Premier League
Burnley 2 West Ham United 0

Sunday, 30th December 2018
by Staff Writer

West Ham ended 2018 in disappointing fashion with a 2-0 defeat at Turf Moor against struggling Burnley.

Despite having spent much of the season in the bottom three, and having only won three Premier League matches prior to this afternoon, the Clarets were fully deserving of their win which could quite easily have been far more comprehensive.

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Meanwhile West Ham, who went into the game having won five of their six previous December fixtures were distinctly second best and a long way from the team that has impressed so.

Chris Wood scored the opening goal for Burnley with 15 minutes on the clock having taken advantage of some poor defending from West Ham's two central defenders.

And youngster Dwight McNeil added a second for the Clarets 11 minutes ahead of the break when Angelo Ogbonna's attempted clearance landed at the feet of a Burnley player, from where it was directed to McNeil to convert.

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Player Ratings

Lukasz Fabianski



Michail Antonio



Arthur Masuaku



Issa Diop



Angelo Ogbonna



Declan Rice



Mark Noble



Felipe Anderson



Robert Snodgrass



Javier Hernandez



Marko Arnautovic




Substitutes

Lucas Perez
(Replaced Arnautovic)


Andy Carroll
(Replaced Hernandez)


Grady Diangana
(Replaced Snodgrass)


Adrian San Miguel del Castillo
Did not play.


Pablo Zabaleta
Did not play.


Fabian Balbuena
Did not play.


Pedro Obiang
Did not play.



Match Facts

West Ham United: Lukasz Fabianski, Michail Antonio, Arthur Masuaku, Issa Diop, Angelo Ogbonna, Declan Rice, Mark Noble, Felipe Anderson, Robert Snodgrass, Javier Hernandez, Marko Arnautovic.

Goals: Lucas Perez 49 Lucas Perez 54 Michail Antonio 61              .

Booked: None.

Sent off: None.

Burnley: .

Subs not used: .

Goals: .

Booked: .

Sent off: None.

Referee: David Coote.

Attendance: 0.

Man of the Match: Lukasz Fabianski.