Antonio Scores four to lift West Ham United from the Relegation Zone
Norwich City became the first club to be relegated from the Premier League 2019/20 season as Michail Antonio scored his first-ever four goals to ease West Ham’s troubles near the bottom of the table. It was a seventh successive league defeat to Daniel Farke and his team Norwich City, they are at the foot of the table, 13 points from safety with only three games left to play.
Having struggled to adapt since winning the Championship last season, Norwich’s third relegation in seven seasons was sealed by Antonio’s superb performance in front of goal. The forward volleyed the first from inside the six-yard area after Issa Diop’s flick from a corner before using his head to guide Mark Noble’s free-kick beyond Tim Krul.
David Moyes’ skipper Noble also provided the ball over the top for Antonio’s hat-trick. Krul saved his initial shot but it fell invitingly for the West Ham player to head over the line. He scored the fourth through a tap-in from Ryan Fredericks’ pass. It was West Ham’s first Premier League away win since David Moyes was named manager of the team, the victory has lifted them six points above the relegation zone, with two of their remaining three matches at home.
Norwich’s dreadful form since the Premier League resumed after being suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic meant it was a matter of when not if they would be relegated. It was their 24th league defeat in the season, the Canaries have been confirmed to be going to relegation but they will not be going with all the players as Cantwell is liked some major English Premier League clubs.