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Ben Johnson shares Michail Antonio advice that led to goal vs Aston Villa
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Ben Johnson shares Michail Antonio advice that led to goal vs Aston Villa

Ben Johnson gave credit to Michail Antonio after he scored a superb goal for West Ham against Aston Villa today.

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The Hammers were magnificent at Villa Park against Villa and earned a huge three points after a resounding 4-1 win.

Ben Johnson has been a breath of fresh air in recent weeks.

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The 21-year-old came into the side for the injured Vladimir Coufal two weeks ago.

And the young right-back has performed excellently.

What an incredible talent West Ham have on our hands!

His goal against Villa today capped another fantastic display for the young Hammers star.

Ben Johnson shares Michail Antonio advice that led to goal vs Aston Villa

The 21-year-old right-back’s stunning strike early on today really did come out of the blue.

Or did it?

It seems as though Johnson’s left-footed strike has been in the making for some time.

Johnson told Sky Sports (Sunday October 31st, 6:52pm) how some advice given to him by Michail Antonio helped him make the decision to take on the strike:

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“You know what, the other day in the game against City, Mick said use your left foot and come inside, he said that to me at half-time. I tried it in the game against City and I tried it again today, the space opened up for me. I just tried to place it and be relaxed as possible and it went in.”

Thank God Micky gave Johnson that advice! It certainly paid off this afternoon.

The 21-year-old has now made the right-back position his own and Coufal has his work cut-out to force his way back into the side.

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His goal this afternoon proved that he has so much to offer going forward as well as defensively.

Johnson is a hugely exciting young talent and the latest to have come through our highly fabled academy.

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