David Moyes attempts to defend Joe Hart after goalkeeper's blunder against Stoke

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David Moyes attempts to defend Joe Hart after goalkeeper's blunder against Stoke

He ended the interview saying: Do you think we'll ever be as good as West Ham Ladies?' The West Ham women's side have won two trophies and are taking the game by storm and both Dyer and Carroll were incredibly positive about their sister side. I shows the level of pressure we put on.

First, Arnautovic converted Aaron Cresswell's cross, but he had strayed marginally offside.

All three decisions were correct calls by referee Michael Oliver, following a hard few days in which he and his wife have been abused after he awarded Real Madrid a last-minute penalty against Juventus and sent off Gianluigi Buffon in the Champions League on Wednesday.

West Ham have taken five points from their last three matches and sit seven points above the relegation zone, but Moyes is not convinced his side are assured of a place in next season's Premier League.

We're playing well enough and I'm really proud of the team. "He got unfairly criticised from a lot of quarters".

"The points we've picked up in recent games will help us. We've just had a win and two draws and at this time of the season that's not too bad".

Ramadan Sobhi drew a comfortable save out of Joe Hart on three minutes with a left-footed shot from 18 yards out after receiving a square pass from Mame Biram Diouf, while at the other end Ryan Shawcross deflected Marko Arnautovic's angled strike behind at the near post three minutes later.

It looked as if it had paid off in some style when Hart spilled Xherdan Shaqiri's shot and Crouch turned in from close range. I didn't go over the top because I expect him to do that.

"We had a few chances, goals disallowed, but for us, it's a good result".

But unless they have a turnaround in fortune in the final four games, he will not have many more chances to extend that record.

West Ham have 35 points from 33 games and Moyes feels they need one more victory to guarantee survival and said he would not blame Hart for their failure to take all three points.

Four minutes later, the 29-year-old was celebrating an excellent equaliser as he swung a boot at Cresswell's cross from near the penalty spot.

The Hammers were denied by the linesman's flag moments later when fellow substitute Javier Hernandez struck the ball past Jack Butland, but Carroll was adjudged to have handled inside the area.

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