Hammers move three points behind Chelsea with a hard-fought win at Burnley
West Ham United came from behind to beat Burnley courtesy of Michail Antonio’s first-half double to boost their chances of a top-four finish.
Chris Wood gave Burnley the lead from the penalty spot on 19 minutes after he was fouled by Tomas Soucek.
But the Hammers replied two minutes later when Vladimir Coufal crossed and Antonio headed in.
Eight minutes after that, West Ham went in front with Antonio getting a touch on Said Benrahma’s delivery from the left.
Antonio had good opportunities to extend the lead either side of half-time, before Jay Rodriguez passed up a golden double chance to put Burnley level on 64 minutes.
Antonio fizzed one final chance wide for West Ham, whose victory keeps them in fifth on 58 points, three behind Chelsea in fourth. Burnley drop to 16th on 36 points.