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West Ham United 1-0 Burnley

Mark Noble
Mark Noble scored West Ham's eighth goal of the Premier League season

Mark Noble's first-half strike earned West Ham their first Premier League win in seven games as they beat Burnley at London Stadium.

It looked like the Hammers would go into the break without anything to show for their dominance, but in stoppage time they won a spot-kick when Ben Mee brought down Winston Reid.

Up stepped Noble. His initial kick was saved low by Tom Heaton but he kept his composure to tuck in the rebound.

Noble and Pedro Obiang both struck the woodwork with brilliant shots and Burnley's Matt Lowton produced a goal-saving block to deny Aaron Cresswell.

The Clarets improved markedly after the break. Keeper Darren Randolph made a great one-handed save to keep out Scott Arfield's free-kick and Sam Vokes headed over with the goal gaping.

Victory lifted the Hammers four points clear of the relegation zone and up to 15th in the table.

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Hammers welcome in-tune Carroll

Andy Carroll (centre)
Andy Carroll (centre) was a menace in the Burnley penalty area

Throw the ball into the box and Andy Carroll will get his head to it.

It is a simple tactic that has worked in the past and will continue to pay dividends for West Ham if they can keep their 6ft 4in bulldozer fit.

The 27-year-old Geordie striker made his first start since August after recovering from a knee injury, and bullied the Clarets defence during the 83 minutes he played.

He only managed one header on target, and should have done better with another after just two minutes. However, his big strength is the ability to pull two defenders away, allowing his team-mates more space.

The Hammers have missed their target man immensely - can they keep him fit for the rest of the season?

Sluggish start costs Burnley

Sam Vokes
Sam Vokes should have done better with a header from six yards

Had the Clarets played the first half with the same conviction they showed in the second then there might have been a different outcome.

Manager Sean Dyche's side were a different proposition after the break. Cresswell cleared from the goal-line with Vokes ready to stab in, before the striker inexplicably headed over from six yards with an open goal in front of him.

And 17 minutes before full-time, Randolph pulled off a great save to prevent Arfield's low free-kick from creeping in.

It was an improvement, but again not good enough.

Burnley are five points clear of the relegation zone, but that is now only one point from a possible 20 away from home this season. They need to start picking up on their travels or they will face another scrap for survival.

Man of the match - Andy Carroll

Andy Carroll (right)
An immense presence in attack for the Hammers - he took part in 17 aerial duels and won more than 60% of them, and he also had six efforts on goal

'Carroll is a miracle'

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West Ham 1-0 Burnley: Slaven Bilic relieved after 'important win'

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic: "It was a very important game for us. It was a very long game - the longest game we've been involved in.

"Well done to the players, we showed the character. I think we deserved it. We dominated the first half and we had shots that hit the post. We should have been ahead by more than one goal looking at the quantities of chances."

Bilic on striker Carroll: "It's no secret I'm a big fan of him. I'm not a big fan because he's a cousin or relative. It's what I see on the training pitch. He is a miracle. What he gives to the team is massive."

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Poor refereeing decision cost Burnley - Dyche

Burnley manager Sean Dyche on the penalty: "I'm frustrated we can't get the decision. It's a clear foul on our keeper Tom Heaton [in the build up].

"Every other keeper in the league would have gone down and flailed around on the ground.

"Ours does it the proper way and that used to be applauded. Now we are called naive. But we'll stick to what we believe in."

He added: "The reality of the Premier League is that it's tough. We took the game on in the second half.

"We have to bring the mentality of our home displays to away games. In the first half we didn't take responsibility of a game that could have gone our way. There was a strange feeling here today and we didn't capitalise on that until the second half."

The stats - 1-0 to the Hammers... again

  • Mark Noble scored his first Premier League goal for West Ham since April when he scored twice against West Brom
  • Noble has scored in each of his past 10 Premier League seasons. The only top-flight season in which he did not score in was his first (2005-06).
  • The West Ham midfielder missed just his fourth penalty of the 21 he has taken in the Premier League, before converting the rebound [17 out of 21 scored].
  • Burnley have failed to score in a Premier League-high eight games this season.

What's next?

Burnley have another away trip to London - this time at Tottenham on Sunday (16:00 GMT) and West Ham are at home to Hull on Saturday (15:00)

Line-ups

West Ham

  • 1Randolph
  • 8Kouyaté
  • 2Reid
  • 21Ogbonna
  • 30Antonio
  • 16NobleSubstituted forNordtveitat 89'minutes
  • 14Obiang
  • 3Cresswell
  • 10LanziniSubstituted forA Ayewat 69'minutes
  • 27Payet
  • 9CarrollSubstituted forFletcherat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Nordtveit
  • 13San Miguel del Castillo
  • 20A Ayew
  • 24Fletcher
  • 31Fernandes
  • 36Quina
  • 43Browne

Burnley

  • 1Heaton
  • 2Lowton
  • 5Keane
  • 6MeeBooked at 62mins
  • 23Ward
  • 21BoydSubstituted forBarnesat 76'minutes
  • 13HendrickBooked at 72mins
  • 8Marney
  • 37ArfieldSubstituted forBamfordat 90+4'minutes
  • 9Vokes
  • 7Gray

Substitutes

  • 4Flanagan
  • 10Barnes
  • 11Kightly
  • 15Bamford
  • 16Defour
  • 17Robinson
  • 26Tarkowski
Referee:
Robert Madley
Attendance:
56,990

Match Stats

Home TeamWest HamAway TeamBurnley
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home20
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, West Ham United 1, Burnley 0.

Full Time

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

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Patrick Bamford replaces Scott Arfield.

Attempt missed. Jeff Hendrick (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Scott Arfield.

Attempt missed. André Ayew (West Ham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Ashley Fletcher.

Dimitri Payet (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Arfield (Burnley).

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Stephen Ward.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Håvard Nordtveit replaces Mark Noble.

Foul by Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United).

Ashley Barnes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Darren Randolph (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Vokes (Burnley).

Foul by Michail Antonio (West Ham United).

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

Offside, Burnley. Dean Marney tries a through ball, but Ashley Barnes is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Ashley Fletcher replaces Andy Carroll.

Attempt missed. Andy Carroll (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Dimitri Payet (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Matthew Lowton (Burnley).

Offside, Burnley. Tom Heaton tries a through ball, but Ashley Barnes is caught offside.

Michail Antonio (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Ashley Barnes replaces George Boyd.

Pedro Obiang (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dean Marney (Burnley).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Dimitri Payet (West Ham United) because of an injury.

Booking

Jeff Hendrick (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Dimitri Payet (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jeff Hendrick (Burnley).

Attempt saved. Scott Arfield (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Hand ball by Winston Reid (West Ham United).

Foul by Pedro Obiang (West Ham United).

Dean Marney (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. André Ayew replaces Manuel Lanzini.

Foul by Andy Carroll (West Ham United).

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

Winston Reid (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by George Boyd (Burnley).

goal

As It Stood

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1Chelsea16131234112340
2Liverpool16104240202034
3Arsenal16104237172034
4Man City16103334191533
5Tottenham1686227111630
6Man Utd167632217527
7West Brom166552319423
8Everton166552120123
9Southampton165651415-121
10Bournemouth166372225-321
11Watford166372128-721
12Stoke165561722-520
13Burnley165291526-1117
14Leicester164482127-616
15West Ham164481831-1316
16Crystal Palace164392831-315
17Middlesbrough163671319-615
18Swansea1633102034-1412
19Hull1633101435-2112
20Sunderland1632111428-1411
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