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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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