September 22, 2023

West Ham United 1-0 Silkeborg: Manuel Lanzini’s penalty earns Hammers place in final 16

West Ham United 1-0 Silkeborg: Manuel Lanzini’s penalty earns Hammers place in final 16
West Ham United 1-0 Silkeborg: Manuel Lanzini’s penalty earns Hammers place in final 16
West Ham have gained eight of their final 11 video games in all competitions

West Ham sealed a spot within the final 16 of the Europa Convention League after defeating Silkeborg to take care of their 100% profitable report in Europe this season.

Manuel Lanzini’s penalty, after Michail Antonio was introduced down by keeper Nicolai Larsen, ensured the Hammers certified with one sport to spare.

Final season’s Europa League semi-finalists dominated with Algeria winger Mentioned Benrahma and Spain midfielder Pablo Fornals each going near extending the lead towards the Danish guests.

West Ham keeper Alphonse Areola was compelled right into a high-quality save to maintain out Soren Tengstedt within the second half.

With one spherical of video games to go, David Moyes’ aspect can’t be caught on the prime of Group B.

They’ve 15 factors from 5 video games, 9 greater than second-placed Silkeborg.

West Ham’s ultimate group sport is away to FCSB, who’re backside of the group on two factors, in Romania on 3 November (20:00 GMT). On the similar time, Silkeborg entertain third-placed Anderlecht, who’ve 5 factors.

Silkeborg keeper Nicolai Larsen blocks a shot from West Ham's Said Benrahma
West Ham reached the semi-finals of the Europa League in 2021-22

West Ham’s season gathering momentum

Having began the season with three successive Premier League defeats, West Ham’s marketing campaign is gathering momentum.

This was their second success at London Stadium this week after Monday’s Premier League success towards Bournemouth, whereas they’ve 5 wins out of 5 within the group. As well as, the Hammers have gained three of their previous 5 Premier League video games earlier than Moyes’ return to his former membership Manchester United on Sunday (16:15 GMT).

If the supervisor may have any complaints about this newest win, it was that they need to have gained by a extra good-looking margin.

The Hammers registered 15 makes an attempt, 5 heading in the right direction.

But they needed to depend on one other penalty to safe most factors, Lanzini beating the keeper for tempo and energy from the spot. It was West Ham’s tenth purpose of the group stage – three of them have come from the spot.

West Ham are nine points clear at the top of Group B
The last-16 draw for the Europa Convention League is on 24 February 2023, with the primary leg on 9 March adopted by the second leg every week later

It was job performed for the hosts on an evening followers bought a primary have a look at Nayef Aguerd in aggressive motion in a Hammers shirt.

The Morocco defender suffered a critical ankle harm in pre-season quickly after signing from Rennes for £30m in the summertime.

Aguerd obtained a heat reception when he was changed after 76 minutes by Thilo Kehrer.

“He is athlete, however he is had no match apply,” mentioned Moyes. “The sport labored out very effectively for him. I did not inform him he was beginning till at this time.

“It was a very good opening sport for him.”

Moyes will now be able to relaxation key gamers for the journey to Romania subsequent week earlier than the London derby at residence to Crystal Palace three days afterward 6 November (14:00 GMT).

Participant of the match

BenrahmaSaïd Benrahma

West Ham United

  1. Squad quantity22Participant titleBenrahma

  2. Squad quantity32Participant titleCoventry

  3. Squad quantity27Participant titleAguerd

  4. Squad quantity10Participant titleLanzini

  5. Squad quantity21Participant titleOgbonna

  6. Squad quantity5Participant titleCoufal

  7. Squad quantity12Participant titleDownes

  8. Squad quantity13Participant titleAreola

  9. Squad quantity8Participant titleFornals

  10. Squad quantity9Participant titleAntonio

  11. Squad quantity33Participant titleEmerson

  12. Squad quantity2Participant titleJohnson

  13. Squad quantity7Participant titleScamacca

  14. Squad quantity41Participant titleRice

  15. Squad quantity24Participant titleKehrer

  16. Squad quantity28Participant titleSoucek

Silkeborg IF

  1. Squad quantity23Participant titleAdamsen

  2. Squad quantity1Participant titleLarsen

  3. Squad quantity21Participant titleKlynge

  4. Squad quantity11Participant titleHelenius

  5. Squad quantity27Participant titleJørgensen

  6. Squad quantity4Participant titleFelix

  7. Squad quantity10Participant titleTengstedt

  8. Squad quantity3Participant titleØstrøm

  9. Squad quantity9Participant titleLind

  10. Squad quantity8Participant titleThórdarson

  11. Squad quantity25Participant titleKlitten

  12. Squad quantity20Participant titleSalquist

  13. Squad quantity22Participant titleGojani

  14. Squad quantity17Participant titleLarsen

  15. Squad quantity7Participant titleKusk

  16. Squad quantity24Participant titleOggesen


West Ham

Formation 5-3-2

  • 13Areola
  • 5Coufal
  • 2Johnson
  • 27AguerdSubstituted forKehrerat 76′minutes
  • 21Ogbonna
  • 33Emerson
  • 8FornalsSubstituted forDownesat 68′minutes
  • 32CoventryBooked at 37minsSubstituted forRiceat 83′minutes
  • 10Lanzini
  • 22BenrahmaSubstituted forScamaccaat 68′minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 9AntonioSubstituted forSoucekat 84′minutesBooked at 90mins


  • 3Cresswell
  • 4Zouma
  • 7Scamacca
  • 12Downes
  • 24Kehrer
  • 28Soucek
  • 35Randolph
  • 41Rice
  • 47Hegyi
  • 59Appiah-Forson
  • 62Potts

Silkeborg IF

Formation 4-3-2-1

  • 1Larsen
  • 3Østrøm
  • 20Salquist
  • 4Felix
  • 25KlittenBooked at 76mins
  • 8Thórdarson
  • 22GojaniSubstituted forOggesenat 45′minutes
  • 21KlyngeSubstituted forLarsenat 69′minutes
  • 10TengstedtSubstituted forLindat 84′minutes
  • 27JørgensenSubstituted forKuskat 45′minutes
  • 11HeleniusSubstituted forAdamsenat 68′minutes


  • 6Mattsson
  • 7Kusk
  • 9Lind
  • 16Hedvall
  • 17Larsen
  • 18Dahl
  • 23Adamsen
  • 24Oggesen
  • 28Calisir
  • 29Engel
  • 30Andrésen
  • 40Busch

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