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Burnley v West Bromwich Albion Live Commentary, 5/6/17

2 - 2
S. Vokes (56)
S. Vokes (86)
S. Rondón (66)
C. Dawson (78)
Turf Moor


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A great second half comes to an end and the points are shared at Turf Moor. Sam Vokes gave Burnley the lead after the Baggies started the second half poorly, but the visitors hit back through goals from Rondon and Dawson to take the lead. However, Vokes capitalised on a mistake by Foster to grab a late equalising goal to make the final score 2-2, meaning that Burnley are all but safe from relegation and the Baggies have put an end to their losing streak.
That's the final whistle!
CHANCE! McClean has a great opportunity last on to win it for the Baggies! A long ball came over the top of the Burnley defence and Heaton came out of his goal, with Lowton struggling to get there. The ball fell to McClean who tried to lob the ball over Heaton, but he didn't get enough power behind the effort and the Clarets keeper can gather the ball.
A. Nyom
Yellow Card
West Bromwich Albion
Nyom is shown a yellow card for a cynical challenge on Brady, as the winger looked to break on the counter-attack.
There will be a minimum of four minutes added time played here at Turf Moor. Can either side grab a winning goal?
C. Yacob
M. Wilson
West Bromwich Albion
Final Baggies substitution of the game with Marc Wilson coming off and he is replaced by Claudio Ariel Yacob, with Brunt being the man to slot into the left-back position.
S. Vokes
GOOOAAAALLL! BURNLEY EQUALISE! Vokes scores his second goal of the game and levels the game here at Turf Moor. The free-kick came in by Brady and Foster tried to punch the ball clear, however he completely mistimes his jump and Vokes nods the ball into the back of the net ahead of him. That was poor from Foster.
R. Brady
Brady is known for his quality at set pieces and he once again delivered there. The ball was right delivered right into the heart of the penalty area and forced Foster to make a decision.
G. McAuley
Yellow Card
West Bromwich Albion
McAuley is shown a yellow card for his challenge on Gray. Free-kick to Burnley in a good position for Robbie Brady to whip a ball into the box.
J. Guðmunds­son
S. Arfield
The next Burnley substitution sees Scott Arfield come off and he is replaced by Johann Berg Guðmundsson.
R. Brady
G. Boyd
The first of a double substitution by Burnley, with George Boyd being replaced by record transfer signing, Robbie Brady who joined the Clarets in the January transfer window.
You wait more than eight hours for a goal, then two come within 12 minutes! The Baggies lead 2-1 with less than 10 minutes remaining.
A. Gray
A. Barnes
Burnley make their first substitution of the game, with Ashley Barnes the man coming off and he is replaced by Andre Gray.
C. Brunt
West Bromwich Albion
It was a wonderful set piece delivery by Brunt, beating the Burnley defence and straight onto the head of Dawson, who got away from his marker. The Baggies lead!
C. Dawson
West Bromwich Albion
GOOOAAALLL! WEST BROM TAKE THE LEAD! Dawson powers his header past Heaton and into the back of the net, after a superb delivery by Brunt from a corner. The defender who is celebrating his 27th birthday today, has bagged himself the perfect present. Livermore had a decent opportunity just moments earlier, but his effort was blocked which led to the Baggies corner.
M. Wilson
Yellow Card
West Bromwich Albion
Marc Wilson is the first West Brom player to be shown a yellow card, for his tactical challenge on Lowton, stopping the Clarets right-back in his tracks.
Not long to go here at Turf Moor and the score remains level. Burnley look strong going forward but are lacking the final ball and aren't creating many changes to cause Foster problems in the Baggies goal. Meanwhile, the Baggies look good on the counter-attack.
That equalising goal has given the traveling Baggies supporters plenty of enthusiasm, they are well behind their team now. Sean Dyche may need to turn to their bench to change something, Andre Gray may be the man to make the difference here with his pace and power up front.
The Baggies' equalising goal was their first league goal in eight hours and 50 minutes! This game is level once more and it could go either way!
S. Rondón
West Bromwich Albion
GOOOAAALLL! WEST BROM EQUALISE! Rondón scores his first goal since December to level the scoreline here at Turf Moor! It was brilliant work from McClean, who burst down the left wing before playing in a low cross, which Rondon can't quite meet it but it then falls kindly for the striker, who does well to turn and fire the ball into the far corner of the net.
OFF THE BAR! The Baggies had a corner which was perfectly placed, Dawson rose highest and his header struck the bar with Heaton scrambling to get across to it. Much better from West Brom, they are starting to look dangerous in attack and an equalising goal may not be too far away.
STAT: Tony Pulis only needs three points to match his best-ever tally in a Premier League season of 47, set with Stoke City in 2010. The Baggies are five points short of that tally, they need to improve in the remaining 25 minutes or so if they are to take any points back to the Hawthorns today.
CHANCE BURNLEY! The ball almost falls perfectly into the path of Arfield after a mix-up by McAuley and Dawson, the ball bounced dangerously in the box before it was eventually gathered by Foster, with Arfield lurking dangerously close by.
Burnley came flying out of the blocks in the second period and deserve their lead here, with the Baggies looking toothless upfront themselves.
A. Barnes
Yellow Card
The first yellow card of the game is shown to Barnes for a high challenge on McAuley.
A. Barnes
Great work from Barnes, first to work space in the box and draw a foul from Livermore which looked to be a penalty. Then to carry on and play a ball into Vokes, as the Baggies players took their eye of the ball, to protest against a potential penalty decision.
S. Vokes
GOOOAAALLL! BURNLEY LEAD! Sam Vokes has given the Clarets a one-nil lead here at Turf Moor. It was excellent play by Ashley Barnes, it looked like the striker had been fouled in the penalty area by Jake Livermore, however Barnes played on and squared the ball across goal to Vokes who tapped the ball past Foster. The linesman had is flag up for a penalty, however the referee Mike Jones played on and the goal stands.
J. Morrison
S. Field
West Bromwich Albion
Another Baggies substitution here with Sam Field the player coming off and he is replaced by James Morrison.
The Baggies are playing better now, they have just had a succession of corners. However the balls into the box are poor and Burnley can clear the danger. Plenty of corners for both sides here today, but the end product is lacking.
A. Nyom
J. Evans
West Bromwich Albion
It looks like Jonny Evans can't run off the injury he picked up in the first half, he is replaced by Allan Nyom.
Another Burnley chance! Boyd is finding plenty of time and space when coming up against Dawson down the right. The winger drifts inside, receives the ball and then fires a shot at goal from the edge of the area which is well blocked by the Baggies defender. This time the corner delivery from Arfield isn't the best and the Baggies can clear the danger.
CHANCE BUNRLEY! Arfield whips the corner into the box, which is met by Tarkowski, his powerful header goes narrowly over the bar! The centre-back had far too much space in the box and he really should have directed that header on target. Tarkowski is yet to score for Burnley, that was an excellent opportunity to bag his first.
Excellent start by the Clarets to this second half. They have been on the front foot since they got the game back underway, keeping the ball in the final third and they have won themselves an early corner.
The second half is underway!
Not too many chances for either side to score here at Turf Moor. Burnley's best chance came through Sam Vokes, who forced Ben Foster into making a superb save. Meanwhile the Baggies have struggled to get Rondon on the ball to cause the new defensive partnership of Long and Tarkowski any problems.
That's the half-time whistle!
There will be a minimum of one minute added time played here.
The hosts are the side on top as we head into the final moments of the first half, keeping possession well in midfield and causing the Baggies problems through Vokes and Barnes. However Foster hasn't been tested too many times. The final ball needs to improve.
Free-kick to Burnley is a very good position! Gareth McAuley brought Stephen Ward down on the left flank, in an excellent position to whip the ball into the box. Arfield is the man to take... However his ball is drilled into the box and McClean gets up highest and heads the ball out for a Burnley throw-in.
Evans looks to have ran off the injury he picked up not too long ago, the centre-back is looking strong and fine to continue.
Boyd plays an excellent ball through the Baggies defence line, straight into the path of Vokes who is through on goal. However the linesman has his flag up for offside and rightly so. Good defensive line by West Brom.
Less than 10 minutes to play at the end of the first half here, can either side break the deadlock before the end of the first period? Burnley look the most likely at the moment.
CHANCE BURNLEY! McClean pulls off a superb last-ditch tackle to deny Scott Arfield what looks to be a perfect attempt at goal. Burnley went on the attack straight away after the stoppage through Evan's injury, the ball was played through to Arfield, however McClean did brilliantly to do his defensive work and make a great challenge.
Stoppage in play here as Jonny Evans is down injured, it looks like he may have injured his ankle after a heavy landing. Allan Nyom is warming up on the sideline in case the centre-back cannot continue.
Barnes wins a soft free-kick on the half-way line after a slight push from Fletcher. However it is a chance for Burnley to get the ball into the box, but it doesn't cause the Baggies any problems, however the subsequent cross from Boyd is headed out for a corner... Which comes to nothing.
Despite their dominance at home this season, Burnley have only managed one victory in their last four home games, having won the previous five.
Lowton whips a superb ball into the box, looking for the aerial presence of Vokes and Ashley Barnes, however Fletcher got up to head the ball away as far as Boyd, who brought the ball down and fired a shot at goal on the volley. However his effort is sliced high over the bar.
Now it is West Brom's turn to attack! Rondon is starting to cause Long and James Tarkowski a few problems at the back, winning another Baggies corner. The corner by Brunt is much better but Craig Dawson is pulled up for a foul on Tom Heaton as the Burnley skipper rose to gather the ball.
CHANCE BURNLEY! Excellent save by Foster denies Sam Vokes from just a couple of yards out! The striker got the slightest of touches on Boyd's low cross into the box and it looks to be heading into the back of the net, before Foster made a superb save with his feet. Best chance of the game.
West Brom have struggled since they reached the 40-point mark, failing to pick up any points in their last four Premier League games. The main problem for the Baggies this season has been their lack of goals, top goalscorer Rondon, has failed to hit the back of the net since December!
Good cross-field switch by Darren Fletcher to get James McClean involved in the game. However the winger cannot beat Matthew Lowton and Burnley win the ball back. Neither team are able to keep the ball for sustained periods at the moment.
Burnley won their first away game of the season last time out - but they have never followed up a Premier League win on the road with another victory. The score is even so far here.
CHANCE WEST BROM! Salomon Rondon latches onto a long ball over the top of the Clarets defence, he fires a shot at goal from a tight angle but he effort is blocked by Kevin Long. Chris Brunt opts to play the resulting corner short and the subsequent cross goes straight out for a goal-kick. Best chance so far.
This is better from West Brom, they managed to withstand the early pressure from the hosts and are starting to enjoy a spell of possession of their own. However no real chances by either side just yet.
The atmosphere is excellent here at Turf Moor, as the home supporters get behind their side, knowing that a victory would secure Premier League football next season. Meanwhile the Baggies are looking to cement their eighth placed spot, but after a poor run of form, they are now under pressure from West Ham.
STAT: Wins for the Clarets in their final two home fixtures would give them 38 points at Turf Moor this season and match the Premier League record for a promoted side.
First shot on target comes for Burnley! Ashley Barnes initially heads the ball back across goal to George Boyd, who can't work space for a shot so he plays it back to the striker, however he is quickly closed down by Jonny Evans and Barnes can only fire a weak shot at Ben Foster, which is easily gathered by the Baggies keeper.
Good start by the Clarets so far here, they have kept West Brom penned into their own half and look to exploit any gaps in the Baggies back-line, who are struggling to get out of their own final third at the moment.
We're underway!
The teams are out here at Turf Moor and kick-off is almost upon us. Stay tuned for all the match action!
TEAM NEWS: Meanwhile the Baggies make four changes Marc Wilson makes his first appearance for West Brom, replacing Allan Nyom. Meanwhile, Sam Field, James McClean and Darren Fletcher all start, with Claudio Yacob, James Morrison and Nacer Chadli dropping to the bench.
TEAM NEWS: Michael Keane is replaced by Keven Long, who comes in to make his first start in the Premier League. Ben Mee remains out, while Stephen Ward and George Boyd both start despite their fitness concerns.
WEST BROM SUBS: Myhill; Nyom, Yacob, Morrison, Chadli, Leko, K Wilson.
WEST BROM (4-2-3-1): Foster (GK); Dawson, McAuley, Evans, M Wilson; Field, Livermore; McClean, Fletcher, Brunt; Rondon.
BURNLEY SUBS: Flanagan, Defour, Gray, Brady, Gudmundsson, Darikwa, Pope.
BURNLEY (4-4-2): Heaton (GK); Lowton, Long, Tarkowski, Ward; Boyd, Westwood, Hendrick, Arfield; Vokes, Barnes.
Head-to-head: Burnley have just two wins in 16 league games against West Brom, who have averaged 3.3 goals per game against Burnley in the Premier League - their best such record against any side in the competition.
West Brom have failed to score in five consecutive Premier League games and their drought currently standing at 465 minutes. The Baggies last scored in their 3-1 victory against Arsenal in March and have lost their last four league games.
Last time out the Clarets picked up their first victory away from home, beating Crystal Palace 2-0 at Selhurst Park. Whilst the Baggies suffered a one-nil home defeat at the hands of Leicester City.
However, Michael Keane is doubtful for Burnley as they look for their first Premier League win against West Brom on Saturday. The 24-year-old has caught the eye with his impressive performances for the Clarets this season, but has picked up a knock that could see him miss the Turf Moor clash.
Burnley are looking for their first top-flight victory over West Brom today and a win which would guarantee their Premier League survival. The Clarets have drawn one and lost two of their previous three meetings with the Baggies.
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