Hammers enhance Euro dream

Burnley 1-2 West Ham United  

Michail Antonio-inspired West Ham United came from behind to win at Turf Moor to move within three points of the Premier League’s top four.

Recent defeats at the hands of Newcastle United and Chelsea appeared to have derailed the East Londoners ambitions and Burnley’s Chris Wood looked set to deliver another blow when he converted from the spot after Tomáš Souček had felled the New Zealander.

Step forward Antonio – back in the side following a three-week hiatus due to a hamstring issue. Firstly, the Hammers leading marksman firmly headed home after Jesse Lingard and Vladimir Coufal had fashioned an opening, then Lingard, Pablo Fornals and Saïd Benrahma combined – Antonio again on hand to secure a valuable three points.

Speaking about his matchwinner, Hammer boss, David Moyes said: “I was a little bit surprised, he has come back in better condition than when he dropped out, but we never really felt that he had such a bad injury that it was going to be so serious. 

“But I thought he looked in super condition, he has been working really hard and he deserved his two goals tonight and on another day he should have scored another two so there is a bit of both.

“But to make the chances and opportunities we made is really pleasing and we move on, we can’t dwell on it. We’ll get back to London and get ready for the next game.”

West Ham United return to Premier League action on Sunday, May 9 when Everton visit the London Stadium (4:30pm)

Burnley: Pope, Lowton, Mee, Tarkowski, Taylor, Brownhill, Cork, Westwood, McNeil (Gudmundsson 75’), Wood (Barnes 85’), Vydra (Rodriguez 61’) Subs not used: Peacock-Farrell (GK), Norris (GK), Pieters, Bardsley, Stephens, Dunne

West Ham United: Fabiański, Coufal, Dawson, Diop, Cresswell, Souček, Lanzini, Fornals, Lingard, Benrahma (Bowen 78’), Antonio Subs not used: Randolph (GK), Trott (GK), Fredericks, Johnson, Alves, Balbuena, Coventry, Odubeko

Referee: Anthony Taylor

Assistants: Gary Beswick and Adam Nunn

Fourth Official: Jonathan Moss

VAR: Stuart Attwell

Assistant VAR: Mark Scholes


Brian Jeeves

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