Michail Antonio scores AMAZING goal on international mission with Jamaica as West Ham star’s long-range strike helps Reggae Boys draw USA in World Cup qualifiers
- Michail Antonio scored a mind-blowing goal for Jamaica against the United States
- The West Ham star scored his first international goal against El Salvador on Friday
- He scored goals in consecutive games with a long-distance effort on Tuesday
- Antonio’s venomous strike was too powerful for Man City goalkeeper Zack Steffen
- Jamaica held the United States to a 1-1 draw in their World Cup qualifier
Michail Antonio scored a sensational long-distance effort while on international duty with Jamaica as the Reggae Boys held the United States to a 1-1 draw on Tuesday.
The West Ham United forward, 31, has been in sublime form for the Hammers this season and continued his fine form with his country as they qualified for the World Cup in Kingston.
Antonio recovered the ball in the United States ‘half, dodged Tyler Adams’ tackle attempt before going wild on goal from far.
Michail Antonio scored a stunning goal against the United States for Jamaica on Tuesday
Picking up the ball in the half of the United States, Antonio jumped up a challenge and triggered
His venomous effort was too powerful for Zack Steffen and crashed into the top corner
His venomous right-footed strike proved too powerful for the United States and Manchester City goalkeeper Zack Steffen as he slammed into the skylight to tie the scores at 1-1. Timothy Weah scored the visitors’ first goal.
Defender Damion Lowe briefly appeared to have given Jamaica the lead with a header from a corner in the 84th minute, but his effort was disallowed for a foul.
The United States were expected to dominate after winning their last four games against Jamaica and after an emotional 2-0 victory over Mexico last week, with the return of attacking midfielder Christian Pulisic in the fold.
Antonio celebrates after scoring two goals in two games for Jamaica on Tuesday night
But a young American team seemed to have lost its momentum on Tuesday and are now one point ahead at the top of the CONCACAF standings with Mexico and Canada in second and third place respectively, ready to go head-to-head later. Tuesday.
Antonio blank shot on his Reggae Boys debut in September, but has since found his rhythm with back-to-back goals for Jamaica.
He scored in last Friday’s 1-1 draw against El Salvador before returning to the net in Kingston on Tuesday.
Timothy Weah scored the opening goal in the game that ended 1-1 in Kingston on Tuesday
Aston Villa star Leon Bailey also performed for the Reggae Boys in their World Cup qualifier
“Scoring my first goal for Jamaica is a moment I’ll never forget. We couldn’t get the win, but Tuesday is an opportunity to correct that, ”he tweeted after the El Savador draw.
Antonio has seven goals and four assists for West Ham this season, and pledged his allegiance to Jamaica last year as an English contingent chose to represent the Reggae Boys last summer.
Andre Gray, Bobby Decordova-Reid, Michael Hector, Adrian Mariappa, Liam Moore, Dillon Barnes all Amari’i Bell all grew up in England while Kingston-born Daniel Johnson moved in his youth and now plays for Preston.
Antonio is the most prominent name among the swarm of new Jamaican stars, and he starred alongside Aston Villa star Leon Bailey in tonight’s clash in Kingston.