West Ham's Europa League hopes dashed after shock home defeat to Romanian outfit
Published 25/08/2016 | 22:02
West Ham have failed to qualify for the Europa League after losing 1-0 to Astra Giurgiu at the London Stadium for a 2-1 aggregate defeat in the play-off tie.
After drawing the first leg 1-1 in Romania, Slaven Bilic's men were stunned right on half time when Filipe Teixeira grabbed a crucial away.
Despite piling on the pressure in the second half, the Hammers couldn't find an equaliser and now exit the Europa League at the qualification stage - denying their owners three lucrative group fixtures at their new home, the Olympic Stadium.