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Published: Mon, April 23, 2018
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

David Moyes surprised by Joe Hart error

David Moyes surprised by Joe Hart error

Pickford and Butland both played in England's global friendlies in March.

However, former Premier League striker Chris Sutton, speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, is in no doubt that Southgate should leave Hart at home this summer.

Stoke City have not won a game since 20 January this year - a 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town.

But, who do Swansea meet on the final day of the season?

Joe Hart had to be on his toes, saving at the foot of an upright from Moritz Bauer as Stoke offered a viable threat of their own, while Butland continued to be the busier of the keepers, turning aside Joao Mario's blistering dead-ball effort from fully thirty-yards.

- This clash produced 36 fouls, a joint-high tally in the Premier League game this season (level with Chelsea v Manchester United on November 5).

And with the Potters looking likely to go down, and Crouch not getting any younger, this might just have been his last chance to break that record. With the old-guard British managers finding their place at the table less welcoming and heavy investments in the transfer market not guaranteed to bring a sizeable return, what West Ham really need is stability guided by a long-term plan. With the World Cup fast approaching, this is a problem he will want to address to send out a strong message to Gareth Southgate.

And within three minutes, Carroll fired home from the edge of the area to snatch a 1-1 draw which edged the Hammers closer to safety and left Stoke in serious trouble.

The change paid off for the Hammers as Carroll secured the equaliser in the 90th minute with a fine first-time finish into the bottom corner to deny the Potters three priceless points in their fight against relegation.

It's newspaper O Jogo which reports West Ham's presence at the game, claiming there was one specific target they were keeping an eye on: Raul Jimenez.

The draw against Stoke saw West Ham make it three games without defeat since the worldwide break, a run which saw them move seven points clear of the bottom three after Monday's game. They've also failed to score a single goal in four of their last six away games, conceding 14 goals in the process and scoring just two.

Surely it was a simple sentence or two, to gee up the fans ahead of a crucial relegation battle? It might be a bit longer than that before West Ham fans start to forgive Lady Brady and the board. However, this was a games of far rosier fortunes for Hart.

"Their play throughout with the ball was one of the better performances I have seen since I have been here".

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