West Ham beat Liverpool 2-0, with Antonio netting their first at Upton Park. That followed up a fortuitous strike from the 25-year-old against Southampton in his previous game.
And Nottingham Forest's injured forward Assombalonga, who formed a prolific bond with Antonio during his time at the City Ground, praised him on social media:
That's my boy !!!— Britt Assombalonga (@BrittOfficials) January 2, 2016
After two goals in two games for Antonio, the question now is whether West Ham will see the player that thrived for Nottingham Forest last season.
The 25-year-old was criticised at Upton Park initially. Antonio struggled for a place in the West Ham side and was accused of possessing pace and not much else once he started featuring for the east London club.
But the Hammers have certainly benefited from his contributions over the past two games. It's been a great start to 2016 for the winger and he clearly has support from some of his old team-mates at Forest.
Can Antonio now thrive on a regular basis for West Ham?