West Ham United
West Ham United
0
-
1
Burnley
Burnley

38' Jay Rodriguez

0
15
30
45
60
75
90
WES
V
BUR
Substitution (62')
Sub-on: Andriy Yarmolenko
Sub-off: Sébastien Haller
Yellow (64')
Ryan Fredericks
Substitution (86')
Sub-on: Pablo Fornals
Sub-off: Albian Ajeti
Goal (38')
Scorer: Jay Rodriguez
Assist: Charlie Taylor
Yellow (58')
James Tarkowski
Substitution (58')
Sub-on: Matej Vydra
Sub-off: Chris Wood
Possession
53.2 %
46.8 %
Shots (On Target)
5
4
Shots (Off Target)
16
4
Corners
10
3
Crosses
41
18
Clearances
16
45
Yellow Cards
1
1
Red Cards
0
0
West Ham United
Burnley
Possession
53.2%
46.8%
Shots (On Target)
5
4
Shots (Off Target)
16
4
Corners
10
3
Crosses
41
18
Clearances
16
45
Yellow Cards
1
1
Red Cards
0
0
West Ham United
Burnley
West Ham United
4-2-3-1
1
24
3
21
23
18
17
7
28
41
30
26
16
53
22
4
35
10
27
19
Man. David Moyes
1 Lukasz Fabianski
24 Ryan Fredericks
3 Aaron Cresswell
21 Angelo Ogbonna
23 Issa Diop
18 Pablo Fornals
17 Jarrod Bowen
7 Andriy Yarmolenko
28 Tomas Soucek
41 Declan Rice
30 Michail Antonio
Substitutions
26 Arthur Masuaku
16 Mark Noble
53 Ben Johnson
22 Sébastien Haller
4 Fabián Balbuena
35 Darren Randolph
10 Manuel Lanzini
27 Albian Ajeti
19 Jack Wilshere
Possession %
53
47
Duels Won
72
64
Aerial Duels Won
34
32
Interceptions
7
9
Offsides
0
5
Corners
10
3
Burnley
4-4-2
1
26
28
5
3
18
8
11
23
27
19
9
34
44
12
45
41
33
15
7
Sean Dyche Man.
Nick Pope 1
Phil Bardsley 26
Kevin Long 28
James Tarkowski 5
Charlie Taylor 3
Ashley Westwood 18
Josh Brownhill 8
Dwight McNeil 11
Erik Pieters 23
Matej Vydra 27
Jay Rodriguez 19
Substitutions
Chris Wood 9
Jimmy Dunne 34
Mace Goodridge 44
Robbie Brady 12
Anthony Driscoll-Glennon 45
Josh Benson 41
Max Thompson 33
Bailey Peacock-Farrell 15
Jóhann Gudmundsson 7
Player Comparison

 West Ham United v Burnley

West Ham United 0-1 Burnley
Premier League

Jay Rodriguez's first-half effort was enough to settle a match of fine margins in Burnley's favour at a rain-soaked London Stadium.

In a match not short on energy, but ultimately devoid of that final moment of quality for West Ham, Rodriguez's contact with Charlie Taylor's cross in the 38th minute struck the woodwork before creeping in - largely indicative of a contest where the ball simply didn't seem to fall for those in a Claret and Blue shirt.

Having seen Andriy Yarmolenko make an impression as an impact substitute against Chelsea and Newcastle, manager David Moyes opted to start the Ukrainian against the Clarets, with Manuel Lanzini dropping to the bench.

The Irons were otherwise unchanged from the draw on Tyneside, but were boosted by the option of record signing Sebastien Haller on the bench, his first matchday squad since the season restart.

A combative opening to the match saw Tomas Soucek enjoy the first shooting opportunity after three minutes. Seeking his third Hammers goal in seven days, the Czech Republic international cut across the ball, but fired over from 30 yards.

It was the visitors who enjoyed by far the clearest chance in the opening exchanges. Taylor’s clipped ball in was well held up by Matej Vydra, whose lay-off picked out Erik Pieters just inside the area. Fortunately, however, the Dutchman was leaning back – and finished over the bar.

Seconds later, the first Hammers’ real glimpse at goal: after Nick Pope was unable to hold Aaron Cresswell’s deep free-kick, the ball sat up amidst a sea of bodies, but Soucek’s volley lacked the necessary purchase to pass Pope a second time.

Clear-cut chances were at a premium, a succession of crosses from the likes of Cresswell, Fredericks and Jarrod Bowen all cleared by a well-marshalled, tenacious Burnley defence.

Just before the 30-minute mark, the Irons’ first real chances arrived; the first saw Soucek react well to acrobatically volley another low Fredericks cross, but his improvised shot was too central and allowed Pope to deflect away with his legs.

Moments later, a powerful run from Michail Antonio, holding off a couple of Burnley players, created enough space to shoot hard and low from a tight angle. Pope again, however, got down low to stop the ball creeping in through his legs. 

Shortly before half-time, Burnley led against the run of play. A well-placed cross from Taylor found Jay Rodriguez on the run across the area, and, glancing it off his shoulder, the ball hit the angle of post and upright – and, agonisingly, spun across Fabianski’s line.

The goal sparked the home team into life. Seconds after the restart, Antonio’s power saw him charge clean in on goal – but, under pressure from the trailing defenders, he opted against going across the goalkeeper, instead curling wide of Pope’s near post. 

Chances were suddenly flowing, Vydra miscuing for Burnley when picked out over the top by a classy chipped pass, moments before Yarmolenko cut in from the right and forced Pope into a smart stop at his near post.

West Ham's 12 attempts to Burnley’s four in the first half showed that, while the Irons were lacking nothing in industry, the wall of white shirts which swarmed every Claret and Blue attacker were unlikely to give an inch easily.

But after the half-time whistle, it was Burnley who emerged with greater intent initially, Angelo Ogbonna doing well to get across and block from Vydra at the near post.

Despite showing plenty of intent, it would take something different to make for West Ham to make their own breakthrough and, seconds after Haller was sent on, the Frenchman almost found it.

Bustling his way through - with help from Antonio's presence - after a long throw, the No22’s low, placed shot drew yet another excellent save from the outstretched boot of Pope, turning it round the post.

When Pope’s legs weren’t in the way, a white shirt always seemed to be – Bowen’s jinking run inside and powerful the next effort unable to navigate past a crowd of bodies.

At the other end, West Ham were relieved to see Chris Wood drift inches offside before tapping in Phil Bardsley’s slide-rule cross, and they then owed much to Fabianski’s sharp reflexes to deny the New Zealand forward’s low strike across goal.

Moyes sent on Swiss forward Albian Ajeti for the closing stages and an aerial bombardment followed but, try as the Irons might, that Burnley defence just couldn't be bested on the night - West Ham's first Premier League defeat in three games a frustrating, gritty one.

West Ham United: Fabianski, Fredericks, Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice (c), Soucek, Yarmolenko (Haller 62), Fornals (Ajeti 87), Bowen, Antonio
Subs: Randolph (GK), Johnson, Masuaku, Balbuena, Wilshere, Noble, Lanzini, Ajeti

Booked: Fredericks

Burnley: Pope, Bardsley, Tarkowski (c), Long, Taylor, Pieters, McNeil, Westwood, Brownhill, Rodriguez, Vydra (Wood 58)
Subs: Peacock-Farrell (GK), Gudmundsson, Brady, Thompson, Dunne, Benson, Goodridge, Driscoll-Glennon

Goal: Rodriguez 38

Booked: Tarkowski