JACK Cork admitted Burnley’s 3-0 win at West Ham was ‘one of the weirder’ football games he has been involved in.

After a quiet hour at the London Stadium the game roared into life in the final quarter, with the Clarets striking a triple blow to the Hammers’ hopes of survival.

Ashley Barnes’ opener and a double from Chris Wood turned the atmosphere inside the ground toxic and the game was stopped on several occasions for pitch invasions, with supporters confronting West Ham players, while hundreds more gave up on the action on the pitch and gathered around the directors’ box to protest at the way their club is being run.

Hammers skipper Mark Noble was forced to wrestle one fan to the ground, while another ran on with the corner flag and attempted to plant it in the centre circle.

But while all around them were losing their heads the Clarets stayed cool to record back-to-back wins.

“It was one of the weirder football environments I’ve experienced. It looked like it was poorly dealt with,” said experienced midfielder Cork.

“It’s a good win for us but it was disappointing to see the crowd reacting like that. It was strange because they did alright first half, they worked hard. We came out stronger second half.

“It’s bad for the West Ham players and the kids (who ended up on the Burnley bench). One lad came on with a corner flag, swinging it about, and you don’t know what he’s going to do with it.

“It seemed like a while for security to come on.”

Cork said the Burnley players spoke to referee Lee Mason during the game to see if he was close to taking the players off the pitch or abandoning it.

And the Clarets midfielder had plenty of sympathy with former England Under-21 teammate Noble.

“Mark Noble is someone who gives everything for this football club and it’s unfair he had to deal with that situation,” said Cork.

“He’s a great player and he is West Ham. He’s got great qualities, he could have played for England. He’s given everything for the club and it’s a shame he had to deal with a situation like that.”

On the pitch the tide turned when Chris Wood came off the bench for the second week in a row. Having inspired the comeback win over Everton the £15million man came on to set up Barnes’ opener before scoring his sixth and seventh league goals of the campaign.

Burnley’s record signing may have been disappointed to find himself back on the bench, but Cork praised his response in the final half hour.

“It does help having that option to change it and we know as soon as we do we know how to play that way, what balls are the correct balls to play in that formation, we’re well drilled in different formations and how the game is going so it’s good we can all adapt to that,” the 28-year-old said of the switch to 4-4-2.

“He (Wood) would have been disappointed not to start after coming on and scoring the winner last week.

“It was a great reaction from him to come on and get two and help us to a good win away from home, which we haven’t had for a while, so it was good to get back in our stride.”