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How the Internet Saw The West Ham Match

For your reading pleasure: a roundup of reviews from Saturday's win after the jump. Enjoy!

Andy Carroll celebrates his header on Saturday.
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Lee Ryder, The Chronicle - Calls the win "pure Geordie magic" and praises the performances of Andy Carroll and Joey Barton.

The Guardian offers some great statistics and ratings. They also called Joey Barton "the new Jimmy Bullard." Also, check out their "As It Happened" report if you missed the match.

Sky Sports offers up some statistics of their own and called Barton's cross both "magnificent" and "perfect."

EPLTalk named Barton as an Honorable Mention in their "Player of the Week" post.

Will Scott of The Northern Echo focuses on Andy Carroll's good performance despite all of his off the field problems.

Carl Long of the Sun calls Joey Barton "an unlikely role model" for Andy Carroll and names Barton the Man of the Match.

toonsy of was glad the team didn't let down like he thought they might.

Ed Harrison of called the match "a terrific win and a decent performance." Cheer up, Ed!