The Hammers host Everton in a third-round replay tomorrow night after being denied victory on Merseyside last week, but Carroll says Romelu Lukaku’s last-gasp equaliser has done nothing to stop their belief that they could make a mark in the competition this year.
“There’s nothing better than a cup run for everyone involved at West Ham and I feel this is the season where we could go a long way in it,” Carroll said after scoring superbly from the edge of the box in a 1-1 league draw at Swansea.
“We’ve had a good run this season, so why can’t we carry that on in the FA Cup? ”
Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis says his French flag-waving celebration against West Ham after Mark Noble’s own goal was a show of unity to his country after a week of terror in Paris. The 29-year-old Frenchman celebrated by running to the Swansea bench where he was handed a French tricolour, raising it aloft and looking to the skies in memory of those who lost their lives in the Paris terror attacks last week.
“It wasn’t an easy week for all French people and I wanted to join my country even though I don’t live there any more,” Gomis said.
SWANSEA: Fabianski, Rangel, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor, Britton, Carroll, Dyer (Emnes 62), Sigurdsson (Nelson Oliveira 74), Routledge (Barrow 62), Gomis.
WEST HAM: Adrian, Jenkinson, Tomkins, Collins, Reid, Cresswell, Noble, Nolan (Poyet 82), Downing, Valencia (Amalfitano 71), Carroll. Referee: Mike Dean.