Hammers 0 Burnley 1
And so the agony goes on as the Irons slipped to defeat in one those games optimistically labelled “winnable” and we move on to Carrow Road looking for three points which should – the way things are going – keep is up.
We had more than enough chances but a fine goalkeeping performance from Nick Pope and a Jay Rodriguez header means that us Hammers fans are in the usual position of watching our team do things the hard way.
In fairness, they gave it everything and the appearance of Seb Haller off the bench at least laid to rest the daft conspiracy theories that he was out of action as a result of payment issues between the Irons and Eintracht Frankfurt.
Pope meanwhile was making a clutch of saves whilst Mikey Antonio missed a couple of fine opportunities as the Hammers chased the game.
Once again Jarrod Bowen ran himself into the ground along with Antonio whilst Rice was up to his usual 7/10 level.
We had enough chances to win a game which even a point would have left us feeling more comfortable but the level of performance and commitment was high.
Burnley were just a bit more composed! We move on still looking a decent nbet to stay up.