Burnley 1-1 Fulham: Clarets hit back to frustrate Cottagers

Aina briefly gave Fulham hope of two wins with his second Fulham goal

The relegation-threatened Fulham lost some of the momentum he had built with his victory at Everton, but showed fighting qualities to take a point at Burnley.

But they couldn’t replicate that bright and succinct portrayal at Turf Moor against a typically hardworking and competitive Clarets squad who linked their industry to the game’s most important moments, attacking ingenuity.

Burnley 1-1 Fulham: Parker ‘happy’ with Burnley’s draw

However, it was the visitors who, by both luck and design, took the lead when Ola Aina got hooked on the line from a corner despite an attempted release by Robbie Brady on the line.

It was crucial that the visitors were denied the time to gain confidence from the start. Burnley hit back with a well-hit Ashley Barnes finish three minutes later after Jay Rodriguez scored an excellent low ball.

The same two forwards narrowly missed a superb cross from James Tarkowski in the first half, while Rodriguez saw Alphonse Areola take a low shot shortly after Alphonse Areola equalized.

The draw represents a missed opportunity for Burnley to keep improving themselves and the London side, with the gap between the two sizeable but not yet comfortable eight points.

Scott Parker’s side are six points behind safety, with Newcastle being the 17th team most at risk of being wrapped.

Won a point or lost two for Fulham?

Getting a result at Burnley against a team that exposes an opponent’s mental and physical weaknesses, especially a newly promoted one, is no easy task.

In doing so, Fulham has continued to demonstrate its growth into a top squad after hitting a number of credit-worthy draws early in the campaign and dispatching an aspiring big hitter to Everton last weekend.

Unfortunately, the development of the cottagers could have come too late.

Only wins are really going to bridge the gap between you and safety, and they can’t afford to get a grip on you when it’s there.

Because of this, Parker and his squad will be so disappointed with the speed and manner in which they equalized at Turf Moor that they are throwing away the lead and momentum they had taken by giving Barnes a free run into the gate.

Burnley 1-1 Fulham: We gave away a soft goal – Dyche

They had been on the hindfoot for a long time before and were a bit lucky for their goal, but the aesthetic is far from the actual points at the moment.

The biggest plus for Burnley will be that their advantage over the cottagers will remain the same as they did before kick-off.

With people like Newcastle and Palace in far worse shape than they are, and Brighton one point worse off, they will feel relatively calm about their situation.

What will worry manager Dyche are further injuries to his already exhausted squad, with Johan Berg Gudmundsson leaving and his successor Robbie Brady also being replaced.

There is no break for either side, as both face important meetings over the weekend.

Burnley welcomes West Brom, the team is one place below Fulham in the table, while Parker’s men greet lower club Sheffield United at Craven Cottage.

Burnley’s best unbeaten home run has been extended – the stats

  • Burnley is unbeaten in their last 31 home games with Fulham in all competitions (W25 D6), extending his longest unbeaten run against an opponent at Turf Moor in its history. Their last such defeat was in April 1951 (2-0).
  • Fulham’s 31-game winning streak against Burnley in all competitions is the longest streak without a win on the road against an opponent in its history.
  • This season, Turf Moor has only scored 24 Premier League goals (Burnley scored 10 and conceded 14) – the lowest total on any prime floor in 2020-21 (on a par with Craven Cottage).
  • Fulham have played six away games in a row without defeat in the Premier League (W1 D5), the longest run of its kind in the competition (also in August 2004 under Chris Coleman).
  • Burnley have conceded the first goal of the game in eight of their twelve Premier League appearances at Turf Moor this season, including each of their last five games – only Sheffield United (10) has played that many times in that competition on home soil this season.
  • There was only 224 seconds between Ola Aina’s start for Fulham and Ashley Barnes’ equalization for Burnley.
  • Burnley’s Jay Rodriguez has appeared in consecutive Premier League games for the first time in his career, making his 196th appearance in the competition.
  • Burnley’s Robbie Brady is the only player to be turned on and off in two different Premier League games this season.

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Live text

  1. End of the game, Burnley 1, Fulham 1.

  2. The second half ends, Burnley 1, Fulham 1.

  3. Missed attempt. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) header from close range misses the left goal after a corner.

  4. Corner, Burnley. The corner was caused by Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

  5. Foul by Joachim Andersen (Fulham).

  6. Jay Rodriguez (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Missed attempt. Ademola Lookman (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Prepared by Josh Maja.

  8. Foul by Ademola Lookman (Fulham).

  9. James Tarkowski (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Foul by Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Fulham).

  11. Jack Cork (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  12. Missed attempt. Josh Maja (Fulham) right footed shot from the center of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ruben Loftus-Cheek with a cross.

  13. Ademola Lookman (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Foul by Matthew Lowton (Burnley).

  15. Substitution, Fulham. Antonee Robinson replaces Kenny Tete.

  16. Missed attempt. Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s header from the center of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ivan Cavaleiro with a cross.

  17. Ademola Lookman (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Foul by Matthew Lowton (Burnley).

  19. Foul by Kenny Tete (Fulham).

  20. Jay Rodriguez (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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