West Ham United's defensive solidity on the road continued at Swansea City on Sunday - and goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen was not surprised by another shut out.

The Hammers have now kept clean sheets in four of their five Barclays Premier League games on the road, with Robbie Brady's dubious penalty at Hull City the only time Jaaskelainen's goal has been breached away from home.

The Finn made saves from Chico Flores and Wilfried Bony following set plays on Sunday, but was well protected by his backline as the Hammers made their point.

"It was a little disappointing that we couldn't nick a goal in the first half because we created a couple of good chances," Jaaskelainen said.

"That wasn't to be, but we defended well as a team and kept another clean sheet, which gives you a good base to try and build winning performances.

"Clean sheets are what we build from. It's not just me and the back four, it's the whole team, it's great for everybody in the squad because the first aim we have is to keep a clean sheet.

"I've not had a run like this [away from home] in my career, but it just tells you how well we work as a defensive unit. Maybe we just need to focus a little on our final ball and final finish and we'll be alright."

Jaaskelainen is convinced the cutting edge will soon return if West Ham continue to perform as they did at the Liberty Stadium.

He added: "We passed the ball pretty well and created some chances. We thought Swansea might get a little tired towards the end after playing on Thursday night, but to be fair they put us under a bit of pressure in the last 15 minutes.

"They didn't create many chances though - there were only a couple from corners - so it was a decent point.

"If you look at it overall, we created some good chances as well and we just need to be more ruthless and hopefully start scoring."

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