ADEOLA AJAYI, EKITI
Relegation befall Norwich city after a brilliant win by West Ham.
Antonio constantly troubled the Norwich defence with his presence in the box and the 30-year-old struck twice in each half to become the first West Ham player to score four in a league game since 1981, doubling his season’s tally.
West Ham, who are 16th, moved six points clear of the relegation zone and are above Watford on goal difference. Meanwhile, manager Daniel Farke said the club will not attempt a quick return with a splurge of new signings.
According to Farke, won’t be a case we risk the future of this club by spending everything we have to get straight back to the Premier League,” the German said.
“There are no guarantees even if clubs do that. We won’t do anything that you would label crazy.
“Put it this way. When I see speculation we’re going to spend 10 or 15 times what we spent in the Premier League. No chance.”
“We have had plenty of experience of our players being linked with other clubs and they are still here,” Farke said.
“No one has been in my office and said they don’t want to be here. I don’t expect that either. This club has given them trust, backing and no one forced them to sign long-term contracts.”