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West Ham United: Fans erupt over Michail Antonio update

West Ham United: Fans erupt over Michail Antonio update -West Ham News

Flocking to Twitter, many West Ham United fans have been left overjoyed as their club shared news on star striker Michail Antonio.

The 31-year-old has been in electric form for the Irons so far this season, scoring six goals and setting up three others in just 10 Premier League starts (WhoScored).

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He has also been West Ham’s most threatening player overall in terms of numbers, having racked up an average of 3.6 shots on goal per 90 over 2021/22 (WhoScored).

Antonio’s scintillating performances since the start of the campaign didn’t go unnoticed, either, with the Irons frontman even clinching August’s Premier League Player of the Month award.

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Having elected to represent Jamaica at international level this year, he is currently away with the Reggae Boyz on their World Cup qualifying tour as they seek to qualify from the CONCACAF region.

He only made his debut for the Caribbean nation in September but now, as shared by the club’s official Twitter channel, Antonio is off the mark for his country as he helped them to a 1-1 draw against El Salvador.

In scoring his first goal for Jamaica, the forward dispossessed an opposition player just past the halfway line before surging past two defenders, eventually dinking a cool effort over El Salvador’s keeper (CBS Sports).

Following his sublime goal, many West Ham fans have raved over what is a personal milestone for Antonio, and one which should help to maintain his confidence heading into the busy winter period.

One Hammers fan called it ‘fantastic news’ as many others celebrated – check out some of their reactions below.

West Ham fans rave over Antonio news…

“Absolutely loved wearing my Antonio shirt in Jamaica on my honeymoon. All the locals absolutely love him. So pleased for him!”

Credit: @KrisProwse182

“Top man, well deserved”

Credit: @yougosmavarous

“Our little island boy”

Credit: @TravisBabb__

“Never in doubt”

Credit: @1bbyWHU

“BALLER”

Credit: @TD_H_

“BEAST MODE”

Credit: @LocksmithDuude

“That’s fantastic news! Many congratulations Micky Antonio, international player properly on the world map of football. Very proud of him, just come home safe and sound to West Ham United family”

Credit: @ZaynafamilyMary

“Proud of him, he is too good for England. He should have had a call up a few times for us. Happy for him getting international football with Jamaica”

Credit: @RyanHil98488904

In other news: Italian source leaks transfer news out of West Ham involving ‘extraordinary’ £22.5 million-valued beast, find out more here.


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