West Ham vs Tottenham Hotspur represents the pick of the Premier League’s midweek action, with neither love lost between two sides who are performing far beyond expectations this season.
And it’s already got off to a flyer, with winger-forward Michail Antonio opening the scoring after just a matter of minutes, seven to be precise, beating Spurs No.1 Hugo Lloris at his near post with a powerful header from a Hammers corner.
That makes it four goals in his last seven appearances for the former Nottingham Forest star across all competitions, as well as five goals and one assist in his last six league outings at the soon to be departed Upton Park.
He’s clearly enjoying the Boleyn Ground even if the Irons are about to embark on a historic move to the Olympic Stadium and needless to say, West Ham fans have been quick to express their delight on Twitter as shown below.
Hey Poch, are Spurs going top of the League tonight? https://t.co/GcQmZ12lrC
— Bookie Insiders (@Bookieinsiders_) March 2, 2016
Is Antonio worth £40m yet
— Juan Mata (@JuanMataTouch) March 2, 2016
Antonio has legit activated beast mode right now. Never mind the goal, great tracking back down the wing there. #WHUTOT
— Adrian Mitchell (@adrianfmitchell) March 2, 2016
antonio’s goal doesn’t count because of his hairline
— prince (@weedfm8) March 2, 2016
Antonio = Goal machine
— FFC (@DP_FFC) March 2, 2016
— Adam Cosgrove (@a_cosgrove) March 2, 2016
But there’s one question on everybody’s lips – where’s that Homer Simpson celebration from last week?
GOAL! Michail Antonio scores again. Tottenham are 1-0 down.
No Homer celebration tonight… pic.twitter.com/3mNHyFSAsp
— Eurosport UK (@Eurosport_UK) March 2, 2016
Well, apparently Antonio’s replaced with his rendition of Carlton Banks’ famous jive from French Prince.
Michail Antonio just did the Carlton as a goal celebration. I think part of me just became a West Ham fan. pic.twitter.com/ou7j9P6zb4
— Jordan Littman (@JordanLittman) March 2, 2016