West Ham will benefit from Manchester City draw in the long term, says Jarvis

The winger believes the team are adjusting well to life back in the Premier League and that the point earned against the champions will give the team a welcome boost

West Ham attacker Matt Jarvis believes the 0-0 draw with Manchester City will give the squad a welcome confidence boost for future games.

The Hammers were able to match the current Premier League champions at Upton Park and earn what could be a vital point in the battle to stay in the division.

The winger, who has struggled to maintain a regular starting berth since his record transfer in the summer, was one of the stand-out performers on Saturday evening and is hoping to harness the new-found confidence further into the season.

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"It was a tough game against City as they are a great side," Jarvis told the club's official website. "But I thought we worked extremely hard to stop them playing and created chances ourselves and nil-nil was a good result.

"I think the goal [Kevin Nolan's first-half-strike] which was disallowed was onside by all accounts, so that would have been a fantastic start for us, but we still pressed them.

"I think everyone, especially our back four, did really well to stop their front three players [Carlos Tevez, Edin Dzeko and Mario Balotelli] from playing and then the rest of us were able to get close to the midfield and their defence to try and create problems for them."

"We have a tough run coming up but this will give us a fantastic boost. I think it shows we can hold our own against sides like this and, at the same time, try to get something out of the game for ourselves.

"We defended well and like to think we stopped them playing how they can, rather than it being a poor display from City. We go to Newcastle now with the same appetite to get something from that game as well, to keep our good start to the season on track."

The 26-year-old, who has just one England appearance to his name, also spoke of his burgeoning partnership with striker Andy Carroll and is hoping similar displays will help them both stake a claim for Roy Hodgson's squad.

He continued: "Hopefully yes, for both Andy and me. If we can continue to link up for West Ham, then we can be a force to be reckoned with. Obviously to get another cap - I have one playing for England against Ghana already - would be fantastic.

"I am always hungry for more, of course. I have the desire, but I need to keep playing well for West Ham firstly and see where that takes me. If I keep doing well for my club, then you never know."