West Ham United boss David Moyes was shown a red card after a furious touchline outburst during the closing stages of Thursday’s defeat at the hands of Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League semi-finals. The Hammers needed to win in order to overcome their first-leg deficit but quickly went a goal behind after Aaron Cresswell’s early dismissal for a reckless challenge outside the area.
West Ham huffed and puffed but were unable to hit back under the lights in Germany, with Frankfurt holding on to set up a mouthwatering clash with Rangers in this year’s Europa League final. The match was packed with no shortage of tension from start to finish and things eventually boiled over when Moyes was sent off for kicking the ball at a Frankfurt coach and sparking a fracas between the two benches.
Moyes was left aggrieved when he asked the Frankfurt dugout to retrieve the ball, which had gone out of play for a throw-in, before a member of staff dropped it at his feet in an apparent bid to waste time. The Scot was visibly furious as he picked the ball up and volleyed it into the direction of his opposite number before the referee eventually brandished his red card to send him to the stands.
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