‘My star acts’ was the verdict of David Moyes when hailing his holy trinity as West Ham take huge step to Europa Conference League last 16.

West Ham have tightened their grip on Group B after making it a perfect three wins from three so far.

The result, courtesy of a lovely goal from substitute Gianluca Scamacca – beautifully setup by fellow sub Lucas Paqueta – means the Hammers can effectively secure the group win with victory over the same opposition at the London Stadium next Thursday.

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Alphonse Areola must also take credit for West Ham’s 1-0 win after producing a stunning point blank save at 1-0 to rival the one he made against Sevilla in last season’s Europa League.

There was no doubting the man of the match, though.

Flynn Downes was head and shoulders the best player on the park with another brilliant performance for his boyhood club.

‘My star acts’ David Moyes hails holy trinity as West Ham take huge step to Europa Conference League last 16

Victory in Belgium means it is two wins on the bounce for West Ham ahead of the Premier League clash with Fulham at the weekend.

It was a wonderfully crafted goal which showed the huge difference this extra class and quality can make for West Ham in matches.

‘My star acts’ was Moyes’ verdict on his holy trinity as West Ham take a huge step to the Europa Conference League last 16.

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“The three players, it was like bringing on three star acts,” Moyes said in his post match press conference (Football.London).

“We are still getting used to Gianluca and Paqueta, but you could see right away it was a lift.

“It was a little bit unpredictable in how they were going to be. Last season we didn’t really have another centre forward and I thought Jarrod was brilliant…

“I believe it will make a huge difference. I wouldn’t say we took any risks, but we knew it was a big summer. Probably buying players that would keep us competitive. Players we’ve signed are good internationals.”

There was also special mention for man of the match Downes.

“Flynn was excellent, Jarrod, Benny. Flynn has only just started to get the feel of it in training,” Moyes added.

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