'I'm extremely proud' - David Moyes hails West Ham after brilliant Lyon performance

West Ham stormed into a first European semi-final for nearly 50 years on Thursday night, after a dominant display in Lyon.

David Moyes declared himself "extremely proud" of his West Ham players after they pulled off a famous result in Lyon.

The Hammers travelled to France level after the first leg, but they produced a brilliant performance to win 3-0 courtesy of goals from Craig Dawson, Declan Rice and Jarrod Bowen.

West Ham have now qualified for the semi-finals of a European competition for the first time in 46 years.

They will now face Frankfurt in the last four after they stunned Barcelona at the Nou Camp.

"I'm extremely proud of how they performed," Moyes said.

"It's a great achievement for West Ham to reach a European semi-final and we are thrilled by it. It's difficult to get the words for it.

"We don't get the trophy tonight so we won't be jumping around. But we have come a long way in a short period and I'm extremely proud.

"Lyon played really well for 25 minutes and delivered some great crosses which we didn't defend well.

Declan Rice and Mark Noble celebrate

"But we showed resilience and stayed in the game. We are still learning how to be better with the ball, but we knew we had power up front and we could hurt them.

"We're not favourites to win the tournament, but I want the players to think they are. Tonight was a great squad ethic and performance."

There was a sour note at the end of the game, though, with angry Lyon supporters attempting to break through barriers to bet to the celebrating West Ham fans.

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