For the second game in a row Sean Dyche watches his team lose but seems optimistic:
We’ve just got to find the margins of our favour, especially in the attacking third. I still believe in what we do, because we’ve proved it over a long period. We kept the ball, we asked questions, but we couldn’t quite open the door. You’ve got to remember after eight games we had two points. We’re in pretty healthy shape considering. Keep playing like that and we’ll be alright.
This just in from Ed Aarons at the London Stadium:
For a player who was once rejected by Wimbledon over a £7 registration fee, Michail Antonio has definitely proved his worth to West Ham. Absent since the end of November with a groin injury, it took him less than 10 minutes to find the net against Burnley as David Moyes’ side secured a battling victory.
Antonio was signed as a winger in 2015 and even played as a full-back under Manuel Pellegrini but it is as a lone striker that he is excelling under Moyes. Inspired by their returning talisman in attack, West Ham should really have put this game beyond doubt in the first half and were forced to dig deep to hold off a spirited late onslaught from Sean Dyche’s side. But a victory that lifts them into real contention for the top six thanks to Antonio’s 40th Premier League goal – just seven behind Paolo Di Canio’s West Ham record – was just about a fair reward.
Louise Taylor has filed her match report from Elland Road:
A slow, messy thaw had begun melting the thick snow banked up by the sides of the roads outside the stadium and, inside it, Leeds United’s once solid midfield seemed to be dissolving in sympathy.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side have had much better days and a big part of that was down to Brighton’s excellence. Graham Potter’s team were so good that it was extremely hard to credit that this was their first Premier League win since November.
Here follows a classified check on today’s full-time scores.
Fulham v Chelsea (5.30pm) Leeds 0-1 Brighton Leicester v Southampton (8pm) West Ham 1-0 Burnley Wolverhampton 2-3 West Brom
Sky Bet Championship
Bournemouth 0-1 Luton Barnsley v Swansea (7.45pm) Blackburn 1-1 Stoke Bristol City 2-0 Preston North End Cardiff 1-2 Norwich Derby 0-1 Rotherham Middlesbrough 0-1 Birmingham Nottm Forest 3-1 Millwall QPR v Wycombe (postponed because of a Covid…