West Ham came from behind to get a win over Burnley, but there was serious question marks over the display.
Our Hammers struggled to take any foothold in the game for the vast majority, lacking a cutting edge to challenge a bottom of the table side – but ultimately the quality came through in the end to grind out a late win, once again coming back after conceding.
Burnley took the lead at the early stage of a 2nd half, a common theme for much of this season for David Moyes’ side, with a penalty awarded after Mohammed Kudus fouled in the box.
Rodriguez converted, giving Burnley a deserved lead – however it was arguably at this point when the game began to shift as the home side showed a nervous edge, which allowed West Ham to grow into the game.
The introduction of Divin Mubuma for the again ineffective Danny Ings was also a pivotal moment, with the Academy graduate grabbing an equaliser – even if recorded as an own goal by O’Shea.
The goal spurred our Hammers, with West Ham looking the side most likely to win it, and it happened in the 91st minute thanks to a Tomas Soucek volley, thanks to an excellent cross and build up from Mohammed Kudus.
It capped a remarkable turn around following what was a pretty poor display from Moyes’ side, but West Ham claimed the vital win which keeps us in the hunt for European football once again.
Dave Walker was pleased with the win, but again highlighted the concerns over the manner of the way it was achieved.
“I’m not sure how we got those three points but of course I’ll take it,” said the Podcast host. “How sustainable that style of play is worries me though, another poor performance from a group of players that are better than that.”