December 12, 2018

West Ham United to investigate alleged Jake Livermore abuse

12 January 2018, 09:50 | Anna Jefferson

He's been used as a substitute in four consecutive league matches since his return from injury

He's been used as a substitute in four consecutive league matches since his return from injury

The 28-year-old escaped a further suspension after the FA ruled the death of his new-born son in May 2014 was an overwhelming mitigating factor.

But Carroll claims he feels fully fit after another season plagued by niggling injuries, and believes he brings a lot more to the side than just goals.

But the striker started his first game since November 24 and scored twice as the Hammers came from behind to win a huge relegation six-pointer and climb out of the bottom three.

"I didn't know about it, but I've been told something happened." he said via Sky Sports.

He failed once again to show his true level of quality as West Ham dominated large parts of the match.

The Hammers forced Foster into the first real save soon afterwards as Pablo Zabaleta's cross was only cleared as far as Lanzini, whose rasping half-volley from 16 yards stung the palms of the goalkeeper.

With 30 minutes on the clock a solo run by James McClean went beyond all the opposition's back-line, reached the edge of the box and got his shot deflected by Angelo Ogbonna to score the opener.

The Baggies were indebted to their keeper once more as half-time approached, this time reacting to Carroll's knockdown to dive bravely at Cheikhou Kouyate's feet. Just as the game looked to be heading for a draw, the home side found a victor four minutes into stoppage-time.

Livermore ended up being escorted down the tunnel by John Carver, Albion's assistant manager, after stewards had intervened.

Foster produced a fine save to keep out Lanzini in the 39th minute after the Argentine shifted to his right to get off a curling shot that was pushed beyond the right post, and the visiting keeper denied Kouyate with a fearless save at close range two minutes before half-time.

After the interval Carroll slid in to meet Marko Arnautovic's cross but could only guide the ball over the crossbar.

Moyes's men have a quick turnaround, playing Spurs just two days after the dramatic West Brom win.

After trailing to a James McClean goal, the Hammers bounced back with a majestic header from the 1.93m Carroll, whose leap left West Brom defenders Jonny Evans and Kieran Gibbs grounded.

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