Rapid Vienna v West Ham | 25th November 2021

West Ham United
Europa League: Rapid Vienna v West Ham
Venue: Allianz Stadion Date: Thursday, 25 November Kick-off: 17:45 GMT

Commentary

1st minute – West Ham started the game against Rapid Vienna. The Iron’s kicking from left to right.

1st minute – An early corner for the Hammers come to nothing.

3rd minute – West Ham won another corner. This time it was taken shot before being crossed into the box. The ball was cleared.

6th minute – Bowen latched on to a ball played into the box by Masuaku. Bowen’s effort went wide from close range.

11th minute – Vlasic swivelled on the edge of the box before getting a shot off. His effort went high over the bar. Rapid Vienna goal kick.

21st minute – The last ten minutes of the game was flat with both sides casually passing the ball around.

21st minute – Fountas for Rapid Vienna had a shot at goal. His effort went over. West Ham goal kick.

22nd minute – Masuaku played a ball across the edge of the penalty where Yarmolenko took a first time shot. His effort went wide. Rapid Vienna goal kick.

27th minute – Arase run at the West Ham defence before entering the penalty area and shooting. His shot was saved with ease by Areola.

40th minute GOAL | Rapid Vienna 0-1 West Ham

Vlasic played a delicious ball into the Rapid box which was met by the head of Yarmolenko who headed into the back of the net.

45+1 minute – West Ham awarded a penalty for a foul on Yarmolenko in the box by Hofmann.

45+2 minute GOAL | Rapid Vienna 0-2 West Ham

Mark Noble knocked the penalty home.

(Half-time) Rapid Vienna 0-2 West Ham

Second half

45th minute – Rapid Vienna restarted the tie.

53rd minute – The game was being played in a slow manner by both teams since the restart.

55th minute – Fountas shot from outside the box. His effort went over. West Ham goal kick.

Rapid Vienna Subs | 59th minute

Grüll on | Knasmüllner off

Karaat on | Kitagawa off

60th minute – Bowen from close range had his effort cleared off the line.

West Ham Subs | 65th minute

Benrahma on | Bowen off

Král on | Soucek off

Fornals on | Lanzini off

72nd minute – A long range shot from Fountas was easily saved by Areola.

Rapid Vienna Sub | 75th minute

Ballo on | Arase off

West Ham Subs | 77th minute

Perkins on | Vlasic off

Fredericks on | Masuaku off

79th minute – Nearly a dream start for Perkins who was free in the middle of the goal. His header was well saved. West Ham corner.

86th minute – Fountas again had a long range shot that went high over the bar.

90th minute – Kara went for an acrobatic shot. His effort went wide. West Ham goal kick.

Rapid Vienna Subs | 90+1 minute

Strunz on | Fountas off

Grahovac on | Ljubicic off

(Full-time) Rapid Vienna 0-2 West Ham


WEST HAM STARTING LINE-UP

PRE-MATCH

Top scorer Michail Antonio and Lukasz Fabianski will not be available for selection by David Moyes.

A point for West Ham will see them finish top of the group having already qualified for the later stages of the competition.

“I’d like to get the job done, but we’ve given ourselves a really good start and because of that we’ve got a little bit of room for manoeuvre,” said Moyes.

The game will be played behind closed doors due to Austria going into a national lockdown for Covid-19 reasons.

Rapid Vienna will be taking part in their 300th European fixture. They’re the first Austrian team to reach that figure.