Burnley claim much-needed win

Burnley came from behind to beat Everton 2-1 in the English Premier League at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon. 

  • Burnley 2 Everton 1 
  • Tosun scores the first goal for visitors
  • Barnes and Wood on target for the home team
  • Burnley move onto 40 points 
  • Everton remain on 34 points

Match summary

Second-half strikes from Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood respectively gave Burnley a come-from-behind victory over Everton who led through a first-half strike from Cenk Tosun.

The win is the Lancashire outfit’s first in 12 Premier League games while the loss for their opponents from Merseyside means they still only have one victory away from home all season.

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Full report

A tight opening to the game in sub-zero temperatures saw the away team create the first chance at goal a quarter-of-an-hour into the contest. Gylfi Sigurdsson showed good feet in the box and laid the ball back on a plate for Theo Walcott but the former Arsenal man blazed his left-foot shot over the bar from close range. 

The Toffees though took the lead in the 20th minute from fullback Seamus Coleman’s flick on at the near post. Walcott’s cross was met by the head of Cenk Tosun who directed it home from six yards out to register his first goal for the club. 

Sean Dyche’s men came close to an equaliser in the 28th minute. Ashley Barnes turned a Matthew Lowton cross goalwards but a quick reflex save at the near post from Jordan Pickford deny the Englishman. 

The Clarets were back on level terms 10 minutes after the restart and it was the Lowton and Barnes combination that proved fruitful. A slide-through pass from the right-back was latched onto by his striker who finished past Pickford at the near post. 

The home team completed the turnaround 10 minutes from time. Substitute Chris Wood rose highest to head home from a Johann Gudmundsson corner from the right side. 

Ashley Williams was sent off for Sam Allardyce’s men in the 85th minute for an elbow to the face of Barnes in the penalty area.