West Ham United 3-1 Swansea City: Andy Carroll stars as the Hammers come from behind to beat 10-man Swans

West Ham striker Andy Carroll scored two goals and set up the third for his side, as Sam Allardyce’s men earned a vital win against Swansea at Upton Park, reports BBC Sport.

West Ham were dominant in the first-half, enjoying all the ball and creating the chances, but it was Swansea City who took the lead against the run of play. Striker Wilfried Bony opened the scoring, converting a cross from Jefferson Montero in the 19th minute.

But the Hammers fought back well with Andy Carroll diverting a cross into the far post to make it 1-1 minutes before the break. In the second-half, City could have gone ahead through Bony, but the Ivorian hit the woodwork with his effort.

Carroll punished him, heading home after the hour mark to give West Ham the lead for the first time in the game. It went from bad to worse for the visitors, as goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski was sent off for a foul on Diafra Sakho, who was deemed to have been denied a goalscoring opportunity.

West Ham then doubled their lead with Carroll once again playing a big part. The former Liverpool and Newcastle striker turned provider, flicking on a header for substitute Diafra Sakho, who ran through on goal and volleyed a fierce effort past the substitute goalkeeper.

The result sees West Ham in third place in the Premier League after 15 games.

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