West Ham United went top of the Premier League table as they put on a masterclass of counter-attacking football that brought a 3-1 win at Brighton & Hove Albion.
Brighton had gone into the day as league leaders after consecutive 4-1 wins, and dominated the early stages against West Ham at Amex Stadium. But the Seagulls found themselves behind in the 19th minute.
It was Ward-Prowse's fourth goal against Brighton and 50th in the Premier League, coming a week after he set up two goals on his West Ham debut.
Brighton continued to dominate possession, but West Ham kept soaking up the pressure before hitting their hosts on the break again on 58 minutes through an exquisite finish by Jarrod Bowen.
Antonio released substitute Said Benrahma down the left and he crossed for Bowen, whose superb first touch allowed him to poke the ball into the far corner from close range.
Five minutes later Antonio got on the scoresheet himself in ruthless fashion. From the right wing, Bowen picked out the forward, who bamboozled his way past Webster before firing into the far corner.
Pascal Gross pulled a goal back for Brighton with a fierce low shot from outside the area with 10 minutes remaining for his club-leading 27th Premier League goal, moving ahead of the 26 scored by both Neal Maupay and Glenn Murray.
Brighton were unable to convert their 80 per cent possession into points as they lost to West Ham for the first time in the Premier League, in their 13th meeting.
Back-to-back 3-1 wins send West Ham level with Tottenham Hotspur on seven points and a +4 goal difference, with the Hammers just ahead in top spot having scored seven goals to Spurs' six.
It is almost exactly two years since they last topped the Premier League table overnight, on 28 August 2021.