West Ham United continued their impressive run in the Premier League on Saturday, beating Burnley 1-0 at the London Stadium.
David Moyes has unlocked a different side to his team, who have started to keep important clean sheets and stealing slight victories.
Michail Antonio scored the winner in the opening 10 minutes against the Clarets, and that was enough for all three points.
It was a great win, with Burnley only conceding 22 goals this season – Premier League leaders Manchester United have shipped more.
Pablo Fornals was key to unlocking the away side.
It all started with his impressive assist for the opener, picking out Antonio with a delicious ball across the box for him to tap home.
Looking at this example, Fornals only had Antonio to aim for in the box with James Tarkowski, Ben Mee and Robbie Brady all surrounding the striker.
The Spaniard managed to place it just over the head of Mee, making it impossible for Tarkowski to deal with and Antonio did the rest – it was the perfect delivery.
This was something Fornals did all afternoon at the London Stadium, and he was vital for the Hammers and their hunt for the three points.
Fornals received the ball 33 times according to WyScout, the most he has managed in any game in the Premier League this season – proving he was the driving force for the Irons.
The 24-year-old also won seven out of his nine offensive duels, for context, he won the same number in his past 10 appearances put together.
Moyes will be delighted with the impact of Fornals, who continues to be a shining light when the likes of Jarrod Bowen and Said Benrahma struggle to deliver on the goal front despite playing further forward.
Looking at his heat map, he clearly played a little deeper against Burnley to get on the ball, and it worked for the Irons.
Fornals was key to these three points, and he will be one of the first names on the teamsheet for the Premier League clash against West Brom on Tuesday.
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