Burnley 1-1 Fulham: Dyche’s males stay eight away from the autumn

Ashley Barnes wins a point for Burnley to cease Fulham from getting a a lot wanted win.

The Cottagers have been chasing back-to-back victories for the primary time since last July to compensate for a battle within the relegation battle and went forward within the forty ninth minute when Ola Aina unknowingly challenged the net from the corner of Ademola Lookman within the pouring rain.

As much as that point Burnley had been a bit over the top in a decent sport and Ashley Barnes deservedly introduced them level three minutes later because the Clarets held their unbeaten 70-year run against Fulham at home.

Fulham’s last victory at Burnley was in April 1951 however in avoiding defeat right here – following a victory at Everton last weekend – they fell nearer to Newcastle in seventeenth place, having tracked the Magpies 10 points a couple of days in the past .

Scott Parker’s side might have the chance to additional cut back the deficit as they take on Sheffield United at all-time low on Saturday evening earlier than Newcastle journey to high-flying Manchester United a day later.

Burnley, in the meantime, stay eight points forward of Fulham however their injury woes seem to point out no sign of diminishing with Johann Berg Gudmundsson about to join numerous first-timers on the sideline whereas his replaced Robbie Brady solely 25 minutes earlier than being withdrawn.

Little attacking talent was proven in a dull first quarter earlier than Ruben Loftus-Cheek gained an early warning following the pointless removing of Charlie Taylor.

Burnley, although, started to force themselves and met Dwight McNeil’s insulation corner from Kevin Lengthy, who rose to energy a header over the bar on his first start within the league since Oct. 31.

Ashley Westwood then stitched Alphonse Areola’s rails, which have to be grateful {that a} sweetly timed 25 yards volley got here straight to him, earlier than Burnley was forced to modify early.

After an innocuous conflict with Aina, Gudmundsson – who had scored in Burnley’s earlier two league video games – recognized a problem and then trudged down the tunnel after therapy as he was replaced by Brady.

The hosts ended the half within the ascension and an unlikely James Tarkowski determine sent a provocative low cross that averted the determined dive of Ashley Barnes and Jay Rodriguez within the close to and far post respectively.

Rodriguez was denied by a small however crucial landing by Areola in what was the largest chance of a largely unreasonable first half. Nevertheless, the sport exploded to life 4 minutes after the break as Fulham bought fortunate.

Joachim Andersen feathered a volley back-and-forth from Ademola Lookman’s corner and the ball re-enriched off the forgotten Aina’s chest and into the net, with Brady slicing an try and clear within the back post.

Fulham’s lead lasted just three minutes as Rodriguez cleverly stepped into house on the precise earlier than beating Barnes, who lost his management of Areola abusive and allowed a better finish for the Burnley striker.

Burnley needed to make one other change soon after Rodriguez examined Areola from a pointy angle as Brady took away an obvious hamstring problem to replace Josh Brownhill, getting back from injury.

Josh Maja, Fulham’s two-goal hero at Everton, turned low in direction of the corner however Nick Pope saved well right down to his proper whereas Loftus-Cheek was unable to make sufficient contact with Ivan Cavaleiro’s corner.

Lookman arrived vast on the outskirts of the world as Fulham have been forced to accept their tenth draw of the season.


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