Andy Carroll reacts to West Ham United’s draw v Swansea City in Premier League

Andy Carroll reflects on West Ham United’s 1-1 draw with Swansea City away from home in the Premier League.

West Ham United striker Andy Carroll has admitted his disappointment at his side’s failure to win against Swansea City in the Premier League today.

The Hammers took the lead against the Swans at the Liberty Stadium, but conceded a second-half equaliser to settle for a 1-1 draw.

Former Liverpool and Newcastle United striker Carroll scored a brilliant goal for West Ham just two minutes before the half-time interval.

However, hosts Swansea fought back in the second half and restored parity in the 74th minute when Mark Noble diverted Bafetimbi Gomis's header into his own net.

England international striker Carroll was disappointed with the final result, but admitted that an away point in the Premier League is still good.

“We came out and tried to keep a clean sheet for a win but it wasn't to be,” BBC Sport quotes the 28-year-old as saying.

“The referee let a lot go that others wouldn't. It was a real battle out there. Obviously coming off with the lead at half-time we wanted three points but the Liberty is a difficult place to come and we will take the point and move on.”

The draw leaves West Ham seventh in the Premier League table with 33 points from 21 matches, three points behind fourth-placed Southampton, who have played a fewer game.

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