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Lyon v West Ham United live stream: How to watch the Europa League from anywhere in the world

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Lyon v West Ham United live stream, BT Sport, Thursday 14 April, 8pm BST

West Ham will head to France on Thursday with their Europa League tie against Lyon in the balance.

The first leg of this quarter-final clash ended with the scores level, as Tanguy Ndombele's goal cancelled out Jarrod Bowen's opener. West Ham (opens in new tab) took the lead despite being one man down, with Aaron Cresswell controversially dismissed in first-half stoppage time after the referee deemed he had denied Lyon a clear goalscoring opportunity.

West Ham dug deep and showed plenty of character and resolve in the second half, but Lyon's pressure eventually told. In truth Peter Bosz's side will be disappointed not to have emerged victorious at the London Stadium. 

They created numerous opportunities and could easily have scored two or three goals, but a combination of profligate finishing and gritty West Ham defending means there is nothing to separate these two teams at the midway point of the tie.

Lyon have been inconsistent for much of the campaign and it can be difficult to know which version of the side will turn up for any given game. Yet while they are only 10th in Ligue 1, they have been pretty reliable in Europe. Bosz's side amassed 16 points from a possible 18 in the group phase, before eliminating a Porto (opens in new tab) team that is set to win the Primeira Liga title in the knockout round play-offs.

West Ham warmed up for Thursday's contest with a disappointing 2-0 defeat by Brentford (opens in new tab) in the Premier League. An alternative for Cresswell at left-back will have to be found while the former Ipswich man serves a suspension, while Angelo Ogbonna is still on the treatment table. Kurt Zouma will need to be assessed after twisting his ankle against Brentford.

Ndombele, Anthony Lopes and Houssem Aouar all suffered injuries at the weekend, but their status is unknown at the time of writing.

Kick-off is at 8pm GMT and the game is being shown live on BT Sport 1 (opens in new tab) in the UK.

Use a VPN to watch a Lyon v West Ham United live stream from outside your country

If you’re on holiday or just simply out of the country, your domestic on-demand services won’t work – the broadcaster knows exactly where you are from your IP address. Your access to the game will be automatically blocked, which is annoying if you’ve paid a subscription fee and don't want to use an illegal stream that decides to buffer at the worst possible moment. And that's where we recommend ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) (more on which below). 

All you need to do is get a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to get beyond such aggravations (assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs). A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, meaning suppliers can’t work out where you are and what you’re doing. The info going to and from is entirely encrypted.

There are plenty of options out there, including: 

ExpressVPN including a 30-day, money-back guarantee

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Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).