David Moyes slams West Ham United pitch invaders in Burnley defeat

Posted March 11, 2018

Ashley Barnes fired Burnley ahead in the 66th minute, prompting one fan to run on to the pitch where he grappled with West Ham skipper Mark Noble.

WEST HAM tensions boiled over during their home hammering by Burnley when one of the pitch invaders was punched by his own fans.

As West Ham scraps to stay in the Premier League, sitting three points above the relegation zone, resentment has grown over the decision to uproot from the Upton Park home of 112 years to Olympic Stadium in 2016.

The afternoon got even worse for David Moyes' side when Wood netted a third for the visitors, latching onto the rebound after Joe Hart spilled a Johann Berg Gudmundsson shot. They're just trying to say, "Come on, just get off the pitch".

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"Burnley had a really good victory last week, which they'll be buoyed by, but as well as that we've had good results at our stadium and we've got to try and make that count".

Nevertheless, Moyes tried to keep the conversation on the football: "I thought we did well first half - probably had two great chances to be in front at half-time - we should have been in front at half-time".

Wood told Match of the Day he wondered if the game was going to stopped.

The long-term England No.1, on a season's loan from Manchester City, will be recalled by Moyes for Saturday's home match after losing his place to Adrian for West Ham's last 15 Premier League games.

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A West Ham statement said: "We have immediately launched a full and thorough investigation into the incidents which marred the second half of today's match and are committed to taking decisive and appropriate action".

United scored twice through Marcus Rashford in the opening 24 minutes then produced a gritty, ultra-defensive display to grind out a 2-1 win over fierce rival Liverpool and strengthen second place in the Premier League.

"An emergency meeting has been called with all London Stadium stakeholders. We were fine, they were just voicing their frustration".

"Joe made a mistake - we can't dress that up in any different way", added Moyes. (But) I'm more interested in the football and why we didn't do well enough in the game.

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