Ten-man West Ham hold Lyon in first leg

Jarrod Bowen scores for West Ham.
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 defenses 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 by him.

Alphonse Areola denied Emerson with a decent save as Lyon sought 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 Tbilisi in 1981.

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  2. squad number24player namefredericks

  3. squad numberfifteenplayer nameDawson

  4. squad number4player nameZouma

  5. squad number3player nameCresswell

  6. squad number28player nameSoucek

  7. squad number41player nameRice

  8. squad numbertwentyplayer namebowen

  9. squad number8player nameFormals

  10. squad number22player nameBenrahma

  11. squad number9player nameAnthony

  1. squad number31player nameJohnson


  1. squad number1player nameLopes

  2. squad number17player nameTaste

  3. squad number27player nameBoateng

  4. squad number4player namelukeba

  5. squad number3player nameEmerson

  6. squad numberfifteenplayer nameFaivre

  7. squad number23player nameThiago Mendes

  8. squad number28player nameNdombele

  9. squad number8player nameAouar

  10. squad number10player nameLucas Paqueta

  11. squad number9player nameDembele

  1. squad number5player nameDenayer

  2. squad number7player nameToko-Ekambi

  3. squad numbertwentyplayer nametete


West Ham

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 13Areola
  • 24fredericks
  • fifteenDawson
  • 4Zouma
  • 3CresswellBooked at 45mins
  • 28Soucek
  • 41Rice
  • twentybowenBooked at 90mins
  • 8Formals
  • 22BenrahmaSubstituted forJohnsonat Four. Five’minutes
  • 9AnthonyBooked at 88mins


  • 1Fabianski
  • 5Coufal
  • 7Yarmolenko
  • elevenVlasic
  • 16Noble
  • 23diop
  • 26Masuaku
  • 31Johnson
  • 33kral
  • 35Randolph
  • 42Alese
  • 64Perkins


Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Lopes
  • 17Taste
  • 27BoatengSubstituted forToko-Ekambiat 64′minutes
  • 4lukeba
  • 3Emerson
  • fifteenFaivreSubstituted forCardoso Lemos Martinsat 63′minutes
  • 23Mendes RibeiroSubstituted forDenayerat 90′minutes
  • 28Ndombele
  • 8Aouar
  • 10Tolentino Coelho of Lima
  • 9Dembele


  • 5Denayer
  • 7Toko-Ekambi
  • elevenKadewere
  • 12Silva Miracles
  • 14dubois
  • twentyCardoso Lemos Martins
  • twenty-oneDa Silva
  • 22Reine-Adélaïde
  • 26Barcola
  • 30Pollersbeck
  • 40bonnevie


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