West Ham United fans have heaped praised on Michail Antonio, after he was a thorn in Wolves’ side on Sunday night.
The Hammers responded to losing their first two league matches in emphatic fashion, beating Nuno Espirito Santo’s side 4-0 at the London Stadium.
West Ham were without manager David Moyes who was self-isolating, but didn’t let that affect them as they put the visitors to the sword.
Two goals from Jarrod Bowen set the hosts on their way with Tomas Soucek and Sebastien Haller adding second half headers, although the Czech’s may go down as an own goal.
It was simply a massive performance and result from West Ham, who will be looking to kick on now.
There were many great individual showings for West Ham, but Antonio really stood out without actually getting himself on the scoresheet.
The £70,000-a-week English (Spotrac) forward gave Conor Coady the runaround all night and proved a major handful with his pace and ower.
The 30-year-old is always a key player for the Irons, but he was at times unplayable at the London Stadium and his performance probably warranted a goal.
He came in for massive praise on social media from fans:
Michail Antonio is so clear of Adama Traore it’s unreal
— Thomas🇮🇪 #GSBOUT (@ThomasWHUFC) September 27, 2020
✅ Antonio masterclass
✅ Bowen got his spark back
✅ Soucek on the scoresheet (was his goal idc)
✅ Masuaku quality defensively – contained Traore
✅ Ogbonna & Balbuena solid
✅ Haller goal
✅ Formation worked a treat
Delighted with that performance ⚒ #WHUFC
— COYIrons (@COYIrons_com) September 27, 2020
Michail Antonio has been ridiculously good tonight. #WHUFC
— Sam Inkersole (@Sam_InkersoleTM) September 27, 2020
— Adam Butler (@AdamSButler65) September 27, 2020
— Toronto Hammers (@Toronto_Hammers) September 27, 2020
Antonio does so much on and off the ball deserves so much more credit.
— Callum Hall (@Whufc_Callum) September 27, 2020
I want Haller to start but you can’t drop Antonio, he’s the epitome of what a lone striker should be.
Holds the ball up & brings the wingers in, wins free kicks, creates chances.. great performance #whufc
— Hayden Evz (@HaydenEvz) September 27, 2020
Antonio didn’t score but his work with and without the ball was exceptional his all round play was causing Wolves all sorts of problems they couldn’t cope with his pace and power.
— Khaleem Azam (@AzamWHUFC) September 27, 2020