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Antonio joins Paolo Di Canio in West Ham history books

By Conor Laird Published: August 15, 2021 3:58 pm

Last Updated: August 15, 2021 7:16 pm

West Ham United hitman Michail Antonio this afternoon etched his name indelibly into the history books of the club, after finding the net versus Newcastle United.

Benrahma amongst the goals David Moyes’ men were of course back in action a short time ago. The Hammers made the trip to St. James’ Park, for their Premier League season opener.

West Ham, fresh off the back of an odds-defying campaign last time out, headed into proceedings with their sights no doubt firmly set on all three points.

And, when all was said and done on Tyneside, this is precisely what the visitors went on to secure.

A wonderful 90 minutes of end-to-end football, upon the full-time whistle sounding on Sunday, culminated in a 4-2 West Ham victory.

Despite having twice fallen behind, strikes from all of Aaron Cresswell, Said Benrahma, Tomas Soucek and Michail Antonio ultimately proved enough to guide Moyes’ outfit to a winning start to the campaign, and an early spot in the Premier League’s top-4.

Aaron Cresswell’s curling ‘cross’ actually ends up sneaking in at the back post 😮

No one else touches it as the ball crosses over the line, before Jarrod Bowen hammers it into the net ⚒️#NUFC 1-1 #WHUFC

📺 Watch live on Sky Sports PL

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— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) August 15, 2021

Antonio climbing Whilst Sunday, as such, proved a fine day all-round for those of a West Ham persuasion, it also marked a particularly special one for one member of the Irons’ squad.

The player in question? Michail Antonio.

Antonio rounded out the away side’s goalscoring exploits this afternoon, slamming home into the far corner after being set free on the right side of the area by the ever-involved Said Benrahma.

And, as since revealed by statistician OptaJoe, his strike versus Newcastle means that the Hammers’ attacking spearhead now stands as the joint-highest Premier League goalscorer in the club’s history – alongside Paolo Di Canio.

47 – Michail Antonio is now West Ham’s joint-leading Premier League goalscorer – he has scored 47 goals for the Hammers, level with Paolo Di Canio. Hammered.

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 15, 2021

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