Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Moyes Vows to Confront Angry Carroll over Sub Snub; Zabaleta: I'll Be the First to Support Rice, We Must All Help Him

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Moyes Vows to Confront Angry Carroll over Sub Snub; Zabaleta: I'll Be the First to Support Rice, We Must All Help Him

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Byline: Ken Dyer

DAVID MOYES promised today to "deal with" Andy Carroll after the striker angrily left the side of the pitch and disappeared down the tunnel at the London Stadium before the end of the 4-1 defeat by Manchester City.

Carroll was annoyed at not being sent on when Moyes made a triple substitution in the second half, bringing on Javier Hernandez, Joao Mario and Arthur Masuaku.

West Ham were already 4-1 down and Carroll left his seat to head down the tunnel shortly afterwards but a club spokesman said today the matter would be dealt with internally.

"It's something I'll deal with," said Moyes. "In this situation what you need is everybody to be a team member so if he has done that, I'll look at it and I'll deal with it."

Carroll showed his impact as a substitute a fortnight ago when he scored a 90th-minute equaliser in the 1-1 draw with Stoke, his first game back since injuring his ankle in January.

West Ham are 15th in the table, just three points above the relegation places, and yesterday's heavy defeat put a further dent in their goal difference, which is now only five better than 18th-placed Southampton.

The Hammers' survival hopes could go down to the wire and Pablo Zabaleta, who was the home side's best player in an otherwise anaemic display, said: "City were Continued on Page 58 Continued from Back Page much better than us - there are no excuses so now we must move on to the next game. We've got Leicester away on Saturday, we are three points above the relegation zone so it is still in our hands.

"After that we have the last two games at home, against Manchester United and Everton. We need to forget this result, it wasn't good but we need to be positive.

"One more win could be enough but we can't wait for other teams to keep dropping points. We need to think about West Ham. …

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