Andy Carroll better Performance against Newcastle United

Andy Carroll came up against Newcastle United in a Premier League encounter and he managed to get one over his former club.

Carroll came through the ranks at Newcastle before making his Premier League debut with the club in 2006. Since then, he moved to Liverpool for a British transfer record fee of £ 35 million. He still remains the most expensive British player even though his valuation has considerably dropped the since then. West Ham managed to sign him on a permanent basis in the summer for around £ 15 million.

The transfer, though, looked like a grave mistake after the 25-year-old has spent much of the season on the sidelines. He recently returned to full fitness and has been involved in West Ham United’s season. Even though he has not scored since his return, Carroll helped his team get a narrow 1-0 win over Newcastle.

This finally saw Newcastle end the impressive run of five straight win the league victories, which almost lifted them on the verge of a Champions League spot. Aaron Cresswell scored the only goal of the game in the second half before Newcastle midfielder Sissoko was sent off for a second bookable offence.

Carroll said after the match that was strange to see him beat Newcastle, a club that he supports.“I thought the lads played well and we deserved to win.Newcastle have had a great season and have been playing well, and they had been undefeated in a few games, so it is even better to beat them. They are my old team so I have mixed emotions really, with my family, who I have just been in the box with, but we’ve got the three points so we’re happy. We’re happy with our position and we have been playing well,” said Carroll.