Big Andy

Andy Carroll made a good first impression now didn’t he? By all accounts Andy’s first outing for the Irons was an industrious one in which he wreaked havoc for Fulham’s defenders before going off in the 75th minute for a full hearted challenge that upset his hamstring. He knocked down the ball which Ricardo Vaz Te laid on for Kevin Nolan to bury before Winston Reid headed home on the half hour mark. To finish off a dream first half Matty Taylor took a gift from Fulham’s Brede Hangeland and knocked it in. Guy Demel was another player who went off injured in the latter stages, replaced by young Rob Hall with Taylor taking over the full back position. It was a far better effort then last weeks calamitous match with Swansea. West Ham played the ball on the ground a lot more and Carroll made a massive impact in his first match for us. Perhaps now with the price tag pressure off his back Big Andy can now gain back some of the form he showed at Newcastle.

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