By Tom Blackburn
Two Andy Carroll goals weren’t enough to prevent West Ham losing to Juventus – but Twitter paid tribute to the striker’s display on Sunday.
The Italian champions were visiting East London for a pre-season friendly, and a late Simone Zaza goal helped them win the match at the Olympic Stadium 3-2.
BT tweeted a clip of the Carroll’s second goal, which showed him rising above all Juve defenders to power Mark Noble’s cross past Gianluigi Buffon.
— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) August 7, 2016
Carroll will be hoping to continue the form he produced at the end of last season, which included a memorable hat-trick against Arsenal in April.
Despite his form towards the end of 2015-16 campaign, Carroll missed out on a call-up to the England squad that flopped miserably at Euro 2016.
West Ham have made it clear they are in the market for a new striker to spearhead their assault on this season’s Premier League, but have thus far been unsuccessful.
Fans took Twitter to praise their Geordie star, as they expressed hope that it is merely the start of what is to come.
Best player in the world, Andy Carroll at it again. Banging in 2 vs Juventus!
— Peter Armfield (@19Sheps) August 7, 2016
You'd bet your grans life savings on Andy Carroll scoring a header
— Joe (@JoeCooke3) August 7, 2016
ANDY CARROLL ??
— Abi Taylor (@_AbiTaylorx) August 7, 2016
An injury-free Andy Carroll is gonna be outstanding this season……..
2-2!! COYI ??⚽⚽
— Muhammed Mustaqim (@mo_whufc20) August 7, 2016
Andy Carroll has scored 2 headers against Juventus, who statistically are the best defensive team in Europe 4 years in a row. #Clinical
— Lewis Bowen (@9Lewis) August 7, 2016
Andy Carroll is gonna be the league's top goalscorer this season
— s. (@shaunroberts) August 7, 2016
You'll go some to find a better header of the ball than @AndyTCarroll ???
— Josh Rayney (@JoshRayney) August 7, 2016
Andy Carroll showing why he should be England's new main man
— Hick (@jack_hickey8) August 7, 2016
There's no doubt about it. When Andy Carroll is fit, he's one of the best strikers about
— Paddy Worboyes (@Pworboyes1995) August 7, 2016
In other West Ham news, they are close to ending their left-back hunt after a player agrees personal terms.