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Andy Carroll used instincts to net against Leicester City

West Ham United's Andy Carroll feels that his striker's instincts were crucial in him netting the first goal in their 2-0 victory over Leicester City.

West Ham United striker Andy Carroll has revealed that he used his instincts to notch his side's first goal in their 2-0 win over Leicester City on Saturday.

The 25-year-old latched onto a poor backpass from Paul Konchesky to lift the ball over Ben Hamer and put the Hammers ahead.

In the second half, Stewart Downing netted Sam Allardyce's men's second to secure the victory at Upton Park.

"It was a brilliant game for us," Carroll told the club's official website. "We did really well - kept at it for the whole game and could probably have had more goals.

"For the goal I kind of knew that he was looking the play the ball back to the keeper. I just had to be a little bit sneaky and get in there before the defender. As soon as I saw him pass it I was off on my bike. The keeper came rushing out and there was only one place to put it, over the top of him.

"With strikers, the chances come and go. If you don't put one away you just have to keep your head and hope for the next chance and put that one away. That's what I did today and I was confident I was going to put the second one away."

West Ham are fourth in the Premier League following their win over the Foxes.

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West Ham United's English midfielder Stewart Downing celebrates with teammates after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Leicester City at the Boleyn Ground, Upton Park, in east London, on
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