West Ham won’t give up on Champions League dream as comeback win over Burnley keeps pressure on Chelsea in Premier League top four fight

Michail Antonio vowed West Ham will fight to the end for their Champions League dream after his two goals clinched a 2-1 victory over Burnley on Monday night.

The Hammers fought back after going behind at Turf Moor to take all three points and sit three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea in the Premier League table with four games to play.

West Ham are keeping the pressure on Chelsea in the run-in

Burnley led through a 17th-minute Chris Wood penalty after the striker had been fouled by Tomas Soucek inside the box.

But West Ham were level just two minutes later when Antonio, who was making his first start in four matches since recovering from a hamstring injury, headed in Vladimir Coufal’s cross.

The visitors then took the lead just a minute before the half-hour mark as Antonio poked in Said Benrahma’s cross – and that is how it stayed.

Wood broke the deadlock for Burnley, but their lead did not last long
Antonio proved to be the match-winner for West Ham with a quickfire double

West Ham are now targeting four wins from their final four games as they look to secure an unlikely Champions League spot.

 “It would be unbelievable. Everybody wants to play in the Champions League,” said Antonio.

“I have been here a few years and there have been so many seasons we were fighting to stay in the league and now we have the opportunity for top four.

“We are not going to give up on it. We will keep fighting, keep pushing.”

West Ham boss David Moyes added: “We want to take it down to the final day and try to sneak in. It will probably need us to win all four games.

“Europe would be an incredible achievement. I think I’ll be disappointed if we don’t get there now.

“We’re trying to stay around at the moment and keep up with the teams at the top. Whether we can make the top four I’m not really sure but we’ll really try to get ourselves in a position where we can make Europe – and we’re in there fighting with four games to go.”

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