By Liam Thomas

15th Sep, 2022 | 10:05pm

Peter Drury wowed by 'utopian moment' as Silkeborg score first v West Ham

BT Sport commentator Peter Drury was shocked by Danish underdogs Silkeborg’s early goal against West Ham in the UEFA Europa Conference League on Thursday evening.

The Danish outfit, seen clearly in their bright red kit waltzed past West Ham’s midfield with relative ease to gain an emphatic early lead against the Hammers.

A Lukas Engel cross from the left was neatly slotted home by Kasper Kusk on the fluorescent green artificial pitch, that David Moyes highlighted as an issue pre-game.

Speaking during live commentary of the game on BT Sport 2 (20:05), Drury was stunned by the moment the Danes hit the net in the first half of the Conference League showdown.

“A utopian moment for a little club, that pinches itself in the moment.” said the excited commentator.

Goals galore

The Dane’s early lead was cancelled out shortly after 11 minutes with the Hammers winning a blatant penalty; Michael Lanzini nearly had his penalty saved with Nicolai Larse’s fingertips just inches away before it hit the back of the net and sent them on their way.

Gianluca Scamacca looked lively from the off for Moyes’ men, making wizardry runs behind Silkeborg’s defence.

The Italian grabbed West Ham’s second 25 minutes in to put them 2-1 up; a sublime thunderbolt that roared into the back of the net from 20 yards out.

West Ham and their attacking play looked frightening at times and they grabbed a third in the 37th minute of the game from Craig Dawson. However, the Irons’ defence has looked questionable at times and the Danes grabbed a second which was ultimately ruled out.

The Hammers scored the same amount of goals in the first half as they have all season in the Premier League, and that was enough in the end in the 3-2 win.

Maxwel Cornet especially stood out from the pack, causing all sorts of problems for the Danish outfit; it will be exciting to see him playing week in, and week out now he’s fully fit.