This is what Andy Carroll had to say about THAT challenge on Ben Mee

Andy Carroll has hit back at claims that he should have been sent off.

Sunday, 15th December 2019, 9:11 am

Burnley manager Sean Dyche said he was “surprised” Carroll had stayed on the field after his team’s 1-0 win over Newcastle United at Turf Moor yesterday.

Stand-in captain Carroll caught Ben Mee with his elbow during the Premier League game, which was punctuated by fouls and decided by a goal from a disputed corner.

Asked about the incident, Carroll told BBC Radio Newcastle: “It was just a challenge. I was jumping up, getting elbows, giving elbows. It was exactly the same at both ends. But, somehow, every game it’s me – it’s always me.”

Steve Bruce, United’s head coach, was critical referee Tim Robinson after the game. Carroll said: “A few bad decisions lead to the goal. It wasn’t a corner – the ref’s given a corner when he’s already given a goal kick.”

Andy Carroll.