to get going today. Not once.

“In the second half we were attacking the game and trying to force the goal. There were goal-kicks and throw-ins and he could have encouraged the game and helped the fans as well.

“He didn’t make a single gesture towards that and I just made that point. I think he accepted my argument. It was a nice conversation.”

Curbishley was far happier with the point, but revealed it had come at a cost as England defender Luke Young now faces time on the sidelines with an ankle injury.

Opta Fact: Charlton have taken fewer points from London derbies than any other capital club this season - just six points

Opta Fact: Before yesterday, it was 26 games since West Ham were involved in a 0-0 draw in the Premiership.

WEST HAM: Hislop, Ferdinand, Collins, Gabbidon, Konchesky, Benayoun, Mullins, Reo-Coker (Zamora 75), Etherington, Ashton (Sheringham 45), Harewood (Katan 86).

CHARLTON: Myhre, Young (Spector 62), Perry, Hreidarsson, Powell, Rommedahl (Thomas 70), Kishishev, Holland, Hughes, Marcus Bent (Bothroyd 86), Darren Bent.

Referee: R Styles (Hampshire).

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