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

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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.

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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 …read more