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Burnley’s Ashley Barnes hits Spurs’ title hopes with winner after Kane goal

Perhaps Mauricio Pochettino should have been wary about describing this game as a cup final for his players. Everybody knows Tottenham rarely last long in the cups and defeat by a more determined Burnley should now bring an end to talk of the title run…

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Burnley’s Ashley Barnes hits Spurs’ title hopes with winner after Kane goal

Perhaps Mauricio Pochettino should have been wary about describing this game as a cup final for his players. Everybody knows Tottenham rarely last long in the cups and defeat by a more determined Burnley should now bring an end to talk of the title run…

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Ashley Barnes’ last-gasp penalty rescues draw for Burnley against Southampton

Southampton’s improvement under Ralph Hasenhüttl is real: they were good value against fellow strugglers Burnley and less than a minute from gaining victory, only to be denied by a last-gasp mistake that presented the home side with their first penalty…

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Burnley fight back to beat Fulham without a shot on target

When your luck’s out it’s out. Relegation haunted Fulham must have thought they were in with a chance when they got off to a dream start at Turf Moor with a sensational goal after just two minutes, only for two own goals in quick succession to put Burn…

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Chris Wood and Dwight McNeil’s goals take dominant Burnley past West Ham

Burnley picked up a much-needed three points with their first win of the Christmas period, not quite managing to climb out of trouble but looking a lot more like their old selves in holding out against West Ham. Sean Dyche dropped Joe Hart and returned…

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Digne’s double sinks Burnley and puts Everton in good heart for new year

Everton bounced back from their drubbing against Tottenham by inflicting a third defeat in a row on hapless Burnley, who appear to have forgotten all the qualities that took them into a seventh-place finish last season.Sean Dyche’s side are in the bott…

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Liverpool hot on City’s heels after James Milner sparks fightback at Burnley

Liverpool kept up their unbeaten record to maintain the pressure on Manchester City by coming from behind to beat Burnley. When the home side took a second-half lead it briefly looked as though they might climb out of the bottom three and leave Liverpo…

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Ciaran Clark allows Newcastle to enjoy their Monday night out in Burnley

Newcastle put their alleged hoodoo behind them – in seven previous Monday night outings in the Premier League they had not even managed to score – though at the moment it does not take a great deal of luck or superstition to break down the Burnley defe…

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Ashley Barnes double seals thumping Burnley win over Bournemouth

A funny thing happened when Burnley took the lead in a league game for the first time this season. Within another couple of minutes they had a second, a much-needed first victory was on the way and suddenly high-flying Bournemouth were the ones looking…

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Burnley’s Europa League dream ends with draw against Olympiakos

• Burnley 1-1 Olympiakos (Olympiakos win 4-2 on aggregate)• Daniel Podence and Matej Vydra swap goals but Clarets are outBurnley’s brief European odyssey came to an end in the final play-off round when they were unable to score the two goals necessary …

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Will Hughes buries Burnley as Watford maintain bright start to season

Things are looking up for Watford, who proved their opening-day win against Brighton last week was no fluke with a surprisingly comfortable defeat of the side who got closest to the top six last season.Burnley are not used to losing at home and Watford…

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Burnley’s Jack Cork finds a bit extra and finishes off Istanbul Basaksehir

• Burnley 1–0 Istanbul Basaksehir (aet, Burnley win 1-0 on agg)• Jack Cork strikes in extra time to finish the job for ClaretsAn extra time goal from the substitute Jack Cork took Burnley into a final play-off against Olympiakos to try and claim a plac…

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Harry Kane hits brilliant hat-trick as Spurs canter to victory at Burnley

Dele Alli is not going to win any popularity awards this Christmas. Fresh from his ugly challenge on Kevin De Bruyne last week he was booked after just four minutes of this game for going in studs up on Charlie Taylor, and was arguably lucky still to b…

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Sean Dyche marks five years in charge of Burnley with win over Newcastle

Sean Dyche’s fifth anniversary present was a win Burnley barely deserved but one that takes them to the fringe of the European positions. Jeff Hendrick’s late goal secured the points against a passive Newcastle side yet in truth both sides were disappo…

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Leeds United beat Burnley on penalties after tense match of late dramas

Penalty shootouts do not have a monopoly on cup tie excitement. Leeds United needed one to dispose of Premier League Burnley but what went before in a hectic end to the initial 90 minutes was far more memorable than the lifeless extra time and arbitrar…

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Andre Gray grabs late Burnley winner against Middlesbrough

Burnley were outplayed for much of this game yet still managed to leapfrog Middlesbrough in the table and become the first of the two promoted sides to reach 20 points thanks to a late decider from Andre Gray.For 80 minutes the game looked to have nil-…

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Sergio Agüero and Manchester City fight back to see off Burnley

If Manchester City are supposed to be concentrating their resources on returning to the top of the Premier League after securing European football for next year they went an odd way about if at Turf Moor, resting John Stones and leaving David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne on the bench. Nonetheless, two goals from Sergio Agüero meant they came from behind to beat Burnley 2-1.

Perhaps City were encouraged by the knowledge a calf injury had ruled out Tom Heaton, something of a lucky talisman for Burnley this season, at least the way José Mourinho tells it. The home fans were not exactly thrilled at the news that the 37-year-old Paul Robinson would be making his Burnley debut in goal after two years without a league game, though in the event the former Blackburn and England goalkeeper took up where Heaton had left off, making a couple of first half saves from Agüero that prevented his side going behind early.

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Barnes breaks Palace hearts with late Burnley winner to deny fightback

The last time Burnley were in the Premier League it took them 10 games to record their first win. This time they have won four of their opening 11 games, moving to a comfortable mid-table berth in the process.

Crystal Palace were just the latest visitors to discover that Burnley are not only a tougher but somewhat classier proposition this time round. They will probably not be the last. While Sean Dyche’s side still have a resolute defence and an excellent goalkeeper, to that basic survival kit they have added creativity in midfield and an eye for goal, yet they still needed the most dramatic of stoppage-time winners after allowing Palace back into the game from two goals down.

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Clinical Burnley edge out Everton with Scott Arfield’s last-minute winner

Liverpool’s defeat at Turf Moor remains one of the mysteries of the season, and now Everton have joined them. East Lancashire must have some sort of hoodoo over Merseyside, though there was no mystery over this result, Burnley made two clear chances and took them both. Everton had a pile of pressure but little in the way of final product. It was almost like a re-run of events at the Etihad last week, though this time it was Everton who were left feeling they had been mugged.

The home side survived a scare in the opening minutes when a Yannick Bolasie run caused panic in the Burnley defence in Everton’s first attack. The ball ran free to leave Kevin Mirallas a presentable shooting opportunity from close to the penalty spot and Tom Heaton had to rescue his side with a point blank save. The goalkeeper was in action again after a quarter of an hour, diving to his left to beat out a shot from Ross Barkley, restored to the Everton side after being left out last week at Manchester City.

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Steve Bruce clutches at straws as Hull seek to avoid following Burnley

• Bruce makes no excuses after defeat but Hull look short of ideas
• Sean Dyche sanguine after Burnley’s relegation is confirmed
• Hull City 0-1 Burnley: Match report

Burnley are officially a Championship side again through other results going against them yet they were still superior to Hull City, whose relegation has yet to be confirmed. This looked very much like a meeting of two Championship sides and though Hull still have a chance of salvation with two games left, their opponents are Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United and Steve Bruce is already clutching at straws.

“When teams have nothing left to play for at the end of the season it is very difficult to get them motivated,” the Hull manager said. “You saw that with Tottenham at Stoke. Who would have thought Spurs would go down by three goals?”

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