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McNeil scores maiden PL goal in Burnley triumph

30 Dec 2018
Premier League - Burnley v West Ham United

Teenager helps Clarets record an important victory over West Ham, their first in four PL matches

Goals from Chris Wood and Dwight McNeil gave Burnley a crucial 2-0 win over West Ham United.

Wood put Burnley ahead on the quarter-hour mark when he controlled a header from Ashley Barnes before firing in at the near post.

Burnley extended their lead in the 34th minute through McNeil, who scored his first Premier League goal on his fourth top-flight appearance.

The 19-year-old arrived late in the area to finish well from an Ashley Westwood cross.

After the break, Burnley twice came close through Barnes and McNeil but both were denied by Lukasz Fabianski.

The Hammers substitute Andy Carroll tested Tom Heaton, making his first appearance for Burnley in 476 days, with a long-range effort.

Burnley remain 18th but are now level on points with Southampton after ending a three-match losing streak.

West Ham drop to 11th on 27 points.

See: Burnley report | West Ham report

Next fixtures

Burnley: 2 Jan v Huddersfield (A)
West Ham: 2 Jan v Brighton (H)

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