6:00 PM: Unfortunately, that is it from us here at the London Stadium today as both managers have now finished speaking to us on the day where Burnley have defeated West Ham United 0-3 in the Premier League, I would like to firstly thank you for joining us, especially those who have been with us for the full five hours.
West Ham United have released a statement on the off-pitch events today which you can find below, condemning the actions of supporters who invaded the pitch at different stages of the match and rallied below the Director’s Box to stand in protest at the board.
The Club have made a statement regarding the incidents today. https://t.co/C97BbJBhAu
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) March 10, 2018
It has been our pleasure today to bring you live and exclusive build-up, text commentary and reaction from today’s affair and we sincerely hope that you’ve enjoyed it, the Clarets struck three times in the second period through Barnes and Wood to leave East London with the three points today. Both of these teams will now be out of action for three weeks, when they return, the Irons play host to Southampton and the Clarets travel to face West Bromwich Albion.
We will be back Live-Blogging in three week’s time to cover the Saturday afternoon visit of the Saints to the London Stadium, if you will miss us before then, please do stick across all of out channels for further reaction to today’s match, reports and fallout, the lot, I’ve been your Host Reporter Luke Glanville live from the London Stadium, thank you very much and goodbye.
On How League Position Affects Off-Field Matters And His Perception Of The London Stadium:
“I think if we were in the top four, everybody would be saying it’s great”.
“Everybody was telling me it was a rotten atmosphere here, I thought it was the opposite”.
More On The Crowd Unrest:
“The supporters will have their reasons for it, you can’t come onto the pitch, that’s a rule”.
“You can’t cross the line onto the football pitch”.
On Hart’s Showing:
“Joe made a mistake”.
On His Attackers’ Showings And What He Told The Players After The Match:
“We’ve got attacking players who can score, they didn’t today”.
“I’ve told them we’re all going to stick together”.
On Whether He Has Spoken To The Board And Was Worried About Noble Being Sent Off For Clashing With A Fan:
“No, I’ve not no”.
“A little bit, a little bit”.
On The Importance Of Unity Going Forward:
“To do it, it would help for everyone to pull in the right direction”.
“What we need the club to do now is pull together”.
On His Team’s Missed Chances:
“We didn’t take our chances when we got them”.
On Whether Fans Invading The Pitch At 0-1 Runied His Team’s Chances Of Coming Back:
“I’m more interested in the football”.
“I would say I didn’t help, you don’t come onto the pitch, you play by the rules”.
On Supporters Invading The Pitch:
“You can’t cross the line as a supporter, you can’t go on the pitch”.
On His Team’s Performance:
“Overall, we should have been in front with our chances in the first-half”.
“I thought we played well in the first-half, should have been in front at half-time”.
5:33 PM: Moyes has swiftly joined us here after his opposite number, live quotes from him to follow……
On The Next Few Weeks:
“We’ll get some downtime, some training time”.
On Pope’s First-Half Stops:
“Really important save, first-half, they were the better side
On His Team’s Opener:
“There was a very minor offside”.
On The Fan Protests And Whether His Players Felt In Danger:
“Hopefully, there will be better times for West Ham where we don’t see that”.
“I don’t feel like the players felt like that”.
On His Team’s Recent Form:
“We’ve only had one loss in six so work that one out”.
On The Performances Of Wood and Barnes:
“I’m pleased for him, I’m pleased for Woody”.
“He’s certainly in a rich vein of form”.
On Using His Players From The Bench:
“We can be proactive from the bench, we did that last week”.
On His Team’s Performance:
“We thought we might have to absorb some of the game”.
“Second-half, it looked like a stimulating performance”.
“We had to hang in there because they had some great chances”.
“Really pleased, in the first half we were below par”.
5:20 PM: Clarets boss Dyche has arrived here to address us, live quotes to follow……….
5:15 PM: A quick glance at the Premier League table shows that the hosts have fallen to 16th place, while the visitors stayed in seventh, now just two points behind the Gunners above, stay with us.
5:10 PM: We shouldn’t have to wait much longer for Dyche to arrive followed by Moyes, or at least we expect in that order, when they do, we will have live quotes for you.
5:05 PM: I have swiftly arrived here in the Press Conference Room, where I am awaiting the arrival of both managers.
4:57 PM: All over here at the London Stadium as the Clarets leave with three goals and three points, stay right here for reaction from both managers in their Post-Match Press Conferences.
4:50 PM: Full-time: West Ham United 0-3 Burnley.
90: Strangely, no added-time has been signalled, perhaps Mason is as keen as the rest of us to finish here.
89: The Clarets look like they’re going to nick a fourth here.
88: Arnautovic almost gets in over the top, there to stop him is Pope.
88: Powerful images, Sir Trevor Brooking sits alone in the Director’s Box.
87: Wood is flagged offside, while the police are now getting involved down below me.
84: I’m trying my best to report on the game, that’s not easy when supporters are shouting right next to the Press Box, the Clarets are trying to see this one out.
83: I will get a picture of the demonstrations to you after the match, David Gold has been escorted out of the ground, the Irons try to attack on the pitch, nothing comes of it.
82: More supporters get onto the pitch, the game finally gets back underway.
81: It’s a real howler from Hart, he spills a routine shot straight to Wood to finish, game over surely.
81: Goal, West Ham United 0-3 Burnley.
80: Arnautovic glances a header, Pope holds onto it.
79: Burnley pile the pressure on, could the afternoon get even better for them? 0-2.
78: Lanzini fires one over, this is a truly bizarre atmosphere.
77: Few are concentrating on the action on the pitch here, the crowd below the hospitality area where the board are seated is growing larger by the minute.
76: Lanzini is fouled and Lennon goes down in the book.
75: This is very sad to see and I will try to get a picture up of the scenes below me, the game has finally now got back underway.
74: More pitch invasions, a fan runs on with the corner flag, we aren’t far from an abandonment here.
72: No one wants to see this at a football match, mass protests just below me.
71: Supporters are gathering just below where the West Ham owners are seated and chanting, on the pitch, the Irons are thwarted going forward.
70: This is turning out to be a very, very dark day in West Ham’s history, Wood converts a Lennon delivery from close-range, fans spill out of the exits, the Hammers are in real trouble.
70: Goal, West Ham United 0-2 Burnley.
68: Chants of “sack the board” ring out, this isn’s very nice to see at all.
67: Ugly, ugly scenes, several fans get onto the pitch, one fights with Noble, several are shepherded off, this really is a horrible scene.
66: It’s some finish from Barnes, who receives a Wood pass and smashes home from just inside the area, the Clarets lead with just over 20 minutes to play.
66: Goal, West Ham United 0-1 Burnley.
65: Antonio’s run is thwarted, that looked promising for a second.
64: Ward whips one in and Cresswell clears the danger.
63: Arnautovic can’t keep in a long ball, he has been superb again today, however.
62: Barnes hits one from the edge of the area, that wasn’t very far away at all, 0-0.
61: This second-half hasn’t been the best in truth, let’s hope the climax is more exciting.
60: Burnley make their first change, Hendrick is replaced by Wood, the man who scored against West Ham at Turf Moor last October.
59: Risky from Hart as he seemingly lets the ball run for a corner, saved by the unsighted Linesman.
58: Rare from Arnautovic as he gives the ball away, the Irons soon have it back.
57: Westwood is booked for a nasty challenge on Lanzini, replays show that could have been red, Pope catches the free-kick.
56: Scrappy stuff, Arnautovic’s cut-back is cleared, it goes back and forth for a Hammers throw.
55: This match is wide open, both sides getting forward plenty, as the hosts get in, to no avail.
54: Lanzini goes in the referee’s book for a foul.
53: Goal, wait, no, Barnes thinks he has scored, he was inches offside, that was very close indeed.
53: Wow! Noble makes a key interception at one end, plans Arnautovic in, if he had found Lanzini, it would have been a tap-in.
52: The Irons try to hem the Clarets in, but they get out and keep it in midfield.
51: Pope kicks straight out of play to the home fans’ delight, West Ham throw on half-way.
49: Hendrick thinks he has got in but the flag was up, a close shave for the hosts.
48: Antonio is again at fault for the visitors winning a corner, it is swiftly cleared.
48: Antonio gives away a free-kick in the middle and Burnley can deliver.
47: A shooting chance opens up for Mario, the less said about that one the better, 0-0.
46: The Hammers launch one forward but it sails for a goal-kick.
4:03 PM: Mario kicks the second period off, here we go!
3:59 PM: A lovely mini pie in the Press Lounge at half-time and we are back to bring you the second period live here at London Stadium, where the score is 0-0, the hosts had the clearer of the first-half chances and the visitors can have Pope to thank that they aren’t behind here, will the sides get separated after the break, stay right here to find out.
3:49 PM: Half-time: West Ham United 0-0 Burnley.
45+4: Lanzini gets in but can’t pull the trigger, wasted chance.
45+3: Moyes meanders to gather the ball, quick from the gaffer.
45+2: Nothing comes of it in the end, strong defending from the away side.
45+1: Antonio wins a corner on the left, this would be the perfect time to score.
45: Four minutes have been added on at the end of this half.
45: The Hammers look to counter but don’t have enough momentum, they’ve been pushed back.
44: Ward was the injured man and he has finally now left the field.
42: Lanzini crosses and Kouyate challenges for it, he is penalised prompting an angry reaction from the home supporters, my monitor shows me there was not much in that.
41: Kouyate’s block sees the Irons counter, they come twice and can’t open the scoring.
40: Antonio launches it long, Burnley clear and then break, seeing Cresswell booked for a tactical foul.
39: It goes through to Cresswell whose shot is deflected out for a throw-in.
39: Lanzini is played clean through by a long ball, Pope denies him, a huge chance, corner ball.
38: Barnes is booked retrospectively, a sloppy passage of play follows.
37: The Hammers’ play is broken up when Noble concedes a foul, the break is now looming, still 0-0.
36: Here come the Hammers again, this time, Mario sees a cross nodded away.
35: Silky play almost tees Lanzini up, the Clarets clear, however.
34: Collins and Ogbonna make key clearances, all Burnley at the moment.
33: Gudmundsson and Lennon both get crosses in, one is too long and the other is too short.
32: The away side work the ball into a dangerous area, Collins deals with it ruthlessly, however.
31: Antonio clips a ball in, but Zabaleta’s header flies comfortably over and wide.
30: The Clarets get a ball in the box with Hart nervously claiming.
29: A midfield battle is currently ensuing, little to report.
28: This contest has just died down a little before the half-hour mark, 0-0 it remains.
27: Burnley clear and Collins finds Mario, he is quickly crowded out.
26: Kouyate wins a free-kick, a chance to deliver here.
25: Ward tamely delivers and Hart is about to collect, Ogbonna wildly smashes clear for a throw, nerves perhaps? The throw culminates in a goal-kick.
24: The ball is nodded away and Mario can;t make anything of the rebound.
24: Noble find Cresswell, his cross blocked for a corner amid more handball appeals.
23: Armautovic is almost played in, good defending stops him while Moyes’ boys now have a central free-kick.
22: Antonio gets in on the left again, Pope easily gathers his delivery, however, a superb atmosphere here at London Stadium.
21: Antonio cuts in from the left, his shot is straight at Pope, a decent effort though.
20: Lanzini almost slips Mario in, the ball looks to be blocked by a hand, the Irons come again.
19: Barnes comes back on with a nose plug, while Antonio looks for Arnautovic over the top, offside.
18: Barnes went down with a head injury in the box there, he gingerly leaves the field for treatment.
17: Huge chance! Pope comes and misses it with the ball falling to Mario, he sidefoots over the bar.
16: Antonio does well to win the game’s first corner on the far side.
15: Lanzini works a shooting opportunity from range, just over the bar.
15: Cresswell goes down the left, but can’t dig a cross out.
13: Arnautovic is played through on the right and forces a low Pope save from a tricky angle, he can’t quite find Antonio with a following cross, better from the hosts!
12: The Senegal captain comes back on, he looks OK to continue.
12: Hart punches a long free-kick clear, Kouyate is still off the field on the far side.
10: Cullen and Rice are warming up here, one of them may well be replacing Kouyate in a minute.
9: Kouyate pays the price for clattering Westwood, going down and staying down, this looks worrying for Moyes.
8: The away side get forward again, Hart ends up with the ball again.
7: The Hammers are almost in but Lee Mason pulls play back for a high Mario boot, the home fans are not happy with that.
7: The away side have made the more encouraging start, they look the most likely at the moment.
6: A Clarets free-kick comes to nothing, a waste from Dyche’s men.
5: Sunny intervals here at London Stadium, the first Sun I’ve seen here all year.
4: This is nothing short of must-win for the Hammers, they are looking to attack but are halted in midfield.
3: The away side get a cross in, a claim for Hart to make early, he does with ease.
2: The home supporters really are contributing to a great atmosphere here early on, 0-0.
1: An even start here, no early chances to speak of.
3:00 PM: Barnes kicks-off for the visitors, here we go!
2:59 PM: A truly moving tribute to an icon of English football has passed and we are just about ready to get underway here!
2:55 PM: The two teams have walked out to a mighty chorus of “Bubbles” here and we are all set, first though, we will take a moment to remember England World Cup-winning skipper and Hammers legend Bobby Moore.
2:50 PM: A great spectacle here at London Stadium, the players are in and the atmosphere is really being ramped up, the Sun is shining and flagbearers are parading each crest from West Ham’s history, all is set for a special afternoon, just ten minutes until we get underway.
2:45 PM: Big afternoons ahead for both keepers today, in the away end, Pope has emerged as an outsider for an England call in the summer, while current Three Lions No1 Hart is making his first PL start since November 2017 for the home side, who will have the better match?
2:40 PM: With just 20 minutes remaining until kick-off here at London stadium, head over to @MooreThanAClub on Twitter to get your late score predictions in, Home Win, Away Win or Draw.
2:35 PM: West Ham United will be remembering legendary captain Bobby Moore today in their first home game since the 25th anniversary of his death today with a minute of applause and mosaic in the East Stand directly opposite me here, I will be sure to give you visuals of the moving tribute, will East Londoners be able to win for Bobby today?
2:30 PM: Both sets of players are out to stretch their legs prior to kick-off here, It’s a fairly mild day but the wind is swirling, it could still be tricky conditions out there today.
2:25 PM: A win for the hosts this afternoon could be enough to 12th place this afternoon, while the visitors could edge closer to Arsenal above them in sixth, plenty at stake today.
2:20 PM: With team news out of the way, the atmosphere is building and London Stadium filling up nicely here, just 40 minutes remain until kick-off and us bringing you live commentary of this pivotal Premier League clash so stay with us.
2:15 PM: Dyche has opted for a grand total of zero alterations to his team in the wake of their home PL triumph over Everton at Turf Moor last weekend, the last Clarets player to score against the Hammers Chris Wood is on the substitutes’ bench.
2:10 PM: Here is this afternoon’s full teamsheet including how the visitors starting Xl and substitutes are looking.
2:02 PM: That’s five changes from the Premier League defeat to Swansea City for Moyes, Hart, James Collins, Angelo Ogbonna, Michail Antonio and Joao Mario all come in to replace Adrian, Declan Rice, Winston Reid, Patrice Evra and Javier Hernandez, full team news to follow…..
2:00 PM: West Ham United starting Xl to face Burnley: Hart (GK), Zabaleta, Ogbonna, Collins, Cresswell, Antonio, Noble (C), Kouyate, Mario, Lanzini, Arnautovic.
Substitutes: Adrian, Rice, Evra, Cullen, Browne, Hugill, Hernandez.
1:55 PM: We are just five minutes from team news here, how will Moyes and Sean Dyche set up their starting Xls? Stay with us to find out.
1:50 PM: Let’s check out some match statistics with team news looming here at London Stadium:
- The last time that Burnley visited Stratford they were downed 1-0 by a Mark Noble strike in December 2016.
- West Ham United are unbeaten in their last seven against the Clarets.
- The last time that these two met, a 1-1 draw was played out at Turf Moor in October 2017.
- The man who scored the Hammers’ goal that day was Michail Antonio.
- Antonio’s last London Stadium goal came against Watford in September 2016.
1:45 PM: Around 15 more minutes to wait here until team news, one thing we already know from a home perspective is England International Joe Hart replacing Spaniard Adrian San-Miguel as revealed by David Moyes in his Pre-Burnley Press Conference yesterday, stay with us.
1:40 PM: The stunning London Stadium scene is set this afternoon, the Sun is even coming out, what an afternoon we have in store.
1:30 PM: If you’re just joining us here live from the London Stadium, we have around 30 more minutes to wait until we bring you the first word of team news, while we wait, why not check out my Match Preview to get you up to speed with the Hammers vs the Clarets on this Saturday afternoon?
1:25 PM: Now, you may remember I vowed to try to bring you some score predictions from the ex-Hammers stars that surround me here in the Press Lounge, I have managed to grab a charming word with legendary defender Tony Gale and here is what he is hoping for this afternoon, coupled with my own score prediction for this afternoon’s matchup.
Tony Gale: West Ham United 1-0 Burnley.
Luke Glanville: West Ham United 3-1 Burnley.
1:20 PM: The late great Bobby Moore is the programme cover star for today, West Ham will mark the 25th anniversary of his death last month with a mosaic in the East Stand and minute’s applause before the match. In addition to this and many other tributes, they have also opened a free memorabilia exhibition in the Stadium Store which I’m looking forward to checking out after the game.
1:15 PM: And to cool down the tastebuds after that, Treacle Tart, delicious.
1:10 PM: Chicken Tikka Curry this afternoon here in the Press Lounge, clearly I was that eager to eat it that I forgot to snap it before I did.
1:05 PM: Here is what this afternoon’s Match Accreditation looks like, my favourite B1 spot as always in the Press Box.
1:00 PM: Good afternoon from a drizzly London Stadium where we have arrived in the much warmer Press Lounge to bring you live and exclusive build-up, text commentary and reaction from this afternoon’s key Premier League clash between West Ham United and Burnley.
Have you missed us? This is the first time in just over a month that we are Live Blogging, but today, we are back and better than ever. I’m your Host Reporter this afternoon Luke Glanville, thank you very much for choosing us today, you can follow me on Twitter @Glanville_Luke and the site @MooreThanAClub.
What an afternoon it’s poised to be here at the London Stadium, and you won’t regret being with us for the whole of it. Aside from this afternoon’s must-win encounter for the Hammers against the Clarets, which kicks-off at 3 PM, much of the attention will be on the remembrance of West Ham’s greatest-ever footballing son Bobby Moore on the day of the first home game since his death, the club are planning a series of tributes which we are all looking forward to.
We will have the first word of team news for you in around an hour’s time, with another hour after that until this afternoon’s affair gets underway, however, make sure you stay with us between now and then for plenty of exclusive content, including, we hope, some score predictions for the ex-players and journalistic personalities that surround me here in the Press Lounge, plus much, much more, stay with us.