In Genk, West Ham were disappointed by a late own goal.

In Thursday evening’s Europa League play in Belgium, West Ham surrendered their advantage late to draw 2-2 after coming from behind to lead in the final stages.

The game was the 1,000th match for Hammers manager David Moyes, but his team were unable to go over the line to celebrate with a victory, despite the fact that they are now on the cusp of qualifying for the knockout stages.

With just four minutes on the clock, Joseph Paintsil gave the hosts the lead, giving Moyes something to ponder about.

It took the Premier League side till the hour mark to get back on terms with Genk. Benrahma was on hand to finish off a pass from Vladimir Coufal, who had found him with some excellent play.
Benrahma scored in the 82nd minute to put West Ham ahead and score what seemed to be the winner, which would have secured their position in the competition’s post-Christmas stages with two games to spare.

However, only five minutes later, Tomas Soucek had the misfortune of deflecting a cross past former Real Madrid goalkeeper Alphonse Areola and into his own goal, resulting in the points being split.

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