Lambert admits West Ham equaliser 'is a blow'

Annette Crawford
April 17, 2018

The Potters are 19 right now, six points adrift of safety and with the worst goal difference in the division. "The Hammers will probably just survive - but it's been a long and troubled campaign which will fill nobody which much optimism for the immediate future".

West Ham manager David Moyes believes record signing Marko Arnautovic is "a little bit of a Zlatan", as the Austrian enjoys a rich vein of form. We bossed the majority of the game.

"We didn't go out there with it really planned".

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We're willing to fight and we have got the supporters behind us.

West Ham, who have yet to win consecutive home league games this season, can climb to 12th in the table, nine points clear of the relegation zone, if they beat Stoke.

"He's someone who needs the confidence, but I think he also needs the understanding of how you get to the levels you've got to".

West Ham ended an eight-game winless streak against Stoke by winning the reverse fixture 3-0 in December.

Paul Lambert admits that West Ham's late equaliser in the 1-1 draw at the London Stadium was a "blow" for Stoke City's survival hopes.

Stoke thought they had secured all three points and their first away win since October when substitute Peter Crouch knocked a loose ball into the back of the net after West Ham's England goalkeeper Joe Hart spilled a shot after 79 minutes.

They are one loss short of reaching 1,000 defeats in the top flight and would become the 16th club to reach this landmark.

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