Michail Antonio becomes West Ham United’s all-time Premier League top scorer
Michail Antonio became West Ham United’s all-time Premier League top scorer after netting twice to help secure a resounding 4-1 home win on Monday over Leicester City, who had Ayoze Perez sent off late in the first half.
Pablo Fornals and Said Benrahma had opened the scoring for the Hammers, who made it two wins out of two and went top of the table on goals scored after a superb performance in a cracking atmosphere at the London stadium.
Having headed into the match tied on 47 league goals with West Ham’s former stalwart Paolo Di Canio, Antonio was delighted to have surpassed the Italian as he celebrated by lifting a cardboard cut-out of himself at the side of the pitch and then kissing it.
“You have to try and be professional but I was trying to make history so it’s always at the back of your mind,” the 31-year old forward said.
“I’ve not been celebrating lately because of VAR, so I thought I had to make it special.
“The celebration was Save The Last Dance... the lift from the end. That would have been proper embarrassing if it was ruled out by VAR. You always see me smiling so you’d probably see me laughing as well.”