Speaking in the wake of his side's 1-1 draw at West Ham United, the Potters boss said that his team needs to take maximum points off the Clarets this Sunday to boost their chances of avoiding relegation.
Veteran Peter Crouch came off the bench and rekindled his predatory instinct to poke home the opener after Hart spilled Shaqiri's initial effort on 79 minutes to become the club's all-time top scorer in the Premier League.
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Until Andy Carroll came along and scored with an accurate volley.
Crouch had appeared to claim the role of hero with a goal that made him Stoke's record Premier League marksman, but Paul Lambert's men are on the brink after Carroll's leveller. Arnautovic along with Chicharito will form the front of West Ham's attack.
The striker has been out injured since the turn of the year and was sent on as a last throw of the dice by David Moyes, with West Ham trailing to Peter Crouch's goal. A win over the Potters would see them rise to 12th and relative safety, but they have failed to win the last five meetings against Stoke when enjoying home advantage.
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West Ham responded by introducing Andy Carroll for the final stages of the half as they went in search of an equaliser. Obviously, the two other guys [Butland and Pickford] they are getting really close.
Former Stoke favourite Mark Arnautovic is the favourite in the First Goalscorer market at 7/2, and that's understandable given he was virtually unplayable in West Ham's 3-0 win over Southampton last time, scoring twice.
West Ham still have five league games remaining this season, and Carroll will be hoping to finish the season in fine style.
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Hart will no doubt have been mortified by his costly error, but Carroll is confident his Hammers colleague has what it takes to bounce back. He has good humour, he's a character and I'd like him to put that talking about what he can do in training.