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Michail Antonio (Midfielder)

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Michail Antonio

Wandsworth, England
Squad Number: 30
Position: Midfielder
Born: 28th Mar 1990 (Wandsworth, England)
Signed: 31st Aug 2015 (£7,000,000)
Contract: 4 years (signed May 2017)
Previous Club: Nottingham Forest

KUMB Awards:
Player of the Year (runner up) 2015/16, 2016/17; Best Signing (runner up) 2015/16; Most Improved Player 2015/16

Full profile to follow...

 

Burnley

0-3: Saturday, 9th November

A real busy bee in the 45 minutes he played as the lone striker - a role to be filled by the club's record signing upon returning from China.

Everton

0-2: Saturday, 19th October

A real busy bee in the 45 minutes he played as the lone striker - a role to be filled by the club's record signing upon returning from China.

Newport County

2-0: Tuesday, 27th August

Cruel injury could be very costly as heís brought life to West Ham in the league.

Watford

3-1: Saturday, 24th August

(Replaced Yarmolenko) Made a huge difference. Pace and power, direct running and the man who gets around and beyond Haller, which makes his game more effective.

Brighton & Hove Albion

1-1: Saturday, 17th August

(Replaced Wilshere) Struggled initially to make an impact but his direct running late on was dangerous. Had a shot that was bad for his standards at one point, skied to a different stratosphere.

Manchester City

0-5: Saturday, 10th August

Whilst his low pass accuracy (60%) is always going to contrast with what Pellegrini demands, he is absolutely different to every other option and his running in behind does seem to allow for Haller to drop in and play football with the midfield. He is also an option to attack crosses with the big forward, which may not be aesthetically what Pellegrini wants, but is clearly threatening. Wrongly replaced.

Athletico Bilbao

2-2: Saturday, 3rd August

(Replaced Fornals) Worked hard playing on the left side of midfield for scant reward.

Hertha Berlin

5-3: Wednesday, 31st July

(Replaced Fornals) Playing on the left, he looked both fit and lively when bursting forward.

Fulham

1-0: Saturday, 27th July

Match notes to follow.

Newcastle United

0-1: Saturday, 20th July

(Replaced Hernandez) Showed how a lone striker's role should be handled. Lots of effort for little reward today.

Manchester City

1-4: Wednesday, 17th July

A real busy bee in the 45 minutes he played as the lone striker - a role to be filled by the club's record signing upon returning from China.

Watford

4-1: Sunday, 12th May

Has caused havoc these last few games and today was no different. Heavily involved in three goals and could have scored himself.

Southampton

3-0: Saturday, 4th May

Stuck to his task, worked hard, one little moment to combine with Lanzini, but otherwise a hard game.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-0: Saturday, 27th April

Stuck to his task, worked hard, one little moment to combine with Lanzini, but otherwise a hard game.

Leicester City

2-2: Saturday, 20th April

A frustrating player often, but today he was the only real consistent spark. Header was fantastic for the goal and he bullied Maguire and Chilwell.

Manchester United

1-2: Saturday, 13th April

Stuck to his task, worked hard, one little moment to combine with Lanzini, but otherwise a hard game.

Huddersfield Town

4-3: Saturday, 16th March

Probably a little unlucky to be withdrawn, but a team lacking guile was sometimes let down by the lack of finesse on offer with Michail.

Cardiff City

0-2: Saturday, 9th March

(Replaced Noble) Gave a change of approach, but didnít really force much. 50% pass accuracy.

Cardiff City

0-2: Saturday, 9th March

(Replaced Noble) Although he lacked that final ball (embarrassingly so on one occasion), he brought a bit of pace to the game and looked one of the only West Ham players giving 100%.

Newcastle Utd

2-0: Saturday, 2nd March

Did not play.

Manchester City

0-1: Wednesday, 27th February

Stuck to his task, worked hard, one little moment to combine with Lanzini, but otherwise a hard game.

Fulham

3-1: Friday, 22nd February

Threatened out wide and in the box, is getting into central positions at times that are making things easier for the lone forward. Still less than elegant, but more and more effective. Good goal, well deserved.

Crystal Palace

1-1: Saturday, 9th February

A strong performance from Antonio. He showed good physicality and outran Palace down the right-hand side on a number of occasions.

Crystal Palace

1-1: Saturday, 9th February

Confidence is definitely back. Won the penalty, bothered their fullbacks with direct running, worked up and down the channel.

Liverpool

1-1: Monday, 4th February

Could well have been on the way out in summer, scored again against Liverpool. Worked hard, protected his right back yet supported the attacks. The finish was perfect.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

0-3: Tuesday, 29th January

He does try, and he is working hard up front. Cumbersome as ever, we had no shots on target - doesnít suggest our two forwards are getting much praise.

AFC Wimbledon

2-4: Saturday, 26th January

Realistically, he was the least bad in the first half. Excused much focus in the report for his late misses, but they sum him up. Nearly good, not often good enough.

Bournemouth

0-2: Saturday, 19th January

Arsenal

1-0: Saturday, 12th January

Birmingham City

2-0: Saturday, 5th January

Solid defensively, with vital clearance at the end of the first half. Set up Carroll with exactly the kind of cross he had been begging for.

Brighton & Hove Albion

2-2: Wednesday, 2nd January

Burnley

0-2: Sunday, 30th December

Southampton

2-1: Thursday, 27th December

Watford

0-2: Saturday, 22nd December

Fulham

2-0: Saturday, 15th December

Crystal Palace

3-2: Saturday, 8th December

Did not play.

Cardiff City

3-1: Tuesday, 4th December

Manchester City

0-4: Saturday, 24th November

A ten for effort, rather less for end product when important. A decent game, dangerous moments, but his flaws still very much on show.

Huddersfield Town

1-1: Saturday, 10th November

(Replaced Obiang) It was once often suggested that goalkeeper Mervyn Day lost his spark upon getting married. Exactly what Antonio's reason is remains unclear, but if anyone finds his mojo could you please return it immediately.

Burnley

4-2: Saturday, 3rd November

(Replaced Diangana) Only on the field for a matter of minutes but had a major role in West Ham's final goal.

Tottenham Hotspur

1-3: Wednesday, 31st October

Leicester City

1-1: Saturday, 27th October

(Replaced Hernandez) It couldn't get much worse after Javier's ineffective performance, but the out-of-sorts Antonio certainly gave it a good shot. His most notable contribution was a promising 30-yard run which ended when he ran past the ball, before retrieving it and chipping it gently into the arms of a grateful Kasper Schmeichel.

Tottenham Hotspur

0-1: Saturday, 20th October

Brighton & Hove Albion

0-1: Friday, 5th October

Manchester United

3-1: Saturday, 29th September

(Replaced Arnautovic) His fresh legs replaced a tiring Arnie at a time when the points were pretty much in the bag.

Macclesfield Town

8-0: Wednesday, 26th September

Chelsea

0-0: Sunday, 23rd September

Played up front in place of the stricken Arnautovic but missed two golden opportunities to break the deadlock.

Everton

3-1: Sunday, 16th September

Wolverhampton Wanderers

0-1: Saturday, 1st September

AFC Wimbledon

3-1: Tuesday, 28th August

Too often relied on brawn rather than brains to try and unlock Liverpool's defence and outshone by his replacement.

Arsenal

1-3: Saturday, 25th August

Liitle end product to shout about.

Liverpool

0-4: Sunday, 12th August

Too often relied on brawn rather than brains to try and unlock Liverpool's defence and outshone by his replacement.

Southampton

3-0: Saturday, 31st March

Terrorised Daryl Janmaat down the left with his sheer pace and strength, despite being in an unfavoured wing-back position.

Burnley

0-3: Saturday, 10th March

Terrorised Daryl Janmaat down the left with his sheer pace and strength, despite being in an unfavoured wing-back position.

Swansea City

1-4: Saturday, 3rd March

Terrorised Daryl Janmaat down the left with his sheer pace and strength, despite being in an unfavoured wing-back position.

Liverpool

1-4: Saturday, 24th February

Terrorised Daryl Janmaat down the left with his sheer pace and strength, despite being in an unfavoured wing-back position.

Watford

2-0: Saturday, 10th February

Terrorised Daryl Janmaat down the left with his sheer pace and strength, despite being in an unfavoured wing-back position.

Brighton & Hove Albion

1-3: Saturday, 3rd February

(Replaced Rice) Relented the few attacks West Ham had while he was on the pitch and provided absolutely nothing to the cause. Clearly still on the road to recovery from injuries.

Brighton & Hove Albion

1-3: Saturday, 3rd February

(Replaced Rice) Relented the few attacks West Ham had while he was on the pitch and provided absolutely nothing to the cause. Clearly still on the road to recovery from injuries.

Bournemouth

3-3: Tuesday, 26th December

A big threat for Man City in defence causing problems on the counter attack with his speed. Wasn't as productive when moved into a midfield role after the withdrawal of Kouyate.

Newcastle United

2-3: Saturday, 23rd December

A poor performance from him today struggling to find some rythmn throughout the course of the match. Missed three very important headers in the first half that could have put West Ham back into the lead.

Arsenal

0-0: Wednesday, 13th December

Comments to follow.

Chelsea

1-0: Saturday, 9th December

Comments to follow.

Manchester City

1-2: Sunday, 3rd December

A big threat for Man City in defence causing problems on the counter attack with his speed. Wasn't as productive when moved into a midfield role after the withdrawal of Kouyate.

Everton

0-4: Wednesday, 29th November

(Repalced Arnautovic) Comments to follow.

Crystal Palace

2-2: Saturday, 28th October

(Replaced Zabaleta) Comments to follow.

Brighton & Hove Albion

0-3: Friday, 20th October

Looked bright early on but lost his touch as the game wore on as did everybody else.

Burnley

1-1: Saturday, 14th October

Got back on the scoresheet with a clever goal and was hard to deal with due to his sheer power. Though he did get very frustrated in the second half making unnecessary tackles and losing the ball constantly.

Swansea City

1-0: Saturday, 30th September

At times seemed like the only player interested in going forward and threatening the opposition. Always making the most of his raw strength and speed.

Tottenham Hotspur

2-3: Saturday, 23rd September

At times seemed like the only player interested in going forward and threatening the opposition. Always making the most of his raw strength and speed.

Bolton Wanderers

3-0: Tuesday, 19th September

Did not play.

West Bromwich Albion

0-0: Saturday, 16th September

Probably shaded it for MOTM, though in truth it was all much of a muchness today. His direct running caused a few problems.

West Bromwich Albion

0-0: Saturday, 16th September

At times seemed like the only player interested in going forward and threatening the opposition. Always making the most of his raw strength and speed.

Huddersfield Town

2-0: Monday, 11th September

Skilful, incredibly strong and pacey, all that you can ask for from an attacking player. One of the few players on the pitch who was confident enough to beat a player and make his own luck. An absolute nightmare for the Huddersfield defence.

Newcastle United

0-3: Saturday, 26th August

Commnts to follow.

Southampton

2-3: Saturday, 19th August

Caused problems but tired rapidly in the second half.

Swansea

1-0: Saturday, 8th April

Unlucky son. If that knock is as serious as it looks that might well be it for the season unfortunately.

Leicester City

2-3: Saturday, 18th March

Strong and powerful on the run, always caused problems.

AFC Bournemouth

2-3: Saturday, 11th March

The one player likely to light up the OS on an otherwise dull and dreary night.

Chelsea

1-2: Monday, 6th March

The one player likely to light up the OS on an otherwise dull and dreary night.

Watford

1-1: Saturday, 25th February

The one player likely to light up the OS on an otherwise dull and dreary night.

West Bromwich Albion

2-2: Saturday, 11th February

A willing runner both up front and at wing back. Looked better in the latter position though.

Southampton

3-1: Saturday, 4th February

The one player likely to light up the OS on an otherwise dull and dreary night.

Manchester City

0-4: Wednesday, 1st February

The one player likely to light up the OS on an otherwise dull and dreary night.

Middlesbrough

3-1: Saturday, 21st January

Never stopped working and, like last weekend, played a amjot part in a late breakaway goal.

Crystal Palace

3-0: Saturday, 14th January

Ok at wing back in the first half. Better as a foil for Carroll in the second half. Provided assists for all three goals. All of that after getting out of bed with a temperature approaching that of molten steel.

Manchester City

0-5: Friday, 6th January

As the game progressed he became more and more of a threat. Went down a bit too easy for the penalty for my liking though. Not something Iím keen on.

Manchester United

0-2: Monday, 2nd January

As the game progressed he became more and more of a threat. Went down a bit too easy for the penalty for my liking though. Not something Iím keen on.

Leicester City

0-1: Saturday, 31st December

As the game progressed he became more and more of a threat. Went down a bit too easy for the penalty for my liking though. Not something Iím keen on.

Swansea City

4-1: Monday, 26th December

As the game progressed he became more and more of a threat. Went down a bit too easy for the penalty for my liking though. Not something Iím keen on.

Hull City

1-0: Saturday, 17th December

As the game progressed he became more and more of a threat. Went down a bit too easy for the penalty for my liking though. Not something Iím keen on.

Burnley

1-0: Wednesday, 14th December

Looked accomplished at full back tonight, as he had very little defending to do. Sterner tests will follow for Antonio, as will the inevitable qeustions regarding his suitability for the role.

Liverpool

2-2: Sunday, 11th December

Looked accomplished at full back tonight, as he had very little defending to do. Sterner tests will follow for Antonio, as will the inevitable qeustions regarding his suitability for the role.

Arsenal

1-5: Saturday, 3rd December

Looked accomplished at full back tonight, as he had very little defending to do. Sterner tests will follow for Antonio, as will the inevitable qeustions regarding his suitability for the role.

Manchester United

1-4: Wednesday, 30th November

Looked accomplished at full back tonight, as he had very little defending to do. Sterner tests will follow for Antonio, as will the inevitable qeustions regarding his suitability for the role.

Manchester United

1-1: Sunday, 27th November

Looked accomplished at full back tonight, as he had very little defending to do. Sterner tests will follow for Antonio, as will the inevitable qeustions regarding his suitability for the role.

Tottenham Hotspur

2-3: Saturday, 19th November

Looked accomplished at full back tonight, as he had very little defending to do. Sterner tests will follow for Antonio, as will the inevitable qeustions regarding his suitability for the role.

Stoke City

1-1: Saturday, 5th November

Scored (that panel can do one). Got fouled a lot more times than he was given free-kicks for. A bit wasteful in possession occasionally.

Everton

0-2: Sunday, 30th October

Looked accomplished at full back tonight, as he had very little defending to do. Sterner tests will follow for Antonio, as will the inevitable qeustions regarding his suitability for the role.

Chelsea

2-1: Wednesday, 26th October

Looked accomplished at full back tonight, as he had very little defending to do. Sterner tests will follow for Antonio, as will the inevitable qeustions regarding his suitability for the role.

Sunderland

1-0: Saturday, 22nd October

Looked accomplished at full back tonight, as he had very little defending to do. Sterner tests will follow for Antonio, as will the inevitable qeustions regarding his suitability for the role.

Crystal Palace

1-0: Saturday, 15th October

Looked accomplished at full back tonight, as he had very little defending to do. Sterner tests will follow for Antonio, as will the inevitable qeustions regarding his suitability for the role.

Middlesbrough

1-1: Saturday, 1st October

Looked accomplished at full back tonight, as he had very little defending to do. Sterner tests will follow for Antonio, as will the inevitable qeustions regarding his suitability for the role.

Southampton

0-3: Sunday, 25th September

Occasionally dangerous but gave his full back little help defensively. Hereís an idea. Play him up front maybe?

Accrington Stanley

1-0: Wednesday, 21st September

Looked accomplished at full back tonight, as he had very little defending to do. Sterner tests will follow for Antonio, as will the inevitable qeustions regarding his suitability for the role.

West Bromwich Albion

2-4: Saturday, 17th September

Looked accomplished at full back tonight, as he had very little defending to do. Sterner tests will follow for Antonio, as will the inevitable qeustions regarding his suitability for the role.

Watford

2-4: Saturday, 10th September

Looked accomplished at full back tonight, as he had very little defending to do. Sterner tests will follow for Antonio, as will the inevitable qeustions regarding his suitability for the role.

Manchester City

1-3: Sunday, 28th August

Looked accomplished at full back tonight, as he had very little defending to do. Sterner tests will follow for Antonio, as will the inevitable qeustions regarding his suitability for the role.

Astra Giurgiu

0-1: Thursday, 25th August

Another wh gave his all - perhaps too much, as he is want to do.

AFC Bournemouth

1-0: Sunday, 21st August

Eager (perhaps too much) to impress having been restored to his rightful position, Antonio was everywhere - playing on both flanks and, late on, almost as a traditional #10 behind the front two. A magnificent goal was a deserved reward for his efforts.

Astra Giurgiu

1-1: Thursday, 18th August

Looked accomplished at full back tonight, as he had very little defending to do. Sterner tests will follow for Antonio, as will the inevitable qeustions regarding his suitability for the role.

Chelsea

1-2: Monday, 15th August

Gave away a penalty and hauled off immediately as reward. But he shouldn't be playing at right back.

Juventus

2-3: Sunday, 7th August

Looked accomplished at full back tonight, as he had very little defending to do. Sterner tests will follow for Antonio, as will the inevitable qeustions regarding his suitability for the role.

NK Domzale

3-0: Thursday, 4th August

Much better than last week but Iím not as convinced as the manager as to the long-term viability of having him in that role.

NK Domzale

3-0: Thursday, 4th August

Looked accomplished at full back tonight, as he had very little defending to do. Sterner tests will follow for Antonio, as will the inevitable qeustions regarding his suitability for the role.

Manchester United

3-2: Tuesday, 10th May

This is when it works with him at RB. When we are concentrating on pushing forward and dominating matches. Marvellous header for the equaliser.

Swansea City

1-4: Saturday, 7th May

As usual there was no lack of effort - but perhaps a little shortage in guile and quality.

Manchester United

1-2: Wednesday, 13th April

Stuck to his task well but having him at left back always seems like a bit of a waste Ė as his last minute run and shot suggested.

Crystal Palace

2-2: Saturday, 2nd April

I prefer him further forward to be honest. Caused problems when he was allowed to do so.

Chelsea

2-2: Saturday, 19th March

Better going forward than defensively but stuck to the task as best he could.

Manchester United

1-1: Sunday, 13th March

Stuck to his task well but having him at left back always seems like a bit of a waste Ė as his last minute run and shot suggested.

Liverpool

2-1: Tuesday, 9th February

(Replaced Moses) One lung-bursting 90-yard run briefly worried Liverpool but this was not a night to see him at his attacking best.

Southampton

0-1: Saturday, 6th February

Huffed and puffed but to little avail.

Liverpool

0-0: Saturday, 30th January

(Replaced Moses) One lung-bursting 90-yard run briefly worried Liverpool but this was not a night to see him at his attacking best.

Manchester City

2-2: Saturday, 23rd January

Hard working in both attack and defence. Looked knackered when he came off Ė had earned it.

Newcastle United

1-2: Saturday, 16th January

Did not play.

AFC Bournemouth

3-1: Tuesday, 12th January

Not quite up to his recent performances but still doing enough to justify his recent inclusion.

Wolves

1-0: Saturday, 9th January

Ginge got the sponsorís MOTM but this lad did it for me. Dangerous in attack, the goal was the icing on that particular cake. However, he tracked back and was often to be found getting a block in here, cutting out a dangerous cross there. He looked knackered at the end Ė he earned it. MOTM.

Liverpool

2-0: Saturday, 2nd January

Ginge got the sponsorís MOTM but this lad did it for me. Dangerous in attack, the goal was the icing on that particular cake. However, he tracked back and was often to be found getting a block in here, cutting out a dangerous cross there. He looked knackered at the end Ė he earned it. MOTM.

Southampton

2-1: Sunday, 27th December

Clearly purchased with one eye on the future, he has been brought into the first team picture ahead of schedule and is beginning to make a case for inclusion on a more regular basis once we get everyone fit. At times he represented our sole attacking presence. Marvellous finish for the goal (!) which, note to editor, if we introduce a Carlton Cole Memorial Award for best Comedy Goal Of The Season must surely be a shoe-in. MOTM.

Swansea City

0-0: Sunday, 20th December

As usual there was no lack of effort - but perhaps a little shortage in guile and quality.

Newcastle United

2-0: Monday, 14th September

Did not play.
Michail Antonio did not play for West Ham during this season.

Michail Antonio did not play for West Ham during this season.

Michail Antonio did not play for West Ham during this season.

Michail Antonio did not play for West Ham during this season.

Michail Antonio did not play for West Ham during this season.

Michail Antonio did not play for West Ham during this season.

Michail Antonio did not play for West Ham during this season.

Michail Antonio did not play for West Ham during this season.

Michail Antonio did not play for West Ham during this season.

Michail Antonio did not play for West Ham during this season.

Michail Antonio did not play for West Ham during this season.

Michail Antonio did not play for West Ham during this season.

Michail Antonio did not play for West Ham during this season.

Michail Antonio did not play for West Ham during this season.

Michail Antonio did not play for West Ham during this season.