Slaven Bilic angry with Andy Carroll red card as West Ham draw at Burnley
Last Updated: 14/10/17 8:08pm
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic lamented Andy Carroll's failure to use his experience after being sent off in the 1-1 draw with Burnley.
Since Bilic took over at West Ham, the Hammers have picked up 12 red cards in the Premier League, three more than any other side and there were just 99 seconds between Carroll's first yellow card and his second in the 27th minute.
The former Liverpool striker was booked after referee Stuart Attwell judged he led with his elbow in a challenge with James Tarkowski, and the game had barely resumed when he launched himself into another aerial challenge with Ben Mee, earning the third red card of his career.
West Ham were leading thanks to Michail Antonio's first goal of the season, but they were ultimately pegged back with five minutes remaining as Chris Wood met Johann Gudmundsson's cross to break their resistance.
Bilic said of the game's key talking point: "Of course I'm angry [with Carroll]. He's a very experienced player. It wasn't deliberate but a player of his experience, you cannot do that two times in a couple of minutes - especially when you play away it's very likely you're going to get minimum a yellow card.
"That's what happened very early in the game, and after that we knew it was going to be very hard, but we defended well and we were so close to getting all three points."
Failure to see out the match means that West Ham have won only one of their last 12 away games in the Premier League, so they will welcome returning to the London Stadium next to face Brighton in the Friday Night Football game in their bid to move further away from the relegation places.
Having been denied a record-equalling sixth Premier League win against a single side, Bilic added: "It's a bit of mixed emotions. I have to praise the guys as we got a point and we played for so long with 10 men. We had some good periods in the game even when we were down by one man.
"In the first 15 minutes of the second half, we had a couple of really good chances. It's hard to stop them crossing the ball from good areas. They put bodies up, but we defended most of those good crosses but we didn't mark well for the goal.
"But I would say we played good, especially when we were 11 against 11 when I thought we were dominant and dangerous, which I expect now that we have most of the squad back and fit.
"I'm quite pleased with the work-rate, with the fitness and also with the quality. If we continue to play like this we should get many more points."
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