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West Ham v Lyon LIVE commentary and team news: Lanzini suspended for Hammers’ huge Europa League quarter-final first-leg clash


West Ham face one of the biggest matches in their history as they host Lyon for the first leg of the Europa League quarter-final.

The Hammers’ extraordinary European campaign continued as they beat Sevilla 2-1 on aggregate to reach the last eight while Les Gones beat Porto.

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Cresswell loved scoring against Everton as West Ham continued their good form

West Ham and Lyon have never met in competition before, but the Ligue 1 giants are posting an undesirable record of just one win from six against London opponents.

The Hammers’ fine form this season continued in the Premier League on Sunday as they beat Everton to stay firmly in the top four.

This quarter-final first leg of the Europa League will take place on Thursday, April 7.

Kick-off at the London Stadium is scheduled for 8pm and will be broadcast live on talkSPORT.

Hugh Woozencroft will be your presenter while commentary will come from Jim Proudfoot and former West Ham defender Alvin Martin.

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West Ham v Lyon LIVE commentary and team news: Lanzini suspended for Hammers’ huge Europa League quarter-final first-leg clash

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Bowen was delighted with his goal against the Toffees as he returned to the starting XI

West Ham v Lyon: team news

The hosts will be without influential midfielder Manuel Lanzini through suspension after picking up his third booking against Sevilla.

Angelo Ogbonna remains a long-time absentee for the Irons, while boss David Moyes also sweats over Ben Johnson’s fitness.

Lyon meanwhile is deprived of Lenny Pintor, Rayan Cherki and Sinaly Diomande.

Peter Bosz’s side could also be without Maxence Caqueret with a knee injury and Karl Toko Ekambi is struggling with illness.

West Ham v Lyon LIVE commentary and team news: Lanzini suspended for Hammers’ huge Europa League quarter-final first-leg clash

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Moyes and West Ham have exceeded all expectations this term

West Ham v Lyon: What was said?

“It’s a big, big thing for us,” Moyes told BBC Sport.

“There are two legs, you know, so we will have the game on Thursday and then obviously the following Thursday.

“The boys know that if we want to succeed we have to play as well as we did against Sevilla here to beat Lyon and go through.

“And I think we’re more than capable…

“But if we’re not careful, it (the tie) could drift away (from us), so we have to be careful and stay focused.”

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