Michail Antonio had yet another goal ruled out for VAR in the 1-0 win over Southampton.
In the second half, Antonio thought he had made it 2-0 to the visitors. But VAR had other ideas. The goal was watched by the video referees, who decided Antonio had unlawfully used his hand.
Antonio also had a goal disallowed against Chelsea for a handball. It seems that the new system has not been too kind to Antonio since his return from injury.
‘Handball decisions are killing me’
But Antonio – widely considered to be the Hammers clown – took to Twitter to poke fun at himself. He posted a picture of himself running with inflated hands and said: “These handball decisions are killing me, can’t work out why it keeps happening.”
These handball decisions are killing me, can’t work out why it keeps happening 🤔🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/tlnOn7W3mp
— Michail Antonio (@Michailantonio) December 14, 2019
Michail Antonio changes West Ham
As it worked out, West Ham did not need that second Antonio goal. It would have been nice to have a cushion towards the end as Southampton came looking for an equaliser. But West Ham held on and picked up all three points.
Antonio has been a major factor behind the two recent wins. He makes West Ham look like a much better team with his tireless work rate and physical presence. He is a nightmare to defend against.
Last night, Antonio could have been given a penalty and he could have had a goal. But he proved why he is so important to this team. And off the pitch, his jokes have kept the morale high among his West Ham colleagues.