Carroll's late equaliser saves point for West Ham v Stoke

Andy Carroll

Stoke Metropolis boss Paul Lambert mentioned he “cannot ask for any extra effort” from his gamers after Andy Carroll’s dramatic late equaliser for West Ham took the Potters nearer to relegation.

The Hammers are actually seven factors away from the relegation zone, with Stoke 5 factors adrift of security with 4 video games left.

Stoke appeared set for a primary win in 10 video games when Peter Crouch took benefit of Joe Hart’s fumble to attain.

However fellow substitute Carroll, in his first look since January, volleyed dwelling a last-minute equaliser from Aaron Cresswell’s cross.

Regardless of solely successful the primary of his 11 video games in cost since changing the sacked Mark Hughes in January, Lambert thinks his aspect could be certainties to remain up if they’d performed like this for the entire of the marketing campaign.

“If the workforce had been taking part in like that initially of the season, I would not be right here – and so they would not be within the place they’re in,” he mentioned.

“I nonetheless assume we’d like three wins. If we are able to get a little bit break on Sunday in opposition to Burnley, we’re definitely in with a struggle.”

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The Hammers thought they’d gained the sport when Javier Hernandez scored in damage time, but it surely was disallowed for a Carroll handball within the build-up.

It was the third purpose they’d dominated out within the sport. On the primary event Marko Arnautovic was offside when he headed dwelling – after which he was interfering with play from Edimilson Fernandes’ shot.

All three selections had been right calls by referee Michael Oliver, following a tough few days by which he and his wife have been harassed after he awarded Actual Madrid a last-minute penalty in opposition to Juventus and despatched off Gianluigi Buffon within the Champions League on Wednesday.

With either side’ Premier League locations in jeopardy, it was a hotly contested sport for the official to take care of – the match produced 36 fouls, the joint-highest in a Premier League sport this season.

“I believe he’s a extremely high referee,” mentioned Lambert. “He received unfairly criticised from plenty of quarters. He had a very good sport in the present day.”

Is Stoke’s 10-year Premier League keep coming to an finish?

Peter Crouch

Stoke Metropolis felt they had been unfortunate in current defeats by Arsenal and Tottenham, and supervisor Lambert mentioned earlier than the sport they needed to get “one thing” at London Stadium. However this can really feel like one other loss, having come so near solely a second win in his reign.

They didn’t have too many clear goal-scoring probabilities with Ramadan Sobhi, Moritz Bauer and Mame Biram Diouf all producing simple saves from Joe Hart within the first half.

Stoke’s finest probability – bar the purpose – got here moments after Arnautovic’s disallowed purpose when Diouf blazed over from six yards out.

Lambert needed to be courageous and he was when he introduced on 37-year-old Crouch for Bauer, who was taking part in in midfield however is often a defender.

It appeared as if it had paid off in some model when Hart spilled Xherdan Shaqiri’s shot and Crouch turned dwelling from shut vary.

Stoke have been within the Premier League for 10 years – and Crouch’s purpose made him the Potters’ high scorer in that spell, with strike quantity 44 taking him previous Jon Walters.

However except they’ve a turnaround in fortune within the last 4 video games, he won’t have many extra probabilities to increase that report.

Has Carroll saved West Ham?

Gareth Southgate

West Ham are actually seven factors above the relegation zone – it will have been 4 however for Carroll’s late intervention.

Simply as Lambert gambled to carry on Crouch, Hammers boss David Moyes did the identical when he launched fellow ex-England striker Carroll, who had not performed since January due to an ankle damage, within the 86th minute.

4 minutes later, the 29-year-old was celebrating a wonderful equaliser as he swung a boot at Cresswell’s cross from close to the penalty spot.

All the Hammers’ three disallowed targets appeared truthful selections. Arnautovic, a former Potters participant, was simply offside when he headed in Cresswell’s shot.

He was then standing in Jack Butland’s eyeline when Fernandes scored from distance. And Carroll did seem to regulate the ball along with his arm earlier than laying it off to fellow substitute Hernandez.

‘We bossed the vast majority of the sport’

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West Ham are actually on 35 factors, and Moyes is setting a goal of 40 for survival.

“We definitely did not should lose,” he mentioned. “If we did, the soccer gods actually could be in opposition to us. We bossed the vast majority of the sport. In the primary, we performed properly and had been on high after they received their purpose.

“I am happy we now have received folks off the bench who could make a distinction – we have not at all times had the depth this season. I believed Javier Hernandez and Manuel Lanzini helped, all of the gamers have performed properly.

“Joe Hart confronted just a few comparable pictures within the first half and he gathered them simply, so it’s unlucky that one bounced up and caught him out [for Crouch’s goal]. Up till then we hadn’t been threatened a complete lot.

“You at all times assume 40 factors is protected. A variety of golf equipment seem like they won’t in a position to get that, hopefully we do as quickly as we are able to.”

‘Tonight will cement the lack of Stoke’s Premier League standing’

BBC Radio 5 stay’s Chris Sutton, former Blackburn and Celtic striker

David Moyes has executed a very good, regular job at West Ham. You solely have to have a look at what he took on. They simply need to get to the top of the season and nevertheless they keep up – by a purpose or no matter [it doesn’t matter] – and write this season off and go once more. He ought to be given the chance to go once more subsequent season.

Their damage record has been unprecedented this season. They’ve been patched up, scrapping and scrambling. Staying within the Premier League could be a triumph.

It could have been a danger placing Andy Carroll on the bench, he has been out 13 video games. It confirmed it was the proper name. A match Carroll is a handful for many defences. There have been courageous calls from each managers, however they each received them proper.

Paul Lambert will likely be despairing. What a chance – forward in the previous few minutes. It’s two factors misplaced and I believe tonight will cement the lack of their Premier League standing.

Man of the match – Aaron Cresswell (West Ham)

Aaron Cresswell

Put up-match stats – Stoke’s London woes

  • West Ham have misplaced solely one among their previous seven dwelling video games within the Premier League (W3 D3), having misplaced three of the six earlier than that (W1 D2)
  • Stoke are and not using a win on their final 19 Premier League visits to London, drawing seven and shedding 12.
  • The 36 fouls is the joint-highest tally in a Premier League sport this season with Chelsea v Man Utd on 5 November.
  • Crouch is now on 16 substitute targets within the Premier League (degree with Javier Hernandez); solely 4 gamers have extra (Defoe 24, Giroud 19, Kanu 17 and Solskjaer 17).
  • Andy Carroll has scored three targets in his final three Premier League appearances.

What’s subsequent?

Stoke Metropolis are at dwelling to Europa League-chasing Burnley on Sunday (13:30 BST), whereas West Ham go to Arsenal on the identical time.

Line-ups

West Ham

  • 25Hart
  • 41Rice
  • 21Ogbonna
  • threeCresswellBooked at 90minutes
  • 5Zabaleta
  • 16Noble
  • eightKouyatéBooked at 85minutes
  • 26MasuakuSubstituted forLanziniat 81′minutes
  • 31FernandesSubstituted forHernándezat 76′minutes
  • 18João MárioSubstituted forCarrollat 86′minutes
  • 7Arnautovic

Substitutes

  • 9Carroll
  • 10Lanzini
  • 12Hugill
  • 13Adrián
  • 17Hernández
  • 27Evra
  • 33Cullen

Stoke

  • 1Butland
  • 6Zouma
  • 17Shawcross
  • 15Martins IndiBooked at 82minutes
  • threePieters
  • 2BauerSubstituted forCrouchat 70′minutesBooked at 79minutes
  • fourAllen
  • 27NdiayeBooked at 90minutes
  • 32SobhiSubstituted forCameronat 62′minutes
  • 22Shaqiri
  • 18DioufSubstituted forEireat 87′minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Eire
  • 20Cameron
  • 24Fletcher
  • 25Crouch
  • 33Grant
  • 40Campbell
  • 55Sorenson
Referee:
Michael Oliver
Attendance:
56,795

Match Stats

Residence CrewWest HamAway CrewStoke
Possession
Residence62%
Away38%
Pictures
Residence18
Away11
Pictures on Goal
Residence6
Away7
Corners
Residence10
Away1
Fouls
Residence15
Away21

Reside Textual content

Match ends, West Ham United 1, Stoke Metropolis 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, West Ham United 1, Stoke Metropolis 1.

Offside, Stoke Metropolis. Stephen Eire tries a by way of ball, however Kurt Zouma is caught offside.

Try blocked. Manuel Lanzini (West Ham United) proper footed shot from exterior the field is blocked. Assisted by Andy Carroll.

Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United) wins a free kick within the defensive half.

Foul by Geoff Cameron (Stoke Metropolis).

Nook, Stoke Metropolis. Conceded by Declan Rice.

Try blocked. Bruno Martins Indi (Stoke Metropolis) header from very shut vary is blocked. Assisted by Xherdan Shaqiri with a cross.

Reserving

Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United) is proven the yellow card for a nasty foul.

Foul by Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United).

Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke Metropolis) wins a free kick on the proper wing.

Hand ball by Andy Carroll (West Ham United).

Reserving

Badou Ndiaye (Stoke Metropolis) is proven the yellow card for a nasty foul.

Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United) wins a free kick within the defensive half.

Foul by Badou Ndiaye (Stoke Metropolis).

Aim!

Aim! West Ham United 1, Stoke Metropolis 1. Andy Carroll (West Ham United) left footed shot from the centre of the field to the underside left nook. Assisted by Aaron Cresswell.

Nook, West Ham United. Conceded by Peter Crouch.

Marko Arnautovic (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the proper wing.

Foul by Erik Pieters (Stoke Metropolis).

Substitution

Substitution, Stoke Metropolis. Stephen Eire replaces Mame Biram Diouf.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Andy Carroll replaces João Mário.

Reserving

Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United) is proven the yellow card for a nasty foul.

Foul by Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United).

Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke Metropolis) wins a free kick within the defensive half.

Try missed. João Mário (West Ham United) proper footed shot from exterior the field is excessive and huge to the proper following a nook.

Nook, West Ham United. Conceded by Geoff Cameron.

Try blocked. Manuel Lanzini (West Ham United) proper footed shot from exterior the field is blocked.

Reserving

Bruno Martins Indi (Stoke Metropolis) is proven the yellow card for a nasty foul.

Chicharito (West Ham United) wins a free kick within the attacking half.

Foul by Bruno Martins Indi (Stoke Metropolis).

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Manuel Lanzini replaces Arthur Masuaku.

Reserving

Peter Crouch (Stoke Metropolis) is proven the yellow card for extreme celebration.

Aim!

Aim! West Ham United zero, Stoke Metropolis 1. Peter Crouch (Stoke Metropolis) proper footed shot from very shut vary to the underside proper nook.

Try saved. Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke Metropolis) left footed shot from exterior the field is saved within the centre of the purpose. Assisted by Joe Allen.

Try blocked. Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke Metropolis) proper footed shot from the centre of the field is blocked. Assisted by Erik Pieters.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Chicharito replaces Edimilson Fernandes.

Mark Noble (West Ham United) wins a free kick within the defensive half.

Foul by Geoff Cameron (Stoke Metropolis).

Mark Noble (West Ham United) wins a free kick within the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Allen (Stoke Metropolis).

purpose

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