Michail Antonio put West Ham ahead within the first 10 minutes against Liverpool. The hard working winger had brought down Alberto Moreno inside his own half, before sprinting the length of the pitch and finishing off a devastating counter attack.
Get in Antonio!! Finding his feet the little gem
The former Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday star had to wait a while for his chance in the first-team, but the recent injury crisis at the club has afforded the 26-year old a starting berth in place of Victor Moses.
Antonio is looking solid
— SpencerVickerstaff (@SMVickerstaff) January 2, 2016
Now, fans on Twitter have praised the ex-Southampton loan starlet for his incredible work rate to not only defend his own goal diligently, but track almost the length of the Upton Park pitch to nod home from close range.
— West Ham United FC (@whufc_official) January 2, 2016
However, question marks remain over whether he fouled Alberto Moreno in the build up, with some fans thinking he should have been awarded a free-kick initially.
howard webb our biggest foe has just confirmed that moreno was fouled in the build up to west hams goal. end of.
— Haaris (@harry78615) January 2, 2016
definitely that was a foul on Moreno…
— ..kün… (@TendouKunAarif) January 2, 2016
Still, the Spaniard has attracted some criticism for his inability to get back.
Liverpool let Antonio run from RB to LW on a break-away without tracking him. Inexcusable regardless of the foul on Moreno
— Matt Benson (@mattbenson93) January 2, 2016
People using foul on Moreno as an excuse. Accept it, we can't defend crosses. Simple. #LFC
— Shailesh Dalvi (@Shai_lfc) January 2, 2016