Former Reading team-mate Jem Karacan tweets on fire West Ham star Michail Antonio

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The two were team-mates at Reading, before The Royals sanctioned Antonio's exit.

West Ham United defeated Sunderland at the weekend.

The goal in the 1-0 win came from winger Michail Antonio. The former Nottingham Forest star has found himself a regular in the team in recent weeks after struggling to force his way into the starting XI after his initial arrival at the Boleyn Ground.

He bent in a cute left-foot finish before pulling out a Homer Simpson celebration as West Ham picked up a hard-fought win.

Forest fans will no doubt be kicking themselves watching him thrive in the Premier League - but not as much as Reading fans.

Antonio was with the Royals as a youngster. He joined from Tooting and Mitcham United in 2008 but spent time out on loan at Cheltenham Town, Southampton, Colchester United before turning an initial loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday into a permanent move in 2012 - with Reading happy to let him leave.

One of his former team-mates at Reading was Jem Karacan. The Turkish midfielder, who currently plays for Bursaspor on loan from Galatasaray, came through the ranks at Reading and was a team-mate of Antonio's.

He sent the West Ham star this message on Twitter after his match-winning Premier League performance at the weekend:

Reading fans will no doubt be kicking themselves at the form of this talented wide-man. West Ham fans will however continue to revel in his improved form.

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