Europa League - Qualifying First Round - 1st Leg
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West Ham United 3-0 Lusitanos

Diafra Sakho
Diafra Sakho has scored 13 goals in 27 matches for West Ham

West Ham began their long journey towards the Europa League group stage with a comfortable first-leg victory over Andorran side Lusitanos.

Striker Diafra Sakho scored twice and James Tomkins added a third to put the Hammers in control of the first qualifying-round tie.

They were watched by a capacity crowd of about 35,000, as well as new manager Slaven Bilic, who was in the stands but not in charge.

The second leg takes place on 9 July.

The Hammers qualified for the Europa League via the Fair Play League and their reward was a first match of the 2015-16 season 40 days after the final Premier League match of the 2014-15 campaign.

But despite the lack of a significant summer break, there was an upbeat atmosphere at Upton Park, with Bilic receiving a rousing reception when he was presented to the crowd before kick-off.

With the 46-year-old Croat assuming a watching brief, academy manager Terry Westley took charge, and he had to endure a frustrating wait before seeing his side make the breakthrough.

Despite their dominance, it took until the 40th minute for the Hammers to take the lead, Senegal striker Sakho heading in from six yards after Mauro Zarate's cross from the right.

They doubled their advantage just before half-time when Sakho converted Morgan Amalfitano's cutback from close range.

Sakho and Zarate were two of the more senior players in a line-up which mixed experience and youth. Midfielder Reece Oxford was given his debut and, in the process, the 16-year-old became the youngest player to represent the club.

But it was experience which made the difference, Tomkins adding the third goal from a Matt Jarvis cross just before the hour mark with a close-range header to put West Ham in control of the tie.

Slaven Bilic introduced to West Ham crowd
Slaven Bilic played for West Ham for a season and a half between 1996 and 1997

Line-ups

West Ham

  • 1Randolph
  • 17O'BrienSubstituted forCullenat 60'minutes
  • 5Tomkins
  • 32Burke
  • 37Page
  • 21Amalfitano
  • 23Poyet
  • 35OxfordBooked at 27mins
  • 7Jarvis
  • 10ZárateSubstituted forParfitt-Williamsat 74'minutes
  • 15SakhoSubstituted forLeeat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 34Spiegel
  • 36Lee
  • 39Cullen
  • 41Westley
  • 59Knoyle
  • 62Nasha
  • 64Parfitt-Williams

Lusitanos

  • 1Rubio Ortuño
  • 2Acosta
  • 24Maciel Antunes
  • 5Muñoz
  • 3San Nicolás
  • 18San NicolasSubstituted forMoya Cantilloat 45'minutes
  • 21SoaresBooked at 29minsSubstituted forSonejeeat 54'minutesBooked at 63mins
  • 10Dos Reis
  • 14Molina
  • 11AguilarBooked at 24minsSubstituted forConteh-Lacalleat 45'minutes
  • 9Romero Ballus

Substitutes

  • 4Sonejee
  • 6Moya Cantillo
  • 7Conteh-Lacalle
  • 15Pires Azevedo
  • 17Moreira
  • 22Fernendes
  • 35Benitez
Referee:
Vadims Direktorenko
Attendance:
34,966

Match Stats

Home TeamWest HamAway TeamLusitanos
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home20
Away2
Shots on Target
Home11
Away0
Corners
Home9
Away0
Fouls
Home10
Away14

As It Stood

A

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2Villarreal6321157811
3FC Zürich62131014-47
4Apollon Limassol6105418-143

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Club Brugge6330102812
2Torino632193611
3HJK Helsinki6204511-66
4FC Copenhagen6114513-84

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Besiktas6330115612
2Tottenham632194511
3Asteras Tripolis6132710-36
4Partizan Belgrade602419-82

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1RB Salzburg65102181316
2Celtic62221011-18
3Dinamo Zagreb62041215-36
4Astra Giurgiu6114615-94

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
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2PSV Eindhoven62228808
3Estoril Praia612378-15
4Panathinaikos6024611-52

F

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2Dnipropetrovsk621345-17
3FK Qarabag613235-26
4Saint-Étienne605123-15

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Feyenoord6402106412
2Sevilla632185311
3HNK Rijeka621378-17
4Standard Liege6114410-64

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Everton6321103711
2Wolfsburg63121410410
3FK Krasnodar6132712-56
4Lille604239-64

I

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Napoli6411113813
2BSC Young Boys6402137612
3Sparta Prague6312116510
4Slovan Bratislava6006120-190

J

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dynamo Kiev6501124815
2Aalborg BK6303510-59
3Steaua Bucharest621311927
4Rio Ave6114510-54

K

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Fiorentina6411114713
2Guingamp631276110
3PAOK Salonika621310737
4Dinamo Minsk6114314-114

L

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Legia Warsaw650172515
2Trabzonspor631286210
3KSC Lokeren631244010
4Metalist Kharkiv6006310-70
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