Burnley vs Fulham: Houdini Clarets come back against Cottagers without having a single shot on target

Burnley profited from two Fulham own-goals in fast succession as they got here from behind to win 2-1 at Turf Moor, regardless of not registering a shot on course.

Andre Schurrle‘s fantastic early strike was cancelled out within the 20th minute when Jeff Hendrick’s effort went in off Joe Bryan.

And three minutes later it was Denis Odoi who inadvertently beating Sergio Rico, heading in after Hendrick crossed.


Calum Chambers headed towards the Burnley bar quickly after and Fulham substitute Luciano Vietto was denied after the break by James Tarkowski and Tom Heaton – two gamers hoping to impress England boss Gareth Southgate, who was watching from the stands.

However Burnley held on to report their third consecutive Premier League victory, additional easing their relegation fears, whereas second-bottom Fulham, who’ve gained solely considered one of their final 9 league video games, are actually 5 factors from security.

In moist and windy circumstances, the Clarets have been left surprised within the second minute as Schurrle fired Fulham into the lead.

Odoi lofted a protracted go in direction of the hosts’ field and Schurrle introduced the ball down expertly with one contact of his proper foot earlier than cracking an outstanding shot previous Heaton with one other.

Burnley seemed rattled at first as they tried to hit again however quickly began to search out some rhythm and Chris Wooden went near equalising within the 18th minute when he headed towards the surface of a publish from a Phil Bardsley cross.

Quickly after they have been stage because the ball went from Dwight McNeil to Hendrick, the Republic of Eire worldwide struck and his effort was diverted in by Bryan.

Andre Schurrle opened the scoring after simply two minutes (Getty)

And moments later Fulham have been cursing their luck once more after Hendrick’s cross was headed into his personal web by Odoi.

The motion then rapidly switched to the opposite finish, the place Chambers headed towards the crossbar and Ryan Sessegnon nodded over.

Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri introduced Vietto on for Sessegnon on the interval and the substitute nearly acquired on the scoresheet six minutes into the second half, his shot saved out by a terrific goal-line block from Tarkowski.

Wooden then despatched a strike off-target earlier than Vietto noticed his drive parried by Heaton within the 75th minute.

Cyrus Christie additionally introduced a save out of Heaton within the closing 10 minutes and Chambers then fired over as Fulham’s efforts to salvage one thing fell brief.

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