Scamacca scores winner for West Ham


West Ham sit top of the table with nine points after three games in the competition

Substitute Gianluca Scamacca scored the winner against Anderlecht as West Ham recorded a third straight victory in the Europa Conference League.

Scamacca guided it into the bottom corner with a first-time strike on the turn, late in the second half.

West Ham goalkeeper Alphonse Areola was forced to make an excellent save to block Anderlecht striker Fabio Silva’s header shortly afterwards.

The Hammers sit top of Group B with Anderlecht five points behind.

David Moyes’ side controlled large spells of possession and had numerous chances at Lotto Park in Brussels.

There were nine changes from the side that beat Wolves in the Premier League in their last outing, with Michail Antonio and Said Benrahma among those given an opportunity.

Benrahma had the best chances in the first half when he had a shot blocked, before he was teed up by Jarrod Bowen, only to slice it over the bar from close range with the goal gaping.

Antonio and Bowen also came close, while on-loan Wolves striker Silva had an effort blocked in the box by his own team-mate Francis Amuzu for Anderlecht.

Goalkeeper Areola was called into action to deny Yari Verschaeren from long-range but was otherwise relatively untested until he pulled off that terrific save to deny Silva.

Moyes made changes with around 20 minutes remaining as West Ham searched for the winner – captain Declan Rice, midfielder Lucas Paqueta and striker Scamacca all came on.

The substitutions paid off as all three were involved in the goal as Paqueta set-up Scamacca to finish a silky team move.

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RSC Anderlecht

  1. Squad number30Player nameVan Crombrugge

  2. Squad number56Player nameDebast

  3. Squad number4Player nameHoedt

  4. Squad number3Player nameDelcroix

  5. Squad number62Player nameMurillo

  6. Squad number61Player nameArnstad

  7. Squad number21Player nameDiawara

  8. Squad number18Player nameAshimeru

  9. Squad number7Player nameAmuzu

  10. Squad number10Player nameVerschaeren

  11. Squad number99Player nameFábio Silva

  1. Squad number5Player nameMoussa

  2. Squad number9Player nameRaman

  3. Squad number11Player nameRefaelov

  4. Squad number59Player nameDuranville

  5. Squad number70Player nameEsposito

West Ham United

  1. Squad number13Player nameAreola

  2. Squad number2Player nameJohnson

  3. Squad number15Player nameDawson

  4. Squad number21Player nameOgbonna

  5. Squad number5Player nameCoufal

  6. Squad number10Player nameLanzini

  7. Squad number12Player nameDownes

  8. Squad number33Player nameEmerson

  9. Squad number22Player nameBenrahma

  10. Squad number9Player nameAntonio

  11. Squad number20Player nameBowen

  1. Squad number7Player nameScamacca

  2. Squad number8Player nameFornals

  3. Squad number11Player nameLucas Paquetá

  4. Squad number41Player nameRice

Line-ups

Anderlecht

Formation 3-5-2

  • 30Van Crombrugge
  • 56Debast
  • 4Hoedt
  • 3DelcroixBooked at 75minsSubstituted forMoussaat 87′minutes
  • 62Murillo
  • 61Arnstad
  • 21DiawaraSubstituted forEspositoat 87′minutes
  • 18AshimeruSubstituted forRamanat 65′minutes
  • 7AmuzuSubstituted forDuranvilleat 45′minutes
  • 10VerschaerenSubstituted forRefaelovat 80′minutes
  • 99Fábio Silva

Substitutes

  • 5Moussa
  • 9Raman
  • 11Refaelov
  • 14Vertonghen
  • 16Verbruggen
  • 26Coosemans
  • 27Sadiki
  • 29Stroeykens
  • 54Sardella
  • 59Duranville
  • 70Esposito
  • 76Stassin

West Ham

Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 13Areola
  • 2Johnson
  • 15Dawson
  • 21OgbonnaBooked at 73mins
  • 5CoufalBooked at 82mins
  • 10LanziniBooked at 67minsSubstituted forRiceat 70′minutes
  • 12DownesBooked at 90mins
  • 33Emerson
  • 22BenrahmaSubstituted forTolentino Coelho de Limaat 69′minutes
  • 9AntonioSubstituted forScamaccaat 70′minutes
  • 20BowenSubstituted forFornalsat 86′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Fabianski
  • 3Cresswell
  • 4Zouma
  • 7Scamacca
  • 8Fornals
  • 11Tolentino Coelho de Lima
  • 24Kehrer
  • 28Soucek
  • 32Coventry
  • 35Randolph
  • 41Rice
  • 68Scarles

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