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Hammers plan Carroll appeal

Sam Allardyce says West Ham will appeal against the dismissal of Andy Carroll in Saturday's 2-0 victory over Swansea.

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Andy Carroll: Sent off by Howard Webb

Andy Carroll: Sent off by Howard Webb

The England striker was making only his third start of the season in the Premier League clash at Upton Park.

He twice provided cushioned headers for Kevin Nolan to score in the first half, before being sent off for an altercation with Swansea defender Chico Flores in the second.

Carroll caused chaos in the visiting defence, but on 59 minutes he received a straight red card from referee Howard Webb after appearing to brush the defender with his elbow.

"We will appeal it, yes," said Allardyce.

"We will hope that the appeal will work. Hopefully we don't lose Andy for three games.

"He's gutted. He's absolutely beside himself. We'll just have to go through the process and see what happens in midweek."

A three-match suspension would rule Carroll out for the rest of February and matches with Aston Villa, Norwich and Southampton.

Allardyce added: "All I can hope is that the panel, in the cold light of day, see it for what it is."

The Hammers boss blamed Flores for the sending off, which came after Carroll and the defender had been involved in an aerial duel.

When Swansea drew 0-0 with West Ham at the Liberty Stadium in October, Allardyce laughed in the face of Chico after the latter had gone to ground clutching his face and moaning following a challenge from Carlton Cole.

Allardyce said: "That was him squealing and centre-halves aren't supposed to squeal, are they?"

Referring back to Saturday's game, he said: "If we're going to red card people for that, then we might as well stop playing and I might as well retire.

"He (Webb) can't be absolutely certain of what's happened, except that Chico Flores is over-exaggerating, which is generally the norm for him unfortunately."

The win was West Ham's first at home in the Premier League since the November 30 defeat of Fulham and came after a morale-boosting 0-0 draw at Chelsea, after which Jose Mourinho accused Allardyce of deploying 19th-century tactics.

"It (the sending off) hasn't cost us anything by the actions and the brilliant 21st-century defending by the players," Allardyce added.

"And we got quality finishing today which is something we've been striving for on a consistent basis.

"It's a great result for us and one that's taken a little bit of pressure off."

Carroll's performance provided a major boost to Allardyce.

"His ability to hold the ball up and cause problems aerially is obviously his major strength," Allardyce said.

"He just needs to start scoring a goal or two, which is now his next challenge, in the hope we don't lose him.

"He's made two today for Kevin. Make another couple the next game and score one yourself."

Allardyce reserved special praise for Nolan.

"His contribution today all over the pitch was a proper captain's contribution," Allardyce said.

Saturday's win briefly took West Ham out of the drop zone, but they ended the day in 18th - behind West Brom on goal difference - after Stoke beat Manchester United.

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