West Ham United’s European run ended within the semi-final stage after they have been knocked out of the Europa League by German facet Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday evening.
The Hammers traveled to Germany trailing 2-1 from the primary leg performed final week in London, however couldn’t flip it round at a fully-packed Deutsche Financial institution Park Stadium.
Their hopes of creating something occur went up in smoke within the opening 45 minutes as Aaron Cresswell was sent-off early for denying a transparent goal-scoring alternative.
Rafael Santos then scored the one aim of the match within the twenty sixth minute, sweeping residence to increase their hosts’ benefit.
The chances have been stacked towards West Ham earlier than kick-off: No away workforce had ever received a UEFA Europa League semi-final after dropping the primary leg at residence; Eintracht had received all 9 earlier UEFA ties by which they recorded an away victory within the first leg.
General, West Ham’s efficiency lacked the same old vitality as they failed to bother the hosts for lengthy durations.
Their solely method by appeared by way of set-pieces, with Kurt Zouma’s headed effort that went vast the closest they got here.
David Moyes was additionally despatched off for a livid outburst on the touchline. The Scot booted the ball again at a ball boy, sparking a melee between the 2 benches.
Ultimately, Borre’s aim gave the hosts a 1-0 win and despatched them by 3-1 on combination.