Chaos reigns as West Ham lose 3-0 at home to Burnley

A pitch invader confronts Angelo Ogbonna of West Ham United whilst he is tackled by a steward during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Burnley at London Stadium on March

The Football Association has "strongly condemned" the crowd disturbances during West Ham's match against Burnley this afternoon.

"West Ham United have immediately launched a full and thorough investigation into the incidents which marred the second half of today's match and are committed to taking decisive and appropriate action", it said.

Moments later, Chris Wood put Burnley 2-0 up, and the match was interrupted for a second time when another pitch invader grabbed a corner flag and attempted to plant it in the centre of the pitch.

A depleted West Ham United defence is hoping to hold firm against a Burnley side who are back to winning ways but have failed to score in five of their last seven away league fixtures.

A group of fans began to taunt West Ham's owners David Gold and David Sullivan in the directors' box with both being escorted away before the final whistle for their own safety.

"We have had some good results against teams around us but also a couple of defeats".

Whereas Upton Park provided a formidable atmosphere, fans are separated from the pitch by the running track in their expansive, largely taxpayer-funded new home. I wouldn't use that as an excuse for me after it, but I certainly don't think it helped.

"Everyone knows you don't come on the pitch - that's the rules".

"We went 1-0 down and had fans run on the pitch". (But) I'm more interested in the football and why we didn't do well enough in the game. "It's hard don't get me wrong when you've got 50, 60-thousand here and a big percentage are not happy with where the club is, so the players take the brunt of it".

West Ham's ageing wing-backs have failed to provide either the energy needed for their role or the experience which should be a given for two players with plenty of history behind them in the game.

"Burnley had a really good victory last week, which they'll be buoyed by, but as well as that we've had good results at our stadium and we've got to try and make that count".

"It's a tough situation, I can sympathise with the fans".

What we need the club to do now - the supporters, the players, everybody - is pulling together.

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