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Feb 2, 2013 at 3pm UK at London Stadium
West HamWest Ham United
SwanseaSwansea City
Carroll (77')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Result: Andy Carroll heads West Ham United to victory

Andy Carroll scores his second West Ham United goal to deservedly give them all three points against Swansea City at Upton Park.

Andy Carroll scored on his return to the West Ham United lineup to earn them a 1-0 win over Swansea City at Upton Park this afternoon.

West Ham's Andy Carroll celebrates with teammates after giving his side the lead against Swansea on February 2, 2013© PA Photos

The Welsh outfit had kept clean sheets in four out of their last five away matches and looked poised to do so again as they frustrated the Hammers for 77 minutes.

However, Carroll's second goal since arriving on loan from Liverpool broke their resolve and secured the hosts their first win in five matches.

Gerhard Tremmel had previously kept West Ham at bay with a string of fine saves, but Swansea rarely threatened themselves until after conceding.

Carroll linked up with Kevin Nolan to create several chances, the first of which called Tremmel into action with a low stop.

The Dutchman was also on hand to deny Nolan when the midfielder's near-post header was tipped behind.

Carroll was wasteful with a pair of attempts from good positions, firstly dragging a left-footed shot wide after being found unmarked by a Matt Jarvis pullback.

He later latched onto a Winston Reid through ball and struck a shot straight at Tremmel, who had also foiled Ricardo Vaz Te and Mark Noble with his feet in the first period.

Just as it seemed Swansea were going to record their third consecutive goalless draw, Carroll angled a glancing header past Tremmel to deservedly snatch West Ham the points.

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