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Wednesday 19 September 2018

Hughton backs Moyes' hardline Antonio stance

Chris Hughton
Chris Hughton

Brighton boss Chris Hughton has backed David Moyes' hardline stance on Michail Antonio.

West Ham manager Moyes dropped Antonio from his squad to face Crystal Palace on Tuesday night after the winger was late for a team meeting before the crucial clash, which ended 1-1. Hughton revealed he has faced similar issues during his management career and insists he would have done exactly the same.

"David is a manager of huge experience and I think anybody that knows him and sees him, you can tell what type of manager he is. I think all the players know what's expected of them under David and I presume that would have been the case and that's why he made the decision that he did."

Antonio, fit again after a calf injury, is expected to be back in the West Ham squad which travels to face Brighton today.

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