Carroll wins SBOBET player poll

Andy Carroll has been named as the SBOBET Player of the Month for April - the second month in a row he has claimed the prize.

Carroll took 36% of the vote, six per cent more than goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen in second. James Collins (14%) rounded off the top three.

The on-loan Liverpool man notched two goals in April - the equaliser in the 1-1 draw at the start of the month and a last minute consolation at Manchester City on April 27.

He also made telling contributions away from goalscoring, providing the assists for Kevin Nolan in the Boleyn Ground victory over Wigan Athletic and Ricardo Vaz Te in a thrilling 2-2 draw with Manchester United.

Carroll's fine form stretches back further than just April, though, with six goals in his last ten games going in to Saturday's game with former side Newcastle United.