West Ham’s Mr Versatile Michail Antonio has said he is ‘buzzing’ to have finally opened his goalscoring account for the season in the 3-1 win over Cardiff.
It was a quiet first half at the London Stadium, with the two sides going into the interval with the scores at 0-0. However, with Marko Arnautovic replaced by Lucas Perez in the first half due to an injury, the Hammers hit the ground running in the second half, with the Spaniard netting a quickfire brace after the break.
It was 3-0 on the hour mark thanks to a Antonio strike before Josh Murphy netted an injury-time consolation for the Bluebirds.
Speaking after the game, goalscorer Antonio said he was ‘buzzing’ after finally netting his first of the season.
“It was a lively game, we had quite a few opportunities, then 20 minutes in it died out. In the second half the injury to Marko (Arnautovic) changed the game, Lucas (Perez) came on and scored two and we were coasting,” Antonio told Sky Sports.
“It is strange how I have been up front, left wing, right wing and then I play as right back and get the goal. I am buzzing to get my goal and hopefully I can keep adding to it.
“The penalty save was crucial, they are a solid team and they get nine behind the ball and work together. Liverpool didn’t score until late on against them and if they get the first goal they are hard to break down.
“There was a stage where we wasn’t scoring, now we have six goals in two games and we are trying to claw back the points we missed at the start of the season and see how far we can get up the league.”