Michail Antonio became West Ham’s top goalscorer during the Premier League era last night. He fired a brace during a 4-2 win over Leicester City and Nottingham Forest fans reacted on Twitter after he set the new record.
Paulo Di Canio had sat proudly at the top of the list. Now, it’s the former Forest man who has the achievement under his belt. His two goals last night ensured another four-goal haul for West Ham who sit top of the Premier League.
Antonio spent just over a year at Forest. He played 54 times for the club, scoring 19 goals and claiming 15 assists. His skill, pace and trickery earned him the reputation as a firm fan favourite during his time at the club.
At West Ham, he has grown and become a superb footballer. His position has adapted over the years. At Forest, he was viewed as a marauding winger, whilst he’s now the West Ham number nine, often featuring in attack.
He has 51 goals in all competitions to his name for the Hammers, with an additional 29 assists recorded.
Interestingly some of his best football has been played at West Ham under David Moyes. Stuart Pearce is now the assistant manager at the Hammers and clearly, the Forest legend knows how to get the best out of Antonio.
What have Forest fans said about Antonio?
The West Ham star is still a likeable figure on Trentside. Plenty of fans recognise that at £7 million, the Hammers absolutely robbed Forest blind.
Desperate times called for desperate measures though and back in 2015, Forest were under immense pressure to sell one of their main men.
Now, the supporters are happy for Antonio though. After last night’s game, they took to Twitter to reminisce about him playing for Forest and to congratulate the £64,000-a-week star after a record-breaking night.