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McNeil reaches last four with Golden Goal victory

24 Apr 2020
ePL Invitational: Neal Maupay 0-1 Dwight McNeil

Burnley complete the line-up for the ePL semi-finals after knocking out Brighton's Neal Maupay in tense FIFA 20 tie

Dwight McNeil scored the first Golden Goal of the ePremier League Invitational to take Burnley through to Saturday's semi-finals at the expense of Brighton & Hove Albion's Neal Maupay.

McNeil had to dig in and had Nick Pope to thank after his goalkeeper made great saves from Glenn Murray, who had scored eight goals in Maupay's previous two matches in the tournament. 

There was nothing to split the two teams after 90 minutes so it went to Golden Goal, meaning whoever scored first would progress and complete the line-up for the last four.

The decisive moment came when Jay Rodriguez struck past Mat Ryan as Burnley won a FIFA 20 match McNeil said was more tense than any other he's been involved in.

"I've not been that nervous before playing FIFA," he said. "I've never played a FIFA game that's been that tight!"

McNeil will face Wolverhampton Wanderers' Diogo Jota on Saturday. 

Day 4 matches 

Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV) 4-1 Christian Atsu (NEW) | Report
Diogo Jota (WOL) 5-2 Lys Mousset (SHU) | Report
Andre Gomes (EVE) 2-4 Raheem Sterling (MCI) | Report
Neal Maupay (BHA) 0-1 Dwight McNeil (BUR)*
*Golden Goal

See: epL Invitational Day 4 recap
See: ePL Invitational Day 3 recap
See: ePL Invitational Day 2 recap
See: ePL Invitational Day 1 recap

Prize fund to NHS

The prize fund for the ePL Invitational is being donated to the #PlayersTogether initiative, created by Premier League players as a collective way of generating funds for the National Health Service and distributing them where they are needed most.

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