West Ham vs. Sevilla result: Yarmolenko extra-time winner sends Hammers to quarterfinals
Ukraine international Andriy Yarmolenko was the hero as West Ham reached the quarterfinals of the Europa League with an extra-time victory against Sevilla at London Stadium.
West Ham prevailed 2-0 on the night and 2-1 on aggregate, with Tomas Soucek having found the net in regulation time.
The Hammers benefited from a fervent home atmosphere and they responded with a spirited display as they deservedly made it through.
Sevilla caused problems for West Ham at times, but David Moyes's side defended diligently and could now potentially face Barcelona or Rangers in the last eight.
Michail Antonio's constant running made matters difficult for Sevilla and West Ham prevailed in their first major European quarterfinal for over 40 years.
From that first cry of "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles" to nearly 60,000 bouncing as they celebrated Yarmolenko's winner, this was a night unlike any at the London Stadium, once decried as a home unfit for this team.
Tonight it was a fortress.. David Moyes had challenged his supporters to "get used to" big nights like Thursday. They were seasoned veterans; the 12th, 13th and 14th men to aid 11 excellent performers on the pitch.
From the outset West Ham took the tie to this competition's great power. Michail Antonio showed no sign he had needed a late fitness, imposing himself on Jules Kounde and Nemanja Gudelj.
Behind him Manuel Lanzini, Pablo Fornals and Said Benrahma schemed menacingly. The hosts had forced Sevilla back toward the box but still the Hammers' playmakers spotted passes.
A flick over the top by Lanzini and Fornals was in behind, Gudelj getting across just in time. Soon after it would be Benrahma unlocking the defense. As the London Stadium cried en masse for him to shoot the Algerian lulled Sevilla into thinking he would do exactly that before fizzing a reverse pass into Antonio's path.
Yassine Bounou and Kounde did just enough to hurry West Ham's No. 9 before Gudelj beat Soucek to the rebound.