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Antonio wins EA Sports Premier League Player of the Month for July

Michai Antonio with the Player of the Month Award

West Ham United’s Michail Antonio has won the EA Sports Premier League Player of the Month award for July.

The No30 scored an amazing eight goals in just seven appearances in July, helping to fire the Hammers to safety with a game to spare.

Antonio's superb form since moving into a lone centre forward role on the Premier League’s restart in June saw him not only score goals but lead the line superbly.

"I'm buzzing," the Hammers No30 said. "Obviously as a professional footballer you go out there and try your hardest and your best, so to get some recognition for it is amazing.

"Since I started my professional career this is definitely the best I’ve played and hopefully I can carry it on to next season."

Antonio scored eight times and provided an assist in the final seven matches of the season, with David Moyes' side winning three and drawing three to finish five points above the bottom three.

The striker also became the first West Ham player to score four goals in a single Premier League away match, achieving the feat in a 4-0 win at Norwich City.

He topped a seven-man July shortlist also featuring Olivier Giroud, Harry Kane, Anthony Martial, Nick Pope, Christian Pulisic and Raheem Sterling.

Votes from fans on the EA SPORTS website were combined with those of the 20 club captains, plus a panel of football experts, to decide the winner.

2019/20 EA SPORTS monthly winners

August: Teemu Pukki (NOR)

September: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (ARS)

October: Jamie Vardy (LEI)

November: Sadio Mane (LIV)

December: Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV)

January: Sergio Aguero (MCI)

February: Bruno Fernandes (MUN)

June: Bruno Fernandes (MUN)
July: Michail Antonio (WHU)