West Ham forward Ayew happy with season ending

L'Equipe say two other Premier League based players are tempted by a move to Marseille, West Ham's Andre Ayew, and Giannelli Imbula of Stoke City.

West Ham seemed nearly content to just lock down defense towards the end of the half, a telling game plan perhaps for the start of the second.

After enduring a mediocre season - scoring 6 goals compared to his 12 for Swansea last season - the 27-year old was happy to end the season on a high note. He has a hip problem and has not played the last few games. "We will wait and see what the summer brings".

After starting the season curtailed by injury, Dede grew into the side and went on to make 25 appearances, 16 of them being starts under manager Slaven Bilic.

- Andre Ayew scored and assisted in the same Premier League game for the third time, and the first time while playing for West Ham.

On Burnley's season: "It has proved to be a good season - a good season but a tough season".

" You know it's not enjoyable during that (tough) period but after that you become stronger, not only as a manager or not only as an individual player but you are building the character of the team".

It may have been the end of the season but the behaviour of some supporters must have been frustrating for the stadium authorities. I am really pleased with the way we played. I am relieved because we have many, many injuries. We have good vocal leaders on our team and we also have a good core of British players who are leaders plus some foreigners who are skippers in their teams.

Clear-cut chances were scarce in a match in which there was little but pride to play for, but Ayew benefited when the ball bounced off the crossbar from a Tom Heaton save and allowed him to nod in the victor. This will be a chance for them to redeem themselves slightly but nevertheless this has not been a great season for the club. The Clarets are priced at 5/4 to be relegated next season, while it's 7/4 for the Hammers to achieve a top-half finish.

  • Julie Sanders