David Moyes slams West Ham United pitch invaders in Burnley defeat

  • David Moyes slams West Ham United pitch invaders in Burnley defeat

David Moyes slams West Ham United pitch invaders in Burnley defeat

In weird scenes, West Ham's co-owners David Gold and David Sullivan, both targets for supporters' anger, were forced to leave the directors' box early, presumably for their own safety as tempers boiled.

"I'm a human being". An uninspiring first 45 minutes to say the least.

Police had to be positioned along the touchline and specifically around the West Ham bench, where more disturbances appeared to take place.

Liverpool dominated possession but could only muster one goal, a spectacular miscued volley by United defender Eric Bailly into his own net in the 66th.

Supporters are furious with the side's performances of late and many fear they have hit poor form at the wrong time with rivals steadily improving.

One of the more weird scenes during a chaotic second half at the Olympic Stadium was the sight of a man running toward the center circle while holding aloft a corner flag.

Beleaguered stewards struggled to contain the protest, which seemed to be sparked by the brutal manner in which skipper Mark Noble dealt with a pitch invader after Ashley Barnes had fired Burnley in front.

"West Ham United 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", said a club statement.

West Ham have endured plenty of bad publicity away from the pitch this season, however, yet more bad news fell into the club's lap earlier this week.

Icelandic winger Gudmundsson has been one of the stand-out Burnley players this season, scoring twice and setting up six goals as well as many more chances with his excellent delivery from the left.

Sean Dyche's men did me a good turn last week, coming back to win against Everton and I'm sticking with the Clarets this week. Jamie Vardy equalized before Leicester scored second-half goals through Riyad Mahrez, Kelechi Iheanacho and Vicente Iborra.

West Ham are unbeaten in the 5 matches they've played at home during this calendar year, however, there is a distinct lack of confidence in their dressing room.

Burnley were once as high as fourth and can close to within two points of Arsenal in sixth with victory over West Ham on Saturday before the Gunners meet Watford on Sunday.