Aaron Cresswell was sent off early in the first half as Eintracht Frankfurt produced one of the narrow football results of the weekend in the Europa League. He was sent off in the 19th minute before Rafael Borre scored the only goal of the game in the 26th minute. West Ham manager David Moyes was sent off in the 78th minute for kicking the ball towards a ballboy angrily.

Managers Reaction 

West Ham boss David Moyes: “I have lots of complaints, yeah. I kicked a ball back at the ball boy so I apologize for that, but he threw it very softly at me. Really disappointed. Things didn’t go for us that night. Small things didn’t happen but I am really proud of the players. How they played with 10 men was fantastic. They stayed in it. Other teams would have folded and lost two or three. The boys here are great. Tough boys. I thought we tried. We created chances. I thought we had better chances than Frankfurt. But we congratulate them. They go through, we don’t and we give them our best wishes. We enjoyed being in the competition. Not sure we have enjoyed the officiating. We have a pretty good team so I think we can try again. We will be a bit wiser and can hopefully do it more often.”

West Ham captain Declan Rice: “The red card was the right decision looking back at it. But none of the decisions seemed to go for us. The ref seemed to make every decision go for them and when you’ve got someone against you, you can’t do much. We are gutted, we’ve come so far as a group. We’ve given everything this year, you know we are not the biggest of squads, and to keep playing week in and week out, over 50 games a season after last year.”

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