Burnley’s impressive Premier League season continued as they climbed to sixth in the table with victory over Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.Chris Wood’s first-half tap in set Sean Dyche’s side on their way to a fourth victory in five league games.Robbie Brady added a well-taken second from a counter-attack as Burnley moved above Tottenham in the top flight.
Joshua King smashed in from close range for a Bournemouth consolation, but the hosts offered very little.Eddie Howe’s side remain four points above the relegation zone after a first defeat in four Premier League games. Dyche’s Burnley the real deal?
With veteran manager Sam Allardyce set to be appointed Everton boss and well-travelled Alan Pardew taking the West Brom job, the debate around whether younger British managers are given a chance in the Premier League has again come to the fore this week.Burnley’s Dyche and Bournemouth’s Howe are the two go-to names for those who argue that less experienced British coaches deserve more opportunities.The pair met at the Vitality Stadium in what was the 90th Premier League match for each of them, but that was where the parallels ended.Howe’s Cherries side have forged a reputation for playing attractive football, but it was Dyche’s Burnley with their direct, disciplined approach that proved far more effective.The Clarets looked to get the ball wide and deliver crosses into the box, with Wood heading on to the crossbar and then forcing Asmir Begovic into a fine save before he opened the scoring.
It came after Jack Cork won possession in Burnley’s attacking third, shifted the ball left to Brady and the Republic of Ireland international cut into the box before watching his shot ricochet into Wood’s path for a simple finish.Brady then doubled the Clarets’ lead with 25 minutes to go when he finished a fast-flowing break with a superb right-footed finish from the edge of the area.Having avoided the drop with a 16th-placed finish on their return to the Premier League last season, boss Dyche would surely have been pinching himself at the suggestion the Clarets would be flirting with a European spot heading into December.But it was an assured performance at either end of the pitch from Burnley, denying Bournemouth a shot on target until King’s consolation 11 minutes from time.More to follow.Line-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsBournemouth27Begovic2Francis3S Cook5Aké11Daniels33IbeSubstituted forFraserat 69’minutes6Surman8ArterSubstituted forL Cookat 58’minutes7PughSubstituted forDefoeat 64’minutes17King13WilsonSubstitutes1Boruc4Gosling9Afobe15A Smith16L Cook18Defoe24FraserBurnley29Pope26Bardsley5Tarkowski6Mee23Ward17Berg Gudmundsson16DefourSubstituted forWestwoodat 75’minutes4Cork12Brady13HendrickSubstituted forBarnesat 86’minutes11WoodSubstituted forVokesat 90’minutesBooked at 90minsSubstitutes3Taylor9Vokes10Barnes18Westwood22Lindegaard28Long37ArfieldReferee:Roger EastMatch StatsHome TeamBournemouthAway TeamBurnleyPossessionHome62%Away38%ShotsHome10Away10Shots on TargetHome2Away4CornersHome4Away6FoulsHome9Away11Live TextPosted at Match ends, Bournemouth 1, Burnley 2.Full TimePosted at 90’+6′ Second Half ends, Bournemouth 1, Burnley 2.BookingPosted at 90’+6′ Sam Vokes (Burnley) is shown the yellow card.Posted at 90’+5′ Offside, Burnley. Robbie Brady tries a through ball, but Sam Vokes is caught offside.Posted at 90’+4′ Foul by Andrew Surman (Bournemouth).Posted at 90’+4′ Ashley Barnes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 90’+3′ Foul by Simon Francis (Bournemouth).Posted at 90’+3′ Ashley Barnes (Burnley) wins a free kick on the left wing.SubstitutionPosted at 90′ Substitution, Burnley. Sam Vokes replaces Chris Wood.Posted at 87′ Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 87′ Foul by Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Burnley).Posted at 87′ Foul by Callum Wilson (Bournemouth).Posted at 87′ Nick Pope (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.SubstitutionPosted at 86′ Substitution, Burnley. Ashley Barnes replaces Jeff Hendrick.Posted at 84′ Simon Francis (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 84′ Foul by Robbie Brady (Burnley).Posted at 82′ Attempt missed. Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Andrew Surman.Goal!Posted at 79′ Goal! Bournemouth 1, Burnley 2. Joshua King (Bournemouth) left footed shot from very close range to the top left corner.Posted at 79′ Attempt saved. Jermain Defoe (Bournemouth) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Callum Wilson.Posted at 77′ Foul by Joshua King (Bournemouth).Posted at 77′ Jack Cork (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 75′ Nathan Aké (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 75′ Foul by Chris Wood (Burnley).Posted at 75′ Delay over. They are ready to continue.SubstitutionPosted at 75′ Substitution, Burnley. Ashley Westwood replaces Steven Defour because of an injury.Posted at 73′ Delay in match Steven Defour (Burnley) because of an injury.Posted at 73′ Lewis Cook (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 73′ Foul by Robbie Brady (Burnley).SubstitutionPosted at 69′ Substitution, Bournemouth. Ryan Fraser replaces Jordon Ibe.Posted at 69′ Attempt missed. Jack Cork (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Robbie Brady with a headed pass.Goal!Posted at 65′ Goal! Bournemouth 0, Burnley 2. Robbie Brady (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Johann Berg Gudmundsson.SubstitutionPosted at 64′ Substitution, Bournemouth. Jermain Defoe replaces Marc Pugh.Posted at 63′ Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 63′ Foul by Phil Bardsley (Burnley).Posted at 61′ Attempt missed. Simon Francis (Bournemouth) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Jordon Ibe with a cross following a corner.Posted at 60′ Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Phil Bardsley.Posted at 60′ Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Ben Mee.Posted at 59′ Lewis Cook (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 59′ Foul by Steven Defour (Burnley).SubstitutionPosted at 58′ Substitution, Bournemouth. Lewis Cook replaces Harry Arter.Show more updatesgoal
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