West Ham United 0 Burnley 1
By Burnley FC
July 8 2020
Jay Rodriguez proved himself a man for all seasons with a historic goal for the Clarets to keep them in the hunt for Europe.
Rodriguez became the first Burnley player to score in all 12 calendar months as he added to his winning goal in June against Watford with another here.
The Clarets’ striker skilfully steered home a 38th-minute header which took him into double figures for the season.
And a second successive away win – and record-equalling 14th of a Premier League season – made it another special night as Sean Dyche’s men climbed up to ninth place in the table and just two points behind Arsenal in seventh spot.
Nick Pope also got to 14 for the season, an inspired performance stretching his lead in the pursuit of the golden glove for the most clean sheets in the top tier.
And on a night of superb performances which extended the Clarets’ unbeaten run to four games – and one loss in 12 – none could have given more than Kevin Long, Josh Brownhill and Erik Pieters, who might not have played but for lockdown and have all helped Burnley take their season into a thrilling spell of extra time.
The Clarets were unchanged for their second trip to London in little over a week and the first of four more games in an 11-day period which promised to determine their prospects of keeping alive a European challenge.
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3 wins & a draw are just what the 'doctor ordered' after that lockdown malarky