West Ham United striker Andy Carroll has revelled in his side’s victory over Leicester City on Saturday.
The Hammers returned to winning ways in the Premier League as they got the better of the promoted outfit 2-0 at the Boleyn Ground.
Carroll himself opened the scoring in the 24th minute with a clever dink over the on-rushing Ben Hamer, and Stewart Downing doubled West Ham’s advantage on 56 minutes.
“It was a brilliant game for us," West Ham’s official website quotes Carroll as saying. ”We did really well - kept at it for the whole game and could probably have had more goals.”
The win against Leicester means that heading into Christmas West Ham remain fourth in the Premier League table with 31 points from 17 matches.
Sam Allardyce’s side will next face Chelsea (away) on Boxing Day and Arsenal (home) next weekend, and Carroll admits that winning against the two London clubs will be far from easy.
“It's a great position to be in with 31 points on the board now and that's brilliant with the two tough games against Chelsea and Arsenal coming up now,” said the 25-year-old England international.
In seven Premier League appearances so far this season, Carroll has scored three goals and created six chances, while having a pass accuracy of 61% and a shot accuracy of 40%.