‘Trampoline foot!’ - Newcastle United star mocks West Ham striker for missing vital Man City chance

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Callum Wilson bantered with Michail Antonio about his golden opportunity for a goal against Manchester City at the weekend.

Newcastle United star Callum Wilson landed a jibe at West Ham United forward and his 'club foot' after the striker missed a golden opportunity for the Hammers at the weekend.

David Moyes took an early lead over Manchester City on Saturday through a James Ward-Prowse header and managed to keep out a dominant Pep Guardiola side until half time. However, just one minute into the second half, new signing Jeremy Doku found the net to level the scores.

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It was with the match at 1-1 when Antonio burst past Ruben Dias to set up a one-on-one with Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson, but a clumsy touch saw the ball lurch forward out of his control. West Ham went on to lose the match 3-1.

Speaking about the match on the BBC Sounds' Footballers’ Football Podcast, Antonio lamented the chance. The 33-year-old said: "I've cut across him but my touch was a bit heavy. I did everything right. The touch was just slightly too heavy but it is what it is.

"I'm a bit disappointed by the amount of opportunities I've had, one in this game, none in the last game. You've got to take the opportunities when they come and I didn't take my opportunity this week. One thing with me is I know I'll take the next one."

Michail Antonio could have bagged a goal with a better first touch (Image: Getty Images)Michail Antonio could have bagged a goal with a better first touch (Image: Getty Images)
Michail Antonio could have bagged a goal with a better first touch (Image: Getty Images) | Getty Images

Co-host and pal Callum Wilson was less sympathetic with the West Ham man and joked that Antonio had a 'trampoline foot' with his poor touch which cost the goalscoring opportunity. He added: "Question is Mikey, would I have scored it? I've not seen it so I'm intrigued to know, obviously, there's a gulf in class and finishing.

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"He's [Antonio] just a steam train isn't he, a bulldozer. He's got no technique when he runs. I'll let him have his moment. When we play West Ham in a few weeks I'll smoke this guy. It's not going to be easy, he's strong, but he isn't as strong as me."

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