West Ham's dreams of a first major trophy since 1980 are still alive as they came from behind to secure a narrow Europa Conference League semi-final first leg win over Dutch side AZ Alkmaar at the London Stadium.

The Hammers' hopes of reaching the final in Prague on June 7 hung by a thread when Alfonso Areola made a foul save from Tijjani Rejinders' low shot four minutes before the break.

But in front of jubilant home support, David Moyes' team turned the tie on its head just after half-time.

He had former Brighton goalkeeper Matt Ryan to thank for paving his way back into the competition after he casually punched Jarrod Bowen in the face as he tried to challenge the England man for a really high ball. Had arrived late.

And 15 minutes from time, Michail Antonio hit the winner from close range, latching onto the loose ball after Nayef Aguard's early header was blocked on the line by Yukinari Sugawara.

West Ham will be taking nothing lightly as they were two down after the first leg of their quarter-final with AZ Anderlecht and still made it.

However, the hosts took more risks and would have had a tighter grip on the tie if Bananarama had found the goal rather than blazed through after being set up by Danny Ings.

"We have a narrow lead but nothing more than that," Moyes said.

"The tie is very evenly balanced, with very little in the game, if we were losing by a goal I wouldn't say we were knocked out of the tie.

"I'm glad we put ourselves in front, which is a big thing. It was a tough night.

"I'm glad we put ourselves in front, which is a big thing. It was a tough night.

"We have a big job next week."

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