Stoke City boss Paul Lambert: 'Burnley game a must-win'

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"If it's a shove in the back, it's a penalty, but we played on and he (referee Michael Oliver) didn't give it and, in the end, it's a point, so we'll take it".

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.

"If the supporters do what I think they will do, we just have to turn up and try and get a win. We've had some really good games but have been unfortunate with Lady Luck".

"I thought we deserved something from the game, we played a really good game and if we keep playing like that we will win games".


Stoke, however, hinted at their first victory in 10 games and only their second on the road all season when Xherdan Shaqiri's 79th-minute effort was spilled by Three Lions hopeful Joe Hart and Crouch thundered home the rebound from close range.

"We had good chances for an away team but I know they had a couple of goals disallowed too".

- Peter Crouch is now on 16 sub goals in the Premier League (level with Javier Hernandez); only four players have more (Defoe 24, Giroud 19, Kanu 17 and Solskjaer 17). "If we can get a little break on Sunday against Burnley, we're certainly in with a fight". "I was due it, the team was due it, the football club was due it and if it is offside, it doesn't matter if it is marginally offside, or close, it is offside". I have got great belief in them.

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


"I thought we deserved something".

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

"We did some good things, we just needed something different up front, Marko [Arnautovic] didn't quite produce that tonight". 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.

Either way it will leave Rangers in need of at least one more striker, and they should really have a look at signing West Ham forward Jordan Hugill after he was reportedly made available to leave the London Stadium in the summer on loan or on a permanent basis.


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