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Michail Antonio drops major 10-word injury hint after being forced off in West Ham win

Hammers striker Michail Antonio has dropped a major 10-word injury hint after being forced off in West Ham United’s win over Norwich.

West Ham’s easy 4-0 win over Norwich City was marred by a triple injury blow to key players on Sunday afternoon.

The Hammers ran out comfortable victors at already relegated Norwich with a brace from Said Benrahma, a first Premier League goal for Antonio since New Year’s Day and a Manuel Lanzini penalty.

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In many ways this was the perfect game for West Ham after Thursday’s bitter Europa League semi-final disappointment.

But the match came at a cost for David Moyes who saw trio Antonio, Benrahma and Craig Dawson forced off through injury.

Antonio was substituted at half-time with a hip injury.

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And it is a worry for West Ham given their lack of forward options and with a Europa League place still to fight for in the last two games of the season.

Now Antonio appears to have dropped a major 10-word injury hint after being forced off in the West Ham win.

And it appears to be good news for West Ham.

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“Hopefully I can keep scoring in the last couple of games,” Antonio said on West Ham’s official website after the win over Norwich.

That would appear to suggest Antonio is confident of shaking off his injury to feature against Man City and Brighton.

The news may not be so positive for Benrahma, though, after he was spotted leaving Carrow Road on crutches.

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West Ham have a week to rest before the Man City game next week, which will be Mark Noble’s farewell in front of his home supporters.

West Ham now have a very real chance of leapfrogging Manchester United into sixth place and a Europa League spot given their vastly superior goal difference.

And finishing seventh will be rewarded with a Europa Conference League play-off place.


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