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Said Benrahma Ran The Show For West Ham Vs Burnley Despite Fasting

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Said Benrahma Ran The Show For West Ham Vs Burnley Despite Fasting

Said Benrahma impressed fans by running West Ham United's game against Burnley on Monday, despite the fact he hadn't broken his Ramadan fast.

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West Ham faced Burnley hoping to get back to winning ways, after recent back-to-back losses, and try and get their push for Champions League football back on track.

Things started badly when Chris Wood continued his excellent recent form, scoring a penalty after 19 minutes, but David Moyes side weren't behind for long.

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Michael Antonio equalised in the 21st minute before putting the Hammers ahead just eight minutes later, thanks to Benrahama's beautiful cross.

The former Brentford player ran the Clarets defence ragged in the first 30 minutes and then popped off the pitch in the 36th minute to grab a drink and something to eat, to break his fast for the day, as he's still in the middle of Ramadan.

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Whilst West Ham fans were hoping their forward would get even better once he'd taken some nourishment on board, the 25-year-old unfortunately didn't end his goal scoring drought, despite an excellent performance.

Moyes side did move to within three points of the top four with the three points, leaving them just four games to catch Chelsea and get into next season's Champions League.

Benrahma celebrates with Antonio after his brilliant assist. Image: PA Images
Benrahma celebrates with Antonio after his brilliant assist. Image: PA Images

Ramadan brings a month of fasting for Muslims, with no eating or drinking from sunrise to sunset each day and this year started on April 12th, finishing on May 12th.

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Several players have been observing the fast during games and night time matches have allowed them to break the fast mid match.

Leicester City's Wesley Fofana was allowed the chance to break his fast during their game with Crystal Palace last month.

Manchester United's Paul Pogba put on a brilliant performance last Thursday as his side defeated Roma in the Europa League semi-final.

You can't help but respect the work being put in by these players who haven't been able to eat or drink all day.

Featured Image Credit: Sky Sports

Topics: Premier League, West Ham United, Burnley

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