Carroll deflated after Chelsea draw

20 Mar

West Ham striker Andy Carroll felt his side deserved to take all three points at Chelsea on Saturday.

West Ham: Carroll deflated after Chelsea drawWest Ham: Carroll deflated after Chelsea draw

Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas equalised from the penalty spot late on to earn a 2-2 draw after referee Bobby Madley adjudged Ruben Loftus-Cheek had been brought down by Michail Antonio, although replays indicated any contact was minimal and the incident occurred outside the area.

Carroll put West Ham ahead just after the hour mark after Fabregas had cancelled out Manuel Lanzini’s opener and the striker was left disappointed after his side failed to hold on for the win.

The Hammers remain in the hunt for a top-four finish and Carroll insists they are focused on securing a Champions League spot following the draw at Chelsea.

“All the lads 100 per cent want us to get into Europe,” Carroll said on

“That is what we are pushing for. It would have been nice for us to come away with a victory and push us even higher up the table but we will have a nice break and come back and work harder from there.

“It was a bit upsetting to only get a point. We conceded just before half-time and then just before the end which is upsetting. But we worked really hard and we did deserve the win.

“I have had a look back at the penalty incident and it looked just outside of the area so it was unlucky that they were given a penalty.

“I said last week there are not many teams who come away from the big grounds disappointed to have only got a draw.

“Last week we had that feeling against Manchester United (in the FA Cup quarter-finals) and it is the same against Chelsea that we have not got the three points.”


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