Benrahma rescues point for West Ham United with brace against Onuachu's Genk

Said Benrahma scored a brace for West Ham United in their 2-2 draw with Paul Onuachu’s Genk in a Uefa Europa League encounter on Thursday.

Ghana’s Joseph Paintsil provided the Belgian First Division A club an early lead with his fourth-minute opener that separated both groups in the first-half.

Benrahma equalised for the visitors in the 59th minute and later on put them in the lead after he transformed Aaron Cresswell’s help, with 8 minutes left on the clock.

The Algerian provided the Hammers hopes of getting their 4th straight win in Group H, however it was rushed after Tomas Soucek scored an own objective in the 87th minute.

Benrahma’s brillance at the Cegeka Arena made him the very first West Ham United gamer to score a brace in a significant European competitors because David Cross’ hat-trick versus Real Madrid Castilla in the Cup Winners’ Cup in October 1980.

It likewise made him exceed his tally in his launching 2020-21 season at West Ham United. The 26-year-old has actually now contributed 6 objectives and 3 helps in 15 looks for the Hammers this term.

Nigeria’s Onuachu played from start to end up for Genk, however he might not contribute to his tally of an objective after 4 looks in the Europa League.

Despite the dropped points, the Hammers stay atop of Group H with 10 points after 4 matches. They lead second-placed Genk by 6 points, with 2 video games delegated bet.

Declan Rice, at the end of the video game, hailed the effect of his Algerian colleague and he I

“I’ve been with Said [Benrahma] for over a year now and I know what he can do. I’m always on at him to keep doing what he’s doing on the pitch – keep expressing himself and keep having the fun that he has,” Rice informed the club’s site.

“Tonight you can see the fun he had, he bailed us out with his two goals and he’s an unbelievable player.”

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