West Ham United beat Crystal Palace 3-0 on Saturday afternoon as the Hammers attempted to move on from the Dimitri Payet transfer saga which had left Slaven Bilic visibly upset earlier in the week.
One West Ham fan spotted before kickoff was clearly over it already…
Meanwhile, at West Ham…? pic.twitter.com/mt6knU7NJg
— fanatix (@therealfanatix) January 14, 2017
However, perhaps security staff were expecting a more aggressive response, with one London Stadium steward seemingly employed to protect the ‘Payet Wall’…
Have West Ham paid a steward to stop fans vandalising the Payet wall???? pic.twitter.com/qHWKPJCe78
— Chelsea News App (@CFCNewsApp) January 14, 2017
On the pitch, it was all about Andy Carroll.
First, his bicycle kick wondergoal which came either side of strikes from Sofiane Feghouli and Manuel Lanzini…
— ? (@_qdom) January 14, 2017
However, Carroll’s celebration was even more impressive, as the hench no.9 lifted up three players simultaneously!
Scores bicycle kick, lifts three teammates all at once.
Andy Carroll, your Man of 2017?
— CaughtOffside (@caughtoffside) January 14, 2017
West Ham rise to the dizzy heights of 12th place, after winning at home for the third time in four league games.