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P. N'Diaye
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E. Pieters
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A. Barnes
1 - 1
A. Barnes
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P. N'Diaye
M. Diouf
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Shots On Target 3 7
Total Passes 326 428
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Stoke fail to pick up the victory that they so desperately needed at this stage of the season, they remain four points behind Swansea with just three games left. Burnley were the better side in the second half and had plenty of chances to go on and win the game after Barnes had equalised, they stay seventh, now four points behind Arsenal.
90' + 5' That's the full-time whistle!
90' + 3' CHANCES! Gudmundsson with two excellent opportunities within a few seconds of eachother! The first attempt is a powerful strike from 25 yards out, which forces Butland into making a diving save. The Iceland international then picks up the rebound and tries to slide it into the bottom corner, but it goes narrowly wide. Stoke are all over the place at the back.
P. N'Diaye
Yellow Card
90' + 1' N'Diaye is shown a yellow card for a push on Lowton as he tried to get the Burnley man to speed up his throw-in.
90' There will be a minimum of four minutes of added time played here.
89' SO CLOSE! Ireland with a terrific effort from 25 yards out, he tries to curl it into the top right-hand corner but it goes just inches wide, with Pope beaten. It appears to just clip the outside of the post as it drifts narrowly wide. A superb chance to steal the victory late on.
88' Arsenal are now 2-1 up against West Ham, so Burnley will drop four points behind their sixth-place rivals as it stands.
86' If Burnley were to score another goal and win today, they will move level on points with Arsenal in the table, who are currently drawing 1-1 with West Ham at the Emirates.
E. Pieters
Yellow Card
85' Erik Pieters is shown a yellow card for a late challenge on Lowton, which came just a minute or so after a strong challenge on Gudmundsson.
84' Plenty of home supporters are now starting to make their way towards the exits, as their side aren't offering much hope or optimism of scoring a winning goal.
82' There isn't much time left on the clock now for either side to grab a winning goal, Stoke certainly need the points more desperately than Burnley, but it's hard to see them scoring at the moment. The Potters haven't offered much going forward in this second half, they now look short of confidence and ideas.
J. Hendrick
A. Lennon
79' Another Burnley change, with Aaron Lennon replaced by Jeff Hendrick.
77' Burnley with another set piece, with Gudmundsson once again over the ball and the Clarets have looked very dangerous from these positions so far today. Stoke clear the original ball into the box, but Burnley win a corner which is well cleared by the Potters.
T. Campbell
M. Diouf
75' Stoke respond by making their third and final substitution of the game, with Mame Biram Diouf the man being taken off, he has been replaced by Tyrese Campbell.
S. Vokes
A. Barnes
74' Burnley make their first change of the afternoon, with Ashley Barnes being replaced by Sam Vokes.
71' Following West Brom’s win at the weekend, Stoke are now on the longest current winless run in the Premier League (10 games).
S. Ireland
M. Bauer
69' Stoke now make their second change of the afternoon, with Moritz Bauer being replaced by Stephen Ireland.
67' This is almost a must-win game for Stoke, as it stands they are four points behind Swansea who play later today, plus they have another game in hand. The Potters have just three games left to play after todays game, making it very difficult to see the Potters getting out of the relegation zone.
65' The Burnley goal has been coming, they have been the better side in the second half and they will surely be confident of going forward and getting another goal now to try and win the game. What a terrific season they have had, they are now on the brink of European football next season.
A. Barnes
62' GOOOAAALLL! BURNLEY ARE LEVEL! Barnes on the scoresheet once again for the Clarets, the striker in the right place at the right time! Westwood whipped a deep ball into the box, it was met by Tarkowski who powered his header at goal and forced Butland to make a good save. However, the rebound then fell perfectly to Barnes who smashes it into the back of the net.
61' Burnley are certainly starting to ask a few more questions of Stoke at the moment, they are looking more dangerous going forward and Butland has certainly been the busier of the two goalkeepers in this second half.
K. Zouma
G. Johnson
59' Stoke make their first substitution of the game, with Glen Johnson the man coming off and he has been replaced by Kurt Zouma.
57' Since the start of last season, Burnley are unbeaten in all eight of their Premier League games played against sides starting that day in the relegation zone, winning four and drawing four.
54' CHANCE BURNLEY! A terrific save by Butland from the resulting corner! The ball is whipped into the area and met by Tarkowski, he powers a header at goal which Butland saw late, but he managed to pull off a great stop to deny Burnley an equaliser.
53' Good effort! Gudmundsson with an excellent set piece delivery from the left-wing, Cork rises highest and tries to flick the ball on. However, it almost catches everyone out and Butland is forced to tip it over the bar.
52' Stoke with a free-kick in a good shooting position after Cork fouls Diouf around 25 yards out from goal. However, Stoke decide to take it quickly, but they get it all wrong and Burnley gratefully clear the danger. Shaqiri is furious with the set piece decision, he wanted to have a pop at goal from that position.
51' Stoke appeared to have calmed the early Burnley storm, they managed to withstand the Clarets pressure and they are now getting forward themselves. The home supporters starting to find their voices once more and making a terrific atmosphere inside the Bet365 Stadium.
48' Burnley have started this second half well, they have Stoke on the back foot at the moment, keeping them penned inside their own half and they are asking questions in the early stages of the second period.
46' The second half is underway!
Stoke lead at the break, a result that could be vital in their bid to avoid relegation this season. Ndiaye's first goal for Stoke has them ahead, but it could've been more with Diouf having a great chance late on. Burnley have grown into the game, though, and they will be confident of turning this game around.
45' + 1' That's the half-time whistle!
45' There will be a minimum of one minute added time played.
43' CHANCE STOKE! The Potters break forward on the counter, catching Burnley off-guard. Bauer breaks free down the right, sprinting away and he puts a terrific ball into the box towards Diouf who was completely unmarked and had a clear view of goal. However, the striker decides to take a touch rather than shoot first time, and his touch is very poor and the chance goes away. Glorious opportunity to put Stoke 2-0 up just before half-time.
41' Not long to go until the half-time whistle, can Burnley score an equaliser before the break? They are certainly looking the more likely of the two teams to score at the moment.
38' Burnley are starting to look the better team now, they are playing the ball much better in midfield and Barnes and Wood and causing the Stoke defenders a few problems. However, apart from the free-kick a few minutes ago, they haven't really tested Butland.
35' GOOD SAVE! Butland reads the free-kick superbly, as Gudmundsson tried to get the ball into the bottom left-hand corner, he beats the wall but Butland moved across and made an excellent diving save. Decent effort.
34' Burnley have a free-kick an excellent position, a superb shooting position after Martins Indi clips the heels of Jack Cork. It looks like Gudmundsson is going to take the set piece...
31' Great pressure by Stoke to close down the Burnley midfield, it caused Westwood to play a pass blind, which doesn't reach Long and Diouf latches onto it. However, Long does terrifically well to get back and pull off a superb sliding tackle to clear the danger. Otherwise Diouf was through on goal with just Pope to beat.
30' Stoke still lead here as we reach the half an hour mark this afternoon, the hosts have had the better chances and putting in a fine performance so far. Burnley have improved but they are yet to reach the high levels expected of them after their performances this season.
27' Decent chance! Shaqiri with a terrific dipping ball into the box from the right wing, Diouf is given far too much space in the box and manages to get his head to the ball. However, he is unable to get enough pace on it to beat Pope, who easily gathers. Burnley looking a bit shaky at the back, not their usual solid performance so far.
A. Barnes
Yellow Card
25' Ashley Barnes is shown the first yellow card of the game, for his altercation with Martins Indi. The Burnley striker is furious with the decision.
24' Brief stoppage in play here as Martins Indi is down, following a coming together with Barnes as they both went from a long ball. The Burnley striker had his path blocked by the Stoke defender and Barnes, pushes the defender out of his way.
21' This is much better from Burnley, they are starting to see more of the ball now and they are certainly looking very dangerous down the left-wing, with Ward and Gudmundsson causing a lot of problems, with Shaqiri struggling to stick with his man when defending, leaving the Potters open down that side.
19' Stoke have won two of their three Premier League home games against Burnley (L1), both by a 2-0 scoreline.
16' CHANCE BURNLEY! The Potters leave themselves open at the back and Westwood chips the ball over to Barnes who gets away from Shawcross. The striker opts to shoot from 20 yards out, trying to curl the ball into the top right-hand corner, but he doesn't get enough spin on the ball and Butland is not troubled as the effort drifts wide.
14' Paul Lambert is urging his players to keep this tempo up here, they are playing the ball quickly around the pitch and are certainly the team on top. Not allowing Burnley any time or space on the ball, showing a lot of urgency and aggression to win the ball back if they do lose possession.
M. Diouf
11' Allen made a good run down the right, his deflected cross finding Diouf on the edge of the area, who then laid it off to Ndiaye to curl in from 20 yards out.
P. N'Diaye
11' GOOOAAALLL! STOKE LEAD! A crucial goal in their bid to remain in the Premier League as Ndiaye scores his first for Stoke. Diouf received the ball just inside the penalty area, he couldn't turn and instead laid the ball off to his team-mate, who curled the ball into the bottom corner of the net. The strike took a slight deflection off a defender as it headed towards goal, which took it just out of the grasp from Pope in the Burnley goal.
9' Ward whips a terrific ball into the penalty area from the left-wing, Martins Indi does just enough to put Barnes off as he went up for the header. Lennon then recycled the ball on the right, beating his marker, before winning the first corner of the game. Stoke don't defend the set piece very well, but they manage to hack it clear eventually.
8' After winning his first Premier League game in charge of Stoke, Paul Lambert is now winless in his last 10. Only three managers in the competition have had as long a wait for a second win at a club having won their first in charge – Brian Clough (11 games with Nottingham Forest), Alan Curbishley (12 games with West Ham) and Dave Bassett (13 games with Nottingham Forest).
5' The Potters are enjoying more of the possession at the moment, but it is all in the middle of the pitch and Burnley are comfortably defending, no chances at goal as of yet. Shaqiri looks lively today, he has started on the right-wing, but is already making runs across the frontline, looking to get on the ball at every opportunity.
3' Bright start so far by Stoke, they need to get off to a good start to boost the atmosphere and their hopes of taking away all three points today. They were unlucky not to win against West Ham in midweek, conceding a late Andy Carroll goal to share the points at the London Stadium after Peter Crouch gave them the lead midway through the second half.
1' We're underway!
The teams are out at the Bet365 Stadium and kick-off is minutes away! Stay tuned for all of the match action.
TEAM NEWS: Just the one change for Stoke this afternoon, as Crouch comes in for Sobhi after his goal against West Ham in midweek. Meanwhile Burnley are unchanged following their 2-1 defeat by Chelsea on Thursday.
BURNLEY SUBS: Tom Heaton, Charlie Taylor, Dean Marney, Sam Vokes, Jeff Hendrick, Jonathan Walters, Phil Bardsley
BURNLEY (4-4-2): Nick Pope (GK); Matthew Lowton, James Tarkowski, Kevin Long, Stephen Ward; Aaron Lennon, Jack Cork (C), Ashley Westwood, Johann Berg Gudmundsson; Chris Wood, Ashley Barnes
STOKE SUBS: Jakob Haugaard, Kurt Zouma, Stephen Ireland, Geoff Cameron, Darren Fletcher, Ramadan Sobhi, Tyrese Campbell
STOKE (4-4-2): Jack Butland (GK); Glen Johnson, Ryan Shawcross (C), Bruno Martins Indi, Erik Pieters; Moritz Bauer, Joe Allen, Badou Ndiaye, Xherdan Shaqiri; Mame Biram Diouf, Peter Crouch
The team news is in, here is how the two sides will line-up this afternoon...
Burnley will be confident of exploiting Stoke's weakness in a defence that has conceded 64 goals already this campaign - the worst defensive record in the Premier League. The Clarets have secured a minimum seventh placed finish, they are also just two points behind Arsenal in sixth.
After 10 consecutive years in the Premier League, Paul Lambert's team have a struggle on their hands to stay up this season and since Lambert took over they have taken just eight points from 11 games.
Time is starting to run out for Stoke, they are five points adrift at the bottom and with just a four games left to play, they need to pick up three points this afternoon. The Potters haven't won in 10 Premier League games and face high-flying Burnley today, who have exceeded many expectations this season by occupying seventh spot in the table.
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