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Burnley 1-3 West Ham United

By Timothy AbrahamBBC Sport
Diafra Sakho
Senegal forward Diafra Sakho has now scored six goals in six starts for West Ham
  • West Ham record second PL away win
  • Sakho scores sixth goal in six games
  • Burnley without a win in eight league games
  • Danny Ings returns from hamstring injury

Diafra Sakho scored his sixth goal in as many starts as West Ham secured a comfortable victory over winless Burnley at Turf Moor.

Senegal forward Sakho, who joined the Hammers from Metz in August, opened the scoring with a header just after break.

Enner Valencia, Sakho's strike partner, added a second soon after when he powerfully headed home.

George Boyd pulled a goal back for Burnley but West Ham substitute Carlton Cole nodded in to seal the points.

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

Hammers manager Sam Allardyce was urged by the club's hierarchy to play more attractive football this season.

And Allardyce, who turns 60 on Sunday, has started to deliver on that directive, with his side brushing Burnley aside with a clinical second-half display.

In Sakho and Ecuador striker Valencia, a £12m summer signing from Mexican club Pachuca, Allardyce has a forward line that can cause opposition teams problems.

Burnley, meanwhile, have struggled to find the net this season, with just three goals from their opening seven league matches before this meeting.

The Clarets were boosted by the return of striker Danny Ings, who played his first game since a goalless draw with Crystal Palace on 13 September.

Ings, Burnley's top scorer last season with 21 goals as they clinched promotion to the top flight, showed his predatory instincts in the eighth minute.

The England Under-21 international tapped home from close range after Adrian parried Lukas Jutkiewicz's shot, only for an assistant referee to flag for offside.

Match facts
Diafra Sakho is only the second West Ham player to score in five consecutive Premier League games after Carlton Cole.Burnley are still looking for their first Premier League win since May 2010.
Mark Noble made his 200th Premier League appearance for West Ham at Turf Moor.West Ham clinch consecutive league wins for the first time since March.

Moments earlier, Boyd had gone close when he showed great technique to flick the ball over Mark Noble, but his left-footed effort struck the crossbar.

West Ham struggled to find their rhythm in the first half, though Stewart Downing - who Allardyce recently claimed was the Premier League's best midfielder on current form - shaved the outside of a post with a shot from a tight angle.

Allardyce's side were much improved in the second period and exploited wide areas to seize the initiative with two goals in the space of five minutes.

Sakho put the Hammers ahead in the 49th minute when he got on the end of Aaron Cresswell's cross from the left and directed a close-range header past Tom Heaton.

Burnley 1-3 West Ham: Sean Dyche rues slow second-half start

And the visitors added a second when Carl Jenkinson's delivery from the right picked out Valencia, who powerfully headed home from just inside the area.

Burnley pulled a goal back from a corner on the hour mark when Adrian spilt Michael Kightly's high delivery and Boyd reacted quickest to fire high into the net.

But West Ham made the points safe when Downing's corner was headed back across goal by Sakho and substitute Cole nodded in from a yard out.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche: "We were dominant first half and created enough chances to go ahead. We went in at half-time feeling good.

"We didn't get going in the second half and that feeling changes afterwards. Goals change games and we saw that.

"The margins are tight and if keep working away and tidy a few things up around the edges we'll get that first win."

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce: "It's my birthday tomorrow and I asked the lads to get me a result because I am going out with my friends here in the north west this evening.

"Our quality, especially with the first two goals, was the difference. They were two outstanding crosses, and two outstanding headers.

"Diafra Sakho is a determined lad, and he has six in all games now. We look like we have goals in the team."

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Alistair Campbell and David Moyes
Former Labour spin doctor and Burnley fan Alistair Campbell and ex-Manchester United boss David Moyes share a joke at Turf Moor
Danny Ings
Burnley striker Danny Ings, right, made his comeback after a month out with a hamstring injury
Diafra Sakho
Diafra Sakho became only the second West Ham player to score in five consecutive Premier League games.
Enner Valencia
Ecuador striker Enner Valencia celebrates scoring his second Premier League goal at Turf Moor
George Boyd
Burnley striker George Boyd notched his first goal for the Clarets since he joined from Hull



Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Heaton
  • 2Trippier
  • 4Duff
  • 5Shackell
  • 6Mee
  • 21Boyd
  • 37Arfield
  • 14Jones
  • 11KightlySubstituted forChalobahat 83'minutes
  • 10IngsSubstituted forSordellat 83'minutes
  • 19JutkiewiczSubstituted forBarnesat 65'minutes


  • 7Wallace
  • 17Sordell
  • 20Chalobah
  • 22Gilks
  • 23Ward
  • 28Long
  • 30Barnes

West Ham

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 13Adrián
  • 18Jenkinson
  • 19Collins
  • 2ReidBooked at 34mins
  • 3Cresswell
  • 30SongSubstituted forNolanat 83'minutes
  • 16Noble
  • 21Amalfitano
  • 11Downing
  • 31E ValenciaSubstituted forColeat 59'minutes
  • 15Sakho


  • 4Nolan
  • 7Jarvis
  • 12Vaz Te
  • 17O'Brien
  • 22Jääskeläinen
  • 24Cole
  • 32Burke
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Match Stats

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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burnley 1, West Ham United 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burnley 1, West Ham United 3.

  3. Post update

    Offside, West Ham United. Stewart Downing tries a through ball, but Diafra Sakho is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Mark Noble.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. George Boyd (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Winston Reid.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Winston Reid (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Mark Noble with a cross following a corner.

  8. Post update

    Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Tom Heaton.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kevin Nolan (West Ham United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Diafra Sakho.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by George Boyd.

  11. Post update

    Offside, Burnley. George Boyd tries a through ball, but Marvin Sordell is caught offside.

  12. Post update

    Ashley Barnes (Burnley) hits the bar with a right footed shot from very close range. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nathaniel Chalobah (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, West Ham United. Kevin Nolan replaces Alexandre Song.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Burnley. Marvin Sordell replaces Danny Ings.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Burnley. Nathaniel Chalobah replaces Michael Kightly.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Morgan Amalfitano (West Ham United).

  18. Post update

    Tom Heaton (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Alexandre Song (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Michael Kightly (Burnley).