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May 02, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Bottom team Burnley faces an even tougher fight to stay in the Premier League after its 10 men lost 1-0 at West Ham on Saturday.

Sean Dyche's side is eight points from safety with just three games remaining as Mark Noble converted a 24th-minute penalty following Michael Duff's sending off at Upton Park.

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West Ham had won only two of its previous 17 league matches.

Danny Ings missed two good chances for Burnley before the Hammers were handed the initiative as Duff was dismissed for clipping Cheikhou Kouyate in the box.

Noble converted the penalty — the first West Ham has scored in the league this season. 

Midtable West Ham failed to make its numerical advantage pay, settling for a single goal as its fans endured a tense finish.

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