Both groups of players observe a minute's silence after the death of Queen Elizabeth II

West Ham 3-1 FCSB: Hammers come from behind to claim victory in Europa Conference League opener

West Ham overturned a first-half deficit to beat FCSB 3-1 as goals from Jarrod Bowen, Emerson Palmieri and Michail Antonio proved decisive.

Crowds inside London’s stadium paid a moving tribute to Her Majesty Elizabeth II, who died aged 96 on Thursday, during a minute’s silence observed ahead of West Ham’s first Europa Conference draw League of the new campaign.

West Ham said it shared the nation’s “deeply saddened” sentiment while offering its condolences and sympathy to the Royal Family in a social media post ahead of kick-off.

Both groups of players observe a minute’s silence after the death of Queen Elizabeth II

Spontaneous choruses of God Save The Queen rang out from the stands, as players from both clubs wore black armbands, as Andrei Cordea opened the scoring in the 34th minute, applying a neat finish to Darius Olaru’s low cross at the post back.

Second-half substitute Bowen reduced the arrears from the penalty spot in the 65th minute, taking advantage of Stefan Tarnovanu’s clumsy challenge on Maxwel Cornet, before Emerson edged the Hammers after jumping on a rush on goal.

Antonio completed the scoring seconds in stoppage time to secure victory for David Moyes’ side.

A number of sporting events scheduled for Friday have already been postponed as a mark of respect following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, with further decisions on weekend fixtures to be made on Friday.

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