In case you missed it, here is Andy Carroll displaying how special a talent he can be when fully healthy, with a Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s brilliant swinging volley tally.
It came in the 79th minute and virtually secured West Ham United of all three points against Crystal Palace in an important London derby contest. But enough talking, here it is in all of its glory in case you still somehow haven’t seen it.
Andy Carroll with a savage strike #WHU pic.twitter.com/JZzmgxISjX— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) January 14, 2017
Not to be lost in the Carroll goal of full sauce is Manuel Lanzini’s clever, cheeky chip to complete a wonderful second half for the Hammers. The Argentine was sublime with his skill and deserves his recognition for making the London Stadium go wild.
Manuel Lanzini went LB + B on Crystal Palace pic.twitter.com/XL8EuFEoKt— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) January 14, 2017
These goals, along with the second half performance, may it feel like Dimitri Payet wasn’t even at the club. And although that is a silly line in itself, it displayed the character that Slaven Bilic has instilled in his side through adverse times like these.