West Ham get vital win against Burnley with Mark Noble goal

Mark Noble fired West Ham to a nervy but crucial 1-0 win over Burnley on Wednesday night.

The Hammers desperately needed three points following a run of six games without a win, and had targeted two home matches against the Clarets and Hull to kickstart their sorry season.

And skipper Noble grabbed the winner in first-half stoppage time with a goal that summed up an unconvincing display, scoring from the rebound after his penalty was saved by Tom Heaton.

Under-pressure boss Slaven Bilic was also grateful to a shocking miss from Burnley striker Sam Vokes and a superb save from Darren Randolph to secure a vital victory.

Burnley could count themselves unfortunate but their dismal away form — they have picked up only a solitary point on the road this season — continued as did their rotten run in London, where they have still never won a Premier League match.

The Clarets sat back in the early stages and let West Ham attack them, which they did, but not with any particular menace.
Manuel Lanzini fired tamely over, Michail Antonio just failed to get on the end of Noble’s chip to the far post and Andy Carroll scooped a shot too high.

West Ham felt they should have had a penalty in the 26th minute when the ball struck Michael Keane’s raised arm from a corner, but referee Bobby Madley thought otherwise


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