AC - It means nothing without the result

Andy Carroll hit a major goalscoring milestone at Hull City on Saturday, but any pleasure he took from scoring his 50th Premier League goal was wiped out by the final result.

The Tigers turned the game around after Carroll's 18th minute opener to triumph 2-1 thanks to goals from Andrew Robertson and Andrea Ranocchia, leaving skipper-for-the-day Carroll deflated.

"It's bitter-sweet," he confirmed. "Obviously it's nice to get to 50 Premier League goals, but it's the three points that we're really after. At the end of the day we didn't get them, so it's disappointing.

"They came out and changed the formation at half-time. We didn't really get a grip of it and lost our shape. We could have finished the game off, but didn't. They took advantage and scored two."

Carroll was honoured to lead the team out for the first time in his career but is more interested in bouncing back at Arsenal on Wednesday.

He added: "It was great to have the armband. Obviously we want our captain playing, but he picked up niggle in the week.

"The Gaffer gave it to me and I'm happy with that, but at the end of the day it means nothing if you don't get the results.

"For the lads we just want to bounce back. It couldn't be any quicker than Wednesday against Arsenal. All the lads will be looking forward to putting this right."