Michail Antonio has won the EA Sports Premier League Player of the Month award for July.
The No30 scored eight goals in just seven appearances in July, helping to fire the Hammers to Premier League survival in the process.
“I’m buzzing,” the Hammers No30 told WHUFC.com. “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.
Previous West Ham Premier League player of the month winners are
Stuart Pearce – February 2001
Anton Ferdinand – January 2006
Scott Parker – February 2011
Diafra Sakho – October 2014