West Ham Striker Andy Carroll spoke of his satisfaction to be back amongst the goals, after his stoppage time header against Birmingham in the FA Cup Third round clash.
The former Newcastle and Liverpool forward has been dogged by injury over the years and limited to just eight games this season. He has been working his way back to full fitness and a first goal since last April could be the jump start he needs to reignite his season.
“It does feel good,” Carroll told whufc.com.
“I worked hard, had a couple of chances and could have scored five minutes before then, but you’ve got to keep going when you’re a striker and I got another chance and put it away.
“It was a good ball. I’ve been waiting for a ball like that. It was a little floaty cross and Mick put it in and it was perfect, I got up and got the goal.
“I’ve been working for a few months trying to get my fitness up and the gaffer has been giving me 30 minutes or 45 minutes, so it was good to get 70 minutes this time around.
“Both teams played well. We played well. I thought they had a couple of chances and were especially dangerous from corners and I cleared one off the line as well, so it was a good game.
“I think I’m good in both boxes but people just see the other side of it, but we won, so it was a good result.”