West Ham continued their fine start to the Premier League season by scoring four goals for the second game running to send the Hammers top of the table.
It is of course early days in the new campaign with only two matches on the board, but the Hammers players are enjoying their moment at the top after sealing a 4-1 win over Leicester City on Monday night.
Michail Antonio stole the show netting twice to move above Paolo Di Canio as West Ham’s record Premier League goalscorer – something the striker is rightly proud of. The 31-year-old took to social media to express his delight.
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“I love football, I love scoring goals, I love making history, I love this team and I love everyone who helped me get to where I am today,” Antonio wrote on Twitter.
The striker was not the only Hammer to share their feelings on social media with a number of the squad thrilled with the win and to do so in front of 60,000 at the London Stadium
The return of fans was a highlight for many at the club with David Moyes likening the atmosphere to his days as an away manager at the Boleyn Ground.
“I managed at Upton Park against West Ham and it [the atmosphere] was the closest to Upton Park, it was an incredible stadium and I thought it was a great atmosphere tonight,” Moyes said.
“Tonight it was like Upton Park and it was a big change. The support was terrific tonight but I’ve got to say I think the players gave the supporters really something to cheer about as well but I’ve got to say the supporters did not let us down they were great tonight.”
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Hammers defender Aaron Cresswell told WHUTV what it felt like to have supporters back in the stadium: “It was fantastic,” Cresswell said.
The defender added: “It was great to have the fans back! 60,000 and to come out on a Monday night like this! It’s brilliant, hopefully, we’ll have the same on Saturday.”