Substitute Hammer Pablo Fornals wrote himself into the West Ham history books by ensuring West Ham reached their first European final in 47 years.
AZ Alkmaar dominated possession in the second leg of this Europa Conference League semi-final and looked anxious at times but nobody could dispute that they deserved to go through after winning 3-1 on aggregate.
Fornals’ late goal has given West Ham the chance of beating Fiorentina in the Europa Conference League final in Prague on 7 June.
The Hammers are hoping to lift their first major trophy since they lifted the 1980 FA Cup; they were one of three winners of the 1999 Intertoto Cup.
West Ham’s last European final had been in the 1975-76 Cup Winners’ Cup when they lost 4-2 to Anderlecht.
In 1965, they won the European Cup Winners Cup
They came very close to breaking their European duck this century last season, losing 3-1 on aggregate to eventual winners Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League semi-finals.