England [ Images ] striker Andy Carroll made an immediate impact for new club West Ham United in a 3-0 Premier League demolition of Fulham [ Images ] on Saturday, showing he could prosper in the capital after an ineffective spell with Liverpool.
The burly frontman, who joined on a season-long loan on Thursday, played a part in West Ham's opening goal and caused the west London [ Images ] side plenty of problems before he was substituted in the second half with a tight hamstring.
Fitting in immediately with West Ham's direct approach, Carroll flicked a long ball on to Ricardo Vaz Te who in turn found Kevin Nolan [ Images ] to score after just 53 seconds at Upton Park.
West Ham cruised to victory after New Zealand [ Images ] international defender Winston Reid and Matt Taylor added further first-half goals.
England, already without the injured Wayne Rooney [ Images ], will hope Carroll makes a quick recovery with 2014 World Cup qualifiers looming away against Moldova on Friday and at home to Ukraine four days later.
Fulham introduced new signing Dimitar Berbatov [ Images ] for the second half and the Bulgarian striker, who moved on transfer deadline day on Friday from Manchester United [ Images ], made a lively start although his new side finished well beaten.