Premier LeagueDespite the goal, Yuri Tillmans was unable to lead Leicester City to victory at West Ham United. The Red Devils faced tough numbers 4-1. Micael Antonio was the man of the match, breaking Paulo Di Canio’s record by scoring his 49th and 50th goal for The Hammers.
West Ham and Leicester City both started the season well with their first-day wins over Newcastle and Wolves in a row. At Leicester, Timothy Castagne is back in the team two months after his orb injury. He started off the bench, just like Dennis Bright. Yuri Tillmans was logically in the starting lineup. At West Ham, the main thing to look forward to was Michael Antonio, who managed to break the Hammers history books by breaking the club record of Paulo Di Canio (48 goals between 1999 and 2003).
West Ham started the match eagerly. It also led to a goal half an hour before: due to Jamie Vardy losing the ball, The Hammers were able to quickly get out. Benrahma’s cross was designed specifically for Pablo Fornals, who placed 1-0 on the scoreboard.
Ten minutes later, when Ayoz Perez put his foot on top scorer Fornals’ foot, Leicester really went into dirty cards: Yuri Tillmans’ side were still playing more than half with ten men.
Leicester was in the same bed sick in the second half. West Ham were the most threatening side and also got help from the visiting defenders: Soyuncu’s blind pass was intercepted by Antonio. The Englishman made Ben Rahma 2-0 on the board: scoring for an empty goal was a breeze for the Algerian.
Leicester had no chances, but when I was on the verge of writing off the away team, Tillmans put his team back in the game. With a bit of luck, the ball stayed in the West Ham box, and the Red Devils were in the right place and crafted the cold-blooded delivery goal.
The hopes did not last long: after ten minutes, Antonio did what was written in the stars tonight: the English striker scored his 49th goal for West Ham, breaking the club record of Paulo Di Canio. But Antonio’s hunger was not satisfied, because after less than five minutes he finished his fiftieth with The Hammers: 4-1.
With the big win, West Ham leads England after two rounds of matches, albeit with points like Chelsea, Liverpool, Brighton and Tottenham. Timothy Castanee and Dennis Bright were not allowed to fill Leicester.
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