Stadium ban looming for West Ham supporter who taunted Jake Livermore

Ross Houston
January 12, 2018

Carroll ended a nine-month scoring drought with a second-half double at the London Stadium on Tuesday - including a stoppage-time victor - to give West Ham a 2-1 win to move up to 16th in the table.

Reports said West Brom chairman John Williams spoke to Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore about Tuesday's match with 18th-placed West Ham at the London stadium. In the first half, as Carroll and his team mates struggled and went behind, it looked like a losing one.

Minutes later, Marko Arnautović had a clear cut chance to give the lead for West Ham but Foster continued his virtuoso performance as his flawless timing stopped the front man. Over their next 18 games, West Brom lost nine games and tied nine games. "For long periods of tonight we didn't do well enough at the back but in the end we got our reward". But just when it felt like the game might drift away from West Ham, unless Carroll were replaced, he produced a moment reminiscent of his very best.

West Ham have plenty of injury worries with forwards Michail Antonio and Diafra Sakho both doubts and defender Aaron Cresswell suffering a back injury. Carroll hurtled at it, cleared out Kieran Gibbs and Jonny Evans, and thumped his header into the net.

Hammers boss David Moyes responded by sending Noble on at the break and after a strong start to the second 45, the home side got their reward on the hour. I think he's found that a comfort.

Disgraceful fan behaviour has marred two football games in Britain this week. But deep into stoppage time, Carroll arrived to fired home from an acute angle to offer the Hammers the flawless finale. Offensively, West Ham have been middle of the pack but Marko Arnautovic caught fire in December. Andy Carroll grabbing his second of the game to stretch Albion's winless run to 20 games.

In the mean time, Moyes remains cautious about the impact Carroll can have on West Ham's lingering battle against the threat of relegation.

Cape Town - Andy Carroll finally got off the mark for West Ham United as they came from a goal down to beat West Bromwich Albion in dramatic fashion at the London Stadium on Tuesday.

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