Ghana midfielder, Mohammed Kudus has been awarded the West Ham equalizer against Serbian side TSC Backa Topola in their UEFA Europa League on Thursday night.

The Black Stars playmaker scored twice in his first start as the Hammers came from behind to beat Serbian club TSC Backa Topola 3-1 in the first group game at the London Stadium.

Kudus connected with a beautiful cross from Algeria international Said Benrahma to draw West Ham level in the 66th minute after Petar Stanic had given TSC the lead right after the break.

It was initially adjudged an own goal but UEFA has officially  awarded that goal to Mohammed Kudus.

The highly-rated youngster scored again after heading home a cross from James Ward-Prowse to put the Hammers ahead four minutes later.

Czech Republic midfielder Tomas Soucek completed the comeback for David Moyes' side with a header from another Ward-Prowse cross eight minutes from time.

Kudus joined West Ham from Dutch giants Ajax in the summer transfer window for a fee of around £38 million.

He is in contention for his first Premier League starting role on Sunday when the Hammers face Liverpool.