West Ham maintained their 100% record in Europa League Group H by edging to victory over Rapid Vienna.
Declan Rice scored the opening goal in the first half, converting from inside the six-yard box following Michail Antonio’s cut-back.
Prior to the 29th-minute strike, the Hammers had struck each post through headers from England international Rice and centre-back Craig Dawson, who was a constant threat from set-pieces.
Rapid Vienna thought they had a penalty in the second half when the referee pointed to the spot, but overturned his decision after reviewing the incident on the pitchside monitor and seeing Ben Johnson had made no contact with Marco Grull.
Said Benrahma sealed victory for David Moyes’ side in stoppage time, coolly rolling a finish into the bottom corner.
In the group’s other game, Dinamo Zagreb eased to a 3-0 victory at Genk to go second in the table behind West Ham.
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West Ham United
- 23DiopBooked at 75mins
- 16NobleSubstituted forSoucekat 62′minutes
- 7YarmolenkoSubstituted forFornalsat 76′minutes
- 11VlasicSubstituted forLanziniat 62′minutes
- 9AntonioSubstituted forBowenat 62′minutes
- 30GreimlBooked at 57minsSubstituted forStojkovicat 62′minutes
- 31UllmannSubstituted forAuerat 74′minutes
- 16PetrovicSubstituted forLjubicicat 81′minutes
- 14GrahovacBooked at 44mins
- 9FountasSubstituted forKitagawaat 62′minutes
- 29KaraSubstituted forGrüllat 62′minutes
Match ends, West Ham United 2, Rapid Vienna 0.
Second Half ends, West Ham United 2, Rapid Vienna 0.
Goal! West Ham United 2, Rapid Vienna 0. Saïd Benrahma (West Ham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jarrod Bowen.
Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Emanuel Aiwu.
Attempt missed. Tomas Soucek (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Saïd Benrahma.
Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Paul Gartler.
Attempt saved. Pablo Fornals (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Saïd Benrahma.
Foul by Kevin Wimmer (Rapid Vienna).
Jarrod Bowen (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt blocked. Robert Ljubicic (Rapid Vienna) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Filip Stojkovic.
Corner, Rapid Vienna. Conceded by Tomas Soucek.
Substitution, Rapid Vienna. Robert Ljubicic replaces Dejan Petrovic.
Attempt missed. Jarrod Bowen (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Substitution, West Ham United. Pablo Fornals replaces Andriy Yarmolenko.
Issa Diop (West Ham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Issa Diop (West Ham United).
Marco Grüll (Rapid Vienna) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United).
Kelvin Arase (Rapid Vienna) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Rapid Vienna. Jonas Antonius Auer replaces Maximilian Ullmann.