Michail Antonio celebrates like Homer Simpson as Twitter reacts

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Michail Antonio appeared to pay tribute to a certain Homer Simpson after scoring the winner in West Ham’s victory against Sunderland.

Antonio capitalised on poor defending from Patrick van Aanholt to strike home with his left-foot to give the Hammers the lead in the 30th minute.

The 25-year-old proceeded to run to the corner and celebrate in bizarre fashion.

He led on the floor and started spinning around in circles, much to the confusion of his teammates.

But, as expected, Twitter reacted brilliantly and compared Antonio’s celebration to that of Homer Simpson - if you look at the tweets below you can see why.

Twitter was made for moments like this, surely.

Whether Antonio's celebrating was actually a tribute to Homer Simpson, we're not quite sure - but it certainly seems likely.

The win moved the Hammers up to fifth place and it means that they now have amassed the highest number of points from 27 Premier League matches in their history.

They are just four points behind Manchester City in fourth as they keep their faint hopes of achieving a top-four finish alive.

However, the home side can consider themselves fortunate to come away with all three points after the Black Cats pushed for an equaliser after half-time.

But Sam Allardyce’s side somehow couldn’t score and find themselves deep in a relegation battle - sitting 19th, with just 11 matches remaining.

Antonio’s strike against Sunderland represented his third consecutive goal in the league for the Upton Park club. The winger signed from Nottingham Forest in September for £7 million, making 15 appearances in all competitions so far so Slaven Bilic's men.

Antonio was Forests’ top goalscorer last campaign after bagging 14 in the Championship.

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