Pel­le­grini’s men shine to erase mem­ory of toxic loss

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four goals and have four more very good chances,” said Pel­le­grini, who also had words of praise for An­der­son. “We know what Felipe can give us. His com­mit­ment has been 100 per cent. It was a mas­sive per­for­mance.”

Burn­ley have now con­ceded 13 goals in three games – al­beit nine against Manch­ester City and Chelsea – but man­ager Sean Dy­che was not down­hearted. “We grew into the game but the third goal was a sick­ener,” he said.

Ar­nau­tovic took ad­van­tage of a dawdling James Tarkowski to fire low past Joe Hart but ref­eree Roger East’s puz­zling de­ci­sion not to award a penalty for Steven De­four’s chal­lenge on Grady Dian­gana kept Burn­ley in con­tention.

The vis­i­tors had shown lit­tle threat un­til just be­fore the in­ter­val, when Ash­ley West­wood’s pass was guided home by Jo­hann Berg Gud­munds­son.

West Ham were back in front mid­way through the sec­ond half in a mo­ment of per­sonal sig­nif­i­cance for An­der­son, who has strug­gled since ar­riv­ing from Lazio. The Brazil­ian had net­ted just once this sea­son but sup­plied a cold-eyed fin­ish through Hart’s legs to crown Ar­nau­tovic’s light­ning break­away. Dy­che sent on all three sub­sti­tutes and two com­bined to re­store par­ity, Chris Wood head­ing home from Rob­bie Brady’s cor­ner. But this was An­der­son’s day and six min­utes from the end he struck the de­ci­sive blow, fir­ing home from close in with the help of a de­flec­tion off Ben Mee. And there was still time for Chichar­ito to round it all off in added time.

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