West Ham 1 Burnley 1: Hammers suffer blow in top four hunt as Maxwel Cornet misses penalty in relegation fight

BURNLEY kicked off life without Sean Dyche with a point at West Ham – but they will be kicking themselves they did not leave with all three.

And the result was a blow for the Hammers' hopes of finishing in the top four just days after they secured a place in the Europa League semi-finals.




Managerless Burnley stunned the London Stadium when Maxwel Cornet's corner was headed against the bar by Jay Rodriguez.

But Wout Weghorst reacted quickest to nod the rebound over the line on 33 minutes.

Things could have got even better for the Clarets seconds before the break.

Cornet was brought down by Hammers keeper Lukasz Fabianski.

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But after dusting himself off, the forward fired the resulting penalty kick wide.

Burnley caretaker Mike Jackson watched on as his team continued to battle hard in the second period while David Moyes' men huffed and puffed for an equaliser.

But eventually the away side's tough rearguard was breached with just over 15 minutes left when Tomas Soucek glanced home Manuel Lanzini's free-kick.

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