Match Report: Burnley End The Season With A Loss

West Ham came back from a goal down to win 2-1 against Burnley at Turf Moor on the final day of the Premier League season.

Sam Vokes put the Clarets ahead midway through the first half before Slaven Bilic’s side levelled the score thanks to Sofiane Feghouli and took the lead in bizarre circumstances through Andre Ayew.

The result means that the Irons finish the season in 11th place, five places ahead of Burnley in 16th.

The first chance of the game fell to the home side as Andre Gray hooked the ball goalwards into the path of James Tarkowski who headed over the crossbar.

The deadlock was broken in the 24th minute through Vokes who finished from close range after latching onto the end of the Andre Gray’s low cross.

However, five minutes later the Hammers were level through a slick passing move, that involved Edimilson Fernandes and Ayew, put Feghouli through on goal and the Algerian kept his composure to beat Tom Heaton.

The winger had a great chance to double his tally shortly after the half-hour mark when he Bib space in the area to shoot but he blazed his effort over the frame of the goal.

At the other end of the pitch, Gray came close to giving his side a lead before the break as he backheeled Robbie Brady’s cross and his flick went just wide of the post.

After the interval, Gray won a free-kick on the edge of the area after being fouled by Ogbonna but Brady fired the chance over the crossbar.

West Ham’s second goal came in bizarre circumstances after Heaton parried Fernandes’ shot onto his crossbar and the ball looped high into the air but it didn’t go off the pitch and Ayew headed in from close range.

Lanzini was inches away from scoring a third goal for the Irons with a 25-yard free-kick but his strike grazed the netting of the goal.

In the end, Bilic’s men held on to end the Premier League season on a high note after indifferent performances throughout the past 10 months.

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