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Burnley 3-0 West Ham: Hammers slide continues, as Clarets seal easy win

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West Ham dropped to 16th as a wretched 3-0 defeat to Burnley at Turf Moor condemned them to a sixth game without a win.

Going into the international break, both sides were in need of a morale-boosting three points. West Ham had been humbled by Newcastle at the London Stadium last week, while Burnley were soundly beaten 3-0 at Sheffield United.

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Ashley Barnes put the hosts ahead inside 10 minutes from a corner which should not have been awarded but West Ham had reason to feel some justice had been done when Chris Wood’s header was then ruled out by a VAR review for a marginal offside.

Their relief was short-lived as a minute before the break Fabian Balbuena’s lazy touch from Roberto’s throw allowed Dwight McNeil to nip the ball off him, and Wood turned home his square ball with a great finish.

West Ham had not managed a shot on target before the break but rallied in the early stages of the second, only for Roberto to punch Ashley Westwood’s corner into his own goal (54).

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The visitors totally collapsed after that setback and only avoided further punishment thanks to a combination of some fine Roberto stops and poor Burnley finishing, but that did nothing to sugarcoat a dreadful performance which was compounded by potentially serious injuries to captain Mark Noble and substitute Manuel Lanzini.

Source: Sky Sports

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