West Ham’s distress persevered as Burnley ended their very own deficient run with a thumping win at Turf Moor.
Strikers Ashley Barnes and Chris Wooden celebrated their new contracts with a purpose apiece within the 3-Zero win, with Wooden having every other chalked off by way of VAR.
The 3rd purpose was once a calamity for Hammers keeper Roberto, who was once given a vote of self assurance by way of Manuel Pellegrini on Thursday following complaint of his performances within the absence of the injured Lukasz Fabianski.
There’s no clinical time period for a terror of corners however Roberto was once all at sea all afternoon, with the nadir coming within the 54th minute when he driven Ashley Westwood’s pass into his internet for an personal purpose.
And West Ham’s depressing day was once whole when Manuel Lanzini was once carried off on a stretcher in damage time it seems that with a major damage after touchdown awkwardly following a bad by way of Westwood.
It’s now six video games with out a victory within the league for Pellegrini’s staff, whose slide down the desk continues, whilst Burnley go back to the highest 10.
Clarets supervisor Sean Dyche had made it transparent how disillusioned he was once with Burnley’s first-half efficiency final weekend, once they conceded 3 times in opposition to Sheffield United and slipped to a 3rd directly loss.
He spoke back by way of converting each his full-backs, bringing in Phil Bardsley and Charlie Taylor for Matt Lowton and Erik Pieters, whilst Wooden was once are compatible after lacking the final two video games with a hamstring damage.
Pellegrini made two adjustments to his staff, with Ryan Fredericks and Pablo Fornals most popular to Pablo Zabaleta and Andriy Yarmolenko, however there was once nonetheless no Jack Wilshere.
Yarmolenko was once pressed into provider within the 20th minute rather than the hobbling Mark Noble, injured in a tussle with Barnes, through which level the Hammers had been already at the back of.
Burnley started like a staff with one thing to end up and Barnes poked in an 11th-minute opener after James Tarkowski had nodded a Westwood nook again into the six-yard field.
West Ham had been livid, arguing rightly that it must no longer had been a nook, with Barnes getting the overall contact.
However they may no longer blame referee Kevin Pal for his or her lacklustre show, the guests merely not able to get any foothold within the sport in opposition to the power and directness of Burnley.
It took 28 mins for West Ham to win their first nook – they didn’t arrange a shot within the first 1/2 – however the momentum remained very a lot with the house facet, who concept that they had doubled their lead 8 mins later.
Wooden powered a header into the highest nook from McNeil’s luxurious pass however a VAR test confirmed the striker was once marginally offside.
There was once no denying the similar participant 8 mins later, even though. Rumoured Manchester United goal McNeil, who was once once more superb, robbed Fabian Balbuena at the left and he squared for Wooden to brush house.
Roberto, whose throw put Balbuena in a hard place, were given a hand to the ball however may no longer stay it out.
Wooden celebrated by way of mimicking Pal’s VAR test, however this time there was once for sure.
West Ham started the second one 1/2 with a lot more function however their hopes of a comeback had been successfully ended by way of Roberto’s howler.
The keeper claimed he was once fouled by way of Barnes, and there was once every other long VAR test, however generation didn’t spare his blushes.
Mockingly, the Spaniard then produced two just right saves to disclaim Wooden and Phil Bardsley, whilst Nick Pope was once referred to as upon severely for the primary time to stay out a company shot from Cresswell.
Burnley once more had the ball within the internet from a nook moments later via Ben Mee however this time Pal did penalise Barnes for fouling the keeper.
Roberto got here up with the most efficient save of the fit with seven mins last, tipping over Jeff Hendrick’s fierce strike, however the injury had lengthy been carried out.