Monday’s victory at Burnley was an enormous result for West Ham. With Chelsea and Tottenham both winning in amazing style over the week, the spotlight was on the Hammers as they kept on pushing for an European spot.
David Moyes was straightforward from the beginning that West Ham would be going for a hard and fast attacking display at Turf Moor. He rolled out five changes to his starting XI, three of which came in attack with Manuel Lanzini, Said Benrahma and Michail Antonio.
And every one of the three players were nothing short of thrilling – Antonio scored twice and was granted the Man of the Match award, while Benrahma gave an assist and the two players ought to have added more. Lanzini was likewise on the cusp of a goal, however his overall play was extraordinary.
Moyes has developed a collection of staggering attacking ability in his squad – we haven’t talked about Jesse Lingard, Jarrod Bowen or Tomas Soucek. West Ham likewise enrolled an eye-watering 22 shots at Turf Moor and were shining on the counter-attack.
West Ham are currently placed on the 5th position with 58 points and are battling for an European spot, and it would appear that they are settling on an attacking approach. The arrival of Declan Rice will likewise support things in midfield and give them greater strength as they flood forward.
Be that as it may, as Jamie Carragher also said that West Ham United still have incredible possibilities to finish in the top 4 and play the UEFA champions league next season.
Two goals by the returning Michail Antonio revitalized West Ham’s Champions League goals by closing in the gap by three points of fourth-placed Chelsea.
Antonio was constrained off against Wolves a month prior with a hamstring strain and his nonappearance corresponded with successive losses against Newcastle and Chelsea that left the Hammers playing make up for lost time.
The forward messed up Burnley all through, raiding on the two flanks and before the goal, and he had effectively made his essence felt when he headed home Vladimir Coufal’s cross to offset Chris Wood’s penalty.
He at that point contacted Said Benrahma’s low ball into the net, with the previous Brentford player torturing the hosts who were liable for some poor defending.
David Moyes applauded the 31-year-old who is currently joint top-scorer on nine goals with Jesse Lingard and Tomas Soucek despite the fact that he would not be drawn in his group’s best four possibilities.
While West Ham have their eyes on Europe, Burnley still can’t seem to ensure their wellbeing and a 6th progressive season in the Premier League.
That would be some accomplishment yet particularly so this season after the Clarets took two points from the initial seven games. They are nine points in front of Fulham with four games to play with Fulham being their next rivals.
Burnley are presently without a victory in their previous eight home league games – their joint-longest spat their first class history.
However, while they stay two spots over the drop zone, they showed the sort of character which will almost certainly keep them up for the fifth season running.
Wood took his goal well, terminating it into the base left corner subsequent to winning the punishment when he sneaked in behind West Ham’s Issa Diop, flicked it over his head and got a touch ready in front of Tomas Soucek, who cut him down.
Rodriguez’s miss from short proximity was the opportunity they expected to change over however Burnley pushed late on to win a couple of corners, for which Pope came up.
Manager Sean Dyche tossed on striker Ashley Barnes, getting back from injury, throughout the previous five minutes however the hosts couldn’t set out an obvious freedom.
Eventually, West Ham’s assaulting goal in the primary half did the harm when Burnley neglected to manage Antonio’s essence in the six-yard territory.
Burnley travel to Craven Cottage to play Fulham on Monday, 10th May while West Ham face Everton on Sunday.