West Ham United clinched an unbeaten pre-season campaign – and their first Betway Cup victory since 2018 – with a professional 2-0 win over Serie A heavyweights Atalanta at London Stadium.
The Hammers put in a promising display ahead of next weekend’s Premier League season opener against Newcastle as goals at the tail end of both halves – both set up by Said Benrahma – clinched victory.
A high-tempo match yielded plenty of entertainment for a buoyant home support, with the win set on its way when Benrahma capitalised on a miscommunication at the back to chip the ball over the top for Michail Antonio, who thrashed home seconds prior to half-time.
West Ham had been the better side during the opening period and continued to carve out opportunities in the second, capped off when Benrahma’s stooping header from Ryan Fredericks' cross was deflected into the net by Pablo Fornals.
Watch the best of the action in the video above.