Europa League: West Ham United tops Rapid Vienna 2-0 on Thursday
WIEN. West Ham United prevails over Rapid Vienna with a 2-0 win with a goal from A. Yarmolenko (40') and a penalty scored by M. Noble (45').
WIEN. West Ham United conquers Rapid Vienna with a 2-0 win with a goal from A. Yarmolenko (40′) and a penalty scored by M. Noble (45′). West Ham United was vastly superior ball possession (61%) was among the key factors of its victory.
The match was held at the Allianz Stadion Stadium in Wien on Thursday and this began at 5:45 pm local time. The referee was Sergey Ivanov who was helped by Roman Usachev and Valeri Danchenko. The 4th official was Vladislav Bezborodov. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold around 1.5 degrees Celsius or 34.7 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 85%.
West Ham United was in firm control of the ball 61% while Rapid Vienna was struggling with a 39% ball possession.
West Ham United was more aggressive with 73 dangerous attacks and 14 shots of which 7 were on target. Which is one of the reasons West Ham United won the encounter.
Rapid Vienna shot 12 times, 3 on target, 9 off target. On the other side, West Ham United shot 14 times, 7 on target, 7 off target.
No yellow cards were issued to Rapid Vienna. On the opposite side, No yellow cards were issued to West Ham United.
After playing this contest, Rapid Vienna will stay with 3 points to stay in the 4th place. On the opposite side, West Ham United will have 13 points to stay in the 1st place.
M. Noble (Penalty)
In the upcoming Europa League match, Rapid Vienna will play away with Genk on the 9th of December with a 2-1 head to head in favor of Genk (2 draws).
West Ham United will host Dinamo Zagreb on the 9th of December with a 1-0 head to head stats in favor of West Ham United (0 draws).
Rapid Vienna: Formation and Lineups
Rapid Vienna adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Thomas Hickersberger chose to play with the following team: Paul Gartler , Filip Stojković , Emanuel Aiwu , Maximilian Hofmann , Martin Moormann , Dejan Petrović , Robert Ljubičić , Kelvin Arase , Christoph Knasmüllner , Koya Kitagawa and Taxiarchis Fountas .
Rapid Vienna made 5 changes: C. Knasmullner for M. Grull (60′), K. Kitagawa for E. Kara (60′), K. Arase for T. Ballo (75′), T. Fountas for O. Strunz (90′) and R. Ljubicic for S. Grahovac (90′).
Top player: Filip Stojković
Probably the most impressive player in Rapid Vienna was Filip Stojković.
His rating iswith 44 passes (72% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 5 duels out of 8. He performed 1 cross.
West Ham United: Formation and Lineups
Also West Ham United adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
On the other side, David Moyes played with: Alphonse Aréola , Vladimír Coufal , Craig Dawson , Issa Diop , Arthur Masuaku , Mark Noble , Tomáš Souček , Andriy Yarmolenko , Manuel Lanzini , Nikola Vlašić and Jarrod Bowen .
West Ham United made 5 changes: M. Lanzini for P. Fornals (65′), T. Soucek for A. Kral (65′), J. Bowen for S. Benrahma (65′), N. Vlasic for S. Perkins (77′) and A. Masuaku for R. Fredericks (77′).
Top player: Mark Noble
The player who no doubt impressed West Ham United the most was Mark Noble.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 86 passes (89% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 4 duels out of 4. He performed 2 crosses.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Europa League