Text  Larger | Smaller | Default

NewsNow

Antonio axed from Palace squad


Filed: Tuesday, 30th January 2018
By: Staff Writer


Michail Antonio was dropped from the squad to face Crystal Palace at the Olympic Stadium tonight as a result of disciplinary action.

Initially included in David Moyes' 18-man squad for this evening's derby with the Eagles, Antonio was removed from the squad earlier in the day as a result of arriving late for a pre-match team meeting.

Embed from Getty Images


And according to the manager, it "wasn't the first time" Antonio's time-keeping had proved problematic, the main reason behind Moyes' decision to axe him from the team that drew 1-1 with Palace.

"He turned up late this morning for a meeting," said Moyes, during his post-match press conference. "I'm not having it at the club; I've said right from the start what it's going to be like and it's too often.

"I didn't involve him tonight, but otherwise I'd have probably tried to get him on the bench."

Antonio, who is said to have promised to improve his time-keeping could only watch from the stands as West Ham fell behind to Roy Hodgson's team before rescuing a point via a Mark Noble penalty.

* Listen to David Moyes' post-match press conference.





Related News

   arrow   In brief - Tuesday's news round-up [14th Aug 2018]
   arrow   West Ham's pre-season: in numbers [6th Aug 2018]
   arrow   West Ham Utd 1-0 SCO Angers [3rd Aug 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Thursday's news round-up [2nd Aug 2018]
   arrow   Cause for optimism, says Ogbonna [26th Jul 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Thursday's news round-up [26th Jul 2018]
   arrow   Aston Villa 1-3 West Ham Utd [video] [25th Jul 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Friday's news round-up [13th Jul 2018]
   arrow   Academy star closing in on Championship switch [9th Jul 2018]
   arrow   In brief - Thursday's news round-up [5th Jul 2018]



Your Comments


Please note that this section is for comments relating to the above news item only. Any off-topic or abusive posts will be removed. Posts including either links and/or foul language are automatically filtered and will not be published. To engage in further discussion on any of our news stories, visit the KUMB Forums.

Not a member of the KUMB Forums? You may register for free membership here.

comments powered by Disqus
 
News Image




On This Day ...

One Year Ago
Carvalho, Bilic, Chicharito & Antonio: Monday's news
Get the very latest West Ham news in one place, with our new daily media ro...more
Three Years Ago
We won't pay 15million for Charlie Austin, says David Sullivan
David Sullivan has revealed that West Ham are unlikely to move for Queens Park Rangers striker Charl...more
Five Years Ago
Chamakh-down
Crystal Palace striker Marouane Chamakh has accused Sam Allardyce of reneging on a promise to give h...more