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What a difference a week has made at West Ham United.

A 4-2 victory against Burnley got West Ham back to winning ways after a disappointing few weeks.

Manuel Pellegrini has been dealing with a Premier League-worst injury list and was without a win since beating Manchester United back in September.

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Anderson steps up with the pressure mounting

To make matters worse West Ham lost twice at home to bitter rivals Tottenham in as many weeks, crashing out of the League Cup last Wednesday.

Record signing Felipe Anderson had struggled during the difficult run and some supporters had started to question the £40 million Brazilian.

But he stepped up against Burnley with a man of the match display and two goals.

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‘Outstanding and electric’

And if that did not do Anderson’s confidence the world of good, a message from co-owner David Gold on Twitter should do the trick.

Speaking on the social networking site, ‘proud’ Gold praised Anderson and had a special mention for the Hammers faithful too.


“Great performance today by all the players, great victory, great three points and a pleasure to see such an outstanding performance by Filipe Anderson,” Gold said on Twitter.

“The fans created an incredible atmosphere and at times is was electrifying. Proud.”

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Pressure unwarranted?

Anderson may have been feeling the pressure before the Burnley performance.

But a new statistic suggests he shouldn’t have been.

That’s because he was in the top eight in the Premier League so far this season in terms of chances created.

He is keeping some company too rubbing shoulders with the likes of David Silva, Eden Hazard and Mohamed Salah.

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