West Ham win takes them to top of the English Premier League (EPL), as Michail Antonio becomes the clubs’ top leading scorer in the competition ever!
West Ham United saw the return of a full crowd to London Stadium and went top of the EPL with a fantastic 4-1 win over Leicester City. The Hammers were at their very best last night in east London, as 60,000 supporters came home for the first time in 541 days.
Pablo Fornals sent the West Ham fans wild by opening the scoring on 26 minutes. The Spaniard played a quick one-two with Said Benrahma before continuing his run into the box, netting past Kasper Schmeichel with a first-time finish from 10 yards. That is 3 goals in 3 games for Fornals now!
Leicester’s evening got worse 15 minutes later when Ayoze Perez was sent off for stamping on Fornals’ ankle as he stumbled forward trying to win the ball back from Aaron Cresswell.
Then Youri Tielemans pulled one back for the Foxes. Michail Antonio, however, decided he would make history on this memorable evening, scoring 2 second-half goals to break the Club’s all-time EPL scoring record.
Only Manchester City and Manchester United won more points away from home than Leicester in the EPL last season, but the Foxes were outplayed in this, their first game away from home in the new campaign.
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers was understating his problems when he said his side were “very light” at the back in his pre-match interview. New signing Jannik Vestergaard has joined Wesley Fofana, James Justin, Ryan Bertrand, Jonny Evans, and Nampalys Mendy on the sidelines through injury.
West Ham now lead an embryonic EPL table. After 2 matches they go ahead of Chelsea, Liverpool, Brighton, and Tottenham on goal difference. These teams are the only ones left with 100 percent records in the EPL.