BBC Sport - Burnley 1-3 West Ham: A win the best present for Sam Allardyce

Allardyce buoyed by birthday win

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce says he is pleased with a 3-1 victory away to a tough Burnley side on the eve of his 60th birthday.

Senegal forward Diafra Sakho opened the scoring for the Hammers with Enner Valencia adding a second shortly after. George Boyd pulled a goal back for Burnley but Carlton Cole nodded in to seal the points for West Ham.

The victory sealed West Ham's second away league win of the season.