Michail Antonio reveals what surprised him most about Tottenham following West Ham’s win

West Ham United striker Michail Antonio has admitted that he was stunned by Tottenham Hotspur’s gradual begin within the Hammers’ 2-1 victory over their London rivals on the London Stadium on Sunday lunchtime.

The Hammers maintained their spectacular run of type because of targets both aspect of half time from Antonio and Jesse Lingard earlier than Brazilian Lucas Moura gave Spurs hope because of a superb header, rising highest to attach with Gareth Bale’s nook.

West Ham, who obtained the higher of Spurs for the primary time since Could 2017 on their very own patch, obtained off to the right begin after simply 5 minutes when Antonio, on the second chunk of the cherry, put the ball past Hugo Lloris after connecting with Jarrod Bowen’s cross from the precise flank.

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It was nothing greater than what David Moyes’ aspect deserved, as they got here out of the traps shortly and appeared to place Spurs on the again foot from the off.

Though West Ham had no complaints about getting off to the dream begin, Antonio, who took his tally of targets for the season to 6 within the Premier League, has admitted that he was pleasantly stunned by Spurs’ method.

“You count on groups managed by Mourinho to come back out raring to go, however they began slowly in the present day,” Antonio informed the Hammers’ official web site. “They performed on Thursday and have been possibly a bit drained from that. [We scored but then] they obtained into the sport and began enjoying properly.

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“We managed to get that second objective in the beginning of the second half after which maintain out.”

Though the previous Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday man anticipated a quicker begin from Spurs, Mourinho’s aspect have been gradual out of the traps in latest weeks, failing to attain within the first half of their final 5 Premier League matches previous to their journey to the London Stadium.

After falling 2-0 behind proper on the very begin of the second half to Lingard’s well-taken strike, Spurs did flip the screw and piled no scarcity of stress on the Hammers’ defence within the hope of a restoration.

After Lucas’ header, Mourinho’s aspect did go inside a whisker of drawing degree when Bale, who stepped off the bench at half time, noticed his fierce effort cannon again off the crossbar.

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Ultimately, although, the house aspect held on to report a large three factors, that means they’re now 9 factors away from Spurs within the desk.

Antonio added: “It was a large sport in the present day. We noticed the outcomes yesterday and all the things went our means, and we needed to go on the market and play the way in which we all know we are able to.

“We didn’t play at our greatest, however we managed to grind out the win.”

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