West Ham United Became The First PL Team To Score And Win At Tottenham’s New Stadium. Match Highlights. Player Ratings. Manager Comment. Stats, And Michail Antonio’s Goal Celebration!
By: Marc Gingell
|27-04-2019||Tottenham Hotspur Stadium||Tottenham Hotspur||0-1||West Ham United|
|KO:12:30||ATT: 60,043||Michail Antonio 67′|
|REF: A Taylor|
Michail Antonio made history at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium when he became the first Premier League player to score against Tottenham at their new stadium. West Ham also made history as they became the first Premier League team to win there. A double celebration for Antonio which he celebrated in fine style.
Born in Wandsworth, London, the 29 year old attacking midfield player has had a bit of a nomad career and before he joined West Ham he’d made most of his appearances on loan at various clubs. Tooting and Mitcham United 9, Cheltenham Town 9, Southampton 28, Colchester United 15, and Sheffield Wednesday 14.
His unpredictable style might have been a reason for that as teammates, and perhaps Antonio, never knew what would happen when he received the ball. But Sheffield Wednesday took a chance, signed him, and in 64 appearances he scored 12 goals. He then spent a season at Nottingham Forest who signed him for £1.5 million.
His 16 goals in 50 appearances were enough for West Ham who came in and splashed £7 million on Antonio in September 2015. He’s since gone on to play 107 games for the Hammers scoring 26 goals.
Antonio’s Historic Goal
Antonio’s historic goal came in the 67th minute. Declan Rice found Marko Arnautovic who crossed from West Ham’s right. Antonio chested the ball towards goal and finished from just inside the six-yard box.
Tottenham: Lloris (5), Davies (6), Alderweireld (6), Sanchez (6), Foyth (6), Rose (5), Dier (5), Alli (6), Eriksen (6), Moura (6), Son (6)
Subs: Llorente (5), Janssen (NA), Wanyama (NA
West Ham: Fabianski (7), Fredericks (7), Balbuena (7), Diop (8), Masuaku (7), Rice (7), Antonio (8), Noble (8), Snodgrass (7), Anderson (7), Arnautovic (7)
Subs: Obiang (NA), Perez (NA), Ogbonna (NA)
Man of the match: Issa Diop
- Tottenham have lost 17 games in all competitions this season, last suffering more in a single campaign in 2008/09 (19).
- West Ham registered an away clean sheet for the first time in their last 10 Premier League away games, since a 2-0 win at Fulham in December.
- Tottenham have lost six of their last 10 Premier League games (W3 D1), as many defeats as they suffered in their previous 28 in the competition (W22).
- Only Jose Mourinho (5) has beaten Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino more often in the Premier League than Manuel Pellegrini (4, level with Pep Guardiola).
- All 26 of West Ham midfielder Michail Antonio’s Premier League goals have come from inside the box.