West Ham United captain Mark Noble questioned the penalty that gave NK Domzale an early lead at Stozice Stadium, but admitted the Slovenian minnows were worthy winners.
The Hammers slumped to an away defeat to the Slovenian minnows in the first leg of their third qualifying round tie but the midfielder says they have to remain positive
The Hammers face an uphill task in the return leg after slipping to defeat in Slovenia, although they do have an away goal after Mark Noble fired home from the penalty spot
West Ham were beaten 2-1 by NK Domzale as Matic Crnic scored twice to give the Slovenian underdogs a narrow advantage after the first leg of the Europa League third qualifying round tie.
SAM CUNNINGHAM AT THE STOZICE STADIUM: West Ham were rust ravaged against Slovenian minnows Domzale and will certainly need a shot in the arm to progress to the Europa League next round.
• NZ Domzale 2-1 West Ham United• Crnic 11pen, 49; Noble 18penWest Ham endured a chastening defeat by NK Domzale in their Europa League third-round first-leg qualifier at Stozice Stadium.Even with And...
Mark Noble scores a penalty but West Ham struggle in a Europa League qualifying defeat in Slovenia.
West Ham United's eighth European campaign begins at the Stadion Stozice in Ljubljana on Thursday evening, as they take on NK Domzale. Join JOHN DOWNES for all the LIVE action.
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