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UECL: West Ham beat Fiorentina to win first major title in over 40 years

West Ham beat Fiorentina to win UEFA Europa Conference League

West Ham beat Fiorentina 2-1 to end a 43-year wait for a major title in the UEFA Europa Conference League final on Wednesday night in Prague.

Said Benrahma’s second-half penalty in the 62nd minute gave the Hammers the lead before Giacomo Bonaventura levelled seven minutes later with a well-taken strike.

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However, Jarod Bowen’s last-minute winner handed West Ham the title. The Englishman got a through pass from Lucas Paqueta before beating Pietro Terracciano.

David Moyes
David Moyes is the first Scottish coach to win a UEFA club competition title since Sir Alex Ferguson

Manager David Moyes was ecstatic as he celebrated the first trophy of his career.

Captain Declan Rice, in possibly his final game for the club, emulated club greats Bobby Moore and Billy Bonds by leading the club to glory. Moore captained West Ham to the 1965 European Cup Winners’ Cup, and Bonds led them to the FA Cup in 1975 and 1980.

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The victory also sealed a place in next season’s Europa League and means European football for the third year running for the first time in the club’s history.

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