Furious West Ham fans invade pitch and fight with players over Burnley embarrassment


The game was halted as stewards and police dealt with the situation, while West Ham players also helped get the invaders off the field, with Noble spotted throwing one to the ground.
However, there was another interruption as another fan ran on a few minutes after Chris Wood doubled Burnley’s lead and waved the corner flag around the centre circle until players intervened and took it off of him.

The afternoon got even worse for David Moyes’ side when Wood netted a third for the visitors, latching onto the rebound after Joe Hart spilled a Johann Berg Gudmundsson shot.
Another supporter then ran on and tried to approach Hart, but got held back, while James Collins had to be restrained from confronting the offender.

As a crowd stood in front of the director’s box, the co-owners had both left their seats by the 85th minute, and the situation was so tense that Burnley let young West Ham fans sit on the bench for the rest of the game.

Moyes told BBC Sport after the game that the fans had gone too far in coming onto the field.
“We want the supporters behind us and since I’ve been here they’ve been really good, the supporters,” he said. “But you can’t cross the line and come on the pitch. You know, the players had gone a goal down, we want them to keep their focus.”
“What was going through my mind? Hopefully they wouldn’t stop the game,” Burnley striker Chris Wood told BBC Sport. “It’s a tough situation, I can sympathise with the fans.
“They just want to see their team win. It’s tough for them at the moment but they need to stick with the players.

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