Not to be continued

West Ham missed the chance to go top of the Championship table as Burnley came from behind to beat the Hammers 2-1 at Upton Park.

Not having scored before the interval, the Irons went ahead through Kevin Nolan‘s effort from the edge of the area in the second half. But the lead lasted just five minutes when Chris McCann headed home from close range. The assist came from Junior Stanislas who had promised to “get his revenge on West Ham“, having left the Hammers in September after ten years with the East End club.

The visitors then wrapped up the win when Sam Vokes, who had come on for Stanislas, scored for the second game in a row. Both goals West Ham conceded were scored from set-pieces, and the Hammers had to rue two of their efforts on the goal just hitting the post.

The Clarets from Lancashire have now won three on the spin and have climbed to 10th spot. West Ham’s defeat has brought their seven-games-unbeaten streak to an end, but as Southampton has lost too, the Hammers remain safely in second spot.

And to add to the Hammers’ woes Sam Baldock who pulled his hamstring in the 2-0 win against Hull will be out injured until Christmas.

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