EPL Wrap: West Ham Keep Pressure on Chelsea

EPL Wrap: West Ham Keep Pressure on Chelsea Photo: TT
Michail Antonio of West Ham celebrates scoring the 2nd goal Burnley v West Ham United

West Ham United have kept the pressure on Chelsea as the race for top four spots continues to go down to the wire in the English Premier League.

Michail Antonio scored a double as West Ham United came from behind to win 2-1 away to Burnley on Monday.

The result sees the Hammers close the gap on fourth-placed Chelsea back to three points, with four matches to play.

West Ham had lost their past two league games and were in trouble early when Chris Wood put the Clarets ahead from the spot, but Antonio steadied the ship with a crucial two goals.

“We played really well,” Hammers boss David Moyes said. “Were a different team now with a different mentality and I think the players showed that in abundance.”

Moyes added: “Good teams don’t lose three games in a row and we had to make sure that didn’t happen tonight and credit to the players because we were good tonight and they know it.

“They’ve been training great, they’re in good nick and if we can get the boys back from injury we can give ourselves every chance of trying to keep this run going.

“The fans will have enjoyed it because we did, so now well get back to London and prepare for the next game at home to Everton on Sunday.”

Elsewhere, West Bromwich moved a step closer to relegation despite a 1-1 home draw with Wolverhampton.

The Baggies are 19th on 26 points, 10 points behind 17th-placed Newcastle in safety.

Ben somerford
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