Slaven Bilic reacts to Andy Carroll's substitute performance against Wolves

Slaven Bilic

West Ham United beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-0 in the FA Cup today.

West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic has told FourFourTwo that he was impressed with Andy Carroll's display against Wolverhampton Wanderers today.

The Hammers went into the game having won their last two Premier League games, but took on a Wolverhampton Wanderers side who had won their last three matches, making it a meeting of two in-form teams at Upton Park.

However, it took West Ham until the 85th minute to break down a resilient Wolves side, with Nikica Jelavic drilling a fine half-volley past Carl Ikeme having been played in on goal by Andy Carroll.

The result gives West Ham a passage into the fourth round of the FA Cup, with Bilic no doubt looking to win some silverware in his debut season as Hammers boss.

After the final whistle, manager Bilic spoke to FourFourTwo about the result, and singled out striker Andy Carroll for praise 

The giant target man, who has scored the winning goal in West Ham's last two games against Southampton and Liverpool, came off the bench after 71 minutes to replace Mauro Zarate today.

Carroll played Jelavic in for the winner and was active throughout his cameo appearance, earning praise from manager Bilic in the process.

"Andy Carroll was important in being introduced because he is in good form and he must now stay fit, because he looks capable of doing many different things on the pitch. He can do hold up play without training, chest it, play with it at his feet. He needs fitness and now he looks like he has that," he added.

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