Roberto Jiménez struggled under the high ball all afternoon, and turned Ashley Westwood’s corner into his own net

Burnley ended a run of three straight defeats with a comfortable win over struggling West Ham despite having a goal disallowed by VAR at Turf Moor.

The Clarets were ahead through Ashley Barnes’ close-range effort when Chris Wood’s header was chalked off, with the New Zealand striker shown to be just offside.

But Wood doubled Burnley’s lead just before half-time with a first-time shot, and the hosts were out of sight when West Ham goalkeeper Roberto Jiménez turned the ball into his own net from a corner early in the second half.

West Ham are without a win in six Premier League games and are two places above the relegation zone, while Burnley move up to ninth.

Burnley’s opener came from a corner, but West Ham’s defenders were convinced that the last touch came off Barnes and that they should have had a goal-kick.

And the hosts were celebrating what appeared to be a goal for Wood when referee Kevin Friend paused the game before overturning the New Zealander’s effort.

West Ham had just one touch in the Burnley box before half-time, but seemed to be improving after the break when Roberto, who had often looked uncertain under the high ball, turned Westwood’s corner behind him for the third.

The Spanish keeper did make some excellent saves following his error, but a bad day for West Ham saw them end the game with 10 men after substitute Manuel Lanzini was carried off with what appeared to be a shoulder injury late on.

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