Dinamo Zagreb 0-2 West Ham United: Michail Antonio and Declan Rice score in comfortable Europa League win

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Declan RiceDeclan Rice capped his 150th appearance for West Ham with a goal

West Ham opened their Europa League Group H campaign with a comfortable win at Dinamo Zagreb.

Michail Antonio set the Hammers on their way with his fifth goal of the season, latching on to an underhit backpass from Kevin Theophile-Catherine to round home goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic and slide the ball into an empty net.

It was no more than the visitors deserved after dominating the early stages against the Croatian champions.

Declan Rice sealed an exemplary away performance with a superb second on his 150th appearance for the club.

The England midfielder brilliantly won back possession and drove into the Dinamo area before despatching a powerful left-foot shot through Livakovic's legs.

Bar qualifiers, it ensured a first victory in Europe for West Ham since 1999 and vindicated manager David Moyes' decision to introduce several players into his starting XI for the first time this season.

Kurt Zouma and Nikola Vlasic both impressed on their full debuts for the club, while Ryan Fredericks, Manuel Lanzini and Issa Diop all appeared up to speed on their first starts of the season.

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Dinamo Zagreb

Squad number40Player nameLivakovic

Squad number28Player nameThéophile-Catherine

Squad number6Player nameLauritsen

Squad number37Player nameSutalo

Squad number13Player nameRistovski

Squad number27Player nameMisic

Squad number38Player nameFranjic

Squad number99Player nameOrsic

Squad number5Player nameAdemi

Squad number7Player nameIvanusec

Squad number21Player namePetkovic

Squad number2Player nameMoharrami

Squad number8Player nameGojak

Squad number24Player nameTolic

Squad number39Player nameJuric

Squad number70Player nameMenalo

West Ham United

Squad number1Player nameFabianski

Squad number24Player nameFredericks

Squad number23Player nameDiop

Squad number4Player nameZouma

Squad number3Player nameCresswell

Squad number41Player nameRice

Squad number28Player nameSoucek

Squad number11Player nameVlasic

Squad number10Player nameLanzini

Squad number8Player nameFornals

Squad number9Player nameAntonio

Squad number7Player nameYarmolenko

Squad number16Player nameNoble

Squad number20Player nameBowen

Squad number22Player nameBenrahma

Squad number26Player nameMasuaku

Line-ups

Dinamo Zagreb

Formation 3-4-2-1

40Livakovic28Théophile-CatherineSubstituted forJuricat 45'minutes6Lauritsen37Sutalo13RistovskiSubstituted forMoharramiat 63'minutes27MisicBooked at 67minsSubstituted forTolicat 75'minutes38Franjic99OrsicSubstituted forMenaloat 83'minutes5Ademi7IvanusecSubstituted forGojakat 84'minutes21Petkovic

Substitutes

1Zagorac2Moharrami3Stefulj8Gojak9Andric24Tolic31Bulat39Juric46Baturina66Dilaver70Menalo77Spikic

West Ham

Formation 4-2-3-1

1Fabianski24Fredericks23Diop4Zouma3Cresswell41RiceSubstituted forNobleat 83'minutes28Soucek11VlasicSubstituted forBowenat 69'minutes10LanziniBooked at 32minsSubstituted forBenrahmaat 52'minutes8FornalsSubstituted forMasuakuat 83'minutes9AntonioSubstituted forYarmolenkoat 83'minutes

Substitutes

5Coufal7Yarmolenko13Areola15Dawson16Noble20Bowen21Ogbonna22Benrahma26Masuaku31Johnson33Král35Randolph

Live Text

Match ends, Dinamo Zagreb 0, West Ham United 2.

Second Half ends, Dinamo Zagreb 0, West Ham United 2.

Attempt saved. Andriy Yarmolenko (West Ham United) header from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Saïd Benrahma with a cross.

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Sadegh Moharrami.

Attempt blocked. Saïd Benrahma (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Tomas Soucek.

Substitution, Dinamo Zagreb. Amer Gojak replaces Luka Ivanusec.

Substitution, Dinamo Zagreb. Luka Menalo replaces Mislav Orsic.

Substitution, West Ham United. Andriy Yarmolenko replaces Michail Antonio.

Substitution, West Ham United. Arthur Masuaku replaces Pablo Fornals.

Substitution, West Ham United. Mark Noble replaces Declan Rice.

Bruno Petkovic (Dinamo Zagreb) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kurt Zouma (West Ham United).

Offside, Dinamo Zagreb. Luka Ivanusec tries a through ball, but Deni Juric is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Saïd Benrahma (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Pablo Fornals.

Substitution, Dinamo Zagreb. Marko Tolic replaces Josip Misic.

Attempt saved. Pablo Fornals (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michail Antonio.

Attempt blocked. Pablo Fornals (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Dinamo Zagreb. Conceded by Tomas Soucek.

Substitution, West Ham United. Jarrod Bowen replaces Nikola Vlasic.

Bruno Petkovic (Dinamo Zagreb) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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