Pat Holland put West Ham into the lead in the 28th minute. Just before half-time, Frank Lampard misjudged a back pass, allowing Peter Ressel to collect the ball and pass it to Rob Rensenbrink to score the equaliser. In attempting the backpass, Lampard tore a stomach muscle that ruled him out of much of the remainder of the game. Three minutes into the second-half, François van der Elst scored, assisted by Rensenbrink. Keith Robson later equalised for West Ham from a cross by Trevor Brooking. Anderlecht were awarded a contested penalty in the 73rd minute, after Holland was harshly adjudged to have fouled Rensenbrink who then scored from the penalty. Holland appeared to make a clean tackle and take the ball. With two minutes left, as West Ham pushed forward, van der Elst ran through to score Anderlecht's fourth goal.