Ugly scenes as West Ham lose home match

Jonathan Hernandez
March 11, 2018

James Collins, the West Ham defender, and Burnley striker Ashley Barnes clashed with fans who had invaded the pitch, while police said they had received two allegations of assault.

David Moyes' West Ham are in 16th place, three points from the bottom three.

Stewards arrived at the scene to escort the duo from the field, though trouble continued in the stands.

In a statement, the club said it had launched a "full and thorough investigation" and is "committed to taking decisive and appropriate action".

While the Clarets have had a year to forget so far, they picked up their first win of 2018 last weekend, coming from behind to clinch victory for the first time this season.

West Ham United has called an emergency meeting after several pitch invasions and crowd protests interrupted the club's 3-0 defeat to Burnley at the London Stadium on Saturday.

He said he hopes the fans got their anger off their chest for future home matches, and admitted playing is a struggle right now. "You know, the players had gone a goal down, we want them to keep their focus".

Each goal was followed up by incursions onto the pitch by home supporters, with one individual approaching Hammers midfielder Mark Noble after Burnley's opener.

"We have had some good results against teams around us but also a couple of defeats". "But for the time I've been here, I've certainly enjoyed it". Sean Dyche has now guided his side to the fabled and of 40 points and will look to build on the confidence which returned to his players throughout last Saturday afternoon.

"I'm not saying all West Ham fans but there are a lot of them in this stadium who are not happy and it's a tough atmosphere to play in". But to do it - it would really help everybody to pull in the one direction because we've got eight games left to do so and I think we are more than capable of doing it - we are going to have to prove it.

What we need the club to do now - the supporters, the players, everybody - is pulling together.

"You could argue that we had coped with just about everything up until the time". I think we've got attacking players that can score, they didn't score today.

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