LONDON: West Ham got off to a perfect start to the season as Michail Antonio set a club record with two goals in a 4-1 win over Leicester this morning.
David Moyes ‘side took the lead through Pablo Fornals’ first -half goal at London Stadium.
Leicester’s Ayoze Perez was sent off for a hard tackle on Fornals before the end of the first half.
Said Benrahma scored West Ham’s second goal after the break before Youri Tielemans returned to get a goal for Leicester.
Antonio and Paolo Di Canio are tied as record holders with 47 goals for West Ham in the Premier League.
The 31-year-old then blasted home two goals late in the match as West Ham repeated last week’s 4-2 win at Newcastle.
“I was happy with him. I was disappointed with the way he played in the first half but it was enough to reciprocate what I said to him in the first half,” Moyes said of Antonio.
Despite not being active in the summer transfer window, West Ham are currently top of the league and look to be able to overcome the sixth finish last season.
The Hammers have won their opening two Premier League games for only the second time in the club’s history.
“It was an amazing night for us. The team played very well. Their players who were sent off changed the game a bit but we did well,” Moyes said.