Wasteful Burnley fall to West Brom

Burnley were left to rue some missed chances as they went down to a single Hal Robson-Kanu strike in Saturday's Premier League clash against West Bromwich Albion at Turf Moor.

  • Burnley 0 West Brom 1
  • Hendrick goes close
  • Gudmundsson misses some chances
  • Vokes fluffs a golden chance
  • Robson-Kanu bags the winner

Match summary

Burnley enjoyed the majority of the play and created plenty of chances which they weren't able to convert, as Jeff Hendrick, Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Sam Vokes were all off target.

It was more of the same in the second stanza as the home side bossed much of the game, but couldn't take advantage of their chances. Hal Robson-Kanu made them pay with a 71st minute winner.

Full report

It was a quiet opening half an hour for both team with Jeff Hendrick going the closest in the 25th minute, when he saw two goal-bound efforts blocked by West Brom's defence in quick succession.

In the 30th minute, Johann Berg Gudmundsson then when close when he got on the end of Sam Vokes' knock down and saw his shot go just wide of Ben Foster's post, with the keeper seemingly beaten.

Two minutes later the Iceland international then got his head on to a cross, but his downward header didn't have enough power to beat Foster. It was all Burnley and Vokes had a golden chance to make it 1-0 but somehow he failed to make contact on Robbie Brady's cross from close range.

Ben Mee also missed a good chance just before the break but his header effort went inches wide. After the interval, the Baggies continued to show little threat as goal-mouth action was few and far between.

Yet, with virtually one of their first clear openings of the match, the away side took the lead when substitute Hal Robson-Kanu latched on to a long ball, shrugged off James Tarkowski and finished confidently past Tom Heaton at his near post in the 71st minute.

There were openings for the Clarets in the closing stages although it wasn't to be for Sean Dyche's men. Robson-Kanu tarnished his performance somewhat when he was sent off for throwing an elbow just before the final whistle.

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