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Revealed: Data shows Michail Antonio as effective as Mohamed Salah as West Ham swan song continues

Revealed: Data shows Michail Antonio as effective as Mohamed Salah as West Ham swan song continues

Antonio instrumental on Europa League night against Rapid Wein

West Ham United took command of Group H as match day two of the Europa League came to its conclusion tonight, as the Hammers secured a 2-0 win against Rapid Wien, with Declan Rice and Said Benrahma helping the west Londoners steal all three points at home.

England international Rice scored the match’s opener just before the half-hour mark, assisted by Jamaican international Michail Antonio, while the slender lead was added to by Benrahma in injury-time to guide David Moyes’ men to six points from six to open their continental campaign.

With his assist on the night, before being removed on 62-minutes, Antonio registered his fourth in all competitions this season. Additionally, his current goal tally of 5-goals in the Premier League is good enough to place him as joint-fifth in the goal charts across Europe’s big-five leagues, and level with Jamie Vardy, Vinícius Júnior, Edin Dzeko, Mohamed Salah, and Dimitri Payet.

West Ham frontman on equal terms with Mohamed Salah

The data behind Antonio and his terrific start to 2021-22 is encouraging to say the least if you’re a West Ham supporter. A combined 10-goal contributions in just seven appearances across the Premier League and Europa League signals a brilliant return from a player who many would not have expected that level of return.

And according to OptaJoe, only Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah can boast the same level of production amongst Premier League forwards this season.

Revealed: Data shows Michail Antonio as effective as Mohamed Salah as West Ham swan song continues

West Ham United’s English midfielder Michail Antonio (L) celebrates scoring his team’s second goal during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion at The London Stadium, in east London on January 19, 2021 (Photo by MATTHEW CHILDS/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

In the aftermath of a summer that saw Harry Kane nearly move to Manchester City, Cristiano Ronaldo make his return to Manchester United, Kylian Mbappé nearly swap Paris for Madrid, and Erling Haaland the constant subject of transfer speculation, the swan song perpetrated by Antonio, in conjunction with West Ham showing its worth, is the type of storyline football needs.


This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 9 20 22
2 Liverpool FC 9 21 21
3 Manchester City 9 16 20
4 West Ham United 9 6 17
5 Brighton & Hove Albion 9 0 15
6 Tottenham Hotspur 9 -4 15
7 Manchester United 9 1 14
8 Everton FC 9 1 14
9 Leicester City 9 0 14
10 Arsenal FC 9 -3 14
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 9 0 13
12 Brentford FC 9 2 12
13 Aston Villa 9 -2 10
14 Watford FC 9 -5 10
15 Crystal Palace 9 -3 9
16 Southampton FC 9 -4 8
17 Leeds United 9 -8 7
18 Burnley FC 9 -8 4
19 Newcastle United 9 -9 4
20 Norwich City 9 -21 2

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 5
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 4
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 4
Firmino, Roberto Liverpool FC 4
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 4
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 4
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 4
Hwang, Hee-chan Wolverhampton Wanderers 4
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 4
Greenwood, Mason Manchester United 4
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 3
Townsend, Andros Everton FC 3
King, Joshua Watford FC 3
Ings, Danny Aston Villa 3
Benrahma, Said West Ham United 3
Gray, Demarai Everton FC 3