West Ham 2-0 Swansea Highlights
West Ham striker Andy Carroll set up two goals and was sent off as his side earned a win against relegation rivals Swansea at Upton Park.
The striker headed a cross down for Kevin Nolan and he controlled before driving home a shot for the Hammers.
Nolan then guided in a header after Carroll nodded a corner across goal.
Carroll was harshly dismissed when he appeared to catch Chico Flores accidentally with a stray arm after 59 minutes, but West Ham held on to win.
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Venue: Upton Park
Date: Saturday, 1 February, 2014
1-0 Nolan 27′
2-0 Nolan 45+1′
Swansea’s only win in 22 previous league trips to Upton Park (D5, L16) was a 2-1 triumph in the old Second Division in August 1956.
Half of the 46 league games involving these sides this season have been level at half-time, including 19 that have been goalless at the break (41%). The two clubs drew 0-0 at the Liberty Stadium at the end of October.
West Ham have picked up nine points from a possible 33 at Upton Park this season, the lowest home tally in this season’s Premier League.
The Hammers are without a home win in four games (D2, L2) since a 3-0 victory over Fulham at the end of November.
Sam Allardyce’s men have conceded three goals in each of their last three games at Upton Park, and in six of their last nine at home. They kept clean sheets in the other three matches.
Adrian has been called upon to make six saves per game in the Premier League on average this season, more than any other goalkeeper.
Andy Carroll is yet to record a shot on target in three league appearances since he returned from injury.
Swansea’s midweek win over Fulham ended their longest ever Premier League run without a victory (eight matches).
They have only only earned two points from five away matches since beating Fulham 2-1 in November. Michael Laudrup’s side have scored just twice during this run.
Five of Swansea’s six league wins this season have come when they have kept a clean sheet.
Wilfried Bony has scored six goals in his last six competitive appearances for Swansea.