Michail Antonio has become West Ham’s all-time leading Premier League goalscorer, and Hammers fans are understandably delighted for him.

The 31-year-old equaled Paolo Di Canio’s 47 Premier League goal tally with his effort in the 4-2 victory away at Newcastle on the opening weekend of the season, before scoring a superb brace in the 4-1 thrashing of Leicester City to pull away on his own in the record charts, taking his tally to 49.

When he signed, no one ever expected a player who arrived as a winger and went on to feature heavily as a right wing-back to go on and set such an impressive record, but the forward’s transition from utility player to out-and-out striker has been so impressive over the last two seasons that it was eventually seen as more of a formality. He has now scored 51 goals in 183 Hammers appearances in all competitions.

Having hit 10 Premier League goals in each of his last two seasons, Antonio went into this campaign needing just two to overtake Paolo Di Canio in the club’s Premier League goalscoring charts and after two games he now has three, going to within one goal from bringing up a half-century of league goals in claret and blue.

So, as expected, Hammers fans took to Twitter on Monday night and throughout Tuesday to congratulate Antonio, who has now written himself into the club’s record books…