Premier League
Burnley 1-3 West Ham United 

Saturday, 18th October 2014
by Gordon Thrower

It's grim up north or so the saying goes. Well it is when you are Burnley, anyway.

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Player Ratings

Adrian San Miguel del Castillo
Apart from the first 15 minutes or so it wasn't his busiest afternoon, though, although fouled, he might have done better for their goal.

Carl Jenkinson
Had a fine game defensively and got forward to good effect well ?EUR" particularly for Valencia's goal.

Aaron Cresswell
Isn't it nice to have a couple of full-backs you feel comfortable with. Superb cross for Sakho's goal.

Winston Reid
Still not quite at the level we know he can play and had a difficult one against Boyd.

James Collins

Mark Noble
A bit guilty of allowing the Burnley midfield a bit too much of the game in the first half but improved as the game wore on.

Morgan Amalfitano
Final ball was occasionally lacking but got through a lot of unheralded hard work as exemplified by his chasing down of a lost cause in the corner at 3-1 up in the 93rd minute.

Alex Song
Some good defensive work and he was usually the starting point for any breaks out of defence.

Stewart Downing
Unlucky not to score in the first half and he was often the inspiration behind anything good in the second half.

Diafra Sakho
Scored one had a hand in the other two. If you get a moment also have a look at his movement off the ball ?EUR" clearly an instinctive footbal brain is at work there. MOTM.

Enner Valencia
Battled gamely despite obvious signs of fatigue after his international efforts. Gloriously taken goal.


Carlton Cole
(replaced Valencia) Had a fine half hour. Caused problems and might have had more than the one he ended up with.

Kevin Nolan
A cameo apperance in which he might have scored.

Jussi Jaaskelainen
Did not play.

Joey O'Brien
Did not play.

Reece Burke
Did not play.

Matthew Jarvis
Did not play.

Ricardo Vaz Te
Did not play.

Match Facts

West Ham United: Adrian San Miguel del Castillo, Carl Jenkinson, Aaron Cresswell, Winston Reid, James Collins, Mark Noble, Morgan Amalfitano, Alex Song, Stewart Downing, Diafra Sakho, Enner Valencia.

Goals: Diafra Sakho 49 Enner Valencia 54 Carlton Cole 70              .

Booked: Winston Reid 34          .

Sent Off: None.     .

Burnley: Tom Heaton, Kieran Trippier, Michael Duff, Jason Shackell, Ben Mee, George Boyd, Scott Arfield, David Jones, Michael Kightly, Danny Ings, Lukas Jutkiewicz.

Subs not used: Matt Gilks , Kevin Long, Ross Wallace, Stephen Ward .

Goals: George Boyd (60).

Booked: None..

Sent off: None.

Referee: Kevin Friend.

Attendance: 18,936.

Man of the Match: Diafra Sakho.