West Ham forward Michail Antonio scores excellent first goal for Jamaica in World Cup qualifier

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West Ham United forward Michail Antonio scored an excellent first goal as a Jamaica player during Friday’s World Cup qualifier win over El Salvador at the Estadio Cuscatlan in San Salvador.

The 31-year-old, who only made his debut for Jamaica in September, opened the scoring before his side conceded a late equaliser through Alex Roldan of the Seattle Sounders, a result that leaves both countries level on points in the CONCACAF standings.

While the level of the opposition will of course be brought into question, Antonio’s surge up the pitch from his own halfway line left two defenders in his wake and, such is the level of his technical quality, the West Ham star’s sublime close control allowed him to create space before pulling off a deft chip over the goalkeeper.

In fantastic form at club level this season and largely remaining fully fit, the goal in El Salvador takes the forward up to 8 goals in 15 games thus far.

Next up for Jamaica, they host group leaders United States - fresh from beating Mexico thanks to a goal from Chelsea star Christian Pulisic - in Kingston on Tuesday night.

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