2023/24
Matchweek 14
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Sat 2 Dec 2023
Kick Off:
Turf Moor, Burnley
Att: 20,891
Ref: Chris Kavanagh
KOMins
34
37
38
39
43
45 +1
  • HT
    64
    67
    72
    73
    75
    80
  • FT
  • WHO'S GOING TO BE YOUR

    MAN OF THE MATCH?

    Report

    Burnley moved off the bottom of the Premier League table with an emphatic 5-0 victory over 10-man Sheffield United - securing their first point, first win and first clean sheet at home this season.

    How the match unfolded

    It was a dream start for the Clarets, who took the lead after only 15 seconds, setting a club record for the fastest goal in a Premier League fixture. Charlie Taylor’s cross was deftly flicked home by Jay Rodriguez to stun the Blades and send the home crowd into raptures.

    Rodriguez had a chance to double Burnley’s lead inside 10 minutes, shooting over from just outside the penalty area after a smart pull-back from Zeki Amdouni. 

    Having entered this one short on confidence after six straight Premier League defeats, the Clarets suddenly looked a different team in the opening exchanges. 

    After being overrun early on, Sheff Utd gradually settled into a rhythm. Gustavo Hamer fired their first real sight of goal wide, before Burnley ‘keeper James Trafford got down well to save Oliver Norwood’s long range shot. 

    Inside half an hour, however, the Blades conceded again. Poor defensive positioning made it all too easy for the recalled Jacob Bruun Larsen to run uncontested onto Dara O’Shea’s long pass. The Danish international showed fine composure to control the ball and finish to double Burnley’s lead, vindicating his manager’s decision to bring him back into the starting line-up.

    The visitors looked in disarray, and manager Paul Heckingbottom’s half-time team talk was made even more complicated just before the break. Having been booked in the 36th minute, following a running feud with O’Shea, Oli McBurnie was shown a second yellow card nine minutes later for another elbow on the Burnley defender. 

    Burnley started the second half quickly into their stride, with Bruun Larsen seeing his shot blocked from a threatening position seconds after the restart. He then turned provider to set up Luca Koleosho to shoot just wide of Foderingham’s left-hand post.

    Any nerves from the home fans vanished with two goals in as many minutes, as Burnley took full advantage of their numerical advantage. 

    On 73 minutes, Amdouni converted Jordan Beyer’s cushioned header from ten yards out for their third, and two minutes later Koleosho made it 4-0 with his first Premier League goal, assisted by Amdouni, amid jubilant scenes at Turf Moor.

    There was still time for a fifth goal for the now rampant Clarets, who had registered only 10 goals all season going into the match. 

    Josh Brownhill’s long-range shot beat Foderingham in the 80th minute to put the seal on Burnley’s first home victory in the Premier League this season, helping them move from the bottom of the table and leapfrog both Sheffield United and Everton into 18th place.

    Burnley report | Sheff Utd report

    Match officials

    Referee: Chris Kavanagh. Assistants: Simon Bennett. Wade Smith. Fourth official: Leigh Doughty. VAR: Stuart Attwell. Assistant VAR: Steve Meredith.

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    Club Reports

    Match officials

    Referee: Chris Kavanagh

    Fourth Official: Leigh Doughty

    VAR: Stuart Attwell

    Assistant VAR: Steven Meredith

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        Season So Far

        Burnley
         
        Sheffield Utd

        Top Player Stats

          Head-to-Head

          Burnley
          Total Wins
          2
          Home
          2
          Away
          0
          Sheffield Utd
          Total Wins
          2
          Home
          2
          Away
          0

          Played

          5

          Draws 1

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