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Silkeborg v West Ham United Live Commentary, 15/09/2022

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2 - 3
SIF
WHU
K. Kusk (5)
S. Tengstedt (75)
M. Lanzini (13 pen)
G. Scamacca (25)
C. Dawson (38)
JYSK park

Commentary

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A second successive defeat sends Silkeborg to the bottom of Group B, after FCSB and Anderlecht drew in the corresponding match. They're the only team yet to gain a point, while West Ham have a maximum of six. The Hammers have won two from two and top the table, with a two-point gap between themselves and Anderlecht.
Coufal was up and down the right all game long for West Ham, and finished the game with two key passes, eight entries into the final third and four crosses into the box. He won possession eight times, and was successful in half of his four duels, also winning two tackles, an interception and making a clearance.
A much quieter second half sees West Ham hold on for the three points, but a late surge from Silkeborg nearly provided an equaliser!! Chances were sparse to say the least until a roaring counter-attack saw Tengstedt halve the deficit, and after that the hosts piled on the pressure to find another! They weren't successful though, and the Hammers get the win, thanks to that flurry of first-half strikes.
90' + 5' FULL-TIME: SILKEBORG 2-3 WEST HAM.
90' + 4' Adamsen surges into the box to latch onto a cross from deep, but can't quite get his head to it and the ball bounces away!
C. Coventry
M. Lanzini
West Ham United
90' + 3' That's Lanzini's last action, as he's replaced by young Irish midfielder Conor Coventry.
90' + 2' CHANCE!! Benrahma races forward for West Ham, and has a three-on-two overlap. Good pressure from Felix forces a pass to Lanzini, but Felix again sticks out a leg to hook the ball away from him!
90' + 1' We're into four minutes of added time, and can the hosts find an equaliser before the clock runs down?
90' CHANCE!!! What an intervention!!! Adamsen cuts inside and finds Tengstedt running into the box. He beats the first line of defence, but attempts to get past another, with a great tackle from Coufal taking the ball away from his feet and snuffing out the chance!! It could've been 3-3 if he'd shot earlier there!
A. Cresswell
Yellow Card
West Ham United
89' After a foul throw from Silkeborg, Cresswell stands waiting to take another, but takes an absolute age to do so and is booked for time-wasting by the referee!
88' Jorgensen cuts inside and has numbers to his left, finding Klitten. He crosses from the byline, but it's headed away for a throw by Cresswell!
Pablo Fornals
M. Cornet
West Ham United
86' Cornet comes off in West Ham's latest change, with Pablo Fornals the man to replace him.
85' Silkeborg have attempted 623 passes in this game, their highest total in a single match in the Europa Conference League since the start of last season's qualifiers.
83' SAVED!!! Bowen's cross for Cornet at the back post finds the Ivorian, whose first-time shot hits the midriff of Nicolai Larsen and skews away! The offside flag's up again though, the third time he's been caught!
82' Emerson and Bowen play a clever one-two down the byline, but the former is flagged for offside as he looks to cut the ball back to Bowen.
81' SAVED!!! Adamsen chests down Mads Larsen's lofted pass, brilliantly beating Dawson before firing a shot that Areola only just gets to!!!
80' Mads Larsen finds Tengstedt on the run down the left, and his cut-back is just a fraction ahead of Adamsen before Soucek cuts it out!
79' Adamsen races into the box and his run is spotted by Salquist, but the substitute is flagged for offside just as he receives the ball in acres of space!
77' Silkeborg have their tails up now, pressing with much more intensity and cutting out any forward movement from West Ham! Cornet looks to counter and play in Bowen, but is dispossessed by two in red shirts before he can release the ball!
S. Tengstedt
Goal
Silkeborg
75' GOOOOAAAALLL!!!! The hosts are back in it!!! They break with lightning pace from the corner as Adamsen races forward, skipping over the challenge of Lanzini before shooting. It's parried by Areola, but Tengstedt chests down the rebound before firing into an empty net!!! 3-2, and the second half finally sparks into life!!
74' A backpass from Salquist to Nicolai Larsen goes behind before the keeper clears it, and West Ham get a corner!
74' Klitten can't quite reach a pass for Coufal, and the West Ham right-back races onto it. He crosses for Bowen, but his glanced header troubles no-one and Silkeborg clear!
72' WIDE!!! Dawson gets caught out and Silkeborg break down the right. Adamsen tees up Jorgensen to shoot, but he blasts his effort well wide of the target!
70' BLOCKED!!! West Ham break and Benrahma has three ahead of him, but chooses to shoot from the edge of the box and Felix blocks it! The ball bounces Lanzini's way, but he's dispossessed before he can release Bowen!
69' Jorgensen cuts inside and attempts to pick out Klitten down the left, but it's intercepted by the Hammers and Cornet looks to break.
68' CHANCE!!! Coufal darts towards goal and has space to shoot, but attempts to pick out Bowen instead. However, his pass is awful and rolls out for a goal kick!
67' Bowen attempts to flick a header onto Cornet racing forward, but it's cut out by Felix for the hosts!
65' Bowen races forward and finds Benrahma, who dribbles into the box. He looks to play in Bowen with a return pass, but a deflection takes the ball into the arms of Nicolai Larsen!
64' Cresswell attempts to find Cornet on the run into the box, but the Ivorian is halted by the raising of the offside flag.
J. Bowen
G. Scamacca
West Ham United
63' Scamacca's belting goal put West Ham 2-1 up, and he's withdrawn for Jarrod Bowen, who scored their first goal of the tournament last time out against FCSB.
S. Benrahma
Lucas Paquetá
West Ham United
63' Paqueta is the next off for the Hammers, replaced in attack by Said Benrahma.
T. Souček
D. Rice
West Ham United
63' West Ham also make a triple change, with their captain Rice coming off for Tomas Soucek.
M. Kaalund
A. Klynge
Silkeborg
62' Klynge is also withdrawn, with Mads Larsen coming on in midfield.
S. Jørgensen
K. Kusk
Silkeborg
62' Kusk, who of course did score for the hosts, comes off too, and is replaced by Sebastian Jorgensen.
T. Adamsen
N. Helenius
Silkeborg
62' Captain Helenius, who had a goal disallowed in the first half, comes off for Silkeborg to be replaced up front by Tonni Adamsen.
60' Thordarson looks to advance forward for the hosts, but he's shoved over by Paqueta for a free-kick.
58' The pace of this game has really slowed down in this second half. After such a frantic opening to the first, which had seen two goals by now, it's been nothing of the sort in this one with both goalkeepers barely having a touch with hands nor feet!
56' Tengstedt and Klynge play a good one-two on the edge of the box, but Coufal shields the ball well from Tengstedt and re-gains possession.
54' Coufal races down the right for the Hammers, but is soon met with force by Tengstedt, who shoves him to ground but wins the ball cleanly for the home side!
52' After breaking up a promising West Ham attack, Klynge passes back to Larsen who clears under pressure from Cornet!
50' A slick West Ham move down the left breaks down with Emerson unable to latch onto Paqueta's pass as it rolls over the sideline.
48' Among teams who created more than one big chance, West Ham were the only side with a 100 per cent conversion rate on big chances during matchday one of the group stages, beating FCSB 3-1 as a result.
46' Silkeborg kick off the second half, and play resumes in Jutland!
L. Klitten
L. Engel
Silkeborg
46' The hosts make a half-time substitution, bringing off Engel, who set up the first goal, for Lukas Klitten at left-back.
The teams are back out for the second half, and can West Ham maintain their healthy lead?
Kusk's fifth-minute opener shocked West Ham into a reply, but the Denmark forward continued to play exceptionally in forward areas. He scored once from three attempted shots, and had two touches in the box as well as three entries into the final third. He passed 13 times in that area of the pitch, with all but one being successful. Spark.
The half ends following four good goals and plenty more action in Silkeborg! The hosts led after just five minutes thanks to a well-taken finish by Kusk, but West Ham sparked into life soon after and were level within eight minutes from the spot. Lanzini's penalty, Scamacca's screamer and Dawson's header give the Hammers a commanding 3-1 lead, but both sides have shown that they're more than capable of adding to that scoreline!
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: SILKEBORG 1-3 WEST HAM.
45' We'll play a minute of added time to close out the first half.
44' Coufal crosses from deep towards Paqueta, who rises high to glance a header towards goal but puts it wide!
42' Paqueta's down after a challenge from Helenius, and despite a free-kick not even being given to West Ham, he may well need to be substituted.
40' West Ham have won all three of their matches in this season’s Conference League, including qualifiers, scoring exactly three goals in each of their games so far. The Hammers have never previously won four European games in a row before, but are on course to extend that impressive record here!
A. Cresswell
Assist
West Ham United
38' West Ham's danger from set-pieces is well known regardless of who's in the box, but Cresswell's deliveries from the corner flag are consistently excellent, and another great ball has given the Hammers a two-goal cushion.
C. Dawson
Goal
West Ham United
38' GOOOOAAAALLL!!! It's three!!! Cresswell's delivery is whipped in to the front post, where Dawson escapes his marker to nod beyond Larsen and in!!! A great telegraphed run beyond Tengstedt got him there, and the finish has put West Ham 3-1 up!
37' SAVED!!! Emerson cuts inside from the left following a good passing move from the Hammers, and fires a fizzing shot from the edge of the area that is tipped wide by Larsen!
35' Sonne fires another low cross into the area, and Brink hits the floor as he races onto the ball, but he appears to have tripped himself up rather than being pushed!
34' Silkeborg are winless in their last nine matches in European competition, including qualifiers; in fact, their last win in Europe came all the way back in August 1998 against Slovenian side NK Mura.
32' BALL IN THE NET!!! A Silkeborg corner is swung in, and Helenius rises highest to head into the goal, but Areola was impeded by Thordarson and the goal will not count!
30' Klynge puts Engel into space down the left, and he drills a cross towards the front post. Helenius slides in for it, but Areola gathers, and the Silkeborg captain's appeals for a penalty are ignored!
29' Sonne cuts inside Emerson before teeing up Kusk, but on this occasion his first-time shot skews well wide of goal!
28' Lanzini finds Paqueta and is put back through on goal by the Brazilian, but Paqueta came back from an offside position to make that pass and the flag denies West Ham again!
27' Scamacca turns provider for Cornet as he chips a throughball into the box, but the winger is stopped by the offside flag before he can pull the trigger!
M. Cornet
Assist
West Ham United
25' The energy there from Cornet created that goal, nipping in to win the ball while well off his wing, and Scamacca did the rest!
G. Scamacca
Goal
West Ham United
25' GOOOAAAALLLL!!! Hammered in!!!! Cornet intercepts Brink's pass and finds Scamacca, who turns and shoots to blast a vicious shot beyond Larsen and into the top corner!!! What a strike, and West Ham have turned it around to lead 2-1!
25' Emerson crosses from the byline for Paqueta, but he has four red shirts surrounding him and Felix heads it clear!
23' Paqueta and Emerson play a one-two on the edge of the box that ends with a shot from the former, but a deflection takes it Cresswell's way and he can't keep hold of the ball!
A. Klynge
Yellow Card
Silkeborg
22' After a Silkeborg attack is broken up, Cornet sets off on the break for West Ham. Klynge follows him all the way, and clips him late to be penalised and booked!
20' WIDE!!!! Helenius' cross-field pass picks out Sonne in the box, and he lays it off to Kusk. He tries his luck again from the edge of the box, and it skews just wide of the post with Areola rooted to the spot!
18' West Ham are undefeated in their previous three games away from home in the group stages of UEFA competitions, scoring exactly two goals per game in each of those fixtures.
16' Sonne finds Tengstedt in the box, and he looks to create shooting space but can't evade Dawson, who wins possession back for the Hammers.
15' Thordarson looks to turn Lanzini down the left, but has his heels clipped by the West Ham midfielder and wins a free-kick.
M. Lanzini
Penalty Goal
West Ham United
13' GOOOAAALLL!!! The Hammers are level!!! It's Lanzini who steps up, and slots his penalty just beyond the fingertips of Larsen as it finds the bottom left corner!!! Silkeborg's lead lasted all of eight minutes, as we're locked up at 1-1!
T. Salquist
Yellow Card
Silkeborg
12' It took a brief moment before the referee actually gave the penalty, but the yellow card for Salquist is out very soon afterwards!
11' PENALTY!!! Coufal races down the right and crosses early for Cornet. He hits the floor while running for the ball, but is pushed by Salquist and the referee points to the spot!
11' WIDE!!! Thordarson shapes to shoot before finding Tengstedt, who lays the ball off to his left. Engel races onto it, and blasts a good effort across goal and wide of Areola's left post!
9' Cornet hooks a cross to the back post, and Emerson jumps well to head it goalwards, but it's a tame header that Larsen can hold easily!
7' That was superbly worked from the hosts, who didn't look to be threatening at all until the ball dropped to Kusk. West Ham conceded first against FCSB too, but it's likely that no-one saw this coming!
L. Engel
Assist
Silkeborg
5' What a ball from Engel, who found Kusk with a pinpoint pass that left West Ham's defenders looking like statues!
K. Kusk
Goal
Silkeborg
5' GOOOAAAALLLL!!!! Silkeborg fly into an early lead!!! After keeping the ball well down the left, Engel fires a low cross towards the edge of the box. The ball beats several West Ham players, but Kusk is unmarked to smash home a first-time shot!!! Areola didn't move, and West Ham suffer a very early blow!
4' Lanzini plays West Ham's first corner of the match across the ground, but Emerson's flick-on finds only a red shirt and Silkeborg come away with the ball.
3' Cornet cuts inside before finding Coufal wide to his right, and his cross into the box is aimed towards Emerson but Larsen catches it!
3' This is the first time Silkeborg have faced an English side on the European stage. West Ham faced Danish opposition for the first time during the last round of qualifiers in this year’s tournament, defeating Viborg FF 3-0 and 3-1 in both legs of their tie.
1' West Ham kick us off, and we're underway in central Denmark!
The teams head out of the tunnel, and we're almost ready for kick-off at JYSK Park!
Jarrod Bowen, Emerson and Michail Antonio all scored as West Ham triumphed over FCSB, but Emerson is the only one of the three to keep his place in the XI. Bowen and Antonio drop to the bench, with summer signings Lucas Paqueta and Gianluca Scamacca starting up front.
Silkeborg captain Nicklas Helenius has scored four goals already this season, and leads the line for the hosts, hoping to net his side’s first goals in a European tournament since the 2001-02 UEFA Cup.
WEST HAM SUBS: Lukasz Fabianski, Darren Randolph, Kurt Zouma, Pablo Fornals, Michail Antonio, Flynn Downes, Jarrod Bowen, Angelo Ogbonna, Said Benrahma, Tomas Soucek, Conor Coventry.
WEST HAM (4-4-2): Alphonse Areola; Vladimir Coufal, Craig Dawson, Thilo Kehrer, Aaron Cresswell; Maxwel Cornet, Manuel Lanzini, Declan Rice, Emerson; Lucas Paqueta, Gianluca Scamacca.
SILKEBORG SUBS: Oscar Hedvall, Robin Ostrom, Pelle Mattsson, Mads Larsen, Anders Dahl, Tonni Adamsen, Andreas Oggesen, Lukas Klitten, Sebastian Jorgensen, Andre Calisir, Alexander Busch.
SILKEBORG (4-3-2-1): Nicolai Larsen; Oliver Sonne, Tobias Salquist, Joel Felix, Lukas Ahlefeld Engel; Stefan Thordarson, Mark Brink, Anders Klynge; Soren Tengstedt, Kasper Kusk; Nicklas Helenius.
The Hammers came from behind to beat FCSB 3-1 in London, scoring all three of their goals in the last 21 minutes of normal time. David Moyes will be hoping they can build on that performance to keep their place on top of the pile.
An 80th-minute penalty from on-loan Wolves forward Fabio Silva saw Silkeborg beaten by Anderlecht in the opening match in Group B, and the Danish side will be hoping home advantage aids them, as they look to topple group leaders West Ham.
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