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Chris Osborne

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    West Ham 1-0 Burnley

    And that final whistle could well signal the end of Burnley's stint in the Premier League. It's such a shame that it has come with a bit of a whimper today, but the Clarets were up against it from the 24th minute, when Michael Duff was dismissed for tripping Cheikhou Kouyatein in the area. Mark Noble's subsequent penalty was the difference maker.

    Head over to our overall live text for all the reaction.

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    Burnley now have some intent. But the long ball forward is dealt with and Ben Mee is forced into hacking down a marauding Stewart Downing.

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    Nene and Carlton Cole have been enthusiastically received by the Hammers support. Nene almost wriggles in on goal but is cut out. And then Cheikhou Kouyate hits a drive from 20 yards, which Jason Shackell nods off the line.

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    The chances are piling up for the home side. James Collins hooks over from a corner. It's quite disheartening to see Burnley unable to give this a real go.

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    Carl Jenkinson stretches his legs down the right side, not for the first time today. He has linked up with Stewart Downing to excellent effect. Burnley clear, but Carlton Cole finds himself with another tasty opening, but hits his shot straight at Tom Heaton.

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    In fact, when the chances do come, they are falling to West Ham. Carlton Cole, who has just come on for Enner Valencia, nods over a Stewart Downing cross. He should have done better.

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    Unfortunately for Burnley, this is drifting away. And that's no criticism of their effort. This has just been an impossible ask with 10 men.

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    Former Aston Villa striker Dion Dublin

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    "It's hard to see Burnley getting out of the relegation zone at this rate. QPR have given themselves a chance but Leicester have got momentum and will get out of it - Hull too. Sunderland are winning, and on current form Newcastle could be the ones to get sucked in as well."


    West Ham 1-0 Burnley

    Kevin Nolan, who has been the proverbial engine room for West Ham today, is off for Nene.

    Burnley bring on Marvin Sordell, who replaces Ashley Barnes.

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    Elsewhere, Aston Villa are leading 3-1 against Everton. Sunderland are 2-1 up against Southampton. And QPR are level at 1-1 at Liverpool. The signs are not good Burnley fans.

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    West Ham 1-0 Burnley

    The game has lost its zip, with West Ham prodding away with slow, patient build-up. Burnley briefly win it back, but Danny Ings is an isolated figure and watches the ball drift over his head.

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    West Ham 1-0 Burnley

    Burnley need something. Anything. As it stands, they're just about keeping their heads above water, but West Ham keep coming and coming for that all important second goal.

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    Mark Noble's cross goes all the way to the back post and finds Reece Burke. Kieran Trippier is on hand to block the shot six yards out. Burnley are unable to find a way to put sustained pressure on the Hammers.

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    Ben Mee's right at the centre of things. He catches Kevin Nolan with a high boot - and the Hammers midfielder is a little displeased.

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    Former Aston Villa striker Dion Dublin

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    "To stay up you do need that bit of quality as well as the blood, sweat and tears. Burnley have been lacking in quality, and they've been picked off in their general play. Just get a point today. Although they were unlucky to have Michael Duff sent off when there were players covering."

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    This Stewart Downing dive/penalty claim. You can watch from six different angles and come up with six different opinions. Downing has to hurdle he tackle - but does he have to hit the deck?


    West Ham 1-0 Burnley

    Ouch. Cheikhou Kouyate has taken one down the back of the leg from Michael Keane, who gets a yellow card.


    West Ham 1-0 Burnley

    Hmmm. Stewart Downing has dived, apparently. The winger is flying into the area, and Ben Mee comes sliding across.

    There is contact, but is Downing expecting it? It's either a penalty or a dive - John Moss has gone with dive.

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    West Ham come close. Kevin Nolan's poked ball through finds Morgan Amalfitano, and the Frenchman drifts an effort wide.

    At the other end, Matty Taylor's low drive is kept out by Adrian.

    And, it's all gone a bit bonkers now, as Tom Heaton saves from Kevin Noland and Enner Valencia can't put in the rebound.

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    And when things aren't going for you, they're not going for you. Carl Jenkinson bundles over Danny Ings on the edge of the area - no free-kick, says Jonathan Moss.

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    I've had another look at Michael Duff's red card. Scott Arfield looks like he is right there to challenge Kouyate - it's really, really harsh.

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    Danny Ings has a chance of his own making, but can't make it count. The Clarets' top scorer injects a bit of pace into his stride and comes off the touchline, into the area, and shoots wide.

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    Burnley manage to free Ashley Barnes down the right channel. But he's dinked ball into the middle is safely grasped by Adrian. West Ham carry the ball with purpose straight up the other end, but Stewart Downing also hits the keeper with his cross.

    It's worth noting that Downing has been terrific today, always wanting the ball down the right flank.

  24. KICK-OFF

    West Ham 1-0 Burnley

    It doesn't seem to have made too much difference. Kevin Nolan has space at the near post and flicks goalwards, but it's just wide.


    West Ham 1-0 Burnley

    Burnley will have a reshuffle for the second half, as they attempt to deal with Michael Duff's red card.

    George Boyd is the man to make way, with Michael Keane coming to slot into the back four.

  26. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

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    Jamie has enlightened me as to who Mr Moo is, the name referred to on the Hammers PA system.

    Jamie Kanawaty: It's "Mr Moon" which is a security code for the WHU officials

    Thanks, Jamie.

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    As it all stands, Burnley are a whopping eight points off safety, with just three more games to come after this. Even my most basic of maths suggests that anything but wins for Burnley and defeats for the teams above them would spell relegation, if things stay as they are.

    The reason the gap has potentially increased is because Aston Villa are leading Everton 2-0 and Sunderland are drawing with Southampton.

    In a small glimmer of hope for the Clarets, QPR are losing at Liverpool.

  28. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

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    Where do Burnley go from here? They must feel like the world is against them at the moment.

    After last week's drama of Matty Taylor missing a penalty and Leicester scoring their winner 59 seconds later, it is a controversial red card that has them in a muddle this week.


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    Kieran Trippier hits a free-kick over the West Ham bar, before Aaron Cresswell has a crack from distance at the other end, with the same result. And that will be that for the first half.

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    The PA system has just made a curious announcement at Upton Park.

    "Could the secretary be aware that Mr Moo is in the ground."

    Anyone? No, me neither.

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    Try telling Mark Noble that Sam Allardyce isn't worth playing for. He really enjoyed that penalty.

    He probably didn't enjoy the booking he has just received for catching Scott Arfield.


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    Enner Valencia is in the thick of it, isn't he? Well, now he's in the book after catching Danny Ings with his elbow in an aerial challenge.

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    Burnley are forced into a bit more panicked defending. But Enner Valencia is offside, so the Clarets can breathe easy.

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    Now we've got a chance to breathe, we can have a closer look at Michael Duff's sending off.

    It's not your classic last-man scenario, with Cheikhou Kouyate through on goal. Instead the Hammers man has jinked into the area and drawn a foul from Duff.

    He was likely about to pull the trigger - so has Duff denied a goal-scoring opportunity? Referee Jonathan Moss says, "yes".

  35. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    West Ham 1-0 Burnley

    Munch Veevers: In what world, nay, dimension, was that a red card for Michael Duff? Burnley really are the unluckiest team in the Premier League.

    Agubata Odinaka: Harsh red card to Duff for West Ham will go on to get a draw in a match they would have certainly lost as usual

    Thoughts on that and anything else post to #bbcfootball on Twitter, or text us on 81111 in the UK only. And if you are texting in, please don't forget to include your name and location.

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    There's some hope for Burnley. Kieran Tripper crosses in from a corner and Ashley Barnes connects with a good header, but Adrian is equal to it. It looks like the Hammers keeper may have used a bit of thigh to keep it out - as long as he gets the job done.

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    Elsewhere, Burnley's relegation rivals Sunderland were 1-0 up on Southampton after Jordi Gomez's penalty. But the lead lasted barely a minute, with Sadio Mane equalising.

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    Tom Heaton is at it again, touching Morgan Amalfitano's half-volley around the post. Burnley need to get organised, and they need to do it quickly.


    West Ham 1-0 Burnley

    It should be 2-0 to West Ham. Enner Valencia receives the ball 10 yards out from Stewart Downing's pass and clips it towards goal, but it's a terrific save by Tom Heaton. The 10 men of Burnley are shell shocked.

  40. GOAL

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    Mark Noble

    Duff was done all ends up by Kouyate, who cut back in on to his right foot and was caught by the Burnley man.

    Mark Noble makes no mistake from the spot.

  41. RED CARD

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    Michael Duff

    Oh dear Michael Duff. He's brought down Cheikhou Kouyate in the box and not only is it a penalty, it's a red card for the defender.

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    Sean Dyche

    Sean Dyche must be pretty happy with how his side have settled into this one. But still no goal? Where is it going to come from?

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    Burnley are really starting to cause some problems now. Matty Taylor's cross from the left is met by the diving head of Danny Ings, but he sends up rather than down, and it goes over the bar.

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    A first sight of goal for Burnley, and it's their top scorer Danny Ings. The striker manages to squeeze in a shot from a tight angle but it zips wide.

    And they immediately follow that up with another opening, as Ben Mee's cross is inches away from finding the head of Ashley Barnes.

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    Elsewhere, things are not looking good for Burnley. Aston Villa have gone 1-0 up against Everton, thanks to Christian Benteke, meaning as it stands the Clarets are seven points from safety.

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    Stewart Downing's cross is nodded behind by Kieran Tripper, possibly unnecessarily. The subsequent corner causes a bit of bother, but Kevin Nolan can't twist his body enough to guide a header on target.

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    A few cheeky cheers from the West Ham faithful as Matty Taylor hilariously falls over while trying to chase down a ball. The Burnley man is a former Hammer, of course.

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    Apart from that Enner Valencia chance, we've not seen much action in the opening period. The Hammers have seen a bit of the ball out wide, and Stewart Downing puts in a cross from the right, but it's too deep.

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    Carlton Cole is warming up vigorously, but he won't be needed for the time being. Valencia s back on the pitch, but is moving some what gingerly.

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    Enner Valencia is now in a bit of trouble. It's not his pride that is hurt though, it seems to be his knee. The Ecuadorian has banged into Jason Shackell and is receiving treatment. He might have to go off...

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    And a chance straight off the bat for West Ham. Aaron Cresswell swings in a ball from the left, it's right across the face of goal and Enner Valencia only needs to get a stud on it - but fails to do so.

  52. KICK-OFF

    West Ham v Burnley (15:00 BST)

    And we're away, with Danny Ings marginally caught offside in the first few seconds. Hammers keeper Adrian pumps forward the free-kick but it's long and out for a goal kick.

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    Before we start, their is a wonderfully observed applause for Rio Ferdinand's wife Rebecca Ellison, who has died of cancer. Rio, of course, started his career with the Hammers.

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    That stat below tells you all you need to know about why Burnley are where they are. Danny Ings, with nine for the season, has not scored in his last nine. Goals are like gold dust for the Clarets.

    Can they change that today? 'I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles' is ringing out across Upton Park and the teams are shaking hands.

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    West Ham

    It's all smiles before kick-off at Upton Park. And surely this season hasn't been that bad, has it Hammers fans? There might be a few grumpy faces if Sam Allardyce doesn't get a result today I guess - they've only won one of their last 12.

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    Guy Mowbray

    BBC Match of the Day commentator

    "Forget "No, Nay, Never"*, for Burnley it's NOW or never for getting the points they need to stay in the Premier League - or they'll "play B****** Rovers" again sooner than they'd like to.

    "Five points away from safety, the Clarets are more than likely looking at a minimum of three wins from their remaining four games to stay up - a tall order for a team that have only won five of 34 this season.

    "With Sam Allardyce having set a target (of sorts) of 50 points and a ninth-place finish to represent "progress" this season, his West Ham team need to re-focus for the run-in - not least to help the position of a boss Stewart Downing says the players "love playing for".

  58. Join the debate at #bbcfootball

    West Ham v Burnley (15:00 BST)

    So, is Big Sam the man to continue at Upton Park? Can he win you over Hammers fans?

    And can Burnley pull themselves to safety?

    Give us your thoughts throughout the match by using #bbcfootball on Twitter.

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    Sam Allardyce
  60. Bad to worse for Burnley

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    Before the day started, Burnley were five points adrift of safety. But things are getting worse for Sean Dyche's men.

    Leicester City have beaten Newcastle 3-0. That means the Clarets are six points below 17th-placed Aston Villa, who host Everton.

    Anything but a win today would make it very bleak for the men from Lancashire.

  61. Team news

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    There's one change for each side at Upton Park.

    Morgan Amalfitano comes into the West Ham midfield for Matt Jarvis, meanwhile Alex Song is fit enough to return to the bench after a back problem.

    Burnley striker Ashley Barnes is back after a suspension, so Lukas Jutkiewicz drops to the bench.

    West Ham XI: Adrian, Jenkinson, Collins, Burke, Cresswell, Amalfitano, Noble, Kouyate, Nolan, Downing, Valencia

    Burnley XI: Heaton, Trippier, Shackell, Duff, Mee, Boyd, Arfield, Jones, Taylor, Barnes, Ings

  62. Do or die for Burnley?

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    Surely this is the last chance saloon for Burnley today?

    The Clarets fans are probably fed up of being called "plucky" and "a breathe of fresh air" - they'd rather not be bottom of the table with four games to go.

    And what of Sam Allardyce's future at West Ham? He needs a convincing performance to help persuade a few doubters.

    Stay tuned for team news and then live text commentary from today's game at Upon Park.