Burnley beat West Ham 3-0 on Saturday afternoon on a day that will go down in Premier League history - for all the wrong reasons - for the London club.
A double from Chris Wood and another goal by
Speaking strictly football, the Hammers headed into the game in 14th place in the league, just three points above the relegation zone. They lost their last two fixtures, which were both away, to Liverpool and Swansea City, conceding a combined eight goals.
The Clarets, on the other hand, started the match in seventh place in the Premier League table, just five points behind Arsenal. Their 2-1 win against Everton last weekend ended a winless run that stretched back to December.
The home side made five changes from the team that lost to
Burnley boss Sean Dyche, on the other hand, named an unchanged side from the team that won last Saturday at home to Everton.
The opening 10 minutes of the match was fairly uneventful, with both sides easing their way into the game. It wasn't until the 14th minute that the first real chance came in the match and it fell to West Ham's Marko Arnautovic. He broke clear on the right side of the
SO CLOSE!— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) March 10, 2018
Joao Mario plays Arnie through. It's a tight angle, Marko strikes at goal, but Pope makes the save with this feet.
That was very close to the nutmeg. #WHUBUR 0-0 (14)
As the game progressed, t
The game was then stopped for a few minutes after some supporters ran onto the pitch. But after that it took just minutes for the away side to double their lead, with
69’ GOAL!!! Wood puts the Clarets two-up! Lennon did well to find the striker who tapped home. 2-0— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) March 10, 2018
5️⃣ changes from Swansea with Arnie and Manu leading the line pic.twitter.com/8VAVJKVAqR— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) March 10, 2018