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Michail Antonio Scores Sensational Bicycle Kick To Shock Manchester City

Alex Reid

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Michail Antonio Scores Sensational Bicycle Kick To Shock Manchester City

Michail Antonio has scored one of the most spectacular goals of this incredible Premier League season.

The West Ham player produced an amazing, bicycle-kick finish to shock Manchester City and put the rejuvenated Hammers into a 1-0 lead.

Vladimir Coufal swung a decent cross into the box but it hardly looked like a goal was in the making as Antonio received it with his back to goal and surrounded by Man City defenders.

But the 30-year-old had the strength and skill to hold off Brahim Diaz behind him, swing back a foot, connect sweetly and rocket the ball into the net. Ederson had no chance.

There was a brief pause while VAR looked at a potential handball by Tomas Soucek in the build-up play, but thankfully this stunner was allowed to stand.

David Moyes managed to keep his composure on the touchline, applauding the goal rather than going into a full dad dance as he did during West Ham's 3-3 draw with Tottenham. Pep Guardiola looked absolutely stone-faced.

West Ham supporters, and football fans in general, were rapid to react on social media. Many pointed out the coincidence of Antonio scoring an overhead strike against Man City on Wayne Rooney's birthday.

It's been a good start to the season for Anontio, who registered his third Premier League goal already this term. But this one was easily the most spectacular yet.

After Manuel Lanzini's rocket against Spurs, West Ham are clearly now just producing worldies for fun. What price Angelo Ogbonna doing a full Lionel Messi-style solo goal before the end of October?

Image credit: BT Sport

Topics: Football News, Michail Antonio, Football, Premier League, West Ham United

Alex Reid
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