Late West Ham leveller spares Hart's blushes

West Ham United news Arthur Masuaku keen to make up for spitting shame to ensure club retains Premier League status

West Ham United news Arthur Masuaku keen to make up for spitting shame to ensure club retains Premier League status

Andy Carroll scored a 90th-minute equalizer for West Ham to draw with relegation-threatened Stoke 1-1 in the English Premier League and come to teammate Joe Hart's rescue after the goalkeeper's latest error on Monday.

It looked as if it had paid off in some style when Hart spilled Xherdan Shaqiri's shot and Crouch turned home from close range. If we did, the football gods really would be against us'. 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.

"We've still got four games left, we've got to win them, no-one's safe, and we've got to keep working".

Lambert reflected afterwards: 'It is a blow because we were so close to winning. "With the atmosphere in stadium, it is a hard place to come but I thought we were excellent". I couldn't ask for any more from my players'.


West Ham will count themselves unlucky not to have won after having three goals disallowed in the second half, but the victory means they now stand seven points clear of the bottom three, while Stoke are five points adrift of the safety zone. "If we can get a little break on Sunday against Burnley, we're certainly in with a fight".

"We had a few chances, goals disallowed, but for us, it's a good result". The couple have been targeted since the Northumberland official, who was on duty at West Ham last night (above), gave Real Madrid a disputed penalty from which they knocked out Juventus in last week's Champions League quarter-final.

After West Ham's crucial home win over Southampton and a well-earned point at Chelsea, David Moyes' side were in confident mood and could have broken the deadlock after 55 minutes when former Stoke forward Marko Arnautovic directed a powerful header past Butland but was given offside.

Police have warned social media trolls they could be committing a criminal offence by abusing referee Michael Oliver and his wife Lucy. "I'm pleased with the team's performance, I thought we played well".

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