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21st Aug, 2016 | 6:22pm

You beauty: Twitter reacts as West Ham star silences critics with late winner

By Will Butcher

West Ham fans have expressed their delight on Twitter as Michail Antonio gave the Hammers their first Premier League win of the season against Bournemouth.

The 26-year-old silenced critics on Sunday afternoon by heading home a cross from new signing Gokhan Tore, to give the East London side their first domestic goal, and three points, at the London Stadium.

Antonio’s goal, which sent home fans into raptures in the 84th-minute, comes after the Englishman was subjected to criticism following his poor performance against Chelsea.

The winger gave the ball away before conceding a penalty as Chelsea ran out 2-1 winners in Antonio Conte’s first game as manager of the Blues.

Fans reacted emphatically on Twitter, after a tough week that has seen the Hammers lose star men Andy Carroll and Andre Ayew to injury.

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Here are a selection of their tweets:

Antonio joined for £8million last summer and eight Premier League goals in 26 appearance led to many fans calling for Roy Hodgson to call him up to England’s Euro 2016 squad.

The former Nottingham Forest man played a major role in West Ham’s successful Premier League campaign last year, as the Hammers earned a seventh-placed finish.

In other West Ham news, fans have also reacted after striker Andy Carroll was ruled out for up to 6 weeks.