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Burnley 1-1 West Ham Utd

Filed: Saturday, 14th October 2017
By: Staff Writer

West Ham were forced to play for nearly an hour with only ten men - but still managed to eke out a draw against an in-form Burnley at Turf Moor this afternoon.

Although neither side will be particularly happy with the point, Slaven Bilic's side should be the more content, given the circumstances - despite leading at the time of Andy Carroll's dismissal for a second bookable offence within the space of 90 seconds.

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Indeed, the Hammers were looking the more comfortable of the two teams at that stage having taken the lead through Michail Antonio's first goal of the season.

A long punt from Joe Hart was horribly misjudged by Burnley defender Ben Mee and Antonio took the ball around stand-in goalkeeper Nick Pope before passing it into an empty net to give West Ham a 19th minute lead.

However the Hammers were prevented from building on that slender advantage by a moment of madness from Andy Carroll.

Having been booked for an aerial challenge a minute beforehand, West Ham's #9 threw himself into another heavy challenge that left an opponent poleaxed. Referee Stuart Atwell had no hesitation in dismissing Carroll, leaving West Ham to play with ten men for the remaining 63 minutes.

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That they went so close to retaining their lead is credit to the players who remained on the field. Indeed, despite spending much of that time defending, Antonio could have grabbed one or two more than would have seen West Ham in the clear.

The England hopeful's first chance came when he was inches away from converting a low, driven cross across goal from Manuel Lanzini - whilst his second came from the best move of the match, a series of intricate one-touch passes that ended with Antonio forcing a smart save from Pope.

In the end though it was to prove just too much for the Hammers, who finally conceded with just five minutes of normal time remaining. A deep cross from the right flank found the head of recent arrival Chris Woods, who nodded home the equaliser than earned Burnley a share of the spoils.

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West Ham Utd: Hart, Zabaleta, Reid, Fonte, Cresswell, Kouyate, Lanzini (Masuaku 88), Antonio, Arnautovic (Obiang 46), Carroll, Hernandez (Sakho 75).

Unused Subs: Adrian, Noble, Ayew, Ogbonna.

Goals: Antonio (19).

Booked: Carroll (25), Obiang (80).

Sent Off: Carroll (27).

Burnley: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Ward (Barnes 81), Arfield (Gudmundsson 46), Cork, Defour, Brady, Hendrick (Vokes 46), Wood.

Unused Subs: Lindegaard, Taylor, Westwood, Long.

Goals: Wood (85).

Booked: Defour (41).

Referee: Stuart Atwell.

Attendance: 20,945.

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