Michail Antonio

English Premier League

Best starting 11 from the bottom half of the Premier League table

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Big Premier League clubs get all of the attention. While all 11 of the players chosen in the 2016/17 PFA Team of the Year came from clubs inside the top seven, there are still plenty of good players in the lower half of the table. In fact, most of the players included in the XI below could easily make a switch to the big boys.

England squad: 10 uncapped English players Gareth Southgate could call up

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At 2pm today the England squad is announced for the friendly game against Germany on March 22nd and the World Cup qualifier against Lithuania the following Sunday. Gareth Southgate will be...

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Sky Sports pundit: This West Ham star has been the club's best player

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Michail Antonio has been one of the top performers for West Ham this season. His gradual transformation from being a decent defender to becoming a top class attacking player has been simply remarkable.

The 26-year-old usually played as a right-back and in midfield, but he has taken his game to a new level when used as a forward.

The Hammer Head – Michail Antonio

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Heading Heroics

Fresh from hammering home his 5th header of the season, Michail Antonio, is fast becoming the head Hammer, at London’s Olympic Stadium. The mercurial winger has now scored 5 goals this season, all of which have come from his head. His scintillating form has resulted in him scoring in 4 Premier League games on the trot.

Hammers stung by Hornets comeback

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London (AFP) Jose Holebas sealed a superb comeback by Watford on Saturday as they came from 2-0 down to beat West Ham 4-2 and secure their first win of the Premier League campaign.

The Hammers who may wish they hadn't left Upton Park for London Stadium as prior to this they had won 11 of their last 13 home league games against Watford had looked in control after Michail Antonio scored with two headers.

Manchester City 3-1 West Ham United: Game in 10 Tweets as City make it look easy

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If Pep Guardiola thought the Premier League would be a tougher assignment than the Bundesliga or La Liga, he might be wrong. His new look Manchester City have made the Premier League look easy so...

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Violence, drama as Man Utd’s top-four hopes shredded

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London (AFP) Manchester United endured a pre-match bus attack and post-match demoralisation as their Champions League hopes were harpooned by a 3-2 defeat at West Ham United on Tuesday.

After United's bus was pelted with missiles en route to the ground, they came from behind to lead 2-1 as Anthony Martial's brace negated Diafra Sakho's 10th-minute opener for West Ham.

Reid thrills Boleyn to shred Man Utd top-four hopes

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London (AFP) Winston Reid's 80th-minute header harpooned Manchester United's Champions League qualification hopes as West Ham United crowned their final Boleyn Ground match with a thrilling 3-2 triumph on Tuesday.

Manchester United, whose bus was attacked en route to the ground, had come from behind to lead 2-1 after Anthony Martial's brace negated Diafra Sakho's 10th-minute opener.

Reid thrills Boleyn to shred Man Utd top-four hopes

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London (AFP) Winston Reid's 80th-minute header harpooned Manchester United's Champions League qualification hopes as West Ham United crowned their final Boleyn Ground match with a thrilling 3-2 triumph on Tuesday.

Manchester United, whose bus was attacked en route to the ground, had come from behind to lead 2-1 after Anthony Martial's brace negated Diafra Sakho's 10th-minute opener.

Euro 2016 England squad: 15 outside contenders looking to book their ticket to France

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Now less than two months away, Euro 2016 is fast creeping up on the horizon. With England's squad for France pretty much defined bar a handful of places, the final five weeks of the Premier...

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Adam Lallana, Ashley Williams, Antonio… Names of the Premier League, week 28

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This is the Premier League season that laughs in the face of thosewho dare attempt to predict it. All four top four sides dropped points, in a week in which we were also treated to the fastest goal...

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Marcus Rashford, Christian Eriksen, Berahino… Names of the Premier League, week 27

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We're entering the home stretch of what's been a truly thrilling Premier League season to date, and pretty much everything remains up in the air. Are Arsenal choking? Are Leicester the...

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Dele Alli, Xherdan Shaqiri, Ighalo… Names of the Premier League, weeks 18, 19 & 20

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While most of us were tucking into leftover turkey and nursing hangovers into the new year, thePremier Leagueserved up some cracking action over the festive period. The twists and turns we have...

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‘Angry’ Klopp urges Liverpool to raise game

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said that his side must improve their commitment levels if they are to make progress this season following a 2-0 defeat at West Ham United.

Klopp has identified this month's games as crucial to Liverpool's campaign, with a League cup semi-final against Stoke City and an FA Cup trip to Exeter City while there are also potentially tough league meetings with Arsenal and Manchester United.

‘Angry’ Klopp urges Liverpool to raise game

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said that his side must improve their commitment levels if they are to make progress this season following a 2-0 defeat at West Ham United.

Klopp has identified this month's games as crucial to Liverpool's campaign, with a League cup semi-final against Stoke City and an FA Cup trip to Exeter City while there are also potentially tough league meetings with Arsenal and Manchester United.

The Best Bits: West Ham 2-0 Liverpool (Photos)

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West Ham United 2-0 Liverpool Premier League 2nd January 2016

Liverpool's hopes of securing a European berth in May took another blow as they were deservedly beaten by West Ham at the Boleyn Ground.

After just 10 minutes of play, Michail Antonio bagged the first goal of the new year, with the former Nottingham Forest winger heading home an Enner Valencia centre.

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West Ham hit by Antonio injury blow

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London (AFP) – West Ham winger Michail Antonio will miss the rest of the season after suffering a serious hamstring injury.

Antonio was forced off during the first half of West Ham’s 1-0 win over fellow strugglers Swansea last weekend.

Hammers boss Slaven Bilic confirmed on Friday that the 26-year-old’s injury is significant enough to rule him out for the remainder of the campaign.

West Ham hit by Antonio injury blow

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London (AFP) – West Ham winger Michail Antonio will miss the rest of the season after suffering a serious hamstring injury.

Antonio was forced off during the first half of West Ham’s 1-0 win over fellow strugglers Swansea last weekend.

Hammers boss Slaven Bilic confirmed on Friday that the 26-year-old’s injury is significant enough to rule him out for the remainder of the campaign.

West Ham: Chris Jericho Offers Critique As Darren Randolph Locks Michail Antonio In Trademark Wrestling Hold (Video)

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Randolph definitely needs to work on his Five Star Frog Splash

As unlikely a Twitter conversation as you're ever likely to witness took place yesterday when WWE veteran Chris Jericho offered some sage advice to West Ham's goalkeeper on his submission technique.

It was prompted whenthe Hammers when the shared a video of Darren Randolph locking in the 'Walls of Jericho' on Michail Antonio during a training session, tagging WWE talent scout Triple H into the message for good measure.

Kaboom: Andy Carroll Scores Clattering Scissor Kick As West Ham Pummel Crystal Palace (Video)

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With Dimitri Payet still off sulking somewhere, a stirring second-half performance sawWest Ham barrel their way to a 3-0 over Crystal Palace at the London Stadium.

After a slow start to proceedings, Sofiane Feghouli finally got the ball rolling in the 68th minute with his first Premier League goal for the Hammers before Andy Carroll clattered away the second just 10 minutes later.

West Ham Salute Their Industrial Roots With Special One-Off ‘Thames Ironworks’ Commemorative Kit (Photos)

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What you're looking at their is the special, one-off kit that West Ham will be wearing when they take on Juventus in their first game at the Olympic Stadium this weekend.

The natty navy bluecommemorative strip is inspired by that worn by the amateur club from which West Ham sprung 116 years ago, namely Thames Ironworks FC.

West Ham: Michail Antonio Gives Young Hammers Fans Adorable Masterclass In Goal Celebrations (Video)

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After a making start to his West Ham career so slow that owner David Gold felt the need to put out a missing persons pleafor him, Michail Antonio has found himself in amongst the goals since the turn of the year.

The former Nottingham Forest winger has notched six times for the Hammers since the end of December, laying on some intricate celebrations to match the 'Homer Simpson March' being just one example of his ever-expanding oeuvre.

‘He’s No Homer Simpson’ – West Ham Boss Slaven Bilic Critiques Michail Antonio’s Goal Celebration

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Pies, much like the entire internet, couldn't help but notice the parallel between Michail Antonio's post-goal celebrations against Sunderland on Saturday afternoon and one of Dancin' Homer Simpson's most famous pieces of choreography.

The West Ham winger opened the scoring after half an hour and proceeded to celebrate by getting down on the ground and marching round in a circle on the turf.

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Hammers to offer Antonio hike in wages

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London (AFP) – Michail Antonio is to be offered a pay rise as a reward for his outstanding performances this season, West Ham manager Slaven Bilic said on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old midfielder, who will return for Wednesday’s crucial game with Arsenal and bolster a side just six points above the relegation places after four successive defeats, already has a long term contract.

Hammers to offer Antonio hike in wages

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London (AFP) – Michail Antonio is to be offered a pay rise as a reward for his outstanding performances this season, West Ham manager Slaven Bilic said on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old midfielder, who will return for Wednesday’s crucial game with Arsenal and bolster a side just six points above the relegation places after four successive defeats, already has a long term contract.

Violence, drama as Man Utd’s top-four hopes shredded

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London (AFP) Manchester United endured a pre-match bus attack and post-match demoralisation as their Champions League hopes were harpooned by a 3-2 defeat at West Ham United on Tuesday.

After United's bus was pelted with missiles en route to the ground, they came from behind to lead 2-1 as Anthony Martial's brace negated Diafra Sakho's 10th-minute opener for West Ham.

International football

England Squad Announced: Jermain Defoe Back In The Pack As Gareth Southgate Calls Up Raft Of New Faces

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England have announced their squad for the upcoming friendly against Germany and the World Cup qualifier against Lithuania thereafter and the headline news is that Jermain Defoe has played his way back into the fold.

Having scored 14 goals for Sunderland so far this season, 34-year-old Defoe is now in line to win his first international cap since November of 2013.

England: Sam Allardyce Names First Squad As Michail Antonio Earns Surprise Call-Up And Theo Walcott Returns

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Michail Antonio has been rewarded for carrying on his decent club form into the new season with a surprise call-up to Sam Allardyce's first squad as England manager ahead of the upcoming 2018 World Cup qualifier against Slovakia.

The West Ham winger, who has been filling in as an auxiliary right-back of late, hasreceived his first ever international nod,with Theo Walcott also getting a recall.

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Watch Dimitri Payet deliver a rabona assist

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Sure, it was all for naught but this was gorgeous.

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Dimitri Payet has been steadily making a name for himself over the past couple years for making all sorts of jaw-dropping plays. But even his growing highlight reel doesn't have anything quite like this.