May 8, 2021

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Burnley 1-2 West Ham: Hammers fight back to boost top-four hopes


West Ham recovered from back-to-back defeats against Burnley to move closer to fourth-placed Chelsea.

Burnley took the lead in the 19th minute from the penalty spot. They received the kick when Chris Wood was knocked down by Tomas Soucek. The striker took it on his own and he was right in shooting the ball into the bottom corner.

It didn’t take long for West Ham to recover as they equalized two minutes later. Michail Antonio escaped Ben Mee and James Tarkowski to move towards the center of Vladimir Coufal.


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The Hammers completed their comeback in the 29th minute. Said Benrahma sent a cross to the left flank back post. Antonio was left unmarked as he tapped home from close range to make it 2-1.

Jay Rodriguez missed a great opportunity to equalize, but West Ham continued to impress with all three points. They are only three points behind Chelsea with four games to go.

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