Carroll answers Hammers' SOS call to crank up heat on Stoke

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With AP Photos.Andy Carroll scores a 90th-minute equalizer soon after coming off the bench to earn West Ham a 1-1 draw against Stoke, which is denied a vital win in its bid to escape relegation from the English Premier League.

Following the game, Sutton said Hart should not be in Gareth Southgate's squad for Russian Federation, saying the goalkeeper had "dropped his ticket" to go to the World Cup.

The Hammers have dragged themselves away from the bottom three with four points in their last two games, but Stoke are very much still in the doldrums after four straight defeats, leaving them 19th.

Stoke opened the scoring on 79 minutes when a shot from Xherdan Shaqiri was spilled by Hart and Crouch was there to stab the ball into the net.

Rangers director of football Mark Allen is going to have an extremely busy summer transfer window on his hands with it likely that there will be yet another overhaul of the playing squad at Ibrox.

"Don't go back to walking around, don't go back to looking as if you're not interested".

"Last week after he made fantastic saves at Chelsea, I said to him: "Well done".

Carroll last played for West Ham more than three months ago, with an ankle injury depriving the team of its target man up front.

"I was concerned, because I'd seen him play for Stoke sometimes and I didn't think he did all the running back defensively", Moyes added. I got him to run and close things down, and show that he really had that capability.

Butland pulled off another good save to keep out Cresswell's free-kick from the right on 69 minutes, and a mistake from his opposite number led to the opener 10 minutes later.

"I'm keeping my target high and I'm hoping to win ten games".

"It would have done us the world of good to get the three points but it was a great finish by Andy".

"That's why we had to find something which meant that maybe he wasn't quite as exposed to having to double-up, help the full-back out", Moyes said.

"Since this manager's come in we've shown a lot of character and have stopped shipping goals".

The Mexican global has scored eight goals this season, including four in his last eight games.



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