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West Ham vs Lyon LIVE: Europa League result, final score and reaction – Ndombele equalises after Bowen opener

Rice keeps fingers crossed, while Antonio shoves teammate as West Ham prepare for Lyon

Follow for live reaction after West Ham held Lyon to a 1-1 draw after playing the whole second half with 10 men following Aaron Cresswell’s red card to keep their Europa League quarter-final tie in the balance.

Cresswell was shown a straight red card for denying a goalscoring opportunity after he brought down Moussa Dembele on the stroke of half-time.

The dismissal lifted the Hammers and the hosts took the lead as Jarrod Bowen pounced on a loose touch from Jerome Boateng to fire West Ham in front.

But Tottenham Hotspur loanee Tanguy Ndombele silenced the London Stadium as he bundled in an equaliser midway through the second half.

It means West Ham’s hopes of progressing to the semi-final will come down to next week’s second leg in France, with Barcelona potentially waiting in the last four.

Follow for live updates from West Ham vs Lyon below, plus scores from Braga vs Rangers and Eintracht Frankfurt vs Barcelona in the other quarter-final ties.

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Ten-man West Ham hold Lyon to keep Europa League quarter-final in the balance

To many West Ham fans, this Europa League quarter-final tie with Lyon looked set to be the French connection between a surreal slaying of Sevilla in the last 16 and a semi-final against Barcelona or Frankfurt. It may yet prove to be just that, but based on the evidence of this turbulent first-leg draw, it will be no French dispatch.

The east London air carried a gentle chill and was laced with a distinct dose of expectation as West Ham fans filled their stadium on this early spring evening, with the pre-match rendition of “Bubbles” emitting undertones of belief rather than the almost audible hope that characterised the anthem ahead of the second-leg home win against Sevilla.

While the noise produced by the home supporters seemed to verge on crossing a dangerous decibel count at times, the small contingent of travelling Lyon fans bounced and sang throughout, hoping their own gathering would upstage any party planned by the Premier League side.

Michael Jones7 April 2022 22:19

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West Ham 1 – 1 Lyon

Jarrod Bowen has become the first West Ham player to score 10 home goals in a single season in all competitions since Marlon Harewood in 2005-06.

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Michael Jones7 April 2022 22:13

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Elsewhere in the Europa League

Two of the other three Europa League quarter-finals also ended in 1-1 draws. Eintracht Frankfurt drew at home to Barcelona and RB Leipzig couldn’t get past Atalanta.

The final game saw Sporting Braga defeat Rangers 1-0 at home. All the semi-final spots are still up for grabs heading into the second legs next Thursday.

Michael Jones7 April 2022 22:10

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Full-time: West Ham 1 – 1 Lyon

90+8 mins: Tete goes down in the West Ham box and begs for a penalty that doesn’t come. The ball goes out of play and the full-time whistle goes. West Ham secure a draw after playing the entire second half with 10-men. They’ll go to France next week on level terms.

Michael Jones7 April 2022 22:05

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West Ham 1 – 1 Lyon

90+6 mins: A Lyon throw in comes to Aouar who slides it over to Gusto on the right wing. He flicks a good cross into the box and picks out Dembele but the forward can only whip his header over the crossbar!

Bowen gets shown a yellow card.

Michael Jones7 April 2022 22:01

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West Ham 1 – 1 Lyon

90+3 mins: The ball gets crossed into the box from the left side and almost falls for Dembele but Rice is back to boot it clear. West Ham keep defenders in the box as Lyon stick to their task before a headed effort loops up and gets claimed by Areola.

Michael Jones7 April 2022 21:59

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West Ham 1 – 1 Lyon

90 mins: Eight minutes of added time to play! It’s not really surprising, there’s been bitty stoppages all over the place as well as pitch invaders and head collisions.

Ryan Fredericks is sporting a nice bruise on the side of his head where he has hit earlier on and Craig Dawson’s nose is starting to swell.

Michael Jones7 April 2022 21:57

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West Ham 1 – 1 Lyon

89 mins: Antonio is shown a yellow card for a sliding tackle on Aouar.

There’s another stoppage after Dawson and Paqueta clash heads in the West Ham box. Expect a fair chunk of added time to be issued.

Michael Jones7 April 2022 21:56

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West Ham 1 – 1 Lyon

86 mins: West Ham sweep up the pitch after some good work from Bowen to win the ball in midfield. He gives it to Antonio who carries it to the box before getting some help from Rice. It’s a good position for the Irons to mount an attack into the box but a supporter storms the pitch and the game gets stopped. What an idiot.

Michael Jones7 April 2022 21:54

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West Ham 1 – 1 Lyon

83 mins: Chance! West Ham commit men up the pitch as Bowen and Soucek combine to get the ball into the penalty area. The Hammers are still trying to win this game.

Bowen’s cross comes to Lopes who sends the visitors flying up the pitch. Dembele slots the ball across to Ekambi who shoots and fires his effort high and wide.

Michael Jones7 April 2022 21:49