Cresswell happy to see 'stupid dances'

  • by Staff Writer
  • Monday, 25th February 2019

Aaron Cresswell has praised goalscorer Michail Antonio after he scored for a second consecutive home match against Fulham on Friday night.

The Liverpudlian full back featured alongside the rejuvenated forward who previously registered against title-challengers Liverpool earlier this month before scoring West Ham's third goal against the Cottagers.

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And Cresswell says that he was delighted to see Antonio get on the scoresheet once more - even if it means West Ham's number 30 was granted the opportunity to show off another of his "stupid dances"!

"I thought he was excellent - as he has been in recent weeks," said Cresswell. "Long may that continue for us. On a personal note for Michail, it was good to see him get a goal and one of those stupid dances he does as well!"

The 3-1 win also marked a return to action for Argentinian midfielder Manuel Lanzini, who has been sidelined since last summer due to a serious knee injury.

And Cresswell - like every West Ham supporter present in Friday night's crowd - was delighted to see the number 10 enter the fray as a second half replacement for Felipe Anderson. "He's been out for a long time and it's like a new signing coming in," he added.

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"Everyone knows his quality and it's great to see him back; he had a couple of chances to score but it wasn't to be. I'm sure he'll only get better between now and the end of the season."

Meanwhile, Cresswell insisted that he felt the Hammers were never in danger of losing the game - despite the early setback which saw Manuel Pellegrini's side fall a goal behind after just three minutes.

"After we got the first ten or 15 minutes out of the way, I felt we were in full control of the game," he said. "I think it was the worst start we've had to a game this season and I don't know why because we'd been at it in training all week.

"But I think we showed great character to come back from a goal behind - and I'm delighted with the night's work."

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