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July 23, 2024

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Antonio, Bailey Score As West Ham and Villa Win

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The two Jamaicans have been important players for their clubs

Reggae Boyz, Michail Antonio and Leon Bailey scored to help their respective clubs win their English Premier League games. These were the first goals for the Jamaicans in the current season.
Winger Bailey was part of an Aston Villa squad that smashed bottom-of-the-table Everton 4-0. By halftime, Villa were leading with a 2-0 margin. Bailey’s goal came in the 51st minute of the game. The match was held in the Villa Park stadium on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Antonio produced a screamer that put Aston Villa in the lead in the 53rd minute. He helped Villa upset a rejuvenated Chelsea in a game that was held at London Stadium. This loss ensured that new manager Mauricio Pochettino remained winless for Chelsea. The game ended with a 3-1 scoreline in favor of the Hammers.
West Ham found the opening goal in the seventh minute after Nayef Aguerd scored from a James Ward-Prowse’s corner. The Morrocan international was headed the ball in because he was unmarked at the far post.
Chelsea’s Carney Chukwuemeka equalized in the 28th minute. The Blues won a penalty in the 40th minute after Raheem Sterling was fouled inside West Ham’s box. The Blues would have taken the lead if Enzo Fernandez didn’t go on to miss the penalty.
West Ham had the upper hand in the second half. Antonio tricked centre-back Axel Disasi, before firing from distance. The low shot left goalkeeper Robert Sanchez in “no man’s land.” This goal was important because it turned the contest on its head. This goal was also created by Ward-Prowse and it came just eight minutes into the second half.
West Ham scored in the final minutes of the game after debutant Caicedo conceded a penalty in the Chelsea box. Lucas Paqueta stepped up and converted the penalty from 12 yards.
Antonio said that he was glad to help his team beat one of the best teams in the English premier league.
In the West Midlands, Villa got their win thanks to goals from captain John McGinn, Douglas Luiz, Leon Bailey and Jhon Duran. The Reggae Boyz produced a calm finish after Everton failed to clear a loose ball.

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