West Ham United 1-0 Burnley: Noble PK leaves Clarets waiting for miracle

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Burnley’s safety dreams are all but dead after West Ham United used a first-half penalty to win 1-0 at the Boleyn Ground on Saturday.

The Clarets have 26 points with three matches to play, and would need to win all three and see a complete collapse from several teams in front of them.

Mark Noble’s converted penalty puts West Ham in ninth place with 47 points.

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Burnley found themselves in a bad spot early, as Michael Duff chopped down Cheikhou Kouyate in the box to earn a red card and a West Ham penalty. The red may’ve been harsh, but Mark Noble converted the deserved penalty to make it 1-0 Hammers.

The Clarets fought, though, and Adrian had to do very well to stop Ashley Barnes strong header of a Kieran Trippier cross.

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West Ham United out shot Burnley 29-8, and went 7-2 on target. They also won 13 corners to Burnley’s three.

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West Ham United: Adrian, Jenkinson, Collins, Burke, Cresswell, Amalfitano, Noble, Kouyate, Nolan (de Carvalho, 79′), Downing, Valencia (Cole, 82′)

Goal: Noble (PK, 24′)

Burnley: Heaton, Arfield, Ings, Trippier, Jones, Shackell (c), Barnes, Mee, Boyd (Keane, 45′), Taylor (Wallace, 81′), Duff (Sordell, 79′).