West Ham crushed 10-man Leicester as Antonio star.



West Ham extended their best start to the season as Michael Antonio became the club’s Premier League goal scorer with a 4-1 win over 10-man Leicester on Monday.

David Moyes took the lead through the first half of the Pablo Furnals at London Stadium.

Leicester’s Ives Perez was sent to the forums shortly before halftime for a dangerous stamp.

Syed Ben-Rahma finished second for West Ham after the break before you had a return to Leicester for Telemans.

Antonio shared a record 47 goals for West Ham in the Premier League with Paulo Di Canio.

The 31-year-old completed the record with a count in the final stages as West Ham beat Newcastle 4-2 at the end of last week.

“I’m very happy for him. I was disappointed with the way he played in the first half but he stopped what he said to the manager at half time.”

Despite a quiet summer in the transfer market, West Ham sits at the table and looks set to emulate last season’s sixth-place finish.

The Hammers have won the first two fixtures of the Premier League campaign for only the second time.

“It’s a super night for us. The team played very well. Sending changes the game a little bit. We did great things,” Moises said.

“I have challenged the players to find a few extra points that could have been enough to get us into the Champions League.

I can ask a lot but what else am I going to do?

Last season, West Ham were the only team to have lost twice in Leicester and maintained their grip on Brendon Rogers’ men as the FA Cup holders suffered their first defeat of the new campaign.

For the first time since February 2020, after the relaxation of Corona virus restrictions, the capacity crowd was allowed, West Ham fed the fans energy in a fast start that saved Bennerhama’s 20-yard curler through Casper Schmeichel.

West Ham’s confident display was rewarded in the 26th minute for effectively controlling Leicester and launching a voluntary counter-attack.

A wide move culminated in the Fornals finding Benrahma wide on the left and with a cut in the corner 12 yards away to meet the cross before running into the area.

Leicester suffered a self-inflicted injury in the 40th minute when Michael Oliver sent Perez after consulting with a pitch-side monitor to review the forward’s reckless postage stamp on Farz’s ankle.

In the 56th minute, Kegler Swenko played an unfortunate unseen back pass to Schmeichel and was stopped by Antonio.

Antonio slipped the ball towards the marked Benrahma and Algeria broke it in their first goal at the London Stadium after signing Brentford.

Against the run of the game, after the West Ham failed to clear James Madison’s 69th minute cross, the Tailmans hit home from close range.

But Antonio scored with 10 minutes left when he crossed the Declan Rice cross, stopped Swayanko and blew Schmidt off the spin.

After grabbing a big cardboard cutout from himself on the touchline and celebrating his goal, Antonio delivered another memorable moment in the 84th minute.

Cleverly throwing the ball over his head, Antonio competed between two defenders before pulling home from close range.

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