Fulham revival halted
Fulham missed the opportunity to pull themselves within four points of survival after Burnley came back from a goal down to draw 1-1 at Turf Moor this evening.
After beating Everton 2-0 at Goodison last time out, Scott Parker’s men had boosted their chances of survival after recording their first win in 13 games. Victory would have seen them record back to back away victories in the Premier League for the first time since 2013.
Fulham took the lead when Joachim Andersen attempted an audacious backheel volley from Ademola Lookman’s corner and the ball ricocheted off Ola Aina’s chest and into the net, despite Robbie Brady’s attempt to clear it off the line.
However, Burnley responded almost immediately as Ashley Barnes equalised just 3 minutes later following an excellent through ball from Jay Rodriguez.
A point narrows Newcastle’s advantage over the bottom three to six points, while Sean Dyche’s Burnley remain eight points clear of the drop zone and edge up to 15th.
Night to forget
Sean Dyche’s team will be disappointed with a game they feel was a chance to pull further away from trouble, but one of his men had a game to forget.
Burnley’s Republic of Ireland international Robbie Brady had a night to forget as following coming on as a substitute in the 40th minute, replacing Johna Berg Gudmundsson, he himself was subbed off again after 65 minutes.
Aside from being subbed on and off he also received a yellow card, could have had another and should have cleared Fulham’s goal off the line.
His 24 minute cameo was one to forget as he was booked, could have received another and should have cleared Fulham’s goal off the line.
Both clubs will be hoping for victories next time out as Burnley host West Brom and Fulham host Sheffield United in a real six pointer.
This article was edited by Tom Canton.