Andy Carroll could not contain his delight after scoring two outstanding goals in West Ham United's 3-1 Barclays Premier League victory over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

The England centre forward was at his powerful best against the Baggies, heading West Ham in front before the break before netting the Hammers' third with an unstoppable first-time volley.

Speaking exclusively to West Ham TV, Carroll beamed as he celebrated scoring for the third home game in succession.


"It was a great win," he confirmed. "The lads worked hard and I got my two goals and we got the three points, so it was a great day.

"I was putting myself about and got two goals, so that's what I like to think I'm about. Obviously I like to score goals, so getting two shows that I've got it.

"I'm doing all right at home! I'm feeling good with the lads and everyone is coming together and we're playing well at home, as you can see. It's a great three points and massive for us. We've just got to keep going now and hopefully get three points from the next game."

Asked about his two goals, Carroll was quick to praise the delivery provided by Gary O'Neil and James Collins - the first headed in from a left-wing corner and the second from a free-kick from halfway that the No8 expertly diverted in with an exquisite right-foot volley.

"The first one was just a great ball in by Gaz O'Neil, who put it right where we have been practising. I got a nice run on my marker and just put it into the back of the net.

"The second one was another one we practised putting into that position. It came over my shoulder and I caught it well and put it into the bottom corner."

Carroll continued his fine run of form against West Brom's Sweden international defender Jonas Olsson - the same man who was marking him when he headed in England's opener in their 3-2 UEFA European Championship win over the Swedes last year.

"He was marking me then, too, but he's a tough defender and it was another tough day out there. Like I said, the lads played well and I thought we deserved the three points."

Carroll's goal capped a fine first-half display from Sam Allardyce's side, who stroked the ball around quickly and accurately to repeatedly carve their way through the Albion back four.

However, the striker was also acutely aware of the importance of Jussi Jaaskelainen's outstanding save to keep out Romelu Lukaku's deflected free-kick just moments his own opening goal.

"We bopped it about and it showed with the two goals we got in the first half that the lads were on it. Gaz's finish was a great finish and Jussi kept us in it with the save he made from the free-kick that he pushed onto the post, then got up and got the rebound.

"All the lads played great and we deserved it."

West Ham had to play out the final few minutes with ten men after George McCartney was forced off with a knee injury. The shortage of manpower saw Carroll deployed as an emergency centre-back in the closing stages - a role he last fulfilled during his time under Big Sam at Newcastle United.

"Back at Newcastle when Big Sam was manager, he put us back as a centre-half once, so it was nothing new to me."

Unfortunately, Carroll will be forced to watch when West Ham travel to Liverpool next Sunday as he cannot play under the terms of his loan agreement.

"It's a big game. Obviously I'm disappointed I can't play as it's another two weeks off for me, but hopefully the lads will go up there and do what we need to do."

While he has clearly impressed his club manager, Carroll is hoping his impressive performances in claret and blue will help him to add to his nine senior England caps in the near future. For sure, Roy Hodgson cannot help but have been impressed by the No8's displays in recent weeks.

"I hope to play in every game for England but I've haven't been picked, so I've just got to work hard here at West Ham and hopefully I'll be involved next time."

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