West Ham came back from a goal down to defeat Burnley thanks to Michail Antonio’s first-half brace, boosting their odds of finishing in the top four. With two goals from Michail Antonio, West Ham beat Burnley 2–1 in the English Premier League (EPL) football competition, hoping to qualify for the Champions League for the first time.
Chris Wood converted a penalty in the 19th minute to give Burnley an edge, but Antonio scored in the 21st and 29th minutes to give Hammers an important win.
The Hammers moved within three points of Chelsea with a hard-fought victory at Burnley. Burnley is now in 16th place with 36 points. The win brings West Ham to 58 points from 34 matches, just three points behind fourth-placed Chelsea. Four rounds of matches are yet to be played.
West Ham is yet to face lower-ranked teams such as Brighton, West Brom, and Southampton, in addition to Everton, while Chelsea faces strong teams such as Manchester City, Arsenal, Leicester, and Aston Willa.
Another match played between West Brom and the Wolves equalized 1–1. Fabio Silva scored in the first half’s injury time to give the Wolves an edge. Mbaye Diagne scored an equalizer from West Brom in the 62nd minute.
Watch the match highlights video here.
Burnley 1 – 2 West Ham
Goals: 1 – 0 Wood 19, 1-1 Antonio 21, 1-2 Antonio 29
Bookings: Mee, Gudmundsson; Dawson
Burnley: Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Brownhill, Westwood, Cork, McNeil (Gudmundsson 74); Wood (Barnes 85), Vydra (Rodriguez 62). Substitutes: Peacock-Farrell, Norris, Stephens, Pieters, Bardsley, Dunne.
West Ham: Fabianski; Coufal, Dawson, Diop, Cresswell; Soucek, Lanzini; Fornals, Lingard, Benrahma (Bowen 79); Antonio. Substitutes: Trott, Randolph, Balbuena, Alves, Fredericks, Johnson, Odubeko, Coventry.
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