West Ham makes progress in Europa League qualifying.

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West Ham eased into the second round of Europa League qualifying despite having Diafra Sakho sent off against Andorran minnows Lusitanos.

Sakho saw red in the opening stages for an off-the-ball incident, but the Hammers recovered to win the second leg 1-0 and earn a 4-0 aggregate victory.

New West Ham manager Slaven Bilic kept faith in a youthful team after a promising display in the first leg, and it was youngster Eliot Lee who snatched the winner on his first senior start for the club.

Bilic watched from the stands during the 3-0 victory at the Boleyn Ground but was on the touchline for the first time in Andorra.

And while progress was comfortable, Sakho’s dismissal means the east London club could be without the Senegalese striker for the next three matches after an altercation with Lusitanos’ Luigi San Nicolas.

But while Sakho’s indiscretion threatened to upset the Hammers rhythm, they rarely looked like relinquishing their first-leg advantage, particularly after Lee confidently stroked home halfway through the first half.

West Ham still need to progress through three more qualifying rounds to reach the competition’s main draw and face Maltese side Birkirkara in the next round on 16 and 23 July.

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