Sport Lambert still believes in Stoke survival chances despite Hammer blow

01:11  17 april  2018
01:11  17 april  2018 Source:   goal.com

Stoke boss Lambert not giving up on Premier League survival despite Hammers blow

  Stoke boss Lambert not giving up on Premier League survival despite Hammers blow The Scottish boss was proud of his side despite surrendering a 1-0 advantage and believes his side have what it takes to stay upPaul Lambert is not giving up hope on Stoke City's chances of staying in the Premier League despite Andy Carroll's late volley snatching West Ham a 1-1 draw.

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Paul Lambert is not giving up hope on Stoke City's chances of staying in the Premier League despite Andy Carroll's late volley snatching West Ham a 1-1 draw.

Stoke looked set for their first win since January when Peter Crouch came off the bench to force in the rebound after Joe Hart failed to gather Xherdan Shaqiri's drive.

But another substitute ensured the spoils were shared at London Stadium on Monday, Carroll turning in Aaron Cresswell's centre in the 90th minute to move West Ham seven points clear of the drop zone.

Stoke, meanwhile, are five points adrift of safety with only four games remaining, one of which is away to Champions League semi-finalists Liverpool, but Lambert stressed the Potters' performance levels suggest positive results could be coming soon.

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"It is a blow because we were so close to winning," Lambert told Sky Sports. "We were excellent and had really good chances.

"We had good chances for an away team but I know they had a couple of goals disallowed too. It's a great finish from them but I can't ask any more from my team.

"We were very good with some very good moments. We're willing to fight and we have got the supporters behind us. If we get a win on Sunday [at home to Burnley] it puts the cat among the pigeons.

"As long as we don't give up, keep that level then we're right in the fight. We're playing well enough and I'm really proud of the team.

"I have great belief and we've had some good games but we've been really unfortunate. I've never really had a problem lifting them - they have been a credit to the club, doing everything to stay in the league. I came in late, but I'm absolutely loving it and willing to fight."

Hammers pushing for £40m double deal for Allen and Butland

  Hammers pushing for £40m double deal for Allen and Butland West Ham will try to sign both Jack Butland and Joe Allen from Stoke City if the Potters are relegated this season. The Daily Mail, as cited by Sky Sports, claims that the Hammers are interested in a double swoop. Allen has been linked with a move to the London Stadium for some time, with David Moyes expressing an interest in the Welshman in January. With Joe Hart’s future at the club still undecided a goalkeeper is likely to be high on the club’s wish list this summer. Both Butland and Allen are likely to be two of Stoke’s most in-demand players if Paul Lambert is unable to steer them away from the drop. Butland himself has been linked with big money moves this season. Both Arsenal and Chelsea are thought to be interested in the player. Stoke are currently five points from safety in the Premier League with just four games left to play this season.

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Paul Lambert believes Aston Villa's youngsters are being picked on by referees. The Scot takes his side to the Britannia Stadium on Saturday for a clash against Stoke City that is sure to be a hotly-contested affair given the respective positions of the two clubs.

Referee Michael Oliver disallowed three West Ham goals - two for offside and one for a Carroll handball - with David Moyes feeling his side had done enough to claim all three points.

"I thought we should have won, we played really well," Moyes told Sky Sports. "I was surprised we went behind as I thought if anyone went ahead it'd be us.

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

"All the subs who came on made a big difference and helped, we've not had that a lot this season so we're glad to have them back.

"We didn't need to make subs as the team was playing well and we were dominant. Stoke have been losing a few late goals so I thought we could get one, but after we went down we had to find a different way of doing it.

"I've seen a couple of them [disallowed goals] and they look the right decision, I've not seen the one by Andy but the referee has done a good job.

"A good point in the end as we could have come away with nothing after going behind. Let's hope we can try and do that again, it won't be easy but performances are getting better. We've just had a win and two draws."

Stoke City cancel end-of-season awards .
Stoke City have reportedly cancelled their end-of-season awards dinner with the club looking set for relegation to the Championship, according to Sky Sports. The awards ceremony was due to take place at Stoke’s bet365 Stadium next month but is believed to have been cancelled due to the club’s poor season. The Potters currently sit in the bottom three of the Premier League table, four points adrift of safety. With just three games of the campaign left to play Stoke are looking increasingly likely to be playing Championship football next season. Their relegation could be confirmed this weekend if they lose to Liverpool and other results go against them. Paul Lambert has won just one of his 13 league matches since taking over from Mark Hughes in January. However, Stoke’s chairman Peter Coates has told Sky Sports News that the club have no intentions of sacking Lambert should they be relegated.

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