West Ham v Burnley: Hammers can grab vital win in tight match

Posted March 11, 2018

Defenders Sam Byram and Winston Reid are injured, whilst James Collins and Angelo Ogbonna are also doubts.

Indeed, Sean Dyche's side might now be looking at catching troubled Arsenal, who are five points ahead of them in sixth. "Last couple of games - not so good".

While the Hammers have struggled on the road, their home form under Moyes has kept them out of the mire with a solid record of W3 D4 L1.

And Sky Sports pundit Danny Higginbotham, who previously felt West Ham would comfortably avoid the drop, has explained why they are now at a distinct disadvantage to their rivals.

Chelsea hosts Crystal Palace in the late game Saturday.

Chris Wood came on to set up Barnes' goal and the New Zealand global added a brace of his own, each strike prompting additional ugly scenes, with some young children taking refuge on the Burnley bench to apparently escape unrest in the stands. This is not a good atmosphere for a club to have as they enter a game.

As with the majority of Burnley's games, there is unlikely to be many goals shared between the two sides. They just want to see their team win.

Burnley striker Wood said: "It was a tough situation - I can sympathise with how the fans feel, they are passionate supporters and it is tough for them at the moment but they need to stick with their players".

"Up until the goal you wouldn't have thought that it would have been such a bad day", West Ham boss Moyes told BBC Sport.

Under 2.5 goals is the logical call but predictably short at [1.57].

David Moyes' West Ham are in 16th place, three points from the bottom three.

David Moyes has claimed that the pitch invaders in West Ham United's 3-0 home defeat to Burnley had "crossed the line" and praised his players for their composure.

Lee Mason is not a regular on the Premier League list - this is his first match in four weeks - but he has the lowest card count, with no more than two yellows in eight of his 13 games this season.

Chris Wood is making up for lost time in the English Premier League, playing a starring role in a tension-filled 3-0 win over West Ham in London.