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27th Apr 2019

Michail Antonio scores first ever away goal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Wayne Farry

michael antonio

And boy howdy did he celebrate it

Tottenham Hotspur faced West Ham United at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the early Premier League kick-off on Saturday afternoon, hoping to extend their perfect record at their new ground.

The home side had the majority of play in the first half but as is now customary for the English teams chasing the last two Champions League spots, they ended up being extremely accommodating to their opponents.

That accommodation reached its height in the 66th minute, with West Ham increasing the pressure on Mauricio Pochettino’s side as Mark Noble marched unchallenged through central midfield.

The English midfielder then laid the ball out to Marko Arnautovic, who after an abject first half decided to turn up for the second.

The Austrian scooped a lovely ball into the channel for the oncoming Michail Antonio, who controlled the ball on his chest, composed himself, and launched an accurate volley at a tight angle past the diving Hugo Lloris.

Antonio’s cowboy/D-Generation X celebration was the perfect accompaniment and in the end it was enough for West Ham to win the game; their fifth away league victory of the season.