Season Review Part 1V - Record Breakers
By Burnley FC
June 12 2019
Following their FA Cup exit, the Clarets were back in Manchester for the second time in four days at the end of January and this time left with a big result.
It could have been even better as a 2-0 lead with just minutes to go put Sean Dyche’s men within touching distance of becoming the first Burnley team to win at Old Trafford since 1962.
A Paul Pogba penalty and an injury-time strike from the unlikely figure of Victor Lindelof ruined that dream.
But the Clarets became the first to deny Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a victory since he became Manchester United’s acting boss and prevented the former United striker from becoming the first manager to start a Premier League reign with seven successive wins.
More importantly, goals from the in-form strike duo Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood in an action-packed second half backed up a superb team performance to extend the Clarets’ unbeaten run to five games with a third successive draw at the home of the record 20-time league champions.
And it wasn’t over yet, with an injury-time penalty from Ashley Barnes earning another vital point at home to Southampton from a 1-1 draw laced with controversy.
Barnes was floored by Saints’ goalkeeper Alex McCarthy in the first half but didn’t get a spot-kick, only a yellow card for over-doing his protestations.
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