Striker scores twice to reach 49 top-flight goals for Hammers and take them top of the league
Michail Antonio scored two late goals, and made another, to become West Ham United’s record scorer and take his side top of the early Premier League table with a 4-1 victory over Leicester City.
The Hammers took the lead on 26 minutes when Said Benrahma crossed for Pablo Fornals to sweep home.
Ayoze Perez was then sent off for serious foul play after a challenge on Fornals, which referee Michael Oliver reviewed on the pitch-side monitor.
Benrahma doubled the hosts’ lead after Antonio capitalised on a mistake by Caglar Soyuncu to create the simplest chance.
Youri Tielemans pulled one back from close range in a rare Leicester attack, but a dominant West Ham side were not to be denied.
Antonio became their highest Premier League scorer, with his 48th top-flight strike, when he shot on the turn with 10 minutes remaining.
And four minutes later, the striker superbly controlled Vladimir Coufal’s centre before scoring the fourth.
West Ham top the table on goals scored from Chelsea and Liverpool on six points, while Leicester drop to 12th on three points.
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