Head-to-Head

FA Cup Head-to-Head: Andy Carroll (West Ham United) vs Benik Afobe (Wolves)
9th January 2016

West Ham United welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers to Upton Park for the first time in over five years on Saturday afternoon (15:00) for a thrilling FA Cup third-round clash.

The Premier League hosts, who currently sit sixth in the English top-flight, will be hoping England international Andy Carroll can find the back of the net for the third game running after scoring goals against Southampton and Liverpool in his last two outings.

Meanwhile the Championship visitors, who have recorded three successive league victories on the bounce coming into the New Year, will be heavily reliant upon top goalscorer Benik Afobe in their bid to cause a major upset in London later this evening.

So with both club’s star strikers set to go head-to-head, here is how Carroll and Afobe match up so far this season in regards to their league form…

Andy Carroll
  • Club:
    West Ham
fact file
  • Position:
    Forward
  • Height:
    1.93m
  • Birth Date:
    January 6, 1989
  • Birth Place:
    Gateshead, England
  • Clubs:
    Newcastle United, Preston (Loan), Liverpool, West Ham United
  • International:
    England (9 caps, 2 goals)
what he says
“When he is fit, he’s a big asset for us, he’s a big weapon, and it is hard to play against him. He has his presence, his hunger, his ability, and of course he’s really important for us" - Slaven Bilic, West Ham boss.
did you know
Carroll has done some modelling for the popular high street retailer, H&M.
Premier League 2015/16:
  • Games:
    12
  • Goals:
    3
  • Assists:
    1
  • Key passes:
    4
  • Shot accuracy:
    61%
  • Pass accuracy:
    63%
  • Goals per 90 mins:
    0.41
  • Take ons:
    2
Benik Afobe
  • Club:
    Wolves
fact file
  • Position:
    Forward
  • Height:
    1.83m
  • Birth Date:
    February 12, 1993
  • Birth Place:
    Leyton, England
  • Clubs:
    Arsenal, Huddersfield Town (Loan), Reading (Loan), Bolton Wanderers (Loan), Millwall (Loan), Sheffield Wednesday (Loan), Milton Keynes Dons (Loan), Wolves
  • International:
    England Under-21 (2 caps, 1 goal)
what he says
“We’ve had no calls about Benik. We haven’t had a call from Derby, we haven’t had an inquiry, we haven’t had a bid" - Kenny Jackett, Wolves boss, on transfer speculation.
did you know
Afobe captained the England Under-12 squad at the 2005 Junior World Cup in France.
Championship 2015-16:
  • Games:
    25
  • Goals:
    9
  • Assists:
    0
  • Key passes:
    18
  • Shot accuracy:
    54%
  • Pass accuracy:
    79%
  • Goals per 90 mins:
    0.39
  • Take ons:
    17
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