West Ham fans react on Twitter as 28-year-old is overlooked for England squad
By Will Butcher
West Ham fans are bemused on Twitter after Gareth Southgate decided not to give Andy Carroll his first England call-up since October 2012.
Carroll, 28, was in line to be selected by Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate after an impressive spell of recent form, with England set to face Germany and Lithuania.
England posted the team on their official Twitter account, including forwards Jamie Vardy, Marcus Rashford and Jermain Defoe instead of target man Carroll.
— England (@England) March 16, 2017
The Hammers are represented by Michail Antonio in the squad, while Aaron Cresswell and Mark Noble are also overlooked by Southgate.
Former Middlesbrough manager Southgate has decided to call-up four uncapped players in Nathan Redmond, Michael Keane, Antonio and James Ward-Prowse.
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West Ham fans criticised the decision on Twitter, with many frustrated that Southgate has decided to choose the likes of Rashford and Vardy over Carroll.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
what? Carroll has scored more in fewer games and no West Ham fan has said Noble should be there this season
— Michail (@_antxnio_) March 16, 2017
Premier League goals scored since the start of 2017:
Jermain Defoe: 5
Andy Carroll: 4
Jamie Vardy: 2
Marcus Rashford: 0
No reward. pic.twitter.com/BHecA9uOW5
— West Ham Data (@whufcdata) March 16, 2017
Rashford over Carroll????
— ROSSY (@RossyWHUFC) March 16, 2017
Carroll has done better than vardy only turned up 3 games ago Livermore and Phil Jones leave me out but ward-prouse & Antonio happy
— barrie senior (@barritelli) March 16, 2017
Reckon Carroll would of got a England call up if he hadn't got injured
— hammertime (@barry_usher) March 16, 2017
even Carroll has more goals
— Steve (@Steve_WHU_) March 16, 2017
The former Newcastle and Liverpool striker even pocketed the January goal of the month award for his acrobatic effort against Crystal Palace, during a 3-0 win.
West Ham’s number nine has scored four goals in his last six outings but will now be forced to remain in east London and train ahead throughout the international break.
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