Andy Carroll is not usually known for his world-class strikes, but he silenced his doubters on Saturday with a sensational bicycle kick against Crystal Palace.
Carroll scored the second in West Ham's 3-0 win, acrobatically putting the ball past Wayne Hennessey to meet Michail Antonio's cross.
The goal was widely hailed on Twitter, with many claiming it was better than both Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Olivier Giroud's scorpion kick strikes.
Great goal by Andy Carroll. Goal of the season so far. Edges out Mkhitaryan and Giroud. — Mark Ogden (@MarkOgden_) January 14, 2017
Carroll's goal is definitely better than Giroud's. An overhead kick with THAT much power and placement? Got to be. — Will Humphrey (@Will_Humphrey) January 14, 2017
Andy Carroll just stole Giroud's goal of the month — Adam G (@ADAM_G_10) January 14, 2017
Andy Carroll with his best Peter Crouch impression, unreal finish — Back Page Football (@bpfootball) January 14, 2017
Carroll goal> giroud goal.
What a conscious goal unlike giroud's fluke. — Pappy (@solowasky) January 14, 2017
With this Carroll goal, Arsenal fans just realized that Giroud ain't winning goal of the month. — IFEDOLAPO (@dollingsforreal) January 14, 2017
Andy Carroll deserves to win December Goal of the Month for that finish. Unbelievable. — Adam Sweeney (@AdamWSweeney) January 14, 2017
Carroll's goal was a country mile better than those Giroud or Mickey 'scorpion kicks' — MKN17 (@MKNHNR) January 14, 2017
Giroud scoring scorpion kicks, Andy Carroll scoring bicycle kicks. What's next, Marouane Fellaini scoring with a rabona? — Paddy Power (@paddypower) January 14, 2017
Best thing about Carroll scoring that madness is that giroud can't now get goal of the month lmaosndbdbdvdvd — SIIIIIIIIIIUUUUUUUUU (@HaIaRonaldo) January 14, 2017
Forget winning Goal of Month over Giroud.. Carroll hit something of Puskas level. — Keith Makhitaryan (@Ndini_Keith) January 14, 2017
Andy Carroll....unreal tekkers. Class. — Christopher H (@ChrisHarrosix) January 14, 2017
Andy Carroll— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) January 14, 2017
GOAL! Andy Carroll has scored a screamer of a bicycle kick!
Bicycle kick. — Paddy Power (@paddypower) January 14, 2017
Praise continues to roll in for a goal that is sure to make every highlights reel of the 2016-17 Premier League season.
What a hit, son!