West Ham United secured a place in the last 16 of the Europa Conference League with a win over Silkeborg, maintaining their unblemished record in Europe this season.
After Michail Antonio was brought down by keeper Nicolai Larsen, Manuel Lanzini’s penalty ensured the West Ham United qualified with one game to spare.
Last season’s semi-finalists dominated, with Algerian winger Said Benrahma and Spain midfielder Pablo Fornals both coming close to extending their lead against the Danish visitors.
In the second half, West Ham goalkeeper Alphonse Areola was forced into a fine save to deny Soren Tengstedt.
David Moyes’ side cannot be caught at the top of Group B with one round of games remaining.
They have 15 points from five games, nine more than Silkeborg, who is in second place.
West Ham’s final group game is on 3 November in Romania against FCSB, who are bottom of the group with two points. Simultaneously, Silkeborg hosts third-placed Anderlecht, who have five points.