West Ham 3 Arsenal 3 player ratings: Andy Carroll the star but who disappointed for the Gunners

Andy Carroll the star after superb hat-trick

James Benge
Upton Park
Saturday 09 April 2016 15:19
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Arsenal's Premier League title hopes were left in tatters by an eight-minute hat-trick from Andy Carroll in a thrilling 3-3 draw at West Ham.

Laurent Koscielny's equaliser rescued a point for the Gunners after they had blown a two-goal lead during an extraordinary spell either side of half-time.

But Arsene Wenger's side, who realistically needed to win every remaining game to stand a chance of catching leaders Leicester, could find themselves 13 points adrift with just 18 to play for by Sunday evening.

They were 2-0 up and seemingly cruising to a third straight victory thanks to goals from Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez.

But Carroll, making a rare start in what has been another injury-hit season for the Hammers, turned the game upside down with his first treble since August 2010 for Newcastle, staking a late claim for a place in Roy Hodgson's England squad for Euro 2016.

Suddenly West Ham were right back in the race for the Champions League places, only for Koscielny to secure a draw which does little for either side's ambitions this season.

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