Chris Wood equalises late for Burnley to thwart 10-man West Ham

Some games are defined by false nines. This was a match that, for better and worse, revolved around old-fashioned target men. Long before Chris Wood headed Burnley’s equaliser, Andy Carroll had made a dramatic departure, dismissed for two challenges that evoked earlier eras and invited suggestions of idiocy. His Burnley counterpart ensured it eventually cost West Ham and the points were shared in a fixture some had dubbed “El Claretsico”.

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Some games are defined by false nines. This was a match that, for better and worse, revolved around old-fashioned target men. Long before Chris Wood headed Burnley’s equaliser, Andy Carroll had made a dramatic departure, dismissed for two challenges that evoked earlier eras and invited suggestions of idiocy. His Burnley counterpart ensured it eventually cost West Ham and the points were shared in a fixture some had dubbed “El Claretsico”. Related: Liverpool left frustrated again by David de Gea and Manchester United Continue reading…

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