Michail Antonio grew to become West Ham United’s document goalscorer within the Premier League on Monday evening, scoring a late brace because the Hammers beat Leicester Metropolis 4-1 on the London Stadium.
The striker scored two sensational targets to safe the three factors for West Ham. The primary noticed him blast the ball past Kasper Schmeichel after a neat flip and swivel to elude the Leicester defence, earlier than flicking the ball over his head and tapping it past the Dane for his second a couple of minutes later.
These targets take Antonio to 49 within the Premier League for West Ham – now two away from membership legend Paolo Di Canio. After breaking the document, Antonio celebrated with a life-size cardboard cutout of himself.
Antonio, extensively identified for his iconic celebrations, was seen conversing with Darren Randolph on the bench pre-game, seemingly alerting him that he was planning on utilizing a prop from behind the dugout ought to he rating. He defined the story of the cut-out on Sky Sports activities’ Monday Night time Soccer.
“So mainly, I’ve obtained to do [an iconic celebration] for the document, and I’ve not been celebrating rather a lot not too long ago due to VAR. However as a result of it was for historical past, I believed ‘I’ve obtained to do it particular’,” Antonio defined.
“I began off with [iconic] celebrations, I’ve obtained to complete it with celebrations.”
Antonio then requested host David Jones and pundits Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher in the event that they understood the reference behind the celebration, however none of them may determine it out – although Carragher did put ahead the concept Antonio hadn’t kissed anybody shortly.
“‘Save The Final Dance’!” Antonio mentioned, referring to the 2001 dance movie. “Do you not keep in mind the elevate on the finish of ‘Save The Final Dance’?”
Nonetheless, Neville believed that he was in reality referring to ‘Soiled Dancing’, which might make sense given he picked the cutout up and span it round over his head.
Antonio admitted he might have nonetheless been embarrassed if VAR had certainly dominated it out, but it surely was value it as a result of the second introduced him nice pleasure. You and us all, Michail.