Carroll beaming after first Liverpool brace

Andy Carroll’s smile said it all after he helped Liverpool to a 3-0 win over Manchester City tonight.

Andy Carroll’s smile said it all after he helped Liverpool to a 3-0 win over Manchester City tonight.

The 22-year old striker scored his first goals for his new club as they cruised to a comfortable win at Anfield – his performance endearing him to the home fans.

The former Newcastle United star struck a sweet shot from distance in the 13th minute before grabbing a second, and the side’s third after Dirk Kuyt struck, with a superb 35th minute header to essentially finish City off.

Carroll said it was a great feeling to open his account for Liverpool and was delighted to be heavily involved in the win.

"It's been a great day for us, getting my first goal and a great result all round," Carroll told Sky Sports 1.

"The reception I've got from the fans has been great, it's been fantastic since I got here."

On his first goal he added: "It dropped nicely for me on the edge of the area and I knew I'd hit it (cleanly), and I hit it sweeter than thought.

"We went out to put pressure on them and that's what we did and got goals early.”

 
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