West Ham v Leicester player ratings: Michail Antonio 10, Declan Rice 8; Jamie Vardy 5

Hammers make it two wins from two on a record-breaking night for their English forward

Michail Antonio became West Ham United's all-time Premier League top scorer in scintillating style on Monday night after his late double helped his team to an emphatic 4-1 win over 10-man Leicester City.

Pablo Fornals and Said Benrahma had opened the scoring for the Hammers, who made it two wins out of two and went top of the table on goals scored after a superb performance in a rocking atmosphere at the London Stadium.

Fornals fired the hosts ahead in the 26th minute after he started and finished a flowing move by steering Benrahma's low cross into the net. Leicester's hopes of getting back into the contest were deal a major blow when Ayoze Perez was shown a red card in the 40th for stamping on the Spaniard as they tussled for the ball.

West Ham continued to dominate and Benrahma doubled their advantage in the 56th with a simple finish into an unguarded net after Antonio intercepted Caglar Soyuncu's back pass and squared the ball to the Algerian forward.

Youri Tielemans pulled a goal back for Leicester in the 69th minute when he pounced on a loose ball in the penalty area. But Antonio made it 3-1 in the 80th when he took a Declan Rice cross in his stride and buried a low shot after turning Soyuncu before putting the icing on the cake four minutes later with his 49th Premier League strike for the Hammers.

Reflecting on the performances from the London Stadium, Luke Thrower has provided his player ratings in the photo gallery above. To move on to the next photo, click on the arrows or if using a mobile device simply swipe.

Updated: August 24th 2021, 5:03 AM
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