West Ham forward Michail Antonio was in scintillating form as he scored all four goals in the 4-0 victory over Norwich City at Carrow Road yesterday afternoon.
It was the first time in the Premier League era that a Hammers player has scored four in one single game, and supporters on Twitter were waxing lyrical about the 30-year-old following the match:
Never, ever leave us ⚒
— Rob (@OldThinkerTube) July 11, 2020
On fire. Just in the process of changing all the kids names to Antonio 1, 2 and 3.
— Chuck Norris McWhirter (@cookieclose) July 11, 2020
What a legend! We all love you and your passion for westham x
— ⚒⚽️MASON⚽️⚒ (@loaded1weapon) July 11, 2020
Get In there
— ian @H2o (@ianattwater) July 11, 2020
5 ? performance, showed class as well as clinical finishing. #Topman
— Martin Johnson (@EdwardJames) July 11, 2020
— Dan Brook (@Brooks1e) July 11, 2020
Legend status! ⚒⚒
— No-E-in-Tracy (@tracyg_66) July 11, 2020
— JohnnyBubble (@Johnny_Bubble_) July 11, 2020
What a performance ??❤⚒
— AmbitiousAnang (@AmbitiousAnang) July 11, 2020
Manager David Moyes’ decision to pick Antonio up front has certainly paid dividends and there can be no arguing with results after the convincing victory against the Canaries.
Before the game, many were concerned with how negative the Irons had lined up, with the likes of Sebastien Haller, Manuel Lanzini and Andriy Yarmolenko all being left on the bench.
However, those fears have proven to be unfounded as Antonio scored twice in both halves. The result leaves the London club six points above the relegation places before Bournemouth and Aston Villa play today.