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Michail Antonio scored twice as West Ham came back from a goal down to beat Burnley and maintain their hopes of finishing in the Champions League places.

Burnley striker Chris Wood won and converted a penalty to put Burnley in front after being felled in the box in the first half, before Michail Antonio headed in Vladimir Coufal’s superb cross just two minutes later.

Returning from a four week lay-off with injury, Antonio notched his ninth league goal of the campaign seven minutes later, poking in a teasing Said Benrahma cross to give the Hammers the lead.

David Moyes’ men created numerous chances to extend their lead with Antonio going close, after Said Benrahma wasted an opportunity to grab his first goal for the club.

West Ham were counting their luck, when Jay Rodriguez missed a guilt-edged opportunity to equalise for Burnley, lashing a close-range shot wide of the post.

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It’s a pleasing result for West Ham, who now move up to fifth place on fifty-eight points, just three behind Chelsea in fourth, and keeping their hopes of an unprecedented Champions League places well and truly alive with four games remaining.

Meanwhile, Burnley remain nine points above the drop zone knowing that a win in their next four games will guarantee another year in the Premier League.

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June 2024