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West Ham's goal of the month was no contest – literally

Andy Carroll's stunning bicycle kick against Crystal Palace was so brilliant that West Ham's goal of the month competition for January was no contest – literally.

The London club cancelled the vote by cutting the number of contenders to a solitary entry, with Carroll's spectacular goal the only one to make the cut.

A highlights reel posted on the Hammers' Twitter account showed Carroll's acrobatic effort and then announced the competition had been aborted.

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Carroll's strike, the second goal in a 3-0 home win over the Eagles on January 14, was so good the club have used an image of it for a mural outside London Stadium, replacing one of Dimitri Payet following the France international's acrimonious return to Marseille.

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Slaven Bilic's side host Manchester City in the Premier League on Wednesday, when Carroll will hope to add to his five top-flight goals this season.