To our live coverage of Genk vs West Ham in Europa League Group H.
David Moyes’ high-flying side are riding the crest of a wave, sitting in fourth place in the Premier League and having secured a perfect three wins from three in Europe so far this campaign – including a comfortable 3-0 triumph over Genk in the reverse fixture at the London Stadium.
Tonight’s match marks Moyes’ 1,000th as a manager – and to mark the occasion the Scotsman has been reminiscing about his 23 years in management.
Our chief football correspondent Jason Burt sat down with the West Ham boss ahead of the game, and this fine piece is the result… David Moyes at 1,000 matches: Renaissance man vows to keep on ‘throwing punches’ .
One area where West Ham will undoubtedly be looking to target their Belgian opponents is at set pieces. The Hammers scored two set-piece goals in the 3-0 home win, adding to Genk’s defensive woes – they have conceded the most goals from set plays in the Europa League this season (four).
In contrast, Telegraph Sport’s Thom Gibbs has a theory that West Ham are the current kings of set plays. No team scored more than their 16 set-piece goals in the Premier League last season, and the goalscoring trend has continued in recent weeks – so Mr Gibbs has taken an in-depth look at how Moyes’ side made set pieces sexy again.
A fourth win on the bounce in this competition would all-but secure West Ham a place in the knockout stages (depending on other results in the group) and keep their fine form going ahead of a tasty-looking Super Sunday clash at home against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool.
Tonight’s game gets under way at 5.45pm, and we will have all the build-up and team news for you ahead of kick-off – followed by live updates throughout.