Bačka Topola 0-1 West Ham: Souček scores late to seal Irons’ Europa League progression

West Ham traveled to Serbia on Thursday, confident in the knowledge that three points against TSC Bačka Topola would seal their UEFA Europa League progression.

TSC: Ilic; Petrovic, Calusic, Stojic, Antonic, Cvetkovic; Kuveljic, Radin, Dakovac; Cirkovic, Milovanovic

WHU: Fabianski; Cresswell, Aguerd, Mavropanos, Johnson; Paqueta, Soucek, Ward-Prowse; Benrahma, Mubama, Fornals

A disappointing performance on the continent saw David Moyes’ side struggle against Serbian opposition as they sought to progress to the knockout stages of the UEFA Europa League.

Registering just one shot on target throughout the first 85 minutes of the match, the Hammers looked set to be heading home empty-handed before Tomas Souček arrived to smash home from Maxwel Cornet’s cross.

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The Irons sit at the top of Group A now, level on points with SC Freiburg. Moyes’ men will welcome the German side to the London Stadium on December 14, where a draw would be enough to seal top spot and the accompanying automatic progression slot.