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Burnley 1 West Ham 2 Player ratings

Burnley 1 West Ham 2

Areola:5 Lacked his usual accuracy from kicks and throws. Set pulses racing when he tried a Cruyff turn. Forced into a save on 27 mins as Burnley grew into the game. Couldn’t do anything with the penalty.

Coufal:4 Had a good individual battle with Koleosho which ultimately he lost. VAR took a long time deciding whether to award a penalty against Coufal.

Burnley v West Ham player ratings

Burnley 1 West Ham 2: Rodriguez scores a penalty against Areola

Zouma:7 Had some defending to do as Burnley had more shots than West Ham in the first half. Managed a header on goal.

Aguerd:6 His long-range passing was not up to its usual standard.

Emerson:5 Tried to get forward. Tough day at the office as West Ham toiled against a better team.

Alvarez:5 Gained his obligatory yellow card for gobbing off to the official.

Ward Prowse:5 A passenger for most of the first half. Had a shot blocked in the second half. His near post corners were anticipated by Burnley.

Soucek:6 Played very high up alongside Ings for the first half. Had a tame header on goal but scored with a fantastic finish to clinch the winner in injury time.

Kudus:9 So good at pinching the ball off the opposition. Unlucky to concede the penalty. Made a magnificent run in the 87th min to cross for the equaliser. Created another goal shortly afterwards with a fine cross.

Paqueta:5 Almost gifted Burnley the opener with an indulgent piece of trickery in our own half. Radar was off today, fell on the floor when things didn’t go his way.

Ings:3 Did okay holding the ball up but struggled as West Ham failed to threaten in the first half. Unsurprisingly ineffective.

Substitutes

Mubama:7 61st min sub for Ings. Such a shame to see him pleading for support as he pressed the Burnley defence in the 79th min. In the right place at the right time to bundle home following fine work from Kudus.

Benrahma:6 61st min Sub for Alvarez. Bent a shot just wide

 

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