We use cookies to provide you with a better service. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies.

7 great sport channels

Football, Rugby, UFC, GAA

All free when you join eir Broadband

Subscribe to eir Sport
Published: 13:57 | 9/4/16

Carroll shines as West Ham hold Arsenal

West Ham striker nets a 10-minute hat-trick

Andy Carroll netted a hat-trick on his first Premier League start since January, as West Ham drew 3-3 with Arsenal in the last London derby at Upton Park.

But the draw dashes West Ham's hopes of making the top four and the Champions League positions, and all but ends Arsenal's admittedly optimistic title ambitions.

West Ham, who move to Stratford's Olympic Stadium next season, remain in sixth place in the Premier League table, two points behind fourth-placed Manchester City, who meet West Brom at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening.

Thiird-placed Arsenal now lie 10 points behind Leicester City with six matches of the season to go.

Arsenal, who should have been a goal down just before the quarter-hour mark when Manuel Lanzini was incorrectly ruled offside, took the lead on 18 minutes when Mesut Ozil coolly stroked Alex Iwobi's through ball past Adrian.

And the Gunners seemed to be cruising when they went 2-0 up on 35 minutes, after Alexis Sanchez had deftly lofted Iwobi's pass over Adrian.

But Carroll transformed the match with three goals in nine minutes and 50 seconds to chalk up his first Premier League hat-trick since Newcastle's 6-0 win over Aston Villa in August 2010.

The first on 44 minutes was a Carroll classic, a thudding header from six yards from Aaron Cresswell's cross from the left that left Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina rooted to the spot.

Then, in first-half injury-time, Carroll levelled it a 2-2 with a drilled shot after Gabriel could only half-block his first effort following Mark Noble's cross from the right flank.

And Carroll, making his first start for three months following injury, capped a dream comeback with a third on 50 minutes with another emphatic header from Michail Antonio's cross.

But Arsene Wenger's side hit back to level with 20 minutes remaining, as Laurent Koscielny swept home Ozil's cross, via a deflection off Danny Welbeck, past Adrian from close range.

By Nick Royle.

Hemed strike helps Brighton edge Newcastle

16:01 | 24/9/17

Brighton edged out Newcastle United 1-0 to record their second successive home Premier League victory.

Conte defends caution over Hazard

23:22 | 24/9/17

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has defended his treatment of Eden Hazard on his return from injury, and says the Belgian playmaker is "in contention" to start ag...

De Bruyne willing to sign new deal at Man City

22:46 | 24/9/17

Kevin de Bruyne says he is open to signing a new contract at Manchester City, despite still having four years remaining on his current deal.

Wenger: Gibbs depature hurt more than Ox

13:50 | 24/9/17

Arsene Wenger says Kieran Gibbs' departure to West Brom hurt more than Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's Arsenal exit.

Conte hails Morata impact

09:44 | 24/9/17

Antonio Conte has praised Alvaro Morata after the Spaniard continued his impressive form with a hat-trick in Chelsea's 4-0 win over Stoke City on Saturday.

Top Stories

No other options but Williams, says Massa

12:45 | Today

Felipe Massa says Williams are the only F1 team likely to offer him a contract for the 2018 season.

Bonner expects Donegal to be competitive

10:00 | Today

New Donegal football manager Declan Bonner expects the Tir Chonaill to be "very, very competitive" in 2018.

What's On Now

What’s in the eir Sport Pack?

We’ve got heartstopping action across 7 great sports channels, with 42 Premier League games, every Champions League game and every Europa League game, as well as UFC, Allianz Leagues GAA, Golf, F1 and much more.