West Ham United and Chelsea played out a score-draw this weekend.
The Hammers headed into the fixture knowing a victory would see them climb into the top four at the expense of Manchester City, but despite twice going ahead West Ham could only leave Stamford Bridge with a single point.
Manuel Lanzini and Carroll himself scored for Slaven Bilic’s side but Spanish international Cesc Fabregas netted an unlikely brace, including an 89th-minute penalty, to ensure the reigning champions earned a share of the spoils.
The result leaves West Ham one point outside the top four with eight matches remaining and Carroll later explained how upset he and his teammates were with the missed opportunity.
“We conceded just before half-time and then just before the end which is upsetting,” the striker told whufc.com. “But we worked really hard and we did deserve the win and as I said it was a bit upsetting to only get a point."
Carroll also reserved special praise for his West Ham teammate Lanzini, who initially put his side ahead with a superb strike.
“It was an incredible strike from Manuel and he has got that ability,” Carroll added.
Next up for West Ham is a home match against Crystal Palace immediately after the international break.