Former West Ham striker Marlon Harewood comments on Michail Antonio's goal
Former West Ham striker Marlon Harewood believes Michail Antonio’s goal against Dinamo Zagreb will be the easiest he scores this season.
In the first half, the 31-year-old opened the scoring against the Croatian side when he pounced on a mistake from Zagreb defender Kévin Théophile-Catherine and touched the ball past the goalkeeper.
This was the striker’s fifth goal of the season, and Harewood told Sky Sports that he doesn’t believe that striker will score an easier one this season.
He said: “West Ham lead, and it’s well deserved. Dinamo were playing it around at the back, and Antonio was sharp to pounce on a poor pass.
“He had a race with the ‘keeper and then tapped it in. I think it’ll be his easiest goal of the season.”
Big, big goal for Antonio.
The Hammers made five changes to their starting XI but still took total control of the game against the Croatian side.
In truth, Antonio’s goal was the least he deserved, and Harewood could be proved right that it will be the easiest he scores all season.
Of course, the striker is banned for the match on Sunday, so it was good to see David Moyes put him in from the start, and he did what he does best by grabbing a goal.
The forward has been in sublime form this season, and it seems as if everything he touches at the moment turns to goals, and tonight was no different.
It was a shocking error, but Antonio was ready like all good strikers should be, and he got his rewards.
We love seeing Antonio score goals, and it was great to see him bag this one and we hope to see him get many more in Europe this season.
In other West Ham news, Martin Keown was left baffled by an incident in the first half against Dinamo.