By Will Butcher
West Ham fans have reacted with delight on Twitter after Andy Carroll won January’s Premier League goal of the month award.
The 28-year-old striker won the award for his wonderful bicycle kick against Crystal Palace on January 14, which doubled the Hammers lead during their 3-0 win at the London Stadium.
West Ham announced the news on their official Twitter account, sharing an image of a beaming Carroll with the comical hashtag “big lads can fly”.
— West Ham United (@WestHam) February 10, 2017
Carroll beat Olivier Giroud to the award, despite the France international scoring an audacious scorpion kick against Sam Allardyce’s Palace during a 2-0 win.
The former Liverpool and Newcastle striker Carroll will be hoping to add to that tally against West Brom on Saturday as they play host to the Baggies.
West Ham fans were full of joy for their target man on Twitter, while some were hoping that the injury-prone forward was not celebrating too hard ahead of Saturday’s clash.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Henry Young (@Henryoung) January 18, 2017
— Keven law (@Kevenlaw) February 10, 2017
Don't celebrate too hard need you for Saturday #COYI
— Downtrodden ex-whu supporter! (@hammersbml) February 10, 2017
Well deserved, great goal #bigladscanfly
— Connor Cronin (@Gingerhammer_54) February 10, 2017
if it don't get goal of the season I'll be shocked 😳
— Symon Jenkins (@symonjenkins) February 10, 2017
no brainier really, well done big man ⚒
— paul smith (@pauleast84) February 10, 2017
Since his move to the Hammers, Carroll has scored 22 goals in 78 appearances for the east London outfit.
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