West Ham are tantalisingly close to a European return after they came from behind to beat relegated West Brom in the Premier League at The Hawthorns.
David Moyes’ side are guaranteed at least seventh place – and a spot in the new Europa Conference League play-off round – unless results go against them significantly on Sunday.
A point at home to Southampton would ensure sixth spot and a place in the Europa League group stage.
But victory did notcome easily for the Hammers, with Declan Rice missing a first-half penalty before Matheus Pereira gave West Brom the lead.
Tomas Soucek levelled before half-time with his 10th goal of the season, but the hosts continued to carry a threat.
Angelo Ogbonna nodded West Ham in front eight minutes from time, though, before Michail Antonio finished the Baggies off at the end.
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West Bromwich Albion
West Ham United
- 1JohnstoneBooked at 1mins
- 35YokusluBooked at 40minsSubstituted forGrantat 85′minutes
- 30Maitland-NilesSubstituted forDianganaat 69′minutes
- 12Costa Pereira
- 4Robson-KanuSubstituted forDiagneat 89′minutes
- 15DawsonBooked at 87mins
- 21OgbonnaBooked at 34mins
- 18FornalsSubstituted forDiopat 89′minutes
- 9BenrahmaSubstituted forBowenat 72′minutes
Match ends, West Bromwich Albion 1, West Ham United 3.
Second Half ends, West Bromwich Albion 1, West Ham United 3.
Attempt saved. Vladimir Coufal (West Ham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jesse Lingard.
Substitution, West Ham United. Issa Diop replaces Pablo Fornals.
Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Mbaye Diagne replaces Hal Robson-Kanu.
Goal! West Bromwich Albion 1, West Ham United 3. Michail Antonio (West Ham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jesse Lingard following a fast break.
Craig Dawson (West Ham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Craig Dawson (West Ham United).
Matheus Pereira (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Karlan Grant replaces Okay Yokuslu.
Offside, West Bromwich Albion. Sam Johnstone tries a through ball, but Matheus Pereira is caught offside.
Foul by Michail Antonio (West Ham United).
Darnell Furlong (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Michail Antonio (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Okay Yokuslu (West Bromwich Albion).
VAR Decision: Goal West Ham United – West Bromwich Albion 1-2 West Ham United (Angelo Ogbonna).
Goal! West Bromwich Albion 1, West Ham United 2. Angelo Ogbonna (West Ham United) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Aaron Cresswell with a cross following a corner.Goal confirmed following VAR Review.
Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Sam Johnstone.
Attempt saved. Pablo Fornals (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jarrod Bowen with a through ball.
Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.