Michail Antonio’s first-half double was sufficient for West Ham to see off Burnley 2-1 in an entertaining encounter, sending the Hammers into fifth.
Though West Ham noticed good early openings, it was Burnley who went forward within the nineteenth minute as Tomas Soucek fouled Chris Wooden within the field. The striker fired residence the penalty, persevering with his development of objectives in opposition to West Ham (seven objectives in eight Premier League video games).
However two-and-a-half-minutes later, Europe-chasing West Ham had been stage when Antonio (21) headed residence. The vigorous ahead then added his second quickly after (29) as he turned residence an excellent Stated Benrahma cross.
Having registered 22 photographs all through the entire recreation, West Ham may have added extra to their tally within the second half, though Burnley’s Jay Rodriguez had the most effective probability to attain however may solely hearth broad.
The victory sees West Ham go above Tottenham into fifth, protecting them on monitor for European soccer subsequent season with 4 video games to play. Burnley are actually winless of their final eight Premier League residence video games – matching their longest run with out a top-flight victory at Turf Moor (eight between December 1970 and March 1971) – and stay in sixteenth.
How West Ham edged previous Burnley
West Ham started splendidly, and had two sights of purpose inside 11 minutes. Antonio despatched an effort broad from the highest of the world, earlier than Manuel Lanzini curled the ball simply over Nick Pope’s bar.
However for all of West Ham’s early probabilities, it was Burnley who went forward first. Some excellent play from Wooden inside the world noticed Soucek swipe at his legs, handing the hosts a penalty. The striker stood as much as take it himself, dispatching into the underside left nook and thru the palms of Lukasz Fabianski.
Wooden has now scored extra Premier League objectives in opposition to West Ham than he has versus every other facet within the competitors, netting in all 4 of his Premier League appearances in opposition to the Hammers at Turf Moor.
Burnley: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor, Brownhill, Cork, McNeil, Westwood, Vydra, Wooden.
Subs used: XXX, XXX, XXX
West Ham: Fabianski, Cresswell, Dawson, Diop, Coufal, Benrahma, Soucek, Lanzini, Fornals, Antonio, Lingard.
Subs used: XXX, XXX, XXX
Man of the match: XXX
However 154 seconds later, and West Ham had been stage. Vladimir Coufal despatched in an excellent cross from the highest proper nook, with Antonio rising above his marker to nod residence. The ahead was on the right track once more eight minutes later. Benrahma curled an exquisite cross in from the left, with Antonio needing solely the slightest of contact to ship the ball previous Pope.
Minutes later, it was virtually an equivalent third and an Antonio hat-trick. Benrahma once more fired in a cross from the left, however this time, Antonio’s outstretched foot was unable to show it residence. Burnley may even have added one other with Matej Vydra getting the higher of each Issa Diop and Fabianski within the space, however Craig Dawson was ready to clear the ball off the road.
- Burnley title the identical XI that beat Wolves 4-0 final day trip. Ashley Barnes and Johann Berg Gudmundsson additionally returned to the bench
- In distinction, West Ham made 5 modifications. Fabian Balbuena – who had a purple card suspension overturned in midweek – Angelo Ogbonna, Mark Noble, Ryan Fredericks and Jarrod Bowen all dropped out of the facet.
- Aaron Cresswell, Stated Benrahama, Manuel Lanzini, Craig Dawson – coming back from his personal suspension – and Michail Antonio all got here again into the XI.
West Ham continued to impress at the beginning of the second half, racking up six photographs within the opening quarter-hour after the break. Antonio had one other superb effort for his hat-trick too, however his right-footed shot hit the heel of his left. The ball then ran away from him as Burnley cleared.
Burnley ought to have equalised within the sixty fourth minute. Josh Brownhill’s preliminary effort was saved splendidly by Fabianski, earlier than touchdown at Jay Rodriguez’s ft contained in the six-yard space. His first effort was blocked by Coufal, earlier than the second dragged nicely broad.
The possibilities stored coming from each side – Rodriguez nodded broad from a nook earlier than Antonio despatched an effort simply previous the publish. Late within the recreation, it was one other excellent break from West Ham, however Jesse Lingard’s effort pinged off Ben Mee earlier than forcing save from Pope.
Man of the match – Michail Antonio
It was a completely excellent efficiency from Antonio because the central striker. The indicators had been there inside mere minutes as he fired broad from the highest of the world, however he was quickly on the right track with two splendidly taken objectives.
He had different efforts to finish his hat-trick, nevertheless it wasn’t to be for the striker and he’ll probably be annoyed to haven’t obtained that third purpose.
However he led the way in which for the West Ham group by way of photographs (6) and photographs on the right track (2) as they goal for a powerful end to the season.
Opta stats – Tremendous West Ham
- West Ham have scored 2+ objectives in 11 Premier League video games in 2021, a determine solely Manchester Metropolis (15) can higher.
- West Ham have each scored and conceded in 20 completely different Premier League video games this season, greater than every other facet.
- Since his Premier League debut in September 2015, West Ham’s Michail Antonio has scored 19 headed objectives within the competitors, with no participant managing extra in that point (stage with Olivier Giroud and Harry Kane).
- Michail Antonio has scored 45 Premier League objectives for West ham, a haul solely Paulo Di Canio (47) and Mark Nobel (46) can higher for the Hammers.
Burnley are again on Monday Evening Soccer subsequent week once they journey to Fulham; kick-off 8pm. For West Ham, they host Everton on Tremendous Sunday; kick-off 4.30pm.