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West Ham United v Leicester City – Premier League – London Stadium – Reaction
West Ham United 4-1 Leicester City
It was sheer electricity. The London Stadium was packed to capacity and jumping as West Ham United produced arguably their best performance since moving into their new digs back in 2016.
I think it’s fair to say, that old adage; ‘They don’t know what hit ’em’ applied to visitors, Leicester City and did so long before they lost Ayoze Pérez to a red card five minutes before the interval.
West Ham picked up where they left off at Newcastle and the fans loved every minute of it: “I managed at Upton Park against West Ham and it was the closest to Upton Park, it was an incredible stadium and I thought it was a great atmosphere tonight,” Hammers boss, David Moyes enthused.
“Tonight it was like Upton Park and it was a big change. The support was terrific tonight but I’ve got to say I think the players gave the supporters really something to cheer about as well but I’ve got to say the supporters did not let us down they were great tonight.”
Michail Antonio’s brace took his Premier League tally to 49 in West ham colours: “His goals are typical Mich he can score so many, actually, the cross he had and the keeper saved from his header was a great chance,”
the Scotsman added.
“I just didn’t think he made the right choices in the first half with the ball but I thought the second half he was different class, his link-up play, his positioning, the way he set up Said for his goal was terrific he offered an awful lot for us, I thought he was very good.”
Pablo Fornals is another Hammers player enjoying a purple patch, much to the delight of his manager: “Pablo Fornals played really well.
“I mentioned it last year. I thought he was a bit under the radar last year with what he did for the team and how he performed but you know, he has come back in good shape and can play in so many different roles for us.
“He is a great boy to work with. I’m glad he is getting these goals because we want him to chip in with more, so him getting a goal tonight was really good.”