It’s honours even at London Stadium! West Ham and Burnley have played out a reasonably entertaining score draw.
Burnley will have dreamt of three points after Weghorst’s first-half header gave them the lead.
The play was stopped in the 22nd minute due to a severe injury to Ashley Westwood.
Westwood immediately called for medical attention after going into a challenge with Nikola Vlasic.
It’s believed that Westwood suffered a suspected broken leg.
Westwood was down for roughly 10 minutes before being stretchered off the pitch.
Vlasic, meanwhile, was distraught and had to be consoled by teammates.
Cornet missed the chance to make it 2-0 from the spot. However, the Hammers fought back in the second half.
And came close to winning after Soucek’s equaliser, only to be denied by Pope.
WEST HAM UNITED (4-2-3-1): Lukasz Fabianski;
Ben Johnson, Craig Dawson, Issa Diop, Aaron Cresswell;
Tomas Soucek, Declan Rice (c); Jarrod Bowen, Manuel Lanzini, Nikola Vlasic;
SUBS: Said Benrahma, Pablo Fornals, Vladimir Coufal, Mark Noble, Andriy Yarmolenko, Alphonse Areola, Arthur Masuaku, Ryan Fredericks, Alex Kral.
BURNLEY (4-4-2): Nick Pope;
Matthew Lowton, Nathan Collins, James Tarkowski (c), Charlie Taylor;
Maxwel Cornet, Ashley Westwood, Jack Cork, Dwight McNeil;
Jay Rodriguez, Wout Weghorst.
SUBS: Phil Bardsley, Ashley Barnes, Dale Stephens, Connor Roberts, Wayne Hennessey, Josh Brownhill, Kevin Long, Aaron Lennon, Matej Vydra.
GOAL! WEST HAM UNITED 0-1 BURNLEY! Burnley, get a lucky break! Cornet’s corner from the right is thudded against the crossbar by Rodriguez. The rebound loops up kindly for Weghorst, who nods into the empty net!
GOAL! WEST HAM UNITED 1-1 BURNLEY! West Ham is back in it! Soucek arrives at the far post to bury Lanzini’s cross. However, the ball’s gone in off the Czech’s chest.
So, what’s next?
It’s a draw that doesn’t satisfy either team, but they’ll both take a point and move on.
Our thoughts are with Westwood first and foremost. May he recover from his injury quickly.
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