Joe Hart to return for West Ham in boost to World Cup…

Joe Hart to return for West Ham in boost to World Cup…

Joe Hart to return for West Ham in boost to World Cup…

Burnley manager Sean Dyche did not feel his players were in danger after West Ham fans invaded the London Stadium pitch during his side's 3-0 Premier League win.

Wood made it 3-0 after a bad mistake by England keeper Joe Hart to seal a fourth defeat in five games for David Moyes's team.

The match was interrupted for a second time following Burnley's second goal when another pitch invader grabbed a corner flag and attempted to plant it in the centre of the pitch.

Stewards arrived at the scene to escort the duo from the field, though trouble continued in the stands. Again, everybody knows that you don't cross the line, you don't come on the pitch - that's the rules.

Scotland Yard has received two allegations of assault and West Ham said it has launched a "full and thorough investigation" into today's events.

"There is no place at any level of the game for what happened at the London stadium".

Whereas Upton Park provided a formidable atmosphere, fans are separated from the pitch by the running track in their expansive, largely taxpayer-funded new home.

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.

The fixture came close to being called off but, after a couple of delays, was played to a finish and afterwards Hammers manager David Moyes told the BBC: "We want the supporters behind us, since I've been here they've been really good". I wouldn't use that as an excuse for me after it, but I certainly don't think it helped. Am I happy with the goals we conceded? With only 5 points the difference to 6th-place Arsenal, a late surge could see the Clarets in Europe next season but a win in London is needed before thoughts turn to potential future prestige.

"It's changing all the time, there is very little between the teams in 10th and down the bottom so I think any one team can beat the other". The players know we did well today for long periods. I don't think the players felt like that. They have ways of venting that [frustration]. However, both players are too inconsistent and will find life tough against one of the hardest working teams in the league.

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