Sunday, May 21

We're top of the bottom half!

Burnley 1 West Ham 2

A welcome win at Turf Moor — and a surprising one given the eight players West Ham had out — which takes the Irons to 11th in the league, top of the bottom half. That's a fairly credible finish given the problems we've had this season. 

The side was down to Harry Redknapp's 'bare bones' and showed some character to bounce back from going behind to a softish Vokes goal. Feghouli will get some confidence from scoring the equaliser from Ayew's clever flick and Ayew could hardly miss his free header after Fernandes's shot was palmed on to the bar by Heaton. Andre now has six goals which is quite respectable from an injury-ravaged season, even if he has tended to miss as many as he scores. Nice to see Ogbonna return and Declan Rice get his debut in added time too. 

At the end of the season West Ham have only lost one in seven and it's that form that has kept us out of the relegation scrap — though interestingly there's only six points separating eighth to 17th places. It's been emotional. And now we go again next August…

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

The top 6 in the PL are so far ahead of the rest it is frightening . Everton are 7th and could not beat a 10 man Arsenal .

Pete May said...

Yep and seventh is the best we are likely to get even in a great season. Guess Leicester prove you can do something amazing but that's looking like a freak season now when all the big six underperformed

Rob Graham said...

Hi Pete, I was pleased with yesterdays game with a weakened side, I thought Fernades good and definitely one for the future, Fegulli looked energetic, Burnley played some good football.
Decent striker top of the list for next season!
Thanks for your entertaining blog, and look forward to a calmer new season, hopefully! Rob

Pete May said...

Glad you enjoyed it Rob...