“You can’t afford to do that” – Ian Wright fires warning to Burnley

Leading pundit Ian Wright felt Burnley’s painful late defeat to West Ham was self-inflicted.

On Saturday, the Clarets appeared to be on their way to their first home win of the season, leading 1-0 due to Jay Rodriguez’s penalty.

The Hammers responded in dramatic fashion late on, leveling through Dara O’Shea’s own goal four minutes from time before claiming all three points in stoppage time thanks to Tomas Soucek.

On Match of the Day, presenter Gary Lineker attempted to put a positive spin on Burnley’s performance, arguing that Vincent Kompany’s side are at least coming closer, having come four minutes away from claiming that long-awaited first win at Turf Moor.


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“You could say they’re getting closer and he’s [Kompany] saying he’s not going to have a go at his players, but what you’ve got to understand with the Premier League is that 70 minutes, 80 minutes, it’s not enough,” Wright, a former Claret, said.

“When you see the goals they gave away, the margins in this league mean you have to get across, you can’t afford to let the ball go into somebody like [Mohammed] Kudus.

“Even with four players around him there wasn’t enough to try and get the ball off him. In the end he does very well and they don’t stop him.

“For the second goal, again it’s the margins. You get punished in this league when there’s far too much space. The players have got to get out quicker. You can’t afford to do that.

“They need a helping hand.”

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