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Carroll joins NBC crew to discuss decisive penalty: “It’s a poor decision”


during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and West Ham United at The King Power Stadium on April 17, 2016 in Leicester, England.

Michael Regan

Credit to West Ham striker Andy Carroll for joining the NBC crew pitchside at King Power Stadium after an emotional 2-2 draw with Leicester City.

There was plenty of controversy in the match, and Carroll was at the heart of it. The big English striker came on at halftime to bury a penalty kick won by a tumbling Winston Reid.

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Then, with moments to play and his Hammers leading 2-1, Carroll bumped Jeff Schlupp on the edge of the box. Referee Jonathan Moss blew his whistle and pointed to the spot.


“To be honest, I think it’s a poor decision. I hadn’t stuck out my leg, just tried to close him down. When he took the first touch he was going over anyway.

“I didn’t speak to (Moss) after the pen. I was just disappointed. It was the last 30 seconds. It’s another two points we dropped by bad decisions. It seems like every week.”

West Ham have been hard done-by on several occasions this season, including rescinded red cards and wrongly called-back goals. The Hammers honestly should be in the Top Four, but that’s not always how it goes.

Just see Leicester’s season.

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