AC wonder strike shortlisted for top award


Andy Carroll’s unforgettable scissor kick against Crystal Palace is one of two West Ham United goals shortlisted for the Premier League’s official Goal of the Season.

The No9’s memorable strike in the 3-0 victory over the Eagles in January is one of ten fantastic finishes nominated for the prestigious award.

Carroll took to the east London air to cap an important win over Sam Allardyce’s side, slamming Michail Antonio’s left-wing cross into the top right-hand corner with his left foot.

The bicycle kick won the Hammers’ own Goal of the Season award with ease, and now it will battle nine other wonder goals for the right to be called the Premier League’s top finish of 2016/17.

A second West Ham goal is also in the running, with Dimitri Payet’s individual run and low shot against Middlesbrough back October also shortlisted.

Voting is open to the public now and will close at 11.59pm BST on Wednesday 24 May. Click here to vote for Carroll’s scissor kick now.

The winner will be decided by a combination of the public votes and those of a panel made up of former managers and players.

The full Goal of the Season shortlist is:

August - Cristhian Stuani (Sunderland v MIDDLESBROUGH)
September - Jordan Henderson (Chelsea v LIVERPOOL)
October - Dimitri Payet (WEST HAM UNITED v Middlesbrough)
November - Pedro (CHELSEA v Tottenham Hotspur)
December - Henrikh Mkhitaryan (MAN UTD v Sunderland)
January - Andy Carroll (WEST HAM UNITED v Crystal Palace)
February - Eden Hazard (CHELSEA v Arsenal)
March - Andros Townsend (West Brom v CRYSTAL PALACE)
April - Pedro (Everton v CHELSEA)
May - Emre Can (Watford v LIVERPOOL)