Premier League: Andy Carroll pleased with West Ham win over Swansea
Last Updated: February 2, 2013 6:10pm
Andy Carroll: Scored a trademark header in the 77th minute to defeat Swansea City at Upton Park
Andy Carroll was more pleased to help West Ham United get back to winning ways than to make his return to the starting line-up.
The on-loan Liverpool striker made his first start since November following injury when featuring in Sam Allardyce's first XI against Swansea City on Saturday.
And Carroll marked the occasion with a fine display and a 77th minute header to earn West Ham only their third win in two months
The striker, who could make a permanent summer move to Upton Park, told Sky Sports: "It was a great feeling to get 90 minutes, get the three points and, obviously, get the goal.
"I did not find out until today that I was going to start and I was obviously over the moon with the decision.
"I just had to work hard, run around and keep the ball as much as I could with being up there by myself.
"It was a tough game and I am just happy we got the three points."
|Team||West Ham United|
|Minutes On Pitch||90|
|Mins per goal||90|
|Shots On Target||2|
|Shots Off Target||2|
|Chances created (inc. Assists)||4|
|Mins per chance created||22|
|Pass Completion %||59%|
|Dribbles & Runs||2|
|Dribble Completion %||100%|