Moyes reacts to Hart's error and West Ham comeback


Moyes reacts to Hart's error and West Ham comeback

"I thought all three subs played really well when they came on but I have to say, I didn't think we'd need them because I thought we had played well enough to be in front", Moyes explained. 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.

Carroll, who came in as a late substitution, brilliantly volleyed home a ball from Aaron Cresswell in the 90th minute.

"If the supporters do what I think they'll do, we just have to turn up and try and get a win".

The Hammers are aiming to complete their first league double over Stoke since the Potters' first season in the Premier League in 2008-09.

Lambert reflected afterwards: 'It is a blow because we were so close to winning. I shows the level of pressure we put on.

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

Things are pretty rosy for West Ham at the moment after their point at Chelsea gave them a bit of breathing space above the bottom three. "Regardless of how we do it, we have to get a win but we certainly will drag teams into it".

"I didn't feel sharp", said Carroll of his return from injury.

"It fell right into my path on my left foot, I swung a leg at it and it went in".

Although Hart was relieved his howler didn't cost West Ham all three points, his mistake did little to boost his chances of starting for England in the World Cup.

Hart's failure to impress came while his Stoke counterpart Jack Butland - another contender for the England number one shirt - produced a solid display. "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".

Police have warned social media trolls they could be committing a criminal offence by abusing referee Michael Oliver and his wife Lucy. I thought Javier Hernandez and Manuel Lanzini helped, all the players have played well.

Then a low Edimilson Fernandes drive flew past Butland but Arnautovic, this time clearly offside, was in the keeper's way.