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

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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West Ham have been hard done-by on several occasions this season, including rescinded red cards and wrongly called-back goals.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.