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'Disappointed with his play': Moyes says he was annoyed with West Ham player at half-time, had stern words

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David Moyes has admitted to Sky Sports that he wasn’t particularly impressed with West Ham United forward Michail Antonio’s display in the first half against Leicester City yesterday.

Stern words

West Ham picked up a 4-1 win on the night, with Antonio scoring twice late on to seal the triumph.

But Moyes wasn’t always too impressed with his side’s number nine.

Indeed, Moyes suggested that he had stern words with the powerful forward in the dressing room after 45 minutes, as he wasn’t pleased with how he had started the game.

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“I’m really pleased because I was disappointed with his play in the first half, but he didn’t half shut the manager up after what I said to him at half-time.
it was just manager and player talk, you know what I mean,” Moyes said.

Antonio’s first goal in the contest meant that he became West Ham’s record scorer in the Premier League.

Antonio certainly celebrated the occasion in style, as he danced with a cardboard cut out of himself.

But while almost everyone inside the London Stadium loved the celebration, Moyes wasn’t as happy to see it as most.

“It’s not something I’m keen on,” he added.

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What a start

Moyes may not have been in the chirpiest of moods in his post match interview.

However, he surely must be delighted with how his West Ham side have started the season.

The Hammers have scored eight goals in two games, and their performance against Leicester really highlighted the quality that they have in their squad.

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