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West Ham boss Moyes: Antonio Prem record will stand for long time

West Ham boss David Moyes is backing Michail Antonio to continue to break goalscoring records.

Antonio moved level with former Hammers favourite Paolo Di Canio on 47 goals with his strike in last weekend's 4-2 win at Newcastle.

Boss Moyes is hoping the powerhouse winger-turned-striker can go out in front on his own by finding the net against Leicester on Monday night.

“He's joint top now and because of that I am sure Micky will break the record," said Moyes.

“If it happens this Monday night it would be great but if it is not this Monday I am sure it will be in the near future.

“I think Mick will see it as a big deal and so he should do because West Ham, if you look through the eras, have had so many great players.

“So I think that for Micky to have the chance to do it, having started as a winger and then full-back and wing-back, for this period in his career he is a centre-forward so I hope he gets in front by about 20 or 30 goals ahead of Paolo Di Canio. I hope he makes it very difficult for anyone to catch him."

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