Michail Antonio explains cardboard cutout celebration

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.

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