The striker has now scored 49 Premier League goals with West Ham. Hence, he stands alone as the best player to score for the club in the Premier League.
In the first round of the series, he equaled the record for Paulo Di Canio. Antonio admits he had the record on his mind all the way.
– When you try to create history, you will always keep it in mind. At first it affected me a little, but in the second half I did the job, says Antonio in an interview with Sky Sports.
Antonio on the celebration: – I had to do something special
The West Ham star urges his team to continue on the same path and do their best in every upcoming game. But he is happy that the Hammers are top of the table, despite playing only two rounds in the league.
– Now we’re at the top of the table. And I’ve never been at the head of the table before, so I’m going to enjoy it now, the 31-year-old laughs.
Here he clicks on Hovland
A real action thriller was due to be shown in London on Monday night, when West Ham hosted Leicester FC at the London Stadium. But when the guests from Leicester were in the generous corner, the “Hammers” did not allow themselves to pray twice.
Two goals by Antonio, and one by Pablo Fornals and Said Benrahma, made it a fantastic win. Yuri Tillman’s downgrade helped a bit on Leicester.
The victory means West Ham are in full swing after the first two rounds of this year’s Premier League season. The Hammers’ next match will be against Crystal Palace Patrick Vieira next Saturday.
Leicester gets a chance to face Norwich in the next round.
Norway’s great talents are pummeling Denmark
Pablo Fornals sent the hosts from London on top already in the middle of the first half. Said Benrahma found fellow striker Fornals in the Leicester area, who extended the ball behind Kasper Schmeichel.
Barely five minutes before the break, the upward slope was much steeper for the Turkish-clad guests. Leicester’s Ayoz Perez walked out very late in the match with top scorer Fornals, and was sent to the bathroom by match manager Michael Oliver.
Caglar Sünyüncü decided to help the home team after another ten minutes of the break, sending Michail Antonio on his own with Schmeichel. From an angle, he selflessly chose to play Benrahma on a vacuum, easily doubling West Ham’s lead.
Yuri Tillmans cut back to 2-1 twenty minutes before full-time, but the Leicester Foxes never managed to complete the turnaround. Instead, West Ham’s Antonio scored twice and fixed the score 4-1.
Antonio hits the ball in the goal
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