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Michail Antonio and Declan Rice hail West Ham stars in 'boy band' pic

Backstreet Moyes! Michail Antonio hails West Ham team-mates after Declan Rice posted hilarious photoshopped image of Hammers stars mimicking a band for Jesse Lingard’s goal celebration in victory over Tottenham

  • West Ham moved up to fourth in the Premier League with a 2-1 win over Spurs 
  • Michail Antonio and Jesse Lingard scored in the Hammers’ London derby victory
  • Declan Rice posted a doctored image of his team-mates after Lingard’s goal
  • Antonio joined Rice in praising the Hammers’ new ‘boy band’ on Sunday night

Declan Rice and Michail Antonio hailed their West Ham team-mates as the former posted a photoshopped image of the Hammers players celebrating Jesse Lingard’s goal against Tottenham. 

The Hammers beat London rivals Spurs 2-1 on Sunday lunchtime to move up to fourth in the Premier League table thanks to goals from Michail Antonio and Lingard.

When Lingard put the home side 2-0 up shortly after half-time, the midfielder celebrated by pretending to play musical instruments with Rice on the drums and Pablo Fornals on the guitar. 

Declan Rice posted a photoshopped image of West Ham’s players celebrating Jesse Lingard’s goal against Tottenham on Sunday

Both Rice and Antonio praised their team-mates after their 2-1 victory over Spurs on Sunday

And Rice claimed ‘The Band Has Arrived’ on Twitter on Sunday afternoon as the Hammers continue their rise up the Premier League table. 

Fellow West Ham scorer Antonio retweeted the photo and claimed the group is called the ‘Backstreet Moyes’ in tribute to Hammers manager David. 

Antonio prodded West Ham in front early on at the London Stadium before Lingard’s goal gave the home side clear daylight between them and Spurs. 

The Hammers are now in the Champions League places after Sunday’s London derby victory

Lucas Moura pulled a goal back for Mourinho’s men late on to create a nervous finish but the Hammers held on for a priceless victory.

The result lifts the Hammers up to the final Champions League spot, two points above fifth-placed Chelsea and five above Merseyside duo Liverpool and Everton. 

West Ham manager Moyes claims his side are ‘enjoying’ their run in the Premier League which has seen them win three out of the last four games but the Scot says his side will not be ‘daft’ in getting too ahead of themselves.

Moyes claims his side will not get carried away after going up to fourth in the Premier League

Moyes said: ‘I’ve told them that they’ve only done half the job. I think if we continue this way then we’ll be close.

‘I don’t want to be negative in any way, it’s a great result for us to beat Spurs with the ambitions they’ve got at their disposal. 

‘So we are enjoying it, but also we’re not going to go daft. We’d be stupid to say anything and we’re going to keep calm about it. But hopefully we keep pushing pressurising the teams near the top of the table.’




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