West Ham ratings v Dinamo Zagreb: Rice 9, Zouma 8, Antonio 8

David Moyes's team begin Europa League campaign with 2-0 victory

West Ham enjoyed a great start to their Europa League campaign with a 2-0 win at Dinamo Zagreb in Group H.

Michail Antonio gave Hammers the lead in 22nd-minute after he rounded goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic and eased the ball into an empty net after intercepting a poor back pass by Kevin Theophile-Catherine.

Declan Rice then secured victory with a fine individual effort in the 50th as he raced clear of his marker from the halfway line and drilled the ball home through Livakovic's legs.

"I was really pleased with the way the players played," manager David Moyes said. "Zagreb have a really good history in European football so I knew it was going to be a tough game and the players were made aware of that.

"It's something new for us, certainly to someone like Declan Rice who's played for his country but not in Europe for his club, so it's something he's going to have to get used to as it is for most of the players here."

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Updated: September 17th 2021, 5:50 AM
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