2 - 1

Premier League
12 January 2019
Game week
2 - 1
2 - 1
Turf Moor (Burnley)


0 - 1
2' A. Schürrle (G) (assist by: D. Odoi)
J. Hendrick (G) 20' (assist by: D. McNeil)
1 - 1
D. Odoi (OG) 23'
2 - 1


Minute   Description
Thanks for joining our commentary this afternoon. Until next time, goodbye.
Burnley are on the road to Watford next week in the Premier League, while Fulham host Tottenham next Sunday.
90'+3 Le Marchand gives away a free-kick to hand Burnley another opportunity to wind the clock down.
90'+2 Burnley have been solid at the back in the closing stages of the game. They're now taking time off the clock in the corner.
90' There will be three minutes of added time.
The resulting cross comes into the box from the corner from Cairney. Heaton doesn't gather at the first attempt, but a foul by Le Marchand on the Burnley keeper ends the attack for the visitors.
89' OVER! Christie works the ball inside to Chambers, who takes on the strike. He connects with the ball on his left foot and Tarkowski comes out of the line to ensure that the ball sails over the bar.
87' Vokes replaces Wood for the home side.
83' Christie cuts back on the inside on this occasion after collecting the ball. He goes for a left-footed strike from distance, but once again Heaton is able to make a comfortable save.
81' Kebano releases Christie down the right flank and he floats the ball to the back post, but Heaton comes off his line to claim. It wasn't the delivery Mitrovic needed in the middle.
79' Fulham create space for a cross from Le Marchand on the left flank. Vietto gets across his man to make contact with the ball, but his header is tame and easily gathered by Heaton.
77' Kebano replaces Schurrle for the visitors.
76' It's all hands on deck for Burnley at the back at the moment. They're going to have to ride out it to claim their third-straight win in the Premier League.
74' BLOCK! Fulham are asking serious questions of the Burnley defence. Space opens up for Schurrle to power an effort towards the target, although Mee on the slide diverts the ball out for a corner.
73' SCRAMBLE! From the resulting free-kick Seri floats the ball into the box and Mitrovic wins the initial header. It comes to Vietto, but he cannot force a strike through a crowd of Burnley players in and around the penalty spot.
72' Tarkowski is booked for a foul on Mitrovic.
69' CLOSE! Fulham have space on the counter and Cairney feeds the run of Vietto on the right. He fires a low ball across the face of goal, only for the ball to spin wide of the post after a slight deflection from Taylor.
68' OVER! Barnes nods the ball into space for Wood to strike first time on the half-volley 20 yards from goal, but he fails to hit the target with his drive.
67' The pace of the game has settled down in the second half, with Burnley seemingly comfortable to sit in their shape and to play on the counter.
65' Christie takes out Westwood to stop a Burnley break down the left flank. The Fulham full-back goes into the book.
63' WIDE! Burnley respond with a corner and McNeil whips the ball deep to the back post for Mee to head at goal. However, under pressure from Christie the ball trickles wide of the post, although it may have taken a slight deflection.
61' The cross is Bryan's last action of the game as he is withdrawn for Cairney.
59' Christie and Seri combine on the right, but the full-back sends an awful cross into the box that heads straight out for a goal-kick.
57' The Cottagers are working the ball well across the pitch, but need to find their clinical edge.
55' Seri has space on the right and he launches a deep cross into the box towards Mitrovic, but Heaton comes off his line to claim ahead of the forward.
53' Fulham have come out with a purpose in the second half. However, they have to increase their rate of supply into Mitrovic. He has the ability to cause the Burnley defence problems.
49' It has been a slow start to the second half as both teams are trying to build a rhythm to their play. Fulham are the side that need a response though.
47' Schurrle looks to break behind the Burnley defence once again in the left inside channel, although on this occasion Mee is there to make the challenge.
46' We're back underway at Turf Moor.
Sessegnon is withdrawn for the visitors and is replaced by Vietto.
It has been a strange game at Turf Moor between the two struggling sides. Neither have been able to defend with confidence, although Burnley have been slightly better in that aspect given that they haven't presented their opponents with two goals. However, Sean Dyche will not feel comfortable with a one-goal lead, especially considering the talent that Fulham have in the final third. Expect more goals to come.
Burnley lead Fulham 2-1 at the break courtesy of two own goals from the visitors at Turf Moor. The Cottagers took the lead through a special strike from Andre Schurrle in the second minute as the German rifled his effort into the top corner. However, the home side responded and Jeff Hendrick's blast was turned into his own net by Joe Bryan. Denis Odoi then handed the Clarets the lead when he headed Hendrick's cutback beyond Sergio Rico in a frenetic three-minute spell for Claudio Ranieri's men.
45' There will be two minutes of added time.
44' Burnley are upping the ante to end the half. It's a test of Fulham's resolve to survive another aeriel bombardment from the hosts.
42' Mitrovic has cut an isolated figure for the majority of the first half. Fulham have to figure out a way to bring him into the game to get back on level terms.
40' Hendrick, Barnes and Cork almost combine in the final third for the Clarets, but Odoi makes a vital interception to prevent the latter from latching on to Barnes' throughball.
36' Sessegnon and Bryan combine down the left flank, which sees the latter whip a low cross into the box. Tarkowski is well placed in the middle to clear ahead of Mitrovic.
35' McNeil continues to torment Fulham down the left flank. He twists and turns to create room for a cross into the middle, which just flies over the heads of Wood and Barnes before Bryan heads away.
34' Chambers is late on Cork with a lunge in the middle of the park and he goes into the book.
32' Sessegnon gets the better of Bardsley in the final third, with the Burnley defender losing possession on the flank. The Fulham man tries to work it back towards Mitrovic, but Cork tracks back to break up the attack.
31' Burnley knock another long ball into the box and Barnes and Wood almost combine to set up a shooting chance for Tarkowski before Ream intervenes.
29' OVER! Sessegnon drops into space and he lines up a headed effort at goal from inside the box, but he sends his attempt just over the bar from Schurrle's cross to the near post.
28' Both of these teams have struggled defensively this season and it's not difficult to see why based on the opening 28 minutes this afternoon.
25' Fulham win a free-kick and Seri lifts the ball dangerously to the back post, forcing Bardsley to clear over his own bar. The Burnley defender connected well with his clearance and he would have been breathing a sigh of relief to see it travel safely over.
23' GOALLLLLLLLLLL!!!! ANOTHER FULHAM OWN GOAL!!!! BURNLEY LEAD 2-1!!! Nightmare stuff for the Cottagers as Odoi becomes the second player to divert the ball into his own net. Burnley cranked up the pressure and the visitors have wilted under the strain. Barnes made a surge into the box and released Hendrick with a reverse pass. Hendrick attempted to work a cross back to his team-mate. Odoi had to intervene and he could only send the ball beyond Rico into the net with his head.
20' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! BRYAN DIVERTS THE BALL INTO HIS OWN NET!!! BURNLEY 1-1!!! It has been coming and the Clarets notch a deserved equaliser as Hendrick's drive deflects off Bryan and into the back of the net. McNeil swung another dangerous cross in from the left flank that caused issues. Tarkowski was brought down in the area by Bryan initially, but the referee waved play on. Hendrick gathered the loose ball and powered a strike towards goal that struck the Fulham left-back and found the net.
19' It's Fulham that need to respond to the pressure now as the home side have upped the ante in the final third.
16' Burnley build down the left and McNeil sends a dangerous cross into the box, but Rico comes through a crowd of players to claim the ball ahead of Barnes.
14' WIDE! Hendrick seizes on a poor clearance from Ream and lines up a strike. His first effort is blocked by a wall of white shirts on the edge of the box. Hendrick gets a chance on the rebound, although he scuffs his attempt well wide of the target.
13' Wood tries to peel off down the left flank again, but Bardsley overhits his cross-field pass out for a throw-in.
11' Le Marchand fails to clear under pressure from Barnes and loses out to the forward. The Burnley man tries to surge into the box, but the Frenchman recovers to make the challenge to quell the opening.
10' Burnley are trying to break behind the Fulham defensive line down the left flank, but Christie is coping with the pressure on his side of the line thus far.
8' Burnley waste the resulting free-kick as Westwood's cross into the box finds Tarkowski in an offside position.
7' Seri flies into a challenge on Barnes and doesn't take the ball. Referee Martin Atkinson is lenient and only awards a free-kick to the home side.
6' Burnley have been rocked in the early stages of the contest and need to hold firm amid the pressure from the Cottagers.
4' Fulham are brimming with confidence and break down the right as Christie threatens with a cross, but the ball evades Mitrovic before Hendrick completes the clearance.
2' Odoi releases Schurrle into the right inside channel with a pinpoint ball over the top.
WHAT A GOAL!!! SCHURRLE SCORES A STUNNER!!!! FULHAM 1-0!!! The Cottagers take the lead through a special effort from the German. Odoi released Schurrle's run over the top in the right inside channel. The forward took a neat touch to take it out of the air before rifling a strike on the half-volley over Heaton into the top corner after striking the underside of the bar. A brilliant goal from Schurrle to hand the visitors the perfect start to the contest.
1' We're underway at Turf Moor.
Fulham subs: Marcus Bettinelli, Neeskens Kebano, Tom Cairney, Floyd Ayite, Luciano Vietto, Steven Sessegnon, Ibrahima Cisse.
FULHAM (3-4-3): Sergio Rico; Denis Odoi, Tim Ream, Maxime Le Marchand; Cyrus Christie, Calum Chambers, Jean Michael Seri, Joe Bryan; Andre Schurrle, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Ryan Sessegnon.
Burnley subs: Matt Lowton, Sam Vokes, Ben Gibson, Steven Defour, Joe Hart, Matej Vydra, Kevin Long.
BURNLEY (4-4-2): Tom Heaton; Phil Bardsley, James Tarkowski, Ben Mee, Charlie Taylor; Jeff Hendrick, Jack Cork, Ashley Westwood, Dwight McNeil; Chris Wood, Ashley Barnes.
Fulham are in a world of trouble sitting in 19th place in the Premier League, four points adrift of safety. Claudio Ranieri's men have won only one of their last eight matches, including their 4-1 hammering at the hands of Arsenal last time out in the top flight. The Cottagers crashed out of the FA Cup last week at the hands of Oldham Athletic on home soil. Although the club can now prioritise the Premier League, the loss to the League Two outfit will have further affected their confidence.
Burnley have found their form in the Premier League at the right time. Sean Dyche's men were languishing in the relegation zone after a run of only one win in 12 matches. However, they've reeled off back-to-back victories in the top flight over West Ham and Huddersfield along with their FA Cup triumph over Barnsley. Another victory this afternoon against Fulham would provide further distance between the Clarets and the bottom three.
Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League clash between Burnley and Fulham at Turf Moor.


T. Heaton
R. Sessegnon
C. Taylor
J. Cork
D. Odoi
C. Chambers
J. Tarkowski
B. Mee
A. Mitrović
A. Barnes
C. Wood
J. Hendrick
T. Ream
A. Schürrle
A. Westwood
M. Le Marchand
C. Christie
J. Bryan
J. Seri
Sergio Rico
P. Bardsley
D. McNeil

Additional info

M. Atkinson
C. Hatzidakis
Fourth official
A. Taylor


Match Stats

Burnley Fulham
48 Attacks (Dangerous) 38
2 Corners 6
5 Fouls 9
9 Free Kicks 7
7 Goal Kicks 11
2 Offsides 0
1 Shots (blocked) 0
5 Shots (off target) 4
1 Shots (on target) 5
1 Shots (woodwork) 1
24 Throw Ins 23

Regular Season

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Turf Moor

Turf Moor