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Soucek’s late winner helps West Ham inch past Burnley 

Burnley suffered a shocking home loss to West Ham as Vincent Kompany's club conceded two late goals to stay at the bottom of the Premier League.

Burnley suffered a shocking home loss to West Ham as Vincent Kompany’s club conceded two late goals to stay at the bottom of the Premier League.

Early Promise Fades

Burnley started strong, securing a potential vital win with Jay Rodriguez’s penalty early in the second half. However, their inability to widen the gap cost them dearly against a resilient West Ham side.

Late Drama Unfolds

The tables turned in the dying moments of the match. Teenage substitute Divin Mubama’s pressure forced an own goal from Dara O’Shea in the 86th minute, leveling the score. Tomas Soucek completed the stunning comeback, heading in Mohammed Kudus’ precise cross during stoppage time.

Devastating Outcome

The final whistle sealed a devastating result for Burnley, leaving chairman Alan Pace disheartened. The team’s seventh consecutive home defeat, despite initially taking the lead in three of those games, underscores their struggles to convert promising starts into points.

A Painful Setback

This loss, in particular, will sting for Burnley, having held the advantage and let it slip away in the final moments. It signifies a deeper issue for the team, amplifying their challenges in securing positive results and converting opportunities into crucial points.

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