A general view inside the stadium as flames are set off prior to the UEFA Europa League  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)A general view inside the stadium as flames are set off prior to the UEFA Europa League  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
A general view inside the stadium as flames are set off prior to the UEFA Europa League (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Ten inspiring photos of West Ham fans as Hammers hold Lyon in Europa League quarter-final first leg

West Ham created a special atmosphere for their 1-1 draw against Lyon in the Europa League.

The entire game was turned on its head after the left-back was sent off for bringing down Lyon striker and captain Moussa Dembele late into the first half, when the former Celtic striker was through on goal.

With the Hammers having more work to do and even more ground to cover, striker Jarrod Bowen put them in-front at the start of the second half, giving David Moyes’s side something to hold on to.

However the French side piled on pressure and eventually West Ham caved in, with on-loan Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele scoring from close range to give the visitors the leveller almost mid-way through the second half.

For Lyon, they will feel that with their fans at home for the second leg, they should have enough to just get past their ambitious English opponents despite failing to take advantage of their possession and chances they created in east London.

There is no denying the fact that West Ham once again had to rely on their vociferous home fans to see them through the game, so here, we bring you some of the photos from the die-hard supporters at the London Stadium.

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