• December 10, 2023

Burnley 1-2 West Ham: Michail Antonio scores two in win for Hammers

Only Paolo di Canio (47) and Mark Noble (46) have scored more goals in the Premier League for West Ham than Michail Antonio (45).

Mikhail Antonio scored twice when West Ham came in from behind to defeat Burnley and continue their quest for a top 4 result in the Premier League.

Burnley striker Chris Wood won and converted a penalty in the first half before Antonio headed Vladimir Coufal’s cross to equalize.

Antonio returned with a hamstring injury after four weeks and poked at Said Benrahma’s curling delivery eight minutes later.

West Ham had numerous chances to extend their lead, but Burnley could have made it 2-2 when Jay Rodriguez fired a shot from close range.

It was a gratifying performance for the Hammers, who move up to fifth place in the table and are only three points behind Chelsea in fourth place.

Burnley remains nine points above the relegation zone, with four games remaining.

Benrahma impresses when Antonio pursues Burnley

Michail Antonio celebrates with Said BenrahmaMikhail Antonio scored in West Ham’s 1-0 win over Burnley on January 16

The game was well balanced early on, but Wood’s penalty shot seemed to spark West Ham’s creativity.

Their reaction to the deficit was excellent – Antonio’s equalizer came just 154 seconds later and took advantage of a nasty cross from Coufal.

The full-back continued to use dangerous crosses while Benrahma caused Matt Lowton nightmares on the other side.

Benrahma’s great cross for Antonio’s second goal rounded off an impressive individual performance. He could have scored himself, but he selflessly decided to play for Jesse Lingard in the first half and put too much pressure on the through pass.

Manuel Lanzini shone in midfield in the absence of Declan Rice and Mark Noble, while Antonio ultimately delivered the decisive blows.

The striker should have had a hat trick too – in the second half he hit Pablo Fornals’ worn-out shot against his standing leg when, luckily, he fell at the back post just a meter from the line.

The win ensures West Ham continues to put pressure on fourth-placed Chelsea as they battle for a place in Champions League qualifiers.

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  1. Cadre number1PlayernamePope

  2. Cadre number2PlayernameLowton

  3. Cadre number5PlayernameTarkovsky

  4. Cadre number6thPlayernameAlong

  5. Cadre number3PlayernameTaylor

  6. Cadre number8thPlayernameBrownhill

  7. Cadre number18thPlayernameWestwood

  8. Cadre number4thPlayernamecork

  9. Cadre number11PlayernameMcNeil

  10. Cadre number27Playernameotter

  11. Cadre number9PlayernameWood

  1. Cadre number7thPlayernameGudmundsson

  2. Cadre number10PlayernameBarnes

  3. Cadre number19thPlayernameRodriguez

West Ham United

  1. Cadre number1PlayernameFabianski

  2. Cadre number5PlayernameCoufal

  3. Cadre numberfifteenPlayernameDawson

  4. Cadre number23PlayernameDiop

  5. Cadre number3PlayernameCresswell

  6. Cadre number28PlayernameSoucek

  7. Cadre number10PlayernameLanzini

  8. Cadre number18thPlayernameFornale

  9. Cadre number11PlayernameLingard

  10. Cadre number9PlayernameBenrahma

  11. Cadre number30thPlayernameAntonio

  1. Cadre number20thPlayernameBowen



formation 4-4-2





  • 1Pope
  • 2Lowton
  • 5Tarkovsky
  • 6thAlongBooked at 85 minutes
  • 3Taylor
  • 8thBrownhill
  • 18thWestwood
  • 4thcork
  • 11McNeilReplaced byGudmundssonat the 75 ‘protocolBooked at 87 minutes
  • 27otterReplaced byRodriguezat the 61 ‘protocol
  • 9WoodReplaced byBarnesat the 86 ‘protocol


  • 7thGudmundsson
  • 10Barnes
  • fifteenPeacock Farrell
  • 16Stephens
  • 19thRodriguez
  • 23Pieters
  • 25thNorris
  • 26thBardsley
  • 34Dunne

West Ham

formation 4-2-3-1






  • 1Fabianski
  • 5Coufal
  • fifteenDawsonBooked at 86 minutes
  • 23Diop
  • 3Cresswell
  • 28Soucek
  • 10Lanzini
  • 18thFornale
  • 11Lingard
  • 9BenrahmaReplaced byBowenat the 78 ‘protocol
  • 30thAntonio


  • 4thBalbuena
  • 14thAlves
  • 20thBowen
  • 24Fredericks
  • 31Johnson
  • 34Rut
  • 35Randolph
  • 45Odubeko
  • 54Coventry

Live text

  1. End of the game, Burnley 1, West Ham United 2.

  2. The second half ends with Burnley 1 and West Ham United 2.

  3. Offside, West Ham United. Jesse Lingard attempts a pass, but Pablo Fornals is caught offside.

  4. Corner, Burnley. The corner was created by Craig Dawson.

  5. Foul by Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United).

  6. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Corner, West Ham United. The corner was created by Nick Pope.

  8. Attempt saved. Jesse Lingard (West Ham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved by the goalkeeper in the lower right corner. Prepared by Pablo Fornals.

  9. Attempt blocked. Ashley Westwood (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  10. Corner, Burnley. The corner was created by Craig Dawson.

  11. Attempt blocked. Aaron Cresswell (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  12. Jóhann Gudmundsson (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Jarrod Bowen (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Foul by Jóhann Gudmundsson (Burnley).

  15. Craig Dawson (West Ham United) is shown the yellow card.

  16. Substitution, Burnley. Ashley Barnes replaces Chris Wood.

  17. Ben Mee (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  18. Jesse Lingard (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Foul by Ben Mee (Burnley).

  20. Attempt blocked. Pablo Fornals (West Ham United) left footed shot from the center of the box is blocked. Prepared by Mikhail Antonio.

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