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West Ham United 1-0 Burnley

Michael Duff brings down Cheikhou Kouyate
Michael Duff's foul on Cheikhou Kouyate had come after a bright start by Burnley
  • Duff harshly sent off for foul in the box
  • Burnley need to win every game to have chance of survival
  • West Ham up to ninth in the table

Burnley will be relegated if they fail to beat Hull City next week, after losing at West Ham.

Clarets defender Michael Duff was controversially sent off for tripping Cheikhou Kouyate in the box, allowing Mark Noble to score from the spot.

Burnley's Tom Heaton kept out Enner Valencia with a sharp save, but Sean Dyche's side could only muster half-chances in response.

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Allardyce: Result is very satisfying

The visitors are eight points from safety with just three games remaining.

The decision by referee Jon Moss to dismiss Duff in the 23rd minute looked questionable and, with Burnley unable to recover, could have consigned the Clarets to life back in the Championship.

Duff certainly caught Kouyate as the Senegalese cut back on to his right foot in the area, but Burnley had plenty of men covering to deny a goal-scoring opportunity.

Hammered
West Ham had 22 shots in the second half - the most any team has managed in a Premier League second half this season

Noble placed his penalty to Heaton's right, and from that point on the Hammers, who had won just one of their last 12 league games, were rarely threatened by the division's bottom club.

Valencia forced Heaton into a superb point-blank save and Morgan Amalfitano went close before the break, with Ashley Barnes' header the closest the visitors came to a first-half opening.

Danny Ings, who is expected to leave Burnley in the summer, was full of running and made a chance for himself by forcing his way into the area before shooting wide.

But the Clarets spent most of the second period trying to avoid conceding a second, with Valencia failing to turn in a loose ball and Carlton Cole squandering two chances after coming off the bench.

Burnley after defeat
Burnley have failed to score in eight of their last nine Barclays Premier League matches and netted only one in the other game

And Stewart Downing, who was lively on the right wing for West Ham, was unlucky to be booked for diving when tackled by Ben Mee in the area.

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce may be uncertain about his future at Upton Park, with his contract expiring in the summer, but this result puts his side on 47 points, seven more than they finished with last season.

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Red card ruined game - Dyche

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce: "It should have been a lot easier and it would have been had we converted our chances.

"We had the chances to win two games and couldn't get that comfort zone. One slip can prove costly, but thankfully the lads did the job.

"I think we had a bit of luck on the sending off.

"Mark Noble never practises penalties. He says, "don't worry I'll be fine gaffer". The thing today was about winning and we've done that."

Burnley boss Sean Dyche on Michael Duff's red card: "It's impossible for it to be a red card. Referees have a tough job, but that's not a tough decision.

"Jason Shackell is in position to go and cover. Usually you can tell by a stadium, there was a sharp intake of breath and they were surprised. I was extremely shocked. It ruined the game and has given us an absolute mountain to do what we need to do.

"You can't guarantee you win 11 v 11, but it gives you a better chance.

"The way the team operate they will give everything and we will continue to do that."

Line-ups

West Ham

  • 13Adrián
  • 18Jenkinson
  • 19Collins
  • 32Burke
  • 3Cresswell
  • 16NobleBooked at 44mins
  • 8Kouyaté
  • 11DowningBooked at 60mins
  • 4NolanSubstituted forde Carvalhoat 79'minutes
  • 21Amalfitano
  • 31E ValenciaBooked at 41minsSubstituted forColeat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Jarvis
  • 12de Carvalho
  • 17O'Brien
  • 22Jääskeläinen
  • 24Cole
  • 30Song
  • 35Oxford

Burnley

  • 1Heaton
  • 2Trippier
  • 4DuffBooked at 23mins
  • 5Shackell
  • 6MeeBooked at 90mins
  • 21BoydSubstituted forKeaneat 45'minutes
  • 37Arfield
  • 14Jones
  • 15TaylorSubstituted forWallaceat 81'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 30BarnesSubstituted forSordellat 79'minutes
  • 10Ings

Substitutes

  • 7Wallace
  • 11Kightly
  • 17Sordell
  • 18Reid
  • 19Jutkiewicz
  • 22Gilks
  • 25Keane
Referee:
Jonathan Moss
Attendance:
34,946

Match Stats

Home TeamWest HamAway TeamBurnley
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home29
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home13
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, West Ham United 1, Burnley 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, West Ham United 1, Burnley 0.

Attempt saved. Nenê (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Mark Noble.

Booking

Ben Mee (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Stewart Downing (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ben Mee (Burnley).

Foul by Carlton Cole (West Ham United).

David Jones (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mark Noble (West Ham United).

Ben Mee (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

Attempt blocked. Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

Attempt blocked. Nenê (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. James Collins (West Ham United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Nenê with a cross.

Attempt blocked. James Collins (West Ham United) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Nenê with a cross.

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

Attempt blocked. Stewart Downing (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Carlton Cole (West Ham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stewart Downing.

Attempt blocked. Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

Booking

Ross Wallace (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt missed. Carlton Cole (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Stewart Downing with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Carlton Cole replaces Enner Valencia.

Attempt missed. Michael Keane (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Kieran Trippier following a set piece situation.

Foul by Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United).

David Jones (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Ross Wallace replaces Matthew Taylor.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Marvin Sordell replaces Ashley Barnes.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Nenê replaces Kevin Nolan.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Cheikhou Kouyaté.

Attempt blocked. Stewart Downing (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Enner Valencia (West Ham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Morgan Amalfitano.

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Kieran Trippier.

Attempt missed. Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mark Noble with a cross following a corner.

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Ben Mee.

Attempt blocked. Stewart Downing (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Carl Jenkinson.

Attempt blocked. Reece Burke (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Stewart Downing (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mark Noble with a cross.

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Kieran Trippier.

goal

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