The first leg certainly wasn’t how West Ham drew it up, but Thursday’s performance against NK Domzale was a bit more convincing.
The Hammers comfortably won 3-0 (4-2 on aggregate) against their Slovenian opposition, ensuring the Premier League side a place in the final round of UEFA Europa League qualifying.
A pair of first-half finishes from Cheikhou Kouyaté gave West Ham a 2-0 advantage (3-2 on aggregate) inside of 25 minutes, before a late finish by Sofiane Feghouli with under 10 minutes to play guaranteed the side safety in the competition.
Other notable scores from Europa League qualification include:
- Spartak Moskow 0-1 (1-2 on aggregate) AEK Larnaca
- FK Qabala 1-0 (2-1 on aggregate) Lille
- Genk 2-1 (3-1 on aggregate) Cork
- St Etienne 1-0 (1-0 on aggregate) AEK Athens
- Videoton 1-1 (1-2 on aggregate) Midtjylland
- Hertha BSC 1-3 (2-3 on aggregate) Brondby
- AZ Alkmaar 2-1 (3-1 on aggregate) Giannina
- Austria Vienna 1-1 Spartak Trnava (Vienna advances 5-4 on PKs)