Hammers Europa hopes grow

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West Ham United were handed another boost in their quest for European football as Manchester City thrashed Brighton Hove Albion 4-0. Phil Foden led the rout as Man City put pressure on Declan Rice’s Arsenal with a thumping win at The Amex Stadium.

The South Coast club are now four points behind The Hammers in the Premier League standings, although they do have a game in hand. It does seem that the majority of midweek EPL results have gone in West Ham’s favour, but it should be noted that a resurgent AFC Bournemouth team are only three points behind.

Due to the Premier League teams poor performance in European competition this season, the UEFA coefficient rankings mean a top seven finish will most likely be required for Europa Conference League football next season.

West Ham once again relied on Tomas Soucek and luck to beat TSC Backa Topola

Hammers Europa hopes grow as West Ham hope to have more European memories next season

West Ham will have to be at their very best for the remainder of the campaign due to an unfavourable goal difference. The Hammers horrendous defending has ensured that David Moyes boys will not be in contention should they finish on equal points with any of their Euro rivals.

Of course, it will all be irrelevant if West Ham fail to beat Liverpool at The London Stadium on Saturday for what should be a fascinating encounter. Both Jurgen Klopp and David Moyes are expected to leave their managerial posts at the end of this season.

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  • Bonzo says:

    Are years of European football its going to be a big loss next season, especially as we were so close to a fourth year. I wouldn’t have minded finishing seventh and playing in the conference again. I think we could have won it again if we did. Can’t see us doing it now though. It would be a bit of a long shot.

    • Trevor says:

      Never give up until it’s mathematically impossible, Bonzo. (Your namesake never gave up, did he?)
      It’ll only be a long shot if we lose to Liverpool and Chelsea, whilst Newcastle gain an extra point or two. They still have to play a fighting Burnley side away, plus Man United and Spurs.I

      • Simone says:

        I see very little chance of top 7 for us, and yes if that means rebuild and Moyes gone than it’s a better result! But really I think even if we did somehow make top 7, Moyes will still be going. In all probability, we are looking at a 9th place finish at best, as Chelsea will go above us. This season was a real opportunity with so many having poor seasons, but if you look at Man U, despite being dreadful they are still 5 points ahead of us! If we keep our key players strengthen with a good summer signing campaign and bring on some of the excellent youngsters we have we’ll be looking good for Europe again soon! COYI!

  • Hammer_Rite says:

    Yes i want to win every game West Ham play and yes i’ll take the European Conference league again BUT if we do achieve that it could be at the expense of David Moyes being kept on once again.
    What a dilemma!

  • Jeff Harmycz says:

    It ain’t over till the fat lady sings COYI⚒️⚒️⚒️🫧🫧🫧

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