West Ham 2-0 Rapid Vienna LIVE! Rice, Benrahma goals - Europa League result, match stream and latest updates

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West Ham vs Rapid Vienna - LIVE!

West Ham continued their impressive start to life in the Europa League by beating Rapid Vienna on Thursday evening.

Declan Rice tapped home shortly before the half-hour mark for his second goal in as many European games and Said Benrahma netted a stylish second in the final minute of second-half stoppage time.

Those efforts secured a second straight win in Group H for David Moyes’ side, who now boast a three-point advantage at the summit ahead of the visit of Belgian side Genk to east London on October 21.

It is now three consecutive victories across all competitions for West Ham, who beat Manchester United in the Carabao Cup before striking late to defeat Leeds in the Premier League last weekend.

The night was only marred by some crowd trouble in the first half at a packed-out London Stadium, which was hosting its first Europa League group stage game.

Objects were thrown between both sets of fans as tempers simmered before a number of Vienna supporters appeared to try and get into the home end after Rice’s goal in the first half.

Follow West Ham vs Rapid Vienna reaction LIVE with Standard Sport’s blog below and expert analysis from Jack Rosser at the London Stadium...

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West Ham vs Rapid Vienna news

  • GOAL! Benrahma scores second in added time

  • Rapid Vienna penalty decision overturned

  • Crowd trouble in first half at London Stadium

  • GOAL! Rice taps home after Antonio assist

Jack Rosser at the London Stadium

Thursday 30 September 2021 22:00 , George Flood

It's two wins from two and West Ham are three points clear at the top of their group with Genk comfortably beaten 3-0 by Dinamo Zagreb in Belgium.

A controlled performance but you get the sense Moyes would have wanted to see a bit more.

West Ham have the talent to have killed that game far earlier.

Full-time

Thursday 30 September 2021 21:55 , George Flood

West Ham 2-0 Rapid Vienna

GOAL! West Ham 2-0 Rapid Vienna | Said Benrahma 95'

Thursday 30 September 2021 21:53 , George Flood

95 mins: Lovely from Benrahma, who receives possession from Bowen just inside the box, gets it under control and cuts inside Stojkovic before effortlessly rolling the ball into the far corner.

Great finish and the Hammers put the seal on this second straight Europa League win.

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93 mins: West Ham are still pressing for that second goal rather than simply seeing out these final few minutes, with Soucek’s low effort deflected behind off the boot of Aiwu.

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92 mins: Fornals has looked lively since coming on for West Ham and he combines nicely with Benrahma before seeing a fierce drive from the edge of the box parried by Gartler.

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90 mins: FIVE minutes of added time signalled.

Substitute Ljubicic works a good position but then lets fly from 35 yards with an effort that was never bothering Areola.

Just about sums up their night, in truth.

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88 mins: Some more late pressure from Rapid Vienna, who work a corner that is emphatically cleared.

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84 mins: I don’t want to jinx this for West Ham, but you get the feeling that Rapid Vienna wouldn’t score here if we played for another 90 minutes.

Some pretty build-up play and neat passing at times tonight, but zero final ball or end product.

The latest example a really poor cross that is easily taken by Areola.

Thursday 30 September 2021 21:39 , George Flood

80 mins: What a miss from Bowen!

The substitute is sent through by a wonderful outside-of-the-boot pass from Fornals, shifts it to the right of the goalkeeper but is checked by Wimmer before blasting high and wide on his weaker foot.

That should have been three points sealed for West Ham in what has been a slog of a second half.

Thursday 30 September 2021 21:35 , George Flood

76 mins: Fornals is now on for West Ham as Yarmolenko makes way.

Jack Rosser at the London Stadium

Thursday 30 September 2021 21:32 , George Flood

The Vienna fans are holding up a no VAR banner but it’s in action here tonight and comes to the correct decision there.

Maybe a touch naive from Johnson to swing his leg out like that but it was a clear dive.

Thursday 30 September 2021 21:32 , George Flood

73 mins: NO PENALTY!

It is indeed overturned, and rightly so. Never a spot-kick.

A sigh of relief from Johnson nonetheless.

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71 mins: Unsurprisingly, the VAR has instructed the referee to go and look at the replays on the pitchside monitor.

Once he sees the second angle here, there’s no doubt this will be overturned.

Thursday 30 September 2021 21:29 , George Flood

69 mins: West Ham have switched off here and Grull plays a neat one-two just inside the box and falls under the challenge of Johnson, with referee Stieler pointing to the penalty spot with no hesitation.

But replays show that there was no contact and that he essentially tripped over his own feet.

This will be overturned, for sure.

Thursday 30 September 2021 21:25 , George Flood

66 mins: This has been a really sleepy second half and since the raft of substitutions, Rapid Vienna have got their foot on the ball and started to pass it around well.

They have more bodies in the West Ham final third and are looking to make something happen, but still can’t find a final ball to threaten.

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61 mins: West Ham’s triple change quickly follows, with Antonio, Noble and Vlasic replaced by Bowen, Soucek and Lanzini.

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60 mins: Better from West Ham as some nifty football around the box leads to a Noble drive that is well blocked.

Kitagawa and Grull have just come on for Vienna, with Kara and Fountas off.

Changes up front from Dietmar Kuhbauer in a bid to get back into this game.

Thursday 30 September 2021 21:16 , George Flood

57 mins: It’s another opportunity for Dawson from a set-piece after a yellow-card foul from Greiml.

However, this time his header drifts well wide.

Lanzini, Soucek and Bowen all preparing to come on for West Ham.

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54 mins: This has become a very scrappy contest with little to report from either side.

Both defences on top for now.

Rice among the goals

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48 mins: An early sight of goal in this second half for West Ham, but Vlasic’s low drive lacks the power to truly bother goalkeeper Gartler.

Ex-Spurs defender Wimmer is down and in need of treatment as the rain falls at the London Stadium.

Thursday 30 September 2021 21:04 , George Flood

We are back underway at the London Stadium.

Crowd trouble

Thursday 30 September 2021 21:00 , George Flood

Jack Rosser reports on that first-half crowd trouble at the London Stadium...

Rapid Vienna fans attempted to force their way into the West Ham end at the London Stadium following the opening goal in Thursday’s Europa League tie.

The small travelling contingent of fans from Austria had been making their presence known throughout the first half but there were ugly scenes following Declan Rice’s opening goal.

There had been small signs of trouble ahead of kick-off when missiles were thrown between the two sets of supporters during a pre-match light show.

Things calmed once the game had started but sparked quickly after Rice had found the back of the net.

A significant number of visiting supporters jumped the front of the away end in the Sir Trevor Brooking Stand at the London Stadium and looked to storm the home end.

Security acted quickly and managed to hold back the charging fans, though a number of objects were then thrown between the two sets of supporters, the largest of which appeared to be the bottle from the top of a water cooler.

Half-time

Thursday 30 September 2021 20:48 , George Flood

West Ham 1-0 Rapid Vienna

So far, so good for the Hammers in pursuit of a second successive Europa League victory.

Declan Rice tapped home just before the half-hour mark after both he and Dawson had headed against the post.

Some superb set-piece deliveries from Cresswell.

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45 mins: Into one minute of added time at the end of this first half as Rapid Vienna probe for an opening again, but can’t fashion a chance.

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43 mins: Benrahma turns and gets the wrong side of Rapid Vienna captain Grahovac, who not-so-subtly pulls back the former Brentford man and receives the first yellow card of the evening.

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41 mins: Antonio earns another corner and these terrific Cresswell deliveries are causing the Austrians all sorts of issues.

It’s Dawson again who attacks the ball into the six-yard box, but he can’t guide his latest header on target.

That might have come off the shoulder off the defender actually.

Thursday 30 September 2021 20:42 , George Flood

40 mins: Antonio wasn’t moving very well a little while ago and seemed to be holding his groin.

He seems okay now, but that’s something to monitor.

West Ham will loathe to be without their attacking talisman again.

Thursday 30 September 2021 20:40 , George Flood

36 mins: West Ham have been well on top in this first half, but Rapid Vienna have had their moments, though they’ve seemingly not brought their shooting boots.

A whipped cross from the left from Ullmann is left and Fountas can’t quite get a shot away before Dawson blocks the next dangerous ball in and a subsequent shot is fired well over.

Thursday 30 September 2021 20:36 , George Flood

33 mins: Plenty of pressure being applied by West Ham since that opening goal.

Johnson is now wrestled to the ground as he looks to connect with a cross to the back post.

Nothing given.

Thursday 30 September 2021 20:35 , George Flood

GOAL! West Ham 1-0 Rapid Vienna | Declan Rice 29'

Thursday 30 September 2021 20:30 , George Flood

29 mins: The woodwork can’t save Rapid Vienna this time!

Yarmolenko lofts a pass out to Antonio, who takes the ball on his chest before laying it square for Rice to tap home inside the six-yard box.

Two in two in the Europa League for Rice. A lovely West Ham move.

Some ugly scenes in the stands now, with that goal right in front of the Rapid Vienna fans, who have spilled forward and are being stopped by security.

Looks like missiles being thrown from both ends. Hopefully that simmers down.

Thursday 30 September 2021 20:28 , George Flood

27 mins: WOODWORK AGAIN!

So close again for the Hammers as Dawson’s powerful header from a Cresswell corner thunders against the post.

Some stuff being thrown it looks like as stewards try to keep the peace between home and away fans in the corner.

Thursday 30 September 2021 20:27 , George Flood

24 mins: Dawson tries to exert pressure on Gartler as West Ham deliver another free-kick into the box, but the goalkeeper stands firm to collect.

Jack Rosser at the London Stadium

Thursday 30 September 2021 20:25 , George Flood

David Moyes is starting to get a little agitated on the touchline. Johnson tries a bit of skill in his own half and loses the ball, which has his manager spinning away in anger.

He’s also not happy with a loose pass from Rice.

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21 mins: A little period of possession from Rapid Vienna in the West Ham final third, but Petrovic’s effort deflects high into the air and is gathered by Areola.

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19 mins: Good link-up play between Vlasic and Benrahma, but the former wanted the ensuing cross to the front post.

Instead it’s overhit and Johnson collects, with his driven cross blocked behind for a corner.

There’s a neat flick-on from a West Ham head at the front post, but Rapid Vienna hack clear.

Thursday 30 September 2021 20:19 , George Flood

16 mins: There was a little bit of a penalty shout from West Ham as Benrahma sped into the box and went over under pressure from Arase, but nothing given by German referee Tobias Stieler. That would have been very soft indeed.

Antonio’s movement is impressive early on here, but he can’t quite get the ball under control and it spins out for a goal kick.

Thursday 30 September 2021 20:17 , George Flood

15 mins: Benrahma causing problems down that left flank and Antonio forces a West Ham corner, but they take it short and are then driven back.

Jack Rosser at the London Stadium

Thursday 30 September 2021 20:15 , George Flood

West Ham in control but not too much to talk about in terms of chances created outside of that Cresswell free-kick.

A rather worrying moment in midfield as Noble looks to turn away from trouble but loses possession and the break ends with a shot straight at Areola.

He’ll need to be sharper than that on the ball.

Thursday 30 September 2021 20:15 , George Flood

12 mins: A bit of a warning for West Ham there as Noble is caught in possession and Fountas drives forward, but the Greek international’s tame low drive is easily dealt with by Areola.

Thursday 30 September 2021 20:11 , George Flood

8 mins: Another big chance for West Ham, though the offside flag was eventually raised after Antonio waited to take Johnson’s chipped cross on his chest before being denied by Gartler.

A decent cross from Yarmolenko now falls safe with no team-mates gambling on the ball.

This is already beginning to look a bit ominous for Rapid Vienna. West Ham’s opening goal doesn’t feel far away.

Thursday 30 September 2021 20:09 , George Flood

6 mins: WOODWORK!

Rice meets Cresswell’s free-kick with a terrific header that flies past goalkeeper Gartler before smashing against the base of the post.

The rebound is sent wide by Diop.

So close to the opening goal.

Thursday 30 September 2021 20:05 , George Flood

3 mins: Antonio does well to stay onside as he races to collect a low pass from Noble into the right channel.

It’s a dangerous ball across the box too, but Benrahma arrives too late and the opportunity is lost with a lack of claret and blue shirts on the scene.

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2 mins: A woeful finish, but that has to go down as a good early chance for the visitors, whose kit is interesting with white and green accompanied by a red and black diagonal sash.

Diop struggles with a long ball forward and Austrian forward Kara smashes hopelessly over the top.

Kick-off

Thursday 30 September 2021 20:02 , George Flood

We are underway in West Ham’s first Europa League home match.

Can they make it back-to-back wins in Group H?

Jack Rosser at the London Stadium

Thursday 30 September 2021 19:58 , George Flood

We’ve just had an enormous light and fire show here ahead of kick-off.

If they’re doing that for Rapid Vienna, we’ll have to have something akin to the London 2012 opening ceremony if they get out the group.

Thursday 30 September 2021 19:57 , George Flood

A tifo, fireworks and a light show - a big game feel to this tonight for West Ham.

Here come the teams.

Jack Rosser at the London Stadium

Thursday 30 September 2021 19:53 , George Flood

Standard Sport’s Jack Rosser is in position and previews tonight’s clash at the London Stadium, where the atmosphere is building very nicely indeed ahead of kick-off.

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A BT Sport montage harks back to the last time West Ham scored a goal in a proper home European match.

It was 1999, when Paulo Wanchope, Paolo Di Canio and Frank Lampard all netted in a 3-0 victory over Croatian side NK Osijek in the first round of the Uefa Cup.

They also won 3-1 away, but were beaten 2-0 on aggregate by Steaua Bucharest in round two.

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Final preparations

Thursday 30 September 2021 19:33 , George Flood

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Rice confident he can achieve West Ham goals

Thursday 30 September 2021 19:21 , George Flood

Speaking at yesterday’s pre-match press conference, Declan Rice was also quizzed on if he feels he can achieve his goals at West Ham despite that continued uncertainty over his future.

"Yeah, I think we can," he said.

"We can achieve good things. Last season we finished three points off the Champions League and easily could have got into that.

"You look back now and there are games that we really should have won. In cup competitions, knocking Man United out the other night, I've played in teams before where we've been knocked out early.

Declan Rice, Tomas Soucek, and Michail Antonio are all expcted to start tonight (Getty Images)
Declan Rice, Tomas Soucek, and Michail Antonio are all expcted to start tonight (Getty Images)

"I feel like the mentality around the place is that every competition we're entering is that we can go on and win. This is a new one we're entering and we want to win that. To the fans, you can see how happy I am on the pitch.

“There is nothing too much to say after that. I love playing for this team, for this manager and every time I go out on the pitch I will always give everything for them."

Ex-Spurs defender Wimmer returns for Rapid Vienna

Thursday 30 September 2021 19:09 , George Flood

I make that three changes to the Rapid Vienna team whose dismal season continued with a 3-0 home loss against Sturm Graz at the weekend.

Former Tottenham and Stoke defender Kevin Wimmer comes into the backline, while captain Srdan Grahovac and Ercan Kara also return.

Filip Stojkovic, Robert Ljubicic and Marco Grull all drop to the bench.

Rapid Vienna team

Thursday 30 September 2021 19:03 , George Flood

And here’s how the visitors line up tonight:

West Ham subs

Thursday 30 September 2021 18:55 , George Flood

Here’s confirmation of West Ham’s bench tonight. No Vladimir Coufal in the squad.

Subs: Fabianski, Randolph, Alese, Baptiste, Zouma, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Soucek, Kral, Lanzini, Fornals, Bowen

Seven changes from Moyes

Thursday 30 September 2021 18:48 , George Flood

So that’s seven changes from the West Ham side that beat Leeds at Elland Road thanks to Michail Antonio’s late goal.

Alphonse Areola, Ben Johnson, Craig Dawson, Issa Diop, Mark Noble, Nikola Vlasic and Andriy Yarmolenko all come in.

Aaron Cresswell, Declan Rice, Said Benrahma and Michail Antonio are the quartet that keep their places in the starting XI.

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West Ham team

Thursday 30 September 2021 18:39 , George Flood

West Ham have yet to announce their official team news for tonight, but Uefa have published their starting XI:

Areola; Johnson, Dawson, Diop, Cresswell; Rice, Noble; Yarmolenko, Vlasic, Benrahma; Antonio

Rice focused on West Ham amid future uncertainty

Thursday 30 September 2021 18:38 , George Flood

Rice of course rejected two new contract offers over the summer, with his current deal due to expire in 2024.

He has been subject to sustained interest from the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea, though he insists that he is still completely committed to West Ham.

“Everyone knows how I feel about West Ham and how I feel about playing under the manager and what it’s like playing with the group of players I’m playing with,” Rice said yesterday.

“I feel you can see in my performances, nothing’s up, nothing’s concerning me.

“I’m playing with a smile on my face, I’m going out there, I’m leading the team. I think you could see a difference if I wasn’t going out there and giving 100 per cent but every time I’m putting on the shirt – I’ve got the armband on at the moment – my only objective is to go out there and give everything for the club and get three points.

“With tomorrow night on the horizon, the only thought on my mind is to go out there and put on a performance for the fans and get the win.”

Hurst hails ‘fantastic’ Declan Rice

Thursday 30 September 2021 18:31 , George Flood

Hurst was also full of praise for Declan Rice, who this week insisted he remains focused on West Ham and fully committed amid ongoing uncertainty over his future... more on that in a moment.

“I can’t speak highly enough of Declan in the way he’s played for West Ham and the way he has progressed with the England team,” said Hurst.

“I’d like to see him score a few more goals — to do a Martin Peters and to get in the box a few more times, but he has been fantastic.”

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Antonio’s transformation ‘astounding'

Thursday 30 September 2021 18:29 , George Flood

Some fascinating insight from Hurst in his chat with Ken Dyer, which you can read in full by clicking here.

Comparing Michail Antonio’s improvement under David Moyes to his own transformation under Ron Greenwood, he said: “The transformation under David has been absolutely astounding.

“Ron Greenwood converted me from a struggling midfield player to a successful striker, and David has done something similar with Michail Antonio, changing him from a wide player to a central striker who is scoring lots of goals.

“Michail is fantastic and it’s important we keep him fit.”

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Hurst compares West Ham to England’s 1966 World Cup winners

Thursday 30 September 2021 18:20 , George Flood

Sir Geoff Hurst spoke exclusively to Ken Dyer for Standard Sport during the unveiling of West Ham’s new statue and expanded on the similarities he sees between David Moyes’ current team and the England side that won the World Cup in 1966.

“There is a lot of talk about the England players and what we achieved, but that was the result of three years’ work, with Sir Alf Ramsey (the then England manager) getting together a group of players — the right ones — and moving out players he didn’t want to be part of the squad,” he said.

“Ron Greenwood did something similar with West Ham, transforming the club to a team who could win trophies and produce players.

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“I see that again with David Moyes. Prior to him coming [back], the club were not far off relegation. They are a very different group now. They have a resilience about them.

“The move from Upton Park to the London Stadium was not without its difficulties and some people blamed the stadium when the team struggled.

“I totally disagree with that, though. The way a team plays comes down to the manager and players, wherever they’re playing, whether it’s Wanstead Flats, Upton Park or the London Stadium.”

Tonight’s theatre

Thursday 30 September 2021 18:14 , George Flood

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West Ham unveil new statue

Thursday 30 September 2021 18:07 , George Flood

Plenty of interest from fans tonight in West Ham’s brand new statue outside the London Stadium, which was officially unveiled yesterday.

The bronze statue pays tribute to Bobby Moore, Sir Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters and the Hammers’ 1965 European Cup Winners’ Cup win over 1860 Munich at the old Wembley Stadium.

Peters’ ashes were laid to rest in the foundations of the statue, with the ceremony attended by his wife Kathy and Moore’s daughter Roberta, along with Hurst.

Also present were four other members of that 1965 team in Ken Brown, Ronnie Boyce, Brian Dear and Jack Burkett.

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Standard Sport prediction

Thursday 30 September 2021 17:58 , George Flood

West Ham silenced any doubts about their inexperience on the European stage with their memorable win against Dinamo Zagreb.

The Hammers were impeccable that night and should have too much for a Rapid Vienna side who sit second bottom in the Austrian league following a poor start to the season.

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West Ham team news: Coufal doubtful

Thursday 30 September 2021 17:56 , George Flood

West Ham face a shortage of right-backs tonight with Ryan Fredericks already out with the groin injury suffered at Old Trafford last week and Vladimir Coufal now doubtful.

However, academy graduate Ben Johnson is ready to step in if required.

David Moyes will be expected to make changes tonight with Brentford up next in the Premier League on Sunday, just as he did in Zagreb.

The likes of Issa Diop, Nikola Vlasic and Manuel Lanzini will hope to get another chance to impress, though you can expect to see the likes of key stars Declan Rice and Michail Antonio - both on target in Croatia - starting as usual.

West Ham likely XI:Fabianski; Johnson, Zouma, Dawson, Masuaku; Rice, Soucek; Vlasic, Laznini, Fornals; Antonio

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How to watch West Ham vs Rapid Vienna

Thursday 30 September 2021 17:52 , George Flood

TV channel: The match will be televised live on BT Sport 1.

Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or BT Sport app.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Thursday 30 September 2021 17:51 , George Flood

West Ham vs Rapid Vienna is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off tonight - Thursday, September 30 2021.

The match will take place at London Stadium.

Welcome to West Ham vs Rapid Vienna LIVE coverage

Thursday 30 September 2021 17:47 , George Flood

Good evening and welcome to Standard Sport’s latest live coverage of a busy week of European football.

Tottenham and Leicester are in action elsewhere tonight, but here our focus is solely on West Ham as they play their first European home match excluding qualifiers for 15 long years.

Struggling Austrian outfit Rapid Vienna are the visitors to the London Stadium and David Moyes’ side will be firm favourites to make it back-to-back wins to kick off Group H after their impressive 2-0 triumph in Zagreb a fortnight ago.

Stay tuned for match build-up, latest team news and live updates, with expert analysis from Jack Rosser in Stratford.

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