SAM Vokes continued his fine form in front of goal for Burnley but his strike wasn’t enough to end a memorable Premier League campaign with another win for the Clarets.

At the start of this season Burnley would have taken a final day showdown with West Ham that had nothing on riding it in terms of the bottom three, and thanks mostly to 10 wins at Turf Moor in the league that is what they got.

This was an afternoon to be celebrated, but with a potential £11.4million still up for grabs in prize money there was still something to play for.

Burnley could have finished as high as 11th and they were in that position when Vokes put them ahead midway through the first half.

But West Ham fought back to turn the game around and become the sixth side to take all three points from Turf Moor this season, leaving the Clarets in 16th at the end of the season.

Defeat may have ended the campaign on a slightly sour note but it was soon forgotten when Sean Dyche and his players made their way around the ground for a lap of honour, once the pitch had been cleared of fans who had ran on at the final whistle.

Reaching 40 points and safety with something to spare is an achievement to be honoured and Turf Moor was determined to do just that as they look forward to a second successive top flight season for the first time since 1975.

The Clarets had been lacklustre at Bournemouth a week ago when the exertions of a tough season looked to be catching up with them, but they started brightly at Turf Moor.

Within two minutes Andre Gray had sent a lob over Adrian but wide of the far post from a good position, while Vokes just failed to connect with an inviting Robbie Brady ball in.

The best early chance came a quarter of an hour in when James Tarkowski turned a header over after Gray had kept a corner alive.

It wasn’t all one way traffic though. Sofiane Feghouli’s 20-yard volley had been saved by Tom Heaton, while Aaron Cresswell dragged a shot across goal from a promising position inside the box.

When Burnley did take the lead both strikers were involved. Scott Arfield played Gray into space down the right and his low ball was aimed for Arfield, who had continued his run, but when he missed his kick the ball fell to Vokes who could finish coolly from 10 yards.

But the lead lasted just four minutes. West Ham were given space to string a couple of passes together from a free-kick on halfway and Edmilson Fernandes’ ball to Andre Ayew was flicked into Sofiane Feghouli’s path and he made no mistake inside the area.

The Algerian could have turned the game on its head soon after, but he blazed over from 12 yards when Ayew’s shot had hit Tarkowski and rebounded to him.

Burnley could have been ahead at the break. Robbie Brady showed persistence down the left to force his way into the area and square for Gray inside the six-yard box, but his backheel flick rolled just wide of the far post.

Gray was almost in behind the Hammers defence early in the second half, but Angelo Ogbonna used his hand to clear Ashley Westwood’s pass at the concession of a free-kick on the edge of the area, which Brady clipped over wall and bar.

As the second half wore on it was the visitors who were making more of the running and they took the lead in the final quarter of an hour. Fernandes’ fierce drive was saved by Heaton at the near post, but the ball looped up onto the crossbar and out for Ayew to head into an empty net.