FORMER Clarets striker Ian Wright had sympathy for Matt Lowton's attempted clearance during West Ham's winner on the final day at Turf Moor.

The Burnley right-back position himself on the line to try and head clear after Tom Heaton's save from Edmilson Fernandes had sent the ball spiralling into the air.

But as he jumped to clear the ball bounced off the crossbar instead and back to Andre Ayew, who could head into an empty net to secure victory for the Hammers.

Wright, analysing the game on Sunday night's Match of the Day, was impressed with Ayew's reactions to be in the right place to apply the finish.

"Lowton is the unfortunate guy. He (Fernandes) has a good shot here, Lowton think he's going to head it and off the line and it hits the bar," he said.

"Ayew has done well, he's reacted very well to it, he's in the right place for it. I like that."

Wright's co-pundit Alan Shearer said both sides and both Sean Dyche and Slaven Bilic could reflect on a positive season now the campaign had come to an end.

West Ham's victory took them to 11th in the table, while Burnley's defeat left them 16th, but they still finished six points clear of the bottom three.

Asked if both sides should be happy with their respective seasons, Shearer said: "I think so. There's been a lot talk on Bilic's job but when they finish in 11th I don't think they can do any better than this season.

"I think both managers have done as well as they can."