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Andy Carroll wins Premier League Goal of the Month

The ailing forward beat out Giroud’s scorpion kick for reward

Andy Carroll Receives the Premier League Goal of the Month Award Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images for Premier League

Let’s all just stop what we’re doing right now and think about where Andy Carroll would be if he was never injured. Seriously, stop reading and just day dream for a second. He’s probably a mainstay on the English national team. Harry Kane and Diego Costa are probably looking up at Carroll’s goal tally instead of down. Alright, now let reality settle back in. I know, I’m sorry too.

Forget the ‘what ifs’! We shouldn’t let all this injury talk detract from what is a momentous occasion for all Hammer fans! Andy Carroll’s wonder goal beat out Olivier Giroud’s scorpion kick to win a pretty cool accolade. Here are both goals so you can go back and judge for yourself, which finish was more impressive.

Andy’s Scissor Kick:

Girboohoo’s Scorpion Kick:

To be fair both goals are quite amazing. I know I’m going to get a bit of slack here from my friends at The Short Fuse, but Giroud’s goal seemed to demand a bit of luck whereas Carroll’s goal required more concentration and focus.

Andy Carroll told West Ham United’s club site:

"I'm delighted to have won the Goal of the Month competition, especially given how good some of the other goals were. As soon as I hit it I knew it was in, I got a good connection and knew it would hit the back of the net. It's definitely the best goal I've ever scored, one I'm very proud of.