West Ham fans invaded pitch after 3-0 defeat

Sam Byram of Leeds United celebrates his goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Leeds United

Sam Byram of Leeds United celebrates his goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Leeds United

After a goalless first half, Burnley took the lead through Ashley Barnes in the 66th minute - prompting a number of supporters to invade the pitch and approach West Ham players.

West Ham's poor form continued at full pace as the Swans gave the Hammers a hammering in a match of few positives for David Moyes.

A Pitch invader is confronted by security during the Premier League match at the London Stadium.

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

"Everyone knows you don't come on the pitch - that's the rules. There will be no further comment at this time".

West Ham midfielder Mark Noble clashed with a pitch invader as their 3-0 defeat to Burnley was interrupted several times by spectators. By that stage the action on the pitch had become nearly incidental with fans directing their anger at the club's chiefs. "To be honest we know a lot of it isn't aimed at the players, it's other reasons, but we got to be men enough to be able to play in that atmosphere".

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A depleted West Ham United defence is hoping to hold firm against a Burnley side who are back to winning ways but have failed to score in five of their last seven away league fixtures.

"We want the supporters behind us and since I've been here they've been really good, the supporters", he said. We didn't do so well for a couple of minutes in the second half. 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.

When asked what he'd said to the players at full-time, Moyes responded: "I've told them that we are all sticking together - we're going to stick out chest out and go again". (But) I'm more interested in the football and why we didn't do well enough in the game.

Burnley displayed a ruthless streak as the situation deteriorated around them and Dyche was impressed by his team's composure in utterly surreal circumstances.

"We need to play better for longer periods, and defend better in the short periods we're put under pressure".

"You could argue that we had coped with just about everything up until the time".

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