AC: “We were unlucky!”


Carroll bigAndy Carroll left Upton park deeply disappointed not to have seen the Irons get something from the Liverpool game.

The former Anfield striker produced a fine performance, particularly over the first 45 minutes,  and reckons the Irons were unlucky to come away without a reward.

He tweeted his thoughts immediately afterwards, still showing some affection for his former club.

He said: “: “We were unlucky not to get something today against this season’s champions.”

Sam Allardyce meanwhile was justifiably complaining about some of the bizarre refereeing which unquestionably disfigured the game.

He said: “Obviously there are two decisions today – one that goes against Liverpool and one that goes against us and that ends up with controversy, frustration, aggravation and the players losing their cool.

“We gave all we could give and we tried our best to upset Liverpool’s winning streak and to stop them getting their ninth win on the trot.

“Unfortunately they’ve won the game on two penalties rather than their attractive football that they normally play.

“The players have to take a lot of credit for that but we are disappointed we didn’t get anything out of the game.”

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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