Carlos Carvalhal: West Ham made to 'dance to rock & roll'

Hannah Rogers
March 5, 2018

The result marked the first time Burnley have won a Premier League match after conceding the first goal, and took the seventh-placed side to the 40-point mark.

Having guided Wednesday to the Championship playoff final last season, a penalty shoot-out defeat to Huddersfield Town left them looking nonetheless primed for promotion at the second time of asking. "We had to do that even when we beat Liverpool and Arsenal and lost to Tottenham", said Carvalhal. "He's in the dressing room and is talking, so he's got no problem that way, but we need to get his knee checked to see exactly what the problem is", Moyes said.

"We are progressing, it was an important victory".

Carvalhal preferred not to single any one player out for credit, saying: "When we win 4-1 it's not about one player". If you don't have players who follow your ideas you can't achieve anything.

"It was rock and roll here at the Liberty", he told reporters. It looked like we played with 11 brothers instead of two.

Jordan Ayew scored from the penalty spot against West Ham as Swansea ran out winners
Jordan Ayew scored from the penalty spot against West Ham as Swansea ran out winners

West Ham had the consolation of a late Michail Antonio strike, but a second successive 4-1 defeat dropped them below Swansea on goal difference. "I didn't think it was Swansea who opened us up or carved us open, but it was just generally a poor performance and poor all-round". Yes, these are just numbers, stats, something Carlos isn't a fan of, but they at least help to prove just how much of an improvement he has inspired.

When Egyptian global Salah gave Liverpool the lead after 40 minutes it was his 32nd goal of the season in all competitions and the seventh game in succession that he had found the net.

Things went from bad to worse for the visitors when Cheikhou Kouyate's challenge against Andre Ayew was a fraction too late, bringing the striker down and earning Swansea a penalty, which Jordan Ayew converted with aplomb.

"They left several players out of their team, but they have improved and they have gained confidence", Moyes said.

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