Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

West Ham look to boost survival hopes with Stoke win

West Ham look to boost survival hopes with Stoke win

ANDY CARROLL dealt a hammer blow to Stoke's hopes of staying up with a stunning last-minute strike after Peter Crouch looked to have thrown the visitors a Premier League lifeline.

And despite the draw edging West Ham closer to safety, Carroll insists no club is safe.

DAVID MOYES was clearly relieved after a last minute goal from substitutes, Andy Carroll had rescued his side what could prove to be a vital point against relegation-haunted Stoke City at the London Stadium.

Stoke opened the scoring after a moment to forget for World Cup hopeful Hart in front of watching England manager Gareth Southgate as he failed to hold a shot from Xherdan Shaqiri and Crouch was in the right place to convert from close-range.

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"If we take the game as we played against Southampton or Chelsea, I think we'll win". In his first game back, he made a mistake for a goal in a 3-0 loss at Burnley on March 10, and this one against Stoke was nearly an exact replica as he fumbled a shot in front of him by Xherdan Shaqiri. I shows the level of pressure we put on.

West Ham had three efforts ruled out after Marko Arnautovic was twice offside and Carroll handled inside the box but Lambert said his team were due a bit of luck and felt they deserved to come away from east London with a point. I couldn't ask for any more from my players'.

"He didn't give it and at the end of the day we got a point".

"If we can do that (beat Burnley), it will set the cat right among the pigeons", said Lambert.

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Chances were far and few in the opening stanza, however, Stoke keeper Jack Butland made a massive stop in the first half on Marko Arnautovic when the ball struck the face of the England global.

The point left West Ham seven points clear of the relegation zone.

Oliver and his wife were subjected to social media threats over the incident that led to Juventus's elimination. "Obviously Crouchy came on and scored, which is what he does best, and it was disappointing for us because we'd had a few chances and a couple of goals disallowed".

And after West Ham's equaliser, Javier Hernandez had a goal disallowed for a foul by Carroll.

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