This week has been a turbulent one for West Ham. The Dimitri Payet saga rumbled on and on, with the player apparently preferring to play elsewhere and refusing to play for West Ham again.
Today’s match at the London Stadium could have piled more misery on the team and their supporters but it appears to have been a unifying occasion. They stormed to a 3-0 win over Crystal Palace, scoring some very classy goals indeed.
The pick of the bunch was Andy Carroll’s. He rocketed home an overhead kick, an effort that is sure to be replayed again and again for years to come. For us, it’s probably the goal of the season so far and unlikely to be beaten.
That was sandwiched by goals from Manuel Lanzini and Sofiane Feghouli. Michail Antonio was the driving force for the win, contributing the assists to all three goals.
It’s turned a bad week into a great one for the club and their fans.
As you’d imagine, a goal with the quality of Carroll’s provoked quite the reaction and fans took to Twitter to share their love for the overhead belter…
Andy Carroll has scored goal of the season. Those scorpion goals were amazing. This is just pure filth
— Aidan Wells (@aidan_wells94) January 14, 2017
What an incredible finish from Andy Carroll! ????
— HannahCarrollDesign (@HannahCDesigns) January 14, 2017
andy carroll's goal is one of the best in premier league history. unbelievable.
— robbie (@arrxwsmith) January 14, 2017
Giroud and Carroll displaying incredible athleticism in scoring those wondergoals. And people call them oafish.
— Saran Anandan (@saran_anandan_) January 14, 2017
Carroll has just made Rooney’s bicycle kick against Manchester City look average. Unbelievable finish!"
— Super Mayor (@MayowaOlubunmi) January 14, 2017
That was unbelievable from Andy Carroll. Never expected him to come up with something like that. Wow.#PremierLeague
— Kunal Srivastava (@Kunal_sri92) January 14, 2017
Andy Carroll has been fantastic today,not just that great goal but his overall play has been superb ????????????
— Ray (@bonzoRay) January 14, 2017
That second half was amazing to watch Carroll with an overhead kick as well beautiful I'm a happy hammer ????????
— Ahmet 父 Hammer (@ahmet_tempz) January 14, 2017