Andy Carroll has received a great deal of support from West Ham United fans on Twitter after The Telegraph reported news of a training ground bust-up between the striker and manager David Moyes earlier this week.

The Scot is said to have sent the England international home on Monday after he stormed off the substitutes bench in the clash against Manchester City at the weekend.

Moyes left Carroll on the sidelines as he sought to change the tide of a match which eventually finished 4-1 to the Citizens, prompting the former Newcastle United star to return to the changing rooms before the final whistle.

And although his reaction was viewed as petty by some social media users, many saw fit to back the forward, who they felt should have been on the field in Sunday’s defeat.

The basis of this response from supporters seems to be born of a general feeling of antipathy towards Moyes as much as a desire to stand behind Carroll’s behaviour.

The ex-Sunderland boss is not a popular figure at the London Stadium and has drawn criticism in recent months for perceived negative tactics.

Whilst he took over from Slaven Bilic in November with a remit to keep West Ham in the Premier League, inconsistent form and a tendency to ship goals means that the Hammers remain just three points above the drop zone with three matches of the season to play.

Carroll’s well-documented struggles with injury have limited his game time this term but when on form he offers an aerial threat quite unlike anyone else in the division.

Most of the West Ham faithful would seem to want him available for the remaining matches of the term, with a trip to Leicester City on Saturday followed by home fixtures against Manchester United and Everton.

The best of the reaction to the news on Carroll and Moyes can be found below: