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West Ham get their spot in the Europa League last 16

Andriy Yarmolenko put the Hammers ahead not long before half-time when he headed in at the back post from Nikola Vlasic's cross. 

Minutes after the fact, Yarmolenko was fouled by Maximilian Hofmann and skipper Mark Noble terminated the subsequent punishment into the top corner to two fold their lead. 

David Moyes' side are presently ensured to win Group H with a game to save. 

The Hammers won the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1965 and lost in the 1976 last. Their spat this current season's Europa League is now their best execution in European rivalry starting around 1980-81. 

Director Moyes said "A great, proficient work, not simply this evening, how we've done in the gathering and incredible credit to the entire crew. We've utilized them all and faced a few challenges now and again, yet generally it has worked. 

"Toward the beginning of the competition I was uncertain how it would be. It was generally new to the players, yet they've done such an extraordinary work. 

"We completely have the right to win the gathering and are anticipating European football in March - and don't need to play in February which assists with the blockage." 

The Hammers were at that point ensured a best two spot subsequent to gathering 10 focuses from their initial four matches, yet this triumph guaranteed they would complete top. 

That implies they stay away from the passing adjust play in February - when the eight Europa League bunch other participants face the groups that finish third in their Champions League gatherings - and move straight into the accompanying stage, the last 16, in March. 

There was a creepy air at the Allianz Stadion, which can have in excess of 28,000 individuals. 

Expanding quantities of Covid-19 cases in Austria constrained the game to be held in secret, albeit West Ham fans had effectively been prohibited from going to following group inconvenience in the away game versus Belgian side Genk. 

It was a long ways from the Hammers' 2-0 success over Rapid Vienna at a stuffed London Stadium in September - in West Ham's very first home Europa League bunch game. 

By and by, chief Moyes would in any case have been charmed with the expert exhibition from his group subsequent to rolling out eight improvements from the side that started the 1-0 misfortune to Wolves on Saturday. 

Jarrod Bowen, firing front and center with Michail Antonio rested, had a decent opportunity to open the scoring yet slid a work only wide after Arthur Masuaku's brilliant low cross from the left. 

In any case, the Hammers kept on overwhelming belonging and two objectives toward the finish of the primary half gave them merited control of the game. 

Bowen and Tomas Soucek both had endeavors saved after the break with Rapid Vienna unfit to test visiting goalkeeper Alphonse Areola. 

With capability got, 17-year-old striker Sonny Perkins, who played for England Under-18s recently, was given his Hammers debut with 13 minutes remaining. 

Perkins almost had a moment effect, however saw an incredible header spilled by Paul Gartler. 

West Ham, fourth in the Premier League, visit Manchester City on Sunday, and Moyes will actually want to rest more players in their last Europa League bunch match, at home to Dinamo Zagreb on 9 December. 

Moyes added: "We should've been in front before we scored, however there was no question we should have been in front and presumably we had the right to win. 

"It's a decent sign when we won, yet I don't think we played that well. The players that have come in have truly progressed nicely. I truly think the players have made some amazing progress yet there's something else to go."I've attempted to slash and change a smidgen and keep all interested parties. We can play much better and need to do that in the games coming up. We can put this away and focus on the league now".

By Kim


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