Andy Carroll predicts what position West Ham would be without controversial decisions

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The West Ham striker has been discussing his club's bad luck with refereeing decisions.

West Ham United forward Andy Carroll says the club could be as high as third without controversial refereeing decisions this season, according to the London Evening Standard.

West Ham drew 2-2 at Leicester City on Sunday afternoon, with the target man unhappy after he was adjudged to have committed a late foul in the penalty area.

And Carroll is quoted as saying by the Standard: "We’ve dropped eight points now from bad decisions, so where would we be without them? Maybe third or fourth. Hopefully in the last five games things can change."

The Hammers face a reasonable run-in at the end of a busy season but will know every game still requires their utmost attention.

This week's Premier League clash against Watford is a prime example, although Slaven Bilic's men will be helped by the fact the Hornets should have one eye on the FA Cup.

West Brom, Swansea City and Stoke City are three of the other four fixtures, with West Ham's penultimate game coming against Manchester United.

That should be West Ham's most important fixture and the focus until then should be to keep the east London club close enough to United to be able to leapfrog them with a win.

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