Brighton 0 Burnley 0

By Burnley FC
December 16 2017

The Clarets chalked up yet another clean sheet as a further show of away-day steel and a missed penalty from Brighton’s Glenn Murray made it four successive draws between the two sides.

 The last one at the Amex Stadium in April, 2016 – secured by Michael Keane’s injury-time header – had been crucial to Burnley’s title success in the Championship.

 And Sean Dyche’s men continue to go from strength-to-strength since that promotion as a ninth clean sheet in the Premier League nudged them back into the top five – for a few hours at least.

 Murray could have ended Brighton’s long wait for a win and eased their concerns at the other end of the table but blasted his first-half spot-kick over the bar after going down following a tangle with James Tarkowski.

 But Burnley also had chances to win it, particularly in an impressive second-half performance which showed them at their tenacious best.

 Following his recovery from a knee injury, Ben Mee returned to captain the Clarets but Stephen Ward’s own knee problem ended his ever-present run and meant a full Premier League debut for Charlie Taylor.

 And the Clarets’ latest defensive combination again had to show a steely resolve to keep Brighton at bay in the opening half of the first top-flight meeting between the two clubs.

 It was not one-way traffic as Burnley started well and looked to take the initiative against a Brighton side whose positive start to their first season in the top tier since 1983 had stuttered on the back of a six-game winless run.

 Johann Berg Gudmundsson forced the first serious save of the afternoon with a deflected shot which Brighton keeper Matthew Ryan - later named Brighton’s man-of-the-match - got down well to save.

 But immediately the home side countered with Pascal Gross picking out Anthony Knockaert to rattle a post with a fierce first-time strike and Burnley were then at full stretch to try and enhance a defensive record bettered only by the two Manchester clubs – the top two teams in the division.

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Brighton 0 Burnley 0
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Date: 16/12/2017 16:43

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Re: Brighton 0 Burnley 0
Posted by: Alfie (IP Logged)
Date: 16/12/2017 17:52

A dodgy penalty miss ,poetic justice, their goalie man of match and we were well below par so a good point away in the end although we could have nicked it if Wood would have blasted it instead of trying to chip him..

Our defence is something else.. Credit where credit is due..

Re: Brighton 0 Burnley 0
Posted by: Jilted (IP Logged)
Date: 17/12/2017 10:51

Haven’t seen the highlights yet, just woke up from celebrating Dundee’s 3-0 victory.
But another good point for the Clarets, although I thought they might have taken all three, had them down for 1-2 victory on the predictor here and on Sky.
5th in the league (clap handies smiley face)
I’d just predicted Leicester to go on a run and bosh, Palace walloped them.

Re: Brighton 0 Burnley 0
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Date: 19/12/2017 05:02


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