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A. Lallana
A. Webster
J. Guðmunds­son
1 - 1
L. Dunk
P. Groß
0 - 1
J. Guðmunds­son
Yellow Card
B. Mee
Yellow Card

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54% 45%
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 7 2
Total Passes 444 379
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Burnley and Brighton share the spoils then as both teams enter a kind run of games. Don't be surprised to see this pair face off again in the Premier League next season. That's all for now. Goodbye!
It's as you were in the Premier League table then as Brighton stay 15th and Burnley 17th. Burnley are nine points clear of the relegation zone, while Brighton are 11 away from the drop now and unbeaten in their last five games. Both sides should be absolutely fine.
It's honours even between Burnley and Brighton then after a surprisingly watchable game. Brighton nabbed the lead in the first half from Dunk's header before Burnley equalised through Gudmundsson. Burnley looked the more likely winners but both sides will have to settle for a point.
90' + 3' Cork's shot from range causes a bit of pinball in Brighton's penalty area. Brighton get their act together though and lump it out. That will be that!
90' + 2' Westwood swings it in and it's headed out as far as Lowton. Lowton's ball back in isn't great though and Sanchez gathers.
90' + 1' Pieters gets on the end of a lovely pass and is heading for the box. Gross comes across to cover and Burnley get a late corner. You suspect this might be Burnley's last opportunity to pinch the win.
89' There'll be a minimum of three minutes added onto the end of this game.
88' Mac Allister's down again after catchng a flailing elbow in the face from Westwood. There's no intent in it and Mac Allister looks to be able to carry on.
87' Gross floats a cross towards the far post from the right. Burn attacks it and Gudmundsson wins an important header.
86' This game is starting to peter out now. A draw looks increasingly likely. Is there still time for either side to find a winner?
84' Mac Allister looks to slide the ball through to Welbeck but it's cut out. Barnes wants an early cross but Lowton is too slow to provide it and Sanchez jumps up to catch it.
83' Webster's substitution may have been forced but it has actually helped Brighton settle things down in midfield. Burnley's dominance has waned slightly.
82' Burnley have had 20 shots to Brighton's 10 so far, being the more proactive side in both the first and second half. It hasn't worked out in Burnley's favour yet.
81' Mac Allister goes down in the box after a challenge from Barnes. The officials aren't interested.
80' Now it's Brighton's turn to go for a goal as Burnley crowd out the visitors. Trossard's cross is easy for Pope.
79' Burnley continue to search for that elusive winning goal. McNeil clatters an effort against a Brighton defender from distance.
77' Sanchez earns Brighton a free-kick as Barnes comes in a little too strong for a loose ball in Brighton's box, firing wide. It's a competitive challenge without any malice to it.
A. Lallana
A. Webster
75' Here's that enforced change for Brighton who switch to four at the back. Lallana is on for the stricken Webster.
74' It looks like Webster is unable to continue. He's going to have to go off. Hopefully his injury isn't that serious.
73' Again Burnley almost conjure another decent opportunity as McNeil and Barnes work their way into Burnley's box. In the end they overcomplicate things as Sanchez gobbles the ball up.
71' Webster's nursing a niggle after that latest Burnley chance. The Brighton centre-back leaves the pitch momentarily for some treatment.
69' Sanchez makes a great save to deny Vydra! It's eyecatching stuff from Burnley as Westwood knocks Pieters' cross into the path of Vydra who shoots first-time. Sanchez makes himself big to keep things level before he's fouled by Barnes.
68' Vydra nips in behind Brighton's defence to latch onto Barnes' pass and is quickly closed down by Sanchez, trickling a shot wide. Vydra made his run a fraction too early anyway. It wouldn't have counted.
67' Burnley force another corner, from which Lowton fires over. Burnley are looking the more likely victors, as they have done for most of the game.
65' It's another Burnley corner. It comes too close for the Brighton keeper's comfort and he pushes it away.
64' Welbeck takes advantage of some good movement from Mac Allister which creates some space for the striker. Welbeck smashes a shot against Mee and Bissouma blazes high and wide on the follow-up.
L. Trossard
N. Maupay
62' Next to go is Brighton's other striker Maupay. Trossard is on for him.
D. Welbeck
A. Connolly
62' Brighton's first change is up front as Welbeck replaces Connolly. Connolly has faded since his rash of half-chances earlier.
61' The corner comes off the head of Vydra and goes out for a Brighton goal-kick. That's some welcome respite for Brighton who will now bring some new players on.
60' Webster hands Burnley another corner. The hosts force the issue and get another corner out of it. Brighton might want to think about making changes.
58' More on that Gudmundsson goal by the way. It's his first for Burnley in 22 league games. The Icelander has been involved in 25 Premier League goals for his team since his arrival. Only Barnes and Chris Wood have had a hand in more.
57' Barnes has the ball in the net but he's offside. Brighton had to get in the way of another shot of his seconds earlier. Brighton look leggy suddenly.
55' After Brighton's flurry of chances early in this second half came to nothing, Burnley are starting to take control of this game.
J. Guðmunds­son
53' GOAL! BURNLEY 1-1 BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION! Burnley pepper Brighton's goal from the corner. Barnes has a shot blocked and Sanchez saves Pieters' rasping effort. Gudmundsson grabs the equaliser by following up from the edge of the box.
52' Burnley combine down their right to win a corner. The hosts take it short and...
50' Connolly is back in action straight away, beating Mee for pace and firing just over the crossbar. It all comes after Bissouma steals possession for Brighton.
49' Maupay and Connolly link up well to send Connolly scampering down the left. Connolly turns Mee to lash an effort over the bar. 
47' Gudmundsson heads clear under pressure as Dunk latches onto Gross' corner, firing towards goal from the centre of the box.
46' It's a lively start to the half as a Burnley attack ends in a Brighton corner. Gross will have the opportunity to test Burnley's defence again.
45' The second half gets under way. No changes by either side at half-time.
Burnley had four shots on target in that first half - four more than the zero they'd mustered in their previous two league games. However, it hasn't been enough to beat Sanchez in the Brighton goal. Will Brighton look to contain the hosts or will they look for a second goal which would surely seal the win?
Brighton lead at the break thanks to Dunk's powerful header. Burnley have had far more chances but uncharacteristically switched off at a corner to go behind. This will be a test of Burnley's attacking qualities now. Brighton are heading for five consecutive clean sheets at the moment.
45' + 1' Burnley have a great end to the half as McNeil spanks a first-time effort straight at Sanchez from the left of the box! The Spaniard does well to parry it. Dyche will have to gee his team up for the second half.
45' Lowton's low cross initially looks like it will lead to a Burnley corner but it deflects off the full-back for a goal-kick. Lowton's frustrated but he shouldn't be. He and his opposite number Pieters are key outlets for Burnley now. There'll be one additional minute in this first half.
44' Westwood fires in from the right but there's no one in Burnley colours nearby to attack it. Burnley have realised they can take advantage of Brighton's five-man defence by overloading the visitors down the flanks.
43' Gross comes across to take the corner. This time it's easy pickings for Pope.
42' McNeil loses out in midfield and Connolly goes for goal! Pope pulls off a fingertip save to prevent it from finding the bottom right corner. Brighton corner.
41' McNeil's cross is blocked by Veltman. Burnley try again. The hosts are enjoying their most prolonged spell of possession so far.
40' Lowton bombs forward from full-back and has a shot blocked in the box. It comes out to Cork who smashes it towards goal but Barnes is offside.
38' Burnley have scored just 13 goals this season and have failed to score in a league-high 12 Premier League games. They'll need to get on the scoresheet here to get anything from this game.
L. Dunk
36' GOAL! BURNLEY 0-1 BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION! Dunk gives Brighton the lead with a brilliant header! Tarkowski loses his man and Brighton's captain capitalises on it, rising high to power the ball into the far corner.
P. Groß
36' That was a great corner by Gross but Dyche will be disappointed to see his side concede like that. Set-pieces are usually Burnley's bread and butter.
35' Veltman earns Brighton's latest corner. Gross swings it in right-footed and Burnley head it out for another Brighton corner.
34' Brighton have had the lion's share of possession but have yet to have a shot on target. Burnley look more likely to score than the visitors at the moment.
32' White's stopped in his tracks by Pieters as the Brighton centre-back heads for Burnley's box. The referee tells White to get up.
30' Burnley are getting closer to gaining the lead. Vydra carries the ball down the left on the break and pulls it way back to Barnes on the edge of the box. Unfortunately for Burnley, Barnes' composure fails him and he skies his effort.
J. Guðmunds­son
Yellow Card
28' Gudmunds­son's booked for a sliding tackle on Connolly just when Burnley were under pressure on the counter.
26' Chance for Burnley! With the free-kick just to the right of the box, McNeil cleverly goes low aiming for the near post, forcing Sanchez to dive to his left to keep it out. From the corner Tarkowski tests Sanchez at close range and Brighton clear.
24' Vydra gives chase to a long ball from Lowton and nudges Dunk. Dunk accidentally handles it and it's a Burnley free-kick, despite Dunk's misgivings.
23' Burnley work the corner out to Pieters who swings the ball in. It's headed out by Brighton and Gudmundsson fires way over the top from range.
22' McNeil takes on Veltman and smashes a cross against the defender to win Burnley a corner. Let's see how Burnley do from this set-piece.
B. Mee
Yellow Card
20' Mee earns the first yellow card of the game for a clumsy challenge on Maupay. It's just outside the penalty area.
20' Gross goes for goal from the free-kick, getting it over the Burnley wall, but the German fires well wide.
17' Gudmundsson wins a free-kick down the right as he's brought down by Burn. Burnley send the free-kick in but it's no threat to Brighton's goal.
15' Lowton ventures up the pitch and has a speculative shot from distance. It bounces wide for a Brighton goal-kick.
14' Tarkowski puts Brighton's corner out for another. Gross swings it in and Burnley get the free-kick.
12' Burn's cross is blocked by Lowton. Brighton try again and McNeil heads out a cross with Maupay lurking behind him. Brighton corner.
11' Brighton take the corner short. When Mac Allister eventually crosses in it's a shallow one and Burnley head it away easily.
10' Maupay rattles a shot against Burnley's captain Mee just outside the box and Brighton have the first corner of the game.
9' Pieters steals the ball from Mac Allister and looks straight forward for Vydra. It doesn't come off but both sides are at least trying to score.
8' Vydra's caught offside from Pieters' ball over the top. Veltman crosses from the right and Maupay nods wide. That was a decent opportunity.
7' Maupay picks up possession and looks to slide a pass through to Connolly. There's too much pace on the ball and Pope gathers.
5' Pieters carries the ball forward from deep and looks for McNeil wide left. McNeil's not ready for it though and it rolls out of play for a Brighton throw.
3' Burnley get an early shot at goal as McNeil whips in a free-kick from the left won by Vydra. Sanchez is on hand to catch Mee's header.
1' And we're off!
The two sides are out on the pitch here in Burnley. Burnley are in their usual claret and blue home colours while Brighton are wearing all-blue.
Three of the seven Premier League meetings between Burnley and Brighton have ended goalless, including the reverse fixture this season. No fixture played more than five times has a higher ratio of 0-0 draws than this one. However, Brighton did win here 2-1 last season. Let's hope we're all pleasantly surprised.
Burnley make just the one change from their 2-0 defeat to Manchester City last time out as fit-again Barnes replaces Rodriguez. There are three changes to Brighton from their 1-0 away win to Liverpool as Connolly, Mac Allister and Veltman come in.
SUBS: Leandro Trossard, Steven Alzate, Michal Karbownik, Percy Tau, Adam Lallana, Andi Zeqiri, Danny Welbeck, Christian Walton, Jakub Moder.
BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION (3-4-1-2): Robert Sanchez; Ben White, Lewis Dunk (c), Adam Webster; Joel Veltman, Pascal Gross, Yves Bissouma, Dan Burn; Alexis Mac Allister; Aaron Connolly, Neal Maupay.
SUBS: Kevin Long, Joel Mumbongo, Dale Stephens, Anthony Driscoll-Glennon, Phil Bardsley, Bailey Peacock-Farrell, Jay Rodriguez, Josh Benson, Jimmy Dunne.
BURNLEY (4-4-2): Nick Pope; Matthew Lowton, James Tarkowski, Ben Mee (c), Erik Pieters; Johann Gudmundsson, Ashley Westwood, Jack Cork, Dwight McNeil; Matej Vydra, Ashley Barnes.
Brighton, meanwhile, have won three of their last four Premier League games, having kept four consecutive clean sheets for the first time in the top-flight. Graham Potter's team are finding their form at just the right time. This might not be a goalfest, but it could be a key game in the relegation battle.
The last two teams to defeat Liverpool at Anfield face off then as Burnley host Brighton. Shot-shy Burnley may be 17th and looking to avoid three consecutive Premier League defeats for the first time since October, but Sean Dyche's side look good for top-flight survival again this season.
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