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Video shows Michail Antonio run from halfway line to score for Jamaica but West Ham star only plays 15 minutes

Video shows Michail Antonio run from halfway line to score for Jamaica but West Ham star only plays 15 minutes

Video shows Michail Antonio run from halfway line to score for his first goal for Jamaica but West Ham star only plays 15 minutes.

It is the international break David Moyes and West Ham fans have been fearing.

The last of the year but one that comes slap bang in the middle of what is West Ham’s busiest period of a what could be a truly memorable season.

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Moyes’s only striker Antonio claimed recently he hasn’t felt his troublesome hamstrings this season due to a change in lifestyle.

West Ham fans will be hoping that is still the case when he returns from a 15,000 mile round-trip and two games with the Reggae Boyz before the Hammers embark on a fixture schedule that will see them play 12 games in less than five weeks.

After embarking on the first leg of his gruelling journey, Antonio only played 15 minutes for Jamaica against El Salvador.

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Video shows Michail Antonio run from halfway line to score for Jamaica but West Ham star only plays 15 mins

Whether that was on advice from West Ham’s physios who – along with Moyes – have been carefully managing Antonio’s workload we don’t know.

But the West Ham star made a big impact in that 15 minute cameo as a late sub, running from the halfway line to score a wonderful goal.

Jamaica are a very poor side, though. And they could not hold on, drawing 1-1 with El Salvador as their already distant hopes of qualification for the World Cup were all but ended.

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This video shows Antonio run from halfway line to score for Jamaica. Some way to mark your first goal for your country.

Many West Ham fans remarked on the brilliant composure Antonio showed for the dinked finish over the goalkeeper.

The West Ham striker will now fly to Kingston Jamaica where they will face USA on Tuesday.

There will then be a 10-hour flight back to England and a couple of days preparation for West Ham’s game at Wolves as Moyes looks to maintain the brilliant form which has put his side third in the Premier League with almost a third of the season gone.

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Jamaica boss Theodore Whitmore praised Antonio after the game.

“Michail came on and he did what we know he is capable of doing,” Whitmore told Jamaica Gleaner.

“We just have to assess our performance and think what is our next move against the United States.”

After losing a big player in Angelo Ogbonna, everyone at West Ham will just be praying Antonio returns home without incident.

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