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Lyon 0-3 West Ham United ( 1-4 Agg)

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Lyon 0-3 West Ham United ( 1-4 Agg)


West Ham is through to the Europa League semi-final after a 3-0 win over Lyon on the night and a 4-1 aggregate victory.

Toko-Ekambi hit the post early on for Lyon, but their threat dried up, with West Ham growing into the game.

Dawson thumped a header in from the near post, with Rice’s deflected effort seeing them take a 2-0 lead into half-time.

Bowen sealed the win just three minutes after the break when he coolly slotted in.

Lyon pushed but couldn’t find a way back into the match.

Starting lineup:

LYON STARTING XI (4-4-1-1): Julian Pollersbeck;

Malo Gusto, Jason Denayer, Castello Lukeba, Emerson;

Romain Faivre, Thiago Mendes, Tanguy Ndombele, Karl Toko-Ekambi;

Houssem Aouar; Moussa Dembele.


LYON SUBS: Tinotenda Kadewere, Mateus Tete, Leo Dubois, Malcolm Barcola, Damien Da Silva, Lucas Paqueta, Jeff Reine-Adelaide, Habib Keita, Bradley Barcola, Kayne Bonnevie, Jerome Boateng.


WEST HAM STARTING XI (4-2-3-1): Alphonse Areola;

Vladimir Coufal, Craig Dawson, Issa Diop, Ben Johnson;

Tomas Soucek, Declan Rice; Jarrod Bowen, Manuel Lanzini, Pablo Fornals;

Michail Antonio.


WEST HAM SUBS: Darren Randolph, Mark Noble, Ajibola Alese, Andriy Yarmolenko, Nikola Vlasic, Lukasz Fabianski, Alex Kral, Sonny Perkins, Daniel Chesters, Arthur Masuaku, Said Benrahma, Ryan Fredericks.


DAWSON SCORES! It’s an inviting cross from Fornals on the corner, and Dawson makes a darting, unmarked run through the middle to get to the near post. He thumps a header past Pollersbeck, who is static on his line, and it hits the back of the net. 1-0 West Ham.

RICE SCORES! Johnson cuts out gusto’s clearance, and he plays a one-two with Fornals to get away down the left. He squares it into the middle, and a deflection takes it to Rice on the edge of the box. He drills a low shot towards goal, and a slight deflection off Lukeba’s foot takes it over the diving Pollersbeck. 2-0 West Ham.

BOWEN SCORES! It’s beautiful through ball from Fornals, who had dropped deep, and Bowen has a clear run through the middle. He drives into the box, with the Lyon defenders unable to close him down before he coolly slots it low past Pollersbeck and into the bottom corner. 3-0 West Ham.

So, what’s next?

West Ham has set up a semi-final against Eintracht Frankfurt, who held on to beat Barcelona 4-3 on aggregate.

The first leg of that tie will take place in two weeks. Before that, they have Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday. After that, Lyon’s European run is over, and they have Bordeaux in Ligue 1 next time out.

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