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- 2nd Half
- Soucek (o.g.)88'
- 1st Half
KRC Genk - West Ham United
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Lucumi on the slide does really well to steal in front of Bowen to stop the Cresswell cross. Great defending again.
Both sides really pushing here... here come the visitors... lovely, liquid football from the Hammers, Rice at the centre of it, it's worked well to Coufal who dinks it in for Rice! He's just steered it wide at the last.
Four additional miinutes.
- Own-goalTomáš SoucekWest Ham United
OWN GOAL!!! Oh no! It's Tomas Soucek who's put it beyond his own goalkeeper after a Preciado cross. 2-2!
- OffDaniel MuñozKRC Genk
- OnÁngelo PreciadoKRC Genk
Preciado replaces Munoz at right-back.
- OffKristian ThorstvedtKRC Genk
- OnIke UgboKRC Genk
Ike Ugbo is replacing Thorstvedt.
- OffManuel LanziniWest Ham United
- OnAlex KrálWest Ham United
Lanzini is replaced by Alex Kral.
- GoalSaid BenrahmaWest Ham United
GOALLLL!!!! They have turned it around! Said Benrahma at the double; with a sumptuous bit of skill, round Lucumi with a deft turn, and pokes it beyond Vandevoordt. What a beauty of a solo goal. 2-1.
Nicely worked by Rice out to Fornals on the left, and the midfielder works tirelessly to support him and cross, but it's too high for Bowen.
Ten minutes to go. Do the Hammers have what it takes to get that elusive winner?
Coufal with nice curve on the cross, but Munoz is there to steer away.
Benrahma... Bowen... Fornals... the goalkeeper's come but hasn't claimed it! Now he has at the second attempt as Coufal bore down on him.
Onuachu concedes the foul, going through the back of Dawson in the aerial battle.
Coufal does well with a robust challenge on Thorstvedt, but the hosts come away with the ball.
It's all West Ham now. Benrahma is really taking the game to the Belgians, and Fornals has linked up well with the attacking midfielder.
Paintsil draws the foul well off Craig Dawson, and the free kick is awarded, accompanied by a caution.
A quick counter on here for the visitors... Benrahma driving through the middle again, looking for Fornals to his left, but the cross is too strong for Bowen in the middle.
How will Genk reply after that? Especially with almost all of West Ham's big guns on the field now.
Jarrod Bowen is acting as the false nine now after the withdrawal of Michail Antonio, who was having no luck against Sadick and Lucumi.
It is being checked for a potential offside.
- GoalSaid BenrahmaWest Ham United
GOAL!!! West Ham right back on level terms. Said Benrahma! Well worked from Lanzini, just inside Orteaga for Coufal, and his cut-back is met by the Algerian who slides it between the legs of Vandevoort for the equaliser. 1-1.
- OffMark NobleWest Ham United
- OnTomáš SoucekWest Ham United
Tomas Soucek is on for Mark Noble.
- OffArthur MasuakuWest Ham United
- OnPablo FornalsWest Ham United
Fornals is on for Masuaku.
- OffMichail AntonioWest Ham United
- OnJarrod BowenWest Ham United
Jarrod Bowen replaces Michail Antonio.
Arteaga's low cross bounces up klindly for Onuachu, but the Nigerian can't bring it under control quickly enough to get a shot away and it's cleared by Dawson.
Thorstvedt gives away a free kick which is floated in by Noble, and acrobatically punched clear by Vandevoort.
Benrahma drives dangerously through the middle, feeding Antonio out to his left, but he's forced wide by Lucumi and the defender makes an excellent block to cap off more brilliant defending.
Genk just slowing the pace down a bit after a fast opening flurry from the visitors.
Antonio holds the ball up well under close attention from Lucumi, but can't link up with Benrahma as Sadick covers well.
It's a much more defined four-man defence for West Ham, no more of the transitional stuff. Cresswell is getting further forward as the conventional left-back, with Masuaku ahead of him as the out-and-out winger.
Noble's free kick from just inside the Genk half... it's out towards Benrahma on the edge of the area, but he scuffs his shot and it's well cleared again.
It's worked out wide left nicely for Cresswell... crossing opportunity, just over Antonio, fired back in by Coufal, but cleared well.
Ito tries to blast a shot from range as he drifts inside, but it's well over.
- 2nd Half
- End of 1st Half
There's half time. A breathless first half of tootball, but most importanty, West Ham find themselves a goal down at the break. Much work for David Moyes to do in the dressing room, we'll be back in 15.
Three additional minutes, as West Ham come forward again.
Goal! Is it? No! A penalty box melee falls to Antonio, whose strike wriggles under Vandevoort and towards the goal-line, but Hrosovsky manages to scramble it clear whilst on the floor, and the referee checks his watch as the visiting players appeal! 1-0 still.
GOOD SAVE! The resulting Genk break culminates in Joseph Paintsil cutting inside of Dawson and testing Areola with a curler, but the Frenchman is equal to it down to his left.
CLOSE! Masuaku breaks free down the left after a nice ball down the line from Cresswell, and his cross just evades the onrushing Coufal!
Lanzini does well to wriggle away from Lucumi, but the defender recovers well to sweep up the through ball that Michail Antonio was bearing down on. Good defending.
Benrahma spins on the ball on the half-turn, feeding Antonio, but the striker can only muster a tame left-footed effort that's easy for Vandevoort.
The goalscorer is receiving treatment.
Sloppiy given away by Antonio to Paintsil, but the counter is stopped in its tracks by Diop, who chops down the wide man.
Heynen is warned after a foul on Lanzini.
Areola gets down quickly to make a strong save from Paintsil, before Heynen fires wide from range.
Free kick, West Ham. Diop fouled by Onuachu.
Decent interplay down the West Ham left as they come forwards, with Cresswell and Rice linking up well, feeding Benrahma! The Algerian's shot is blocked well by Munoz.
The Hammers are growing into the game a bit more now, as Ito goes down again needing treatment.
Dawson meets it, but Vandervoort holds.
Corner, West Ham. Cresswell over it.
Ito is down after a collision with Areola.
Cresswell's delivery... Dawson! Good save by Vandervoort, who flicks it over the bar with his fingertips.
Jhon Lucumi fouls Said Benrahma and gives West Ham the free kick in a promising position in the left half-space.
Nodded away, and here's the Genk break... Painstil leading it... he's charging down on goal... can he finish? He picks out Ito, and the Japanese international fluffs his lines.
Corner, West Ham. Won by Benrahama off Sadick.
Here's a Genk counter... Ito again down the right... goes for the cross with a ricochet off Masuaku, and Onuachu nods narrowly over!
Munoz blocks the Masuaka cross, and does well to prevent the corner with a strong clearance.
Given away cheaply again in midfield by West Ham, Diop the guilty party, and the hosts advance, with the move culminating in a shot over the top from Heynen.
The visitors are just struggling to create any sort of patterns of play here. David Moyes is trying to will them on, but Genk are persisting and keeping going.
- Yellow cardDeclan RiceWest Ham United
Rice fells Ito, who's started the game really well, the Japanese winger. Free kck, Genk.
Noble goes short for Cresswell.. nodded away... Benrahma back in and Diop's knock down... Coufal! Good save Vandervoort who parries the drive.
Corner, West Ham. Won off Munoz.
Rice challenged strongly but fairly by Sadick, West Ham throw.
First real venture forwards for West Ham...Antonio, cuts inside, and fires high with a curler.
Corner, Genk. Won by Ito whose cross is blocked, but again, really good build-up from the hosts, who are managing to maintain their pressure. Areola denies Heynen from the resulting corner, and then again when Onuachu tests him! Two big saves from the Frenchman.
Outstanding start for the Belgians. They've started the game with intensity and intent; they're on the ball early and dominating the possession, and West Ham are chasing shadows at present.
- GoalJoseph PaintsilKRC Genk
GOAL!!! It's Joseph Paintsil early for the hosts! West Ham caught napping by a lovely move, Ito with the vision to slide his opposite winger in behind, and he finishes aptly beyond Areola, who gets a hand to it! Terrible start for the Hammers!
The system is fluid for the visitors, though. Masuaku in position is high enough to be classified as a true winger, with Cresswell overlapping him. In defence, the Frenchman is doing well in the early exchanges to recover into a back five.
We can see early on the West Ham shape is indeed a back thre; Cresswell to the left of the trio, Masuaku more advanced at left wing-back.
- 1st Half
The teams are out, the stage is set. The anticipation builds.
Here are the two teams for those who missed them:
Genk: Vandevoort, Munoz, Sadick, Lucumi, Arteaga, Heynen, Thorstvedt, Ito, Hrosovsky, Paintsil, Onuachu.
West Ham: Areola, Coufal, Diop, Dawson, Cresswell, Masuaku, Rice, Noble, Lanzini, Benrahma, Antonio.
Five minutes to kick off.
10 minutes to go.
15 minutes to go. How're you feeling, Hammers fans?
Half an hour to kick off.
With no Tomas Soucek, it'll be up to one of Diop or Dawson to track the big Nigerian at corners, and the aerial battles we will see tonight could prove to play a pivotal part in the final scoreline.
Patrik Hrosovosky will look to pick up the pockets between the visiting defensive lines, and the small Slovakian will seek to slide balls out wide for wingers Ito and Paintsil to create crossing opportunities for target man Onuachu.
Expect to see Jhon Lucumi go toe-to-toe with Michail Antonio tonight. The Colombian will be up for the battle, and his Spanish centre-back partner Sadick will act as the spare man to sweep up second and loose balls.
It could well be a back three for West Ham on second glances. Masuaka would then go to left wing-back, with Coufal more advanced on the other flank, and Aaron Cresswell would tuck in to form the trio as the wide left central defender. Declan Rice and Mark Noble would patrol the centre of the pitch as usual, with Benrahma and Lanzini behind and around Antonio as expected.
Should the Hammers win tonight, they will maintain their perfect start at the top of Group H, sitting pretty on 12 points and qualifying comfortably for the round of 32.
For David Moyes, it's a similar shape. Alphonse Areola replaces Lukasz Fabianski, and Vladimir Coufal returns at right-back. Craig Dawson partners Issa Diop, with Aaron Creswell completing the quartet. Declan Rice and Mark Noble will look to run the midfield, with Manuel Lanzini the advanced playmaker. Arthur Masuaku, a natural left-back, is wide left, and Said Benrahma is off the right, with Michail Antonio given a start in the Europa League after sitting out the recent encounter at the Olympic Stadium.
It's a 4-2-3-1 for the Belgians, who have Maarten Vandevoort between the sticks, protected by a central pairing of Jhon Lucumi and Mujaid Sadick, with Gerardo Arteaga and Daniel Munoz flanking them. Bryan Heynen and Krisitan Thorstvedt will add physicality to the engine room, with Patrik Hrosovsky at ten. On the wings, Junya Ito and Joseph Paintsil are either side of Paul Onauachu.
Let's dive into the team analysis, shall we?
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