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The Hammers 2 – Rapid Viena 0:West Ham United squeeze past Rapid Viena in 2-0 victory at London Stadium

West Ham United vs. Rapid Viena

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Rapid Viena on away loss to The Hammers at London Stadium on Thursday. The Hammers were keen to hang onto their position at the top of league and extend their winning run after winning last match. Rapid Viena, on the other hand, were beaten 1-0 in the previous match against Genk. After today’s result, The Hammers are currently 1st with 6 points from 2 matches, while Rapid Viena sit in 4th, with 0 points from 2.

The Irons started the game well, with Declan Rice giving The Hammers the lead, 29 minutes in. The score at half time was 1-0.

The Hammers continued to apply pressure in the second and were rewarded, thanks to Said Benrahma finding the net just before the final whistle. The game ended with a 2-0 home victory.

For The Hammers, Jarrod Bowen, Manuel Lanzini, Tomas Soucek and Pablo Fornals, came on for Michail Antonio, Nikola Vlasic, Mark Noble and Andriy Yarmolenko. Rapid Viena brought on Filip Stojkovic, Marco Grull, Koya Kitagawa, Jonas Auer and Robert Ljubicic, to replace Leo Greiml, Ercan Kara, Taxiarchis Fountas, Maximilian Ullmann and Dejan Petrovic.

There were bookings for Issa Diop from The Hammers, and Srdjan Grahovac and Leo Greiml, for Rapid Viena.

Rapid Viena and The Hammers will next play at home to Dinamo Zagreb and Genk respectively.

Technical card:
West Ham United: Alphonse Areola, Ben Johnson, Issa Diop, Craig Dawson, Aaron Cresswell, Said Benrahma, Declan Rice, Mark Noble (Tomas Soucek, min.62), Nikola Vlasic (Manuel Lanzini, min.62), Michail Antonio (Jarrod Bowen, min.62) and Andriy Yarmolenko (Pablo Fornals, min.76)
Rapid Viena: Paul Gartler, Emanuel Aiwu, Leo Greiml (Filip Stojkovic, min.62), Kevin Wimmer, Maximilian Ullmann (Jonas Auer, min.74), Kelvin Arase, Christoph Knasmullner, Dejan Petrovic (Robert Ljubicic, min.82), Srdjan Grahovac, Taxiarchis Fountas (Koya Kitagawa, min.62) and Ercan Kara (Marco Grull, min.62)
Stadium: London Stadium
Goals: Declan Rice (1-0, min. 29) and Said Benrahma (2-0, min. 90)

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