West Ham 1-1 Man City: Antonio’s acrobatics helps Hammers to draw against Pep’s men

Michail Antonio scored a wonderful goal to earn us a hard-earned point against Manchester City.

Antonio’s spectacular acrobatic overhead volley from Vladimir Coufal’s cross put us ahead at London Stadium – and provided another twist in this unpredictable top-flight season.

But substitute Phil Foden equalised for City six minutes after coming on at the start of the second half, producing a really good turn to score following Joao Cancelo’s pass.

City dominated possession and sent on Kevin de Bruyne, but could not find a winner as we worked hard to dig deep to secure a first point against City since January 2016.

In the end it was an impressive point for the Hammers, who had lost their previous eight games against City by an aggregate score of 25-3.

Having lost our opening two games, We have taken eight points from our past four matches, and can add a well-earned point against City to impressive wins over Leicester and Wolves.

West Ham manager David Moyes, speaking to BBC Match of the Day, on Michail Antonio’s goal: “It’s the sort of thing as a kid you always wanted to do, to score an overhead kick. It was a terrific goal. He has been great for us, he can run, we can play into him – all good teams need a good centre-forward and we have a good centre-forward at the moment.

Moyes on our points total: “I’m thrilled with the points total because I don’t think many people would have given us much. We showed real character to stick at it and we’re going in the right direction. We want to get better and I hope we will.”

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