Nikola Vlasic is intent on becoming a key man at West Ham — and wants to use the Europa League as a springboard to success. The Croat wants to make a fresh start in English football after struggles at Everton three years ago and is keen to catch the eye in Europe before shining iRead More »
Jarrod Bowen believes teams will fear West Ham in the Europa League after their perfect start in the competition. The Hammers made it three wins from three on Thursday night as Bowen’s fine solo goal sealed all three points against Genk after Craig Dawson and Issa Diop had struck from set-pieces. West Ham moved six points clear at the top of Group H with three games to play and look comfortable at this new level so far.
Not for the first time since the return of David Moyes, West Ham are having to reassess what might be possible this season. The Hammers, new to the Europa League group stages, have three comfortable wins from three without a goal in reply after despatching Genk with minimal fuss to move six points clear in the group and within touching distance of the knockout stages. The last side to start a Europa League campaign with three straight wins was Sevilla two years ago, with the Spaniards going on to win it.
The Hammers earned a third European win in three matches to continue their fine form under David Moyes