West Ham United v Fast Vienna

West Ham need to construct on their first ever European group win, a 2-0 success at Dinamo Zagreb

Ryan Fredericks will miss West Ham’s Europa League dwelling recreation in opposition to Fast Vienna on Thursday, with fellow right-back Vladimir Coufal additionally a doubt.

Fredericks was injured in final week’s Carabao Cup win at Manchester United, and Coufal – who began Saturday’s win at Leeds – additionally has an issue.

That is West Ham’s first dwelling recreation in Europe, excluding qualifiers, since 2006.

“It is extremely thrilling,” mentioned boss David Moyes.

“It is an achievement that the gamers put an infinite quantity of labor in to achieve. We’ll have an enormous crowd right here for a Europa League group-stage recreation.”

The final participant to attain a house objective for West Ham in a European recreation apart from qualifiers was Frank Lampard in a 3-0 Uefa Cup win over Croatia’s Osijek in 1999.

Opponents Fast Vienna have misplaced 4 of their previous 5 video games in all competitions.

Moyes, whose aspect beat Dinamo Zagreb 2-0 away two weeks in the past, mentioned: “We go into this recreation I am positive as favourites, however I give Fast Vienna respect as we do all golf equipment.

“We have watched them carefully and we’ll give all of them the respect. They’ve extra expertise than us in Europe in latest occasions, so we now have to be actually cautious of that.”

Outdoors London Stadium on Wednesday, West Ham unveiled a statue of Geoff Hurst, Bobby Moore and Martin Peters – three legendary members of their 1965 European Cup Winners’ Cup-winning aspect, who went on to play definitive roles as England lifted the World Cup a yr later.

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