Heartbreak for half-baked Hammers

A ten-man Hammers had been crushed 1-0 by Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday night time as they crashed out of the Europa League on the semi-final stage.

The Irons struggled immensely all through the 90 minutes, with David Moyes’ aspect trying completely exhausted at instances.

The duty was made all of the tougher when Aaron Cresswell was despatched off after simply 16 minutes.

The left-back was caught below a excessive ball and dragged down Frankfurt attacker Jens Petter Hauge. The referee initially confirmed a yellow card however VAR intervened and the cardboard was upgraded to a red.

Afterward, Moyes himself was red carded.

Moyes responded by sending Ben Johnson on for Manuel Lanzini to cowl for the defensive loss, however the Hammers had been a purpose down after 25 minutes.

Rafael Santos Borre someway bought fully free within the field and he completed powerfully after Ansgar Knauff’s cross.

The Irons did have a unbelievable probability to equalise on the night time simply earlier than half-time, as a Jarrod Bowen free-kick discovered Kurt Zouma on the again submit, however the ball simply appeared to hit him, and was cleared off the road.

The only actual probability that got here the Hammersapproach within the second half fell to Tomas Soucek only a minute from time, reaching a nook and agonisingly heading it vast.

The primary speaking level of the second half got here when Moyes himself was despatched off, having kicked the ball at a ball boy in anger after it was slowly returned.

A heartbreaking night time for the half-baked Hammers.

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