West Ham United goalkeeper Adrian provided a solid last line of defence for Sam Allardyce's men at Chelsea on Wednesday night.

The Hammers stood firm in the face of plenty of Chelsea pressure to frustrate the home side, who would have gone second in the Barclays Premier League with a victory.

The majority of their shots on the Hammers goal came from range, but when they did break through Adrian was in the way and the Spaniard was thrilled to play his part in a morale-boosting performance.

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"It was really pleasing to keep the clean sheet and gain an important point at Chelsea," he beamed.

"All match we defended well and restricted their chances to shots from outside the box.

"We were strong in making blocks and cutting out the space and that was a big part of the clean sheet."

Samuel Eto'o had the ball in the net for Chelsea in stoppage time when, not realising that referee Neil Swarbrick had awarded the Hammers a free-kick for a foul on Adrian, he pounced on a loose ball to knock home.

Adrian said there was no doubt the official had given the foul and that Eto'o's strike was correctly ruled out.

He continued: "The referee blew the whistle for a free-kick, so I don't know what happened [with Eto'o].

"There was a bit of confusion, but the most important thing is that it wasn't a goal and we've got another point."

Even later than that, Adrian had to save from Frank Lampard, as the former Hammer looked to win it with the last action of the game, and the No13 wants to build on this positive result against Swansea City on Saturday now.

He added: "The save at the end was just me doing my job.

"I've worked hard with Marge [Martyn Margetson, goalkeeping coach] and Jussi on the training ground for moments like that.

"So we've gone through the game without conceding a goal, which is great, and we'll look to build on that against Swansea now.

"It is an important game, because we are playing at home and we need three points more to get us away from the bottom of the table."