Huddersfield closer to relegation, Burnley in trouble

West Ham's Javier Hernandez celebrates scoring their fourth goal against Huddersfield during their Premier League match at London Stadium Saturday. — Reuters

LONDON — Huddersfield slipped closer to Premier League relegation as the bottom club blew a two-goal lead in its 4-3 defeat at West Ham, while Burnley is in deep trouble after losing 2-1 against 10-man Leicester Saturday.

Jan Siewert's side looked to have kept alive its faint hopes of beating the drop as it raced into a 3-1 lead in east London.

But a second-half collapse culminated in Javier Hernandez's last-gasp winner for West Ham, leaving Huddersfield 16 points from safety with only seven games remaining.

Mark Noble put West Ham ahead with a 15th-minute penalty after 18-year-old Aaron Rowe, making his first professional start, brought down Manuel Lanzini.

Huddersfield was level just two minutes later when Juninho Bacuna headed in from Aaron Mooy's corner for the Terriers' first away league goal since Boxing Day.

Karlan Grant gave Huddersfield the lead with a close-range finish in the 30th minute and the January signing from Charlton scored again in the 65th minute with a fantastic 20-yard strike.

But Angelo Ogbonna reduced the deficit with 15 minutes left and Hernandez completed West Ham's gritty fightback with an 84th-minute header from Samir Nasri's cross.

Former Manchester United striker Hernandez wasn't finished yet and he struck again in the final seconds with a header from Felipe Anderson's cross.

At Turf Moor, Burnley's survival bid was dented as it was rocked by Leicester.

Leicester defender Harry Maguire was sent off in the fourth minute for a trip on Johann Berg Gudmundsson as the Burnley midfielder ran clear on goal.

It was the fastest Premier League red card in four years, but Leicester weren't fazed as James Maddison opened the scoring with a superb 33rd-minute freekick.

Burnley's teenage forward Dwight McNeil equalized with a fine finish in the 38th minute.

But Leicester snatched the points in the 90th minute when defender Wes Morgan struck after Youri Tielemans' cross deflected into his path.

Burnley is one place and two points above the relegation zone, with third-bottom Cardiff holding a game in hand.

In the day's other game, Matt Ritchie's last-gasp equalizer rescued Newcastle in their 2-2 draw at Bournemouth.

Salomon Rondon blasted Newcastle into the lead with his 10th goal of the season, this one a powerful freekick on the stroke of half-time.

However, Josh King equalized with 48th-minute penalty awarded for Federico Fernandez's foul on Nathan Ake.

King's second goal arrived in the 81st minute after good work from Dominic Solanke, but Ritchie had the last word with a fierce half-volley. — AFP