Ten-man West Ham fell short of reaching a first major European final for 46 years as they were beaten 1-0 at Eintracht Frankfurt in Thursday’s Europa League semi-final second leg, losing the tie 3-1 on aggregate.
Aaron Cresswell was sent off after 19 minutes for denying a goalscoring opportunity following VAR intervention, before an unmarked Rafael Santos Borre opened the scoring from close range (26) to extend Frankfurt’s aggregate lead.
West Ham manager David Moyes was also sent off after he angrily kicked a ball towards the Frankfurt bench in the 78th minute, having watched his side struggle to recover after going a man down.
Frankfurt, who remain unbeaten in the Europa League, will play Rangers in the final on May 18 in Seville.
More to follow…
Sunday – Norwich (a) Premier League
May 15 – Manchester City (h) Premier League, live on Sky Sports
May 18 – Rangers or RB Leipzig (n) Europa League final
May 22 – Brighton (a) Premier League
What’s next for West Ham?
West Ham travel to relegated Norwich on Sunday as they look to reignite their push for a top-six finish in the Premier League after four games without a win domestically, losing three of those. The Hammers play host to league leaders Manchester City the following Sunday, live on Sky Sports, as the visitors chase a third consecutive title.