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

02:50  17 april  2018
02:50  17 april  2018 Source:   Goal.com

Lambert still believes in Stoke survival chances despite Hammer blow

  Lambert still believes in Stoke survival chances despite Hammer blow Although Andy Carroll's volley was a devastating blow for Stoke's survival hopes, Paul Lambert still thinks the Potters can stay up.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.

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Staying up . Stoke City boss Paul Lambert has issued a rallying cry ahead of his side’s game against Arsenal in the Premier League this weekend, and admitted that his side need to dig in and fight for their lives. The club are right in the relegation mix

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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.

We believe until the end - Shaqiri targets three wins for struggling Stoke City

  We believe until the end - Shaqiri targets three wins for struggling Stoke City Five points adrift of safety, Stoke City can still stave off relegation to the Championship, according to Xherdan Shaqiri.Xherdan Shaqiri insists Stoke City still believe they can avoid relegation despite being precariously placed in the Premier League relegation zone.

Staying up . Stoke City boss Paul Lambert has issued a rallying cry ahead of his side’s game against Arsenal in the Premier League this weekend, and admitted that his side need to dig in and fight for their lives.

Staying up . Stoke City boss Paul Lambert has issued a rallying cry ahead of his side’s game against Arsenal in the Premier League this weekend, and admitted that his side need to dig in and fight for their lives.

"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."

We believe until the end - Shaqiri targets three wins for struggling Stoke City

  We believe until the end - Shaqiri targets three wins for struggling Stoke City Five points adrift of safety, Stoke City can still stave off relegation to the Championship, according to Xherdan Shaqiri.Xherdan Shaqiri insists Stoke City still believe they can avoid relegation despite being precariously placed in the Premier League relegation zone.

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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."

David Moyes suggests he will sign new contract .
West Ham manager David Moyes has hinted that he will sign a new contract but says he won’t confirm his future until the summer, reports Sky Sports. Moyes succeeded Slaven Bilic as West Ham manager in November on a deal until the end of the season. He arrived with the club in the relegation zone, having accumulated just nine points in 11 games. They now sit 14th, six points above the drop and looking like they will comfortably survive. In Friday’s press conference, Moyes left hints that he had been offered a new deal, but refused to commit his future, saying guaranteed survival comes first: “We have to make sure we are still a Premier League team. I’m not going to have any discussions before then. I get on with the chairman and we speak regularly but we are both more than happy to wait until the end of the season.” The appointment of the Scotsman was questioned at the time, but he has come through tough times like the crowd trouble against Burnley and has turned the Hammers fortunes around, making them harder to beat, as shown in the 1-1 draw against Chelsea this month.

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