Middlesbrough 1-3 West Ham: Another big day for Big Andy

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  • Carroll scores twice
  • West Ham moves 10th
  • Boro stays 16th

Andy Carroll bagged a brace and Jonathan Calleri netted late as West Ham United continued its return to form with a 3-1 win over Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday.

The win moves Slaven Bilic‘s Hammers 10th, on 28 points.

Christian Stuani scored Boro’s goal as the Teesiders remain four points ahead of the drop zone.

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Carroll is finally healthy, and took advantage of poor marking from normally stingy Boro when he rose to power Manuel Lanzini‘s corner home.

But Aitor Karanka‘s boys had an answer, albeit on their first shot of the night. Calum Chambers‘ cross set up Stuani for a goal most would convert, and he did. 1-1.

Carroll had an answer, though, maintaining his red-hot form with a goal before halftime. He poked in a rebound from Michail Antonio‘s rip at Victor Valdes.

Argentine striker Calleri salted the result away, hitting a deflected shot beyond Valdes.

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