Mark Noble on the spot as West Ham beat Rapid Vienna to wrap up top spot

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West Ham waltzed into the last 16 of the Europa League with a game to spare after a 2-0 victory at Rapid Vienna, as first-half goals from Andriy Yarmolenko and Mark Noble wrapped up top spot in Group H for David Moyes’ side.It was an important victory for the Hammers as they are now straight through to the knockout stage, avoiding a play-off in February against a team dropping down from the Champions League. Moyes was even able to make eight changes to his side, resting the likes of Declan Rice and Michail Antonio, and still comfortably get the job done. Continue reading...

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