West Ham's Moyes glad to see off Silkeborg

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David Moyes was unhappy with aspects of West Ham's performance but declared it's "job done" after clinging on for a 3-2 Europa Conference League win at Danish side Silkeborg.

Italy striker Gianluca Scamacca, a summer signing from Sassuolo, hit a stunning 20-yard strike in between a penalty from Manuel Lanzini and Craig Dawson's header.

But it was not all plain sailing for Moyes' side as, just as they had against Romanian side FCSB a week ago, they conceded the first goal, this time through a neat finish by Kasper Kusk.

And they were hanging on for the final 15 minutes after Soren Tengstedt pulled one back, before eventually making it two wins from two in Europe this season to top Group B.

Moyes told BT Sport: "Bits and pieces I liked, bits and pieces I didn't. When it was 3-1 it should have been comfortable.

"We started making poor decisions on the counter attack, which I'm annoyed about, and a couple of poor decisions defensively.

"But look, we got the job done. Away from home, winning in Europe is not easy."

Dawson was close to leaving West Ham on deadline day but a move to a midlands club, where he could be closer to his family, failed to materialise.

Captain Declan Rice said: "I'm happy for Craig. He has had a tough couple of months but I'm delighted he's with us. The fans love him. We love him."

In Latvia, Lawrence Shankland's well-taken penalty sent Hearts on their way to a 2-0 win over RFS.

Shankland struck two minutes before half-time and substitute Alan Forrest netted in stoppage-time to kickstart Hearts' European campaign.

Hearts had lost six of their previous seven games including a 4-0 home defeat by Istanbul Basaksehir in their opening group match, but they were well worth the three points at Skonto Stadium in Riga.

Cologne sit at the top of Group D after a 4-2 win against Slovacko.

The Germans were ahead after just 10 minutes thanks to Sargis Adamyan's quick reaction to tap in the ball from close range.

Florian Dietz doubled their lead shortly before the break but Slovacko equalised with two goals in three minutes.

It was Dejan Ljubicic who came to the rescue as he restored Cologne's two-goal advantage, first with a goal from the spot and then with a close-range effort.