Bore draw at The Hawthorns
Published 16/12/2012 | 18:19
The Baggies at least had the consolation of ending a run of three successive defeats and maintained their place in the top six.
But Sam Allardyce's side were worth a share of the spoils in a game which seldom moved out of second gear.
Shane Long created space for himself on the edge of the Hammers' box after turning past Noble but dragged his drive into the side-netting.
Chris Brunt drilled a long-range attempt into the hands of Jussi Jaaskelainen before Winston Reid spurned a gilt-edged chance for West Ham. James Collins headed a Noble corner back into the danger area and Reid volleyed over the bar.
But West Ham looked dangerous on the counter-attack and Joey O'Brien volleyed over at full stretch from a deep Noble free-kick.
Morrison struck the bar for the second time with 17 minutes remaining with a header from Brunt's corner.
Cole nearly made the breakthrough in the final seconds when his snap shot had Myhill scrambling across his line to save at the foot of a post but a draw was a fair outcome.