Andy Carroll put a week of personal turmoil behind him to fire Newcastle to a vital 2-1 win against West Ham at Upton Park.
Carroll, who had his car torched after being bailed on an assault charge earlier this week, powered a header past Robert Green to seal the win in the 69th minute after Kevin Nolan had cancelled out Carlton Cole's first of the season.
The result catapults Newcastle nine places up the table to ninth while the Hammers remain rooted to the foot of the table.
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