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Hammers fans mock striker for absurd challenge at Vicarage Road

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Andy Carroll can count himself fortunate (again) not to find himself on the end of a ban from the FA following the weekend’s clash against Watford.

In what was an otherwise less than entertaining day at Vicarage Road for the Hammers fans – David Moyes’ side came out 2-0 losers to Marco Silva’s side – one moment appears to raise a bit of a cheer with the travelling fans.

Perhaps ‘cheer’ would be the wrong word. An ‘ooo’, an ‘aaahh’ or even a ‘jesus christ’ might have sufficed better.

In typical Andy Carroll fashion, instead of finding the net as he tends not to so very often, he of course was throwing himself about the pitch like a man possessed, challenging for every ball, even those he has no real right to.

It’s a trait that has left him mostly in the good books with the West Ham fans, but definitely not so in those of his recipients.

On the end of a Carroll-spectacular at the weekend was Watford’s Marvin Zeegelaar, who felt the full force of the Englishman’s elbow drive into the side of his skull as the duo went up to win the ball only seconds after kick-off.

Carroll received no punishment for the challenge, however it has since sparked a hot debate about the Englishman’s tendency to lead with his elbow in the air.

Hammers fans are happy to leave that to the pundits however, and seem to have found the funny side in the awful challenge. Not sure Zeegelaar would agree …

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