West Ham saved their Champions League hopes alive with a decisive 2-1 win over Burnley on Monday.
It was the Clarets who began on the entrance foot when Chris Wooden acquired his compulsory purpose towards West Ham from the penalty spot, nevertheless it was shortly interrupted when Michail Antonio marked his return to the staff by pushing a nod previous Nick Pope.
West Ham initially appeared unsure in themselves in a brand new 4-2-3-1 formation however they grew in confidence with the equalizer and took the lead simply six minutes later when Mentioned Benrahma’s great supply was touched within the far nook by Antonio.
Antonio celebrates his second | Pool / Getty Photos
The second half was huge open and Burnley had an actual likelihood to get into it once more. Substitute Jay Rodriguez had the most effective likelihood, however he someway despatched his effort away when it appeared simpler to knock it in from shut vary.
However West Ham dressed up for the storm and have been on a victory that may very well be big of their quest for Champions League soccer subsequent season. They at the moment are solely three factors away from Chelsea, and with 4 video games left, it is all there’s to play for.
Let’s get into some participant scores!
The Pope claims a cross | Pool / Getty Photos
Nick Pope (GK) – 6/10 – A few straightforward stops saved West Ham at a distance however nothing outstanding from the Burnley cease.
Matthew Lowton (RB) – 5/10 – Would like to by no means see Benrahma once more. Torn by Algeria in the course of the first half and it abolished his will to maneuver ahead or take any dangers.
James Tarkowski (CB) – 5/10 – Struggled to maintain monitor of Antonio whose tempo and energy have been an excessive amount of to deal with at instances.
Ben Mee (CB) – 6/10 – A few vital blocks saved West Ham in test early.Charlie Taylor (LB) – 5/10 – Did a respectable job of protecting the ball in the center, sending the ball into the away followers’ web.
Dwight McNeil Pursues Jesse Lingard | Pool / Getty Photos
Josh Brownhill (RM) – 5/10 – Spent all the first half doubling up with Lowton at Benrahma to completely no avail. Received out somewhat extra after the break and nearly leveled.
Ashley Westwood (CM) – 7/10 – Nice diligent driving to start out the primary purpose. Important in the center of the Burnley engine room.
Jack Cork (CM) – 6/10 – Saved issues neat and tidy in midfield with out making any actual impression on the recreation.
Dwight McNeil (LM) – 6/10 – Gave the ball away far too simply on the West Ham equalizer. In any other case certainly one of Burnley’s brighter artists.
Chris Wooden places Burnley forward of PETER POWELL / Getty Photos
Matej Vydra (CF) – 5/10 – One or two full of life moments however struggled to actually impose the recreation. Subbed for Jay Rodriguez on the hour.
Chris Wooden (CF) – 7/10 – Streetwise play to win the penalty. Streetwise execution to transform it. Not so street-wise when he determined to play as a assist heart for just a few minutes in the course of the first half and ended up in Tarkowski’s path for Antonio’s second.
Jay Rodriguez got here from the Pool / Getty Photos bench
Jay Rodriguez (Vydra, 61) – 5/10
Johan Berg Gudmundsson (McNeil, 74) – 5/10
Ashley Barnes (Wooden, 85) – N / A
Aaron Cresswell celebrates West Ham’s second along with his teammates | Gareth Copley / Getty Photos
Lukasz Fabianski (GK) – 6/10 – Barely acquired snuff off the ball, penalty apart. Vladimir Coufal (RB) – 7/10 – Straightforward however environment friendly supply to pick Antonio for West Ham’s equalizer. Grew into the recreation as an attacking menace and infrequently acquired previous the Fornals.
Issa Diop (CB) – 5/10 – One or two bushy moments, particularly in the course of the first half, however benefited from the expertise of Dawson subsequent to him.
Craig Dawson (CB) – 6/10 – Be sharp to disclaim the handsome Vydra on the road to maintain his staff within the lead. His significance to the West Ham facet is simply rising.
Aaron Cresswell (LB) – 6/10 – Sharp along with his defensive play however didn’t let the formation change hamper his attacking dedication.
Soucek granted an early penalty | Gareth Copley / Getty Photos
Tomas Soucek (CM) – 5/10 – Clumsy to confess an early penalty. Appeared nervous with none of his typical companions subsequent to him however recovered effectively from a shaky begin.
Manuel Lanzini (CM) – 6/10 – Requested to play central midfield within the absence of Declan Rice and Mark Noble. Doesn’t look very snug however did the job admirably below the circumstances.
Jesse Lingard (AM) – 6/10 – Didn’t appear to like taking part in a rather deeper function than typical and solely confirmed flashes of the shape that has established him as certainly one of West Ham’s gamers for the season. However nonetheless had a hand within the equalizer.
Enter Antida’s head Gareth Copley / Getty Photos
Pablo Fornals (RW) – 6/10 – It is not solely clear what his finest place is … however the precise wing is in all probability not. Quietest of West Ham’s attackers in the space.
Michail Antonio (CF) – 8/10 – Do you realize the participant on the five-side that you just really need to kick however truly cannot get shut sufficient to them to achieve this? Sure. Again within the staff with a thumping nod and the slightest grip to push Benrahma’s cross.
Mentioned Benrahma (LW) – 8/10 – Nice supply created West Ham’s second and appeared to fill him with confidence. Saved Lowton very busy, not that the precise again might get near him.
Jarrod Bowen (Benrahma, 79) – 5/10