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Antonio double helps West Ham sink 10-man Leicester

After scoring twice to help West Ham United beat Leicester City 4-1 at home on Monday, Michail Antonio became the club’s all-time Premier League top scorer. Leicester City had Ayoze Perez sent off late in the first half.

The Hammers took the lead through Pablo Fornals and Said Benrahma, making it two wins in a row and moving to the top of the league on goals scored following a great performance in front of a packed London stadium.

In the 26th minute, Fornals put the hosts ahead by starting and finishing a fluid move by heading Benrahma’s low cross into the net, before Perez was sent off in the 40th minute for stamping on the Spaniard while tussling for the ball.

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After Antonio intercepted Caglar Soyuncu’s back pass and passed the ball to the Algerian forward, Benrahma increased West Ham’s lead in the 56th minute with an easy finish into an unguarded net.

Leicester equalized in the 69th minute when Youri Tielemans pounced on a loose ball in the penalty area and poked it past goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski from 10 meters.

You have to try and be professional but I was trying to make history so it’s always in the back of your mind,” the 31-year old forward told Sky Sports.

“I’ve not been celebrating lately because of VAR, so I thought I had to make it special.

“The celebration was ‘Save The Last Dance’… the lift from the end. That would have been proper embarrassing if it was ruled out by VAR. You always see me smiling so you’d probably see me laughing as well.

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