A late equaliser from Denis Alibec saw West Ham held to a 1-1 draw by Astra Giurgiu in their Europa League qualifying play-off first-leg tie.
The striker hit home in the 83rd minute to cancel out Mark Noble’s penalty on the stroke of half time after a handball from Cristian Sapunaru.
The Romanian side knocked the Hammers out in the third qualifying round of the competition last season, drawing 2-2 in the first leg in London last season before Astra won 2-1 at home a week later.
Slaven Bilic will now prepare his side for Premier League action against Bournemouth on Sunday before the second-leg against Astra Giurgiu at the London Stadium on August 25.
More to follow…