Ten-man West Ham hold Lyon in first leg


Jarrod Bowen scored his 14th goal of the season in all competitions, four more than any other West Ham player

Ten-man West Ham kept their hopes of reaching a first European semi-final since 1976 alive by battling to a draw in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final with Lyon at London Stadium.

Aaron Cresswell’s red card for bringing down visiting skipper Moussa Dembele when he was the last man in first-half stoppage time changed the complexion of a tie that David Moyes’ men were starting to grow into.

Despite the setback Jarrod Bowen put the Hammers in front seven minutes after the re-start when he seized on a Jerome Boateng mistake in his own box and finished on the turn.

But it was a rare glimpse of goal for the home side, who were forced to defend for long periods. Their defences were eventually breached by on-loan Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele, who tapped home from close range after the ball had been deflected into his path.

Alphonse Areola denied Emerson with a decent save as Lyon searched for a winner but West Ham held firm, with Craig Dawson particularly impressive in their rearguard action.

If there is any consolation given how the game unfolded, it is that the Premier League side are still in with a chance, unlike the last occasion West Ham reached a European quarter-final, when they were beaten 4-1 in the first leg at home by Dynamo Tblisi in 1981.

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West Ham United

  1. Squad number13Player nameAreola

  2. Squad number24Player nameFredericks

  3. Squad number15Player nameDawson

  4. Squad number4Player nameZouma

  5. Squad number3Player nameCresswell

  6. Squad number28Player nameSoucek

  7. Squad number41Player nameRice

  8. Squad number20Player nameBowen

  9. Squad number8Player nameFornals

  10. Squad number22Player nameBenrahma

  11. Squad number9Player nameAntonio

  1. Squad number31Player nameJohnson

Lyon

  1. Squad number1Player nameLopes

  2. Squad number17Player nameGusto

  3. Squad number27Player nameBoateng

  4. Squad number4Player nameLukeba

  5. Squad number3Player nameEmerson

  6. Squad number15Player nameFaivre

  7. Squad number23Player nameThiago Mendes

  8. Squad number28Player nameNdombele

  9. Squad number8Player nameAouar

  10. Squad number10Player nameLucas Paquetá

  11. Squad number9Player nameDembele

  1. Squad number5Player nameDenayer

  2. Squad number7Player nameToko-Ekambi

  3. Squad number20Player nameTetê

Line-ups

West Ham

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Areola
  • 24Fredericks
  • 15Dawson
  • 4Zouma
  • 3CresswellBooked at 45mins
  • 28Soucek
  • 41Rice
  • 20BowenBooked at 90mins
  • 8Fornals
  • 22BenrahmaSubstituted forJohnsonat 45′minutes
  • 9AntonioBooked at 88mins

Substitutes

  • 1Fabianski
  • 5Coufal
  • 7Yarmolenko
  • 11Vlasic
  • 16Noble
  • 23Diop
  • 26Masuaku
  • 31Johnson
  • 33Král
  • 35Randolph
  • 42Alese
  • 64Perkins

Lyon

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Lopes
  • 17Gusto
  • 27BoatengSubstituted forToko-Ekambiat 64′minutes
  • 4Lukeba
  • 3Emerson
  • 15FaivreSubstituted forCardoso Lemos Martinsat 63′minutes
  • 23Mendes RibeiroSubstituted forDenayerat 90′minutes
  • 28Ndombele
  • 8Aouar
  • 10Tolentino Coelho de Lima
  • 9Dembele

Substitutes

  • 5Denayer
  • 7Toko-Ekambi
  • 11Kadewere
  • 12Silva Milagres
  • 14Dubois
  • 20Cardoso Lemos Martins
  • 21Da Silva
  • 22Reine-Adélaïde
  • 26Barcola
  • 30Pollersbeck
  • 40Bonnevie

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