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Two penalties see West Ham through

Burnley 0-2 West Ham United
Capital One Cup fourth round

West Ham United notched a brace of penalties to move into the Capital One Cup quarter-finals with a 2-0 win at Burnley on Tuesday night.

Coming just 52 hours after Sunday's draw at Swansea, the Hammers made nine changes to their starting line-up for the Turf Moor tie and had to withstand a strong first half from the hosts.

The Hammers improved after the break and eventually saw off the Championship leaders with two spot kicks in the final 14 minutes.

Matt Taylor scored the first before Jack Collison, just back from his loan at AFC Bournemouth, made the game safe in stoppage time.

It was the hosts who were first out of the traps, and former Hammer Junior Stanislas tested Adrian in the visitors' goal, with a low drive which was headed for the Spaniard's bottom left-hand corner until his intervention.

The hosts went close in the aftermath of the resulting corner too, as Danny Ings swivelled and fired in a rising shot which Adrian got fingertips to on its way over.

West Ham were operating in an new-look 3-5-2 formation and it took them a while to find their feet. In the meantime, Ings flicked a header wide of the mark after Kieran Trippier slung in a cross from deep on the right hand side.

Burnley were the more lively side in the first half, although they were restricted in their goalscoring opportunities.

There was a scare for the Hammers five minutes before the break when Sam Vokes crashed a header against the post, although the fright was shortlived as a flag raised for offside would have ruled the Welshman's header out in any case.

Sam Allardyce made a change at the interval, introducing Collison for Mohamed Diame, and the Hammers began the second period is much brighter fashion.

Carlton Cole's deflected shot in the 51st minute led to a run of three consecutive corners, all of which had Burnley under pressure, before Taylor fizzed in a low cross from the left with 55 minutes played that only just evaded Carlton Cole and Modibo Maiga in the centre.

Carlton Cole was making his first start since rejoining the Club earlier this month and he was withdrawn on the hour for Stewart Downing, but it was Burnley who threatened next as Trippier's 67th minute free kick wobbled as it moved through the area and smashed against the top of the bar.

Nine minutes later the Hammers were given the opportunity to edge in front when Maiga flicked Dan Potts' long free kick on and Kevin Nolan was bundled over by Jason Shackell.

Taylor took responsibility from the spot and the result was never in doubt as he smashed high into the top right corner, giving Heaton no chance.

Adrian stopped a Vokes header following a Kightly corner five minutes from the end, but the Hammers won a second penalty in stoppage time to seal their place in the last eight.

Keith Treacy was the guilty party this time, bringing down Collison as he bore down on an open goal after collecting Heaton's poor kick.

Treacy was given his marching orders and Collison dispatched the penalty into the same top corner as Taylor.

Burnley: Heaton; Trippier, Long, Shackell, Mee; Treacy, Stock, Edgar (Noble 90), Stanislas (Kightly 83); Vokes, Ings
Subs: Liversedge, Lafferty, Duff, Howieson, Hewitt

Booked: Shackell

Sent off: Treacy

West Ham United: Adrian; Ruddock, Tomkins (Nolan 71), O'Brien; Chambers, J.Cole, Taylor, Diame (Collison 46), Potts; C.Cole (Downing 59), Maiga
Subs: Spiegel, Morrison, Tombides, Fanimo

Goals: Taylor pen 76, Collison pen 90+3

Referee: Robert Madley

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