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Burnley 1-2 West Ham: Premier League – as it happened

West Ham had to come from behind and were left clinging on towards the end but kept their hopes of Champions League qualification alive Read Liz Byrnes’ match report from Turf Moor Download the latest Football Weekly podcast 10.47pm BST Liz Byrnes braved the elements at Turf Moor to see West Ham come from behind to keep the heat on fourth-placed Chelsea. Here’s how she saw the action unfold … Related: Michail Antonio double boosts West Ham’s top-four hopes with Burnley win 10.44pm BST David Moyes speaks: “I thought the team played really well,” says West Ham’s manager. “We’ve won 2-1 but I thought we were worth a lot more than that. We had to ride a little bit of luck towards the end but overall we should have been out of sight going by the amount of opportunities we had to score.” On his attacking line-up: “We have to go for it. I don’t know if we’re good enough to be in the top four, but while we’re around that area of the table, we have to try and challenge for it. I’d love to be in Europe; it would be an incredible achievement for us if we could do that. But we’re not that far away from the Champions League positions, so we’ve got to keep believing that we could fall into that fourth spot even if it take us until the last game of the season.” 10.37pm BST Sean Dyche speaks: “It was a good game,” he tells Sky Sports. “It was played at a very good tempo, a very quick tempo. Both teams were going at it in search of different rewards: them chasing a Champions League spot, us making sure we’re trying to look after ourselves. I didn’t think we went far wrong with our level, I just think they were very good tonight. THey’re a good side, they’ve proved that all season and they had a little bit more edge in their attack and in transition.” 10.31pm BST Ben Mee speaks: “We just didn’t quite do enough,” the Burnley skipper tells Sky Sports. “We were huffing and puffing a bit and it didn’t drop for us. Good start. We could have done better on both those crosses [for West Ham’s goals] – their front three caused us some problems. We came in full of confidence after Sunday [when they thrashed Wolves]. We were well up for this game.” 10.25pm BST Antonio on his muted celebration: “I’ve had a couple of goals disallowed by VAR,” he says. “I thought I don’t want to be there doing a dance and the goal gets disallowed. I’ve toned down my celebrations. A couple of times I’ve been about to do one and a handball or whatever, VAR has killed it.” On the possibility of West Ham qualifying for the Champions League: “It would be unbelievable. Everybody wants to play in the Champions League. 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, it’s a dream come true. We will keep fighting, keep pushing.” 10.23pm BST Michail Antonio speaks: “I am buzzing,” says the scorer of both West Ham goals in an interview with Sky Sports. “I am over the moon. It’s bit disappointing for me not to get the hat-trick but we are going to keep going and keep winning games. This is a tough place to come. It is one of those games you dread, it is so tough. But we managed to be resilient and get it done.” 10.17pm BST Match recap: After 19 minutes of Bank Holiday dross, the match sparked into life when Chris Wood won and converted a penalty to give Burnley the lead and increase his own remarkable scoring record against West Ham. Michail Antonio restored parity within two minutes, heading home a cross from the right, before putting Wet Ham ahead by roofing a cross from the left. He missed two decent chances to notch a hat-trick on his return from injury, while assorted team-mates also squandered chances. 10.10pm BST What it means: West Ham go fifth, just three points behind Chelsea. Burnley stay in 16th place, not yet safe from relegation … while looking quite safe from relegation as they sit nine points clear of the drop zone. 10.07pm BST Peep! Peep! Peeeeeep! That’s a big win for West Ham, who played some scintillating football at times but wasted chance after chance to end up hanging on by the skin of their teeth. 10.06pm BST 90+4 min: Lingard and Fornals try to keep the ball in the corner but the latter is penalised for offisde. 10.05pm BST 90+3 min: Nick Pope came up for the corner but was unable to make an impact. 10.04pm BST 90+2 min: Another Burnley corner, Dawson taking the ball off Barnes’s toe before he can shoot. Soucek wins the header. 10.03pm BST 90 min: A West Ham breakaway ends with Jesse Lingard firing at Nick Pope from a tight angle. The ball goes out for a croenr, which Mee clears. We’ll have three minutes of added time and I would not be in the least bit surprised if West Ham concede an equaliser. 10.02pm BST 88 min: Craig Dawson puts a Charlie Taylor cross out for a corner. It’s squeaky bum time for West Ham. From the delivery, the ball is cleared as far as Ashley Westwood, whose shot is blocked. West Ham are riding their luck here. 10.00pm BST 87 min: Now Gudmondsson is booked for bundling over Vladimir Coufal. 9.59pm BST 86 min: Burnley substitution: Ashley Barnes on for Chris Wood, who has had a very quiet second half. 9.58pm BST 86 min: Craig Dawson is booked for time-wasting at the resultant free-kick. 9.58pm BST 84 min: Burnley enjoy a spell of possession which ends when Issa Diop heads a cross from the left clear. Ben Mee is booked for a tactical foul. 9.55pm BST 82 min: Fornals receives a pass from Antonio on the right side of the Burnley penalty area and cuts inside but is unable to steady himself to unleash a shot before Ben Mee hoves into view and blocks. 9.53pm BST 80 min: Pablo Fornals gets booked for going in studs up on Gudmondsson and I think he’s lucky not to get sent off for that. It was reckless. 9.52pm BST 79 min: West Ham substitute: Jarrod Bowen on for Said Benrahma, who was excellent … even before he had his dinner two-thirds of the way through the first half. 9.51pm BST 78 min: Gudmondsson crosses from the left, trying to pick out Rodriguez. Craig Dawson intercepts and clears. Another great Moyes signing – he couldn’t get a game for Watford before he rocked up at West Ham. 9.49pm BST 76 min: West Ham press and probe hither and yon across the edge of the final third but are unable to find an opening on this occasion. It would beggar belief if they somehow contrived to drop points in this game but stranger things have happened. 9.47pm BST 75 min: Burnley substitution: Dwight McNeil off, Johann Berg Gudmondsson on. 9.46pm BST 73 min: Cresswell makes it 19. His low, diagonal drive from outside the penalty area flashes across the face of goal and a couple of yards wide of the far post. 9.45pm BST 72 min: Another chance goes begging for West Ham. After some crisp passing in the build-up, Benrahma plays the ball to Antonio’s feet in the penalty area. He looks a certainty to score but sends his shot fizzing the wrong side of the upright. That was West Ham’s 18th attempt on goal, if not on target. 9.43pm BST 70 min: With the rain pouring down at Turf Moor, Jay Rodriguez stretches to get his head to an Ashley Westwood corner at the far post. It’s a mite too high for him and the ball skims wide off the top of his head. 9.40pm BST 66 min: A bit of a wake-up call there for West Ham, who should have put this game to bed by now. Rodriguez snatched at his effort, putting it wide with the outside of his left boot, perhaps not realising he had more time to pick his spot than he thought. 9.38pm BST 64 min: That’s an astonishing miss from Jay Rodriguez, who shoots straight at Fabianski from close range, before firing the follow-up wide of a gaping goal. It was excellent goalkeeping from Fabianski, who saved first from Brownhill, then Rodriguez before watching on in amazement as the ball went wide from the substitute’s second attempt. 9.36pm BST 62 min: West Ham break on the counter and Jesse Lingard wins a corner off Matt Lowton. It’s taken short to creat an angle, but when the ball is eventually delivered to the forehead of Tomas Soucek on the edge of the Burnley penalty area, three different West Ham players, including him, are offside. 9.33pm BST 60 min: Burnley substitution: Jay Rodriguez on, Matej Vydra off. 9.30pm BST 56 min: From a West Ham corner, the ball is cleared as far as Benrahma just outside the Burnley penalty area. He volleys it not so much over the bar as into outer space. 9.29pm BST 55 min: Antonio misses a sitter! Teed up by Benrahma with a cross from inside the Burnley penalty area, he tries to side foot the ball home but hits it against the ankle of his standing leg. West Ham are battering Burnley in this second half but findiing that all important third goal difficult to come by. 9.27pm BST 54 min: Now Benrahma tries to pick out Lingard with a pull-back, but this time Ashley Westwood steps in to intercept. 9.26pm BST 53 min: Antonio picks out Lingard with a pull-back to the edge of the Burnley penalty area but he’s unable to find a half-yard to try a shot. 9.24pm BST 52 min: Said Benhrama tries a sepculative shot from distance but his diagonal effort is well wide of the far post. 9.24pm BST Meanwhile in Sheffield: Mark Selby is just one frame from victory over Shaun Murphy in the World Snooker Championship. Daniel Harris has the latest … Related: Mark Selby v Shaun Murphy: World Snooker Championship final – live! 9.22pm BST 49 min: West Ham go close again, this time from a corner. The ball finds its way to Antonio at the far post, but he’s unable to control the high bounce. 9.21pm BST 47 min: West Ham gallop upfield on the counterwith Michail Antonio on the ball in the inside right channel. Benrahma is up in support and Antonio squares the ball, but the delivery is just behind his team-mate. With more precise passing, West Ham would almost certainly have extended their lead. 9.19pm BST 47 min: Charlie Taylor attempts to cross from the left and the ball goes out for a corner off Pablo Fornals. The ensuing inswinger is cleared at the far post. 9.18pm BST 46 min: Not normally renowned for his gung-ho attitude, David Moyes’s very attacking selection is paying dividends so far, despite the early scare visited upon them by their hosts. Can they hang on and go fifth? Burnley get the ball rolling and there are no changes in personnel on either side. 9.05pm BST Peep! Anthony Taylor draw the half to a close with West Ham leading by the odd goal of three. Chris Wood opened the scoring for Burnley after a fairly dull opening 19 minutes, only for Michail Antonio to equalise two minutes later. The West Ham striker fired his side into the lead just before the half-hour mark and the visitors are worthy leaders. 9.02pm BST 45+1 min: Ben Mee hoofs the ball clear but only as far as Tomas Soucek. He fouls Dwight McNeil and Burnley have a free-kick just inside their own half. 8.59pm BST 43 min: A half that was at times very bad and at other times quite excellent ticks towards it’s conclusion. Craig Dawson and Aaron Cresswell combine to clear a dangerous ball into their penalty area that was heading for an unmarked Wood. 8.56pm BST 41 min: Issa Diop clears a Charlie Taylor cross into the West Ham penalty area from the edge of the six-yard box. 8.55pm BST 39 min: Another chance for West Ham, as Soucek fires wide after being teed up by his compatriot Coufal. A job lot that came cheap as chips, what a tremendous pair of David Moyes signings they’ve been. 8.53pm BST 36 min: The sun having gone down, Said Benrahma, who went close again just before that Vydra chance, takes a quick break to go to the touchline and wolf down a couple of energy gels. A practicing Muslim, he is fasting for Ramadan, which means that will have been his first “meal” of the day. 8.51pm BST 34 min: Matej Vydra gets the better of Issa Diop, who is having a shocker. He lobs the bouncing ball over Lucasz Fabianski, but Craig Dawson heads his effort off the line. 8.49pm BST 32 min: Crikey! West Ham go close to making it three with a carbon copy of their second. Benrahma receives a pass on the left wing, cuts inside and curls the ball towards the far post. It goes narrowly wide, with Antonio not too far away from prodding it home. He stretched every sinew but couldn’t reach it. 8.47pm BST 31 min: This time the cross comes in from the left, Said Benrahma turning provider. Michail Antonio sticks out a leg and a milli-second the ball is resting in the back of the net. 8.46pm BST West Ham lead! I spoke too soon. A surprise returnee, Michail Antonio scores his second of the night. 8.44pm BST 26 min: After that brief flurry of goalscoring excitement, the players of both sides have reined in their baser instincts and started giving the ball away to each other again. 8.41pm BST 23 min: Jesse Lingard curls a lethargic effort straight into the arms of Nick Pope in the Burnley goal from the inside-left. He waves a hand by way of apology to Antonio, who he probably should have tried to pick out near the far post. 8.38pm BST West Ham are level! Michail Antonio gets between two defenders to head home from close range after getting on the end of a terrific Vladimir Coufal cross. 8.37pm BST 20 min: Tomas Soucek may have conceded the penalty there, but Issa Diop will have to shoulder some of the blame. His dithering allowed Wood to run on to a splendid Westwood ball over the top, Wood flicked the ball over his head from the byline and was immediately brought down by Soucek as he attempted to control his pass to himself. 8.35pm BST Chris Wood smashes the ball home, curling the ball into the bottom left-hand corner having won the penalty after being fouled by Tomas Soucek. 8.33pm BST Hesitation from Issa Diop allows Chris Wood to run in behind on to a ball over the top by Ashley Westwood and moments later referee Anthony Taylor is pointing to the spot. 8.31pm BST 16 min: Chris Wood tries to advance towards the edge of the West Ham penalty area with the ball at his feet but runs into Craig Dawson, who relieves him of possession. 8.30pm BST 14 min: Not one for the purists, so far … but it’s early doors. West Ham are marginally the better side but there’s very little in it. 8.28pm BST 11 min: West Ham get forward in numbers, but Michail Antonio fails to pick out a team-mate. Ben Mee fails to clear properly and the ball drops to Manuel Lanzini, who sends a shot looping over the bar. 8.27pm BST 10 min: At the other end of the pitch, Charlie Taylor sends a cross towards the far post from the left touchline. Chris Wood is lurking, waiting to pounce, but Lucasz Fabianski comes off his line, arm outstretched to make a crucial interception. 8.25pm BST 9 min: Aaron Cresswell curls a cross into the Burnley penalty area from the left flank. It’s cleared. 8.23pm BST 7 min: Michail Antonio takes possession of the ball, canters up the centre and shoots. His effort is horribly high and wide. 8.22pm BST 6 min: Aaron Cresswell takes a throw-in near the halfway line. The tension is palpable. 8.21pm BST 5 min: Ben Mee plays a long ball into space down the left touchline and Craig Dawson puts it out for a throw-in. 8.21pm BST 4 min: Nothing much of note to report in these early stages as both sides size each other up. 8.19pm BST 2 min: Lukasz Fabianski lumps the ball long to Jesse Lingard just inside the Burnley half but his first touch is poor and he puts it out for a throw-in. 8.17pm BST 1 min: Referee Anthony Taylor gives the signal to begin and the ball is rolling at Turf Moor. 8.14pm BST Not long now: The teams are out on the Turf Moor sward going through the last of the pre-match formalities. West Ham’s players wear black shirts, shorts and socks. 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