Mohammed Kudus' Late Heroics Leads West Ham to Comeback Win Against Burnley, Wins MoTM Award

Mohammed Kudus' Late Heroics Leads West Ham to Comeback Win Against Burnley, Wins MoTM Award

Lukman Mumuni
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Mohammed Kudus starred as West Ham defeated Burnley in the EPL
  • The Ghana star provided two assists in the comeback win
  • Kudus was also voted Man of the Match in the win over Burnley

Ghana midfielder Mohammed Kudus produced a Man of the Match performance as West Ham United came from a goal down to beat Burnley at Turf Moor.

Kudus, who conceded an early second-half penalty, redeemed himself with two brilliant assists in the final five minutes of the game.

Jay Rodriguez opened the scoring from the spot after Kudus fouled Luca Koleosho in the 49th minute.

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Mohammed Kudus weaving his way past two Burnley defenders in the English Premier League. Credit: @WestHam
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However, after a dominant second-half display, Kudus sent in a cross in the 86th minute, which Dara O'Shea directed into the wrong post.

Kudus then sent in another lovely cross in the 90th minute, which was met by Tomas Soucek as the Hammers returned to winning ways in the English Premier League.

"Until the last whistle goes, we keep fighting till the end, and you can see the example of it today," he said in a post-match interview.
"I just keep my focus throughout the game because it is easy to give up in games like this, but we kept believing," he added.

The Black Stars midfielder was named Man of the Match following his outstanding display, per West Ham.

Chelsea legend Joe Cole praises Kudus

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that former England and Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole has praised Mohammed Kudus following his blistering start to life in England.

The Ghana international scored an amazing bicycle kick goal for West Ham United in their game against Brentford on Saturday in the Premier League, his second in the English topflight.

Kudus has now netted five times in 13 matches for the Hammers, making him the second top scorer for the club this season despite starting only five matches.

Kudus wins Goal of the Month award

Sports Brief also reported that Ghanaian midfielder Mohammed Kudus won the October Goal of the Month at West Ham United.

The 23-year-old's debut goal in the Premier League against Newcastle United won the Goal of the Month award, beating strikes from Lucas Paqueta, Riko Ueki of the women's team, Dan Regie, and Gideon Kodua of the U21 team.

Kudus has been in blistering form for the Hammers, scoring in his last two games for the London club, with his latest against Brentford an outstanding goal.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.