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Burnley 0-0 Huddersfield Town: Not much cooking at Turf Moor

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  • Twenty-two fouls
  • Five total shots on target
  • Clarets unbeaten in four

Nothing was beautiful, and everything hurt.

Burnley and Huddersfield Town played a near chance-free match on Saturday at Turf Moor, staying level on nine points with the seventh-place visitors ahead of the hosts on goal differential.

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Stephen Ward nearly found Chris Wood for Burnley’s opener, but unsung Town hero Christopher Schindler continued his fine start to life in the Premier League with a big intervention.

The second half provided a first bit of danger for either goalkeeper as Nick Pope had to stop Laurent Depoitre‘s bid at a goal scoring streak when Tom Ince set the table.

Aaron Mooy found Ince for a chance of his own, but the shot zipped wide of goal.

Rajiv Van la Parra tried to claim a penalty for Huddersfield Town, but instead went into the book for diving.

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Liverpool 1-1 Burnley: Clarets frustrate Reds

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  • Liverpool earn 1000th PL point
  • Arfield scores from Wood
  • Can cues up Salah for fifth

Canadian national teamer Scott Arfield put Burnley ahead, and a Mohamed Salah goal was all Liverpool could muster in a disappointing 1-1 Saturday draw with the Clarets at Anfield.

Liverpool sits seventh with eight points, while Burnley is sixth with a one-goal advantage in goal differential.

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Liverpool was lively early, and Philippe Coutinho didn’t look bothered by his long lay off.

Salah came close to winning an 18th minute penalty off James Tarkowski, but the whistle did not arrive at Anfield.

Yet it was Burnley who went ahead, with Arfield running onto a Chris Wood flicked cross and hammering his shot past Simon Mignolet in the 28th minute. The defending was again primarily responsible for an opposition goal, with the center backs sucked to Wood.

The Reds were level through Salah within three minutes, as Emre Can opened the lid on Burnley’s back line and the Egyptian took the ball to his left before firing a low shot across his body and past Clarets’ backstop Nick Pope.

Would there be history for Burnley? The Clarets had not taken a point from Liverpool since returning to the PL.

Joel Matip saved a late chance from Burnley, and Mignolet made another stop.

Pope made a terrific save on Trent Alexander-Arnold, and Dominic Solanke cranked one off the bar from in-tight moments later.

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Burnley’s Tom Heaton suffers serious shoulder injury

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Despite beating Crystal Palace 1-0 on Sunday, Burnley were handed a big blow as goalkeeper and captain Tom Heaton could be out for quite some time.

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Heaton, 31, went down towards the end of the first half after claiming a high ball above several defenders and an attacker before landing heavily on his left shoulder.

Following the victory Burnley boss Sean Dyche revealed that Heaton had dislocated his shoulder and wasn’t sure how long he’d be out.

“Tom Heaton, it looks like a dislocated shoulder and if that is the case we are looking at months, not weeks,” Dyche confirmed.

The England international goalkeeper is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

With dislocated shoulders, especially for a goalkeeper, it usually takes several months to get back out onto the pitch.

Nick Pope came on for Heaton and was steady enough with a good save late on but Dyche now has a real problem as he’s lost his defensive leader who was one of the top goalkeepers in the Premier League last season.

Pope will be backed up by Adam Legzdins until Heaton returns.

Burnley 1-0 Crystal Palace: Pressure mounts on Frank de Boer

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  • Wood scores game-winner early
  • Burnley’s first home win of season
  • Four-straight defeats for Palace
  • Eagles still without a PL goal

Crystal Palace lost a fourth-straight game to start the Premier League season as Frank De Boer‘s beleaguered side went down 1-0 at Burnley on Sunday.

A horrendous mistake let Chris Wood in early on to score the only goal of the game and Palace missed several golden chances with Scott Dan twice having efforts cleared off the line and he also missed an open goal late on.

With the win Burnley move on to seven points for the season, while Palace have zero.

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Burnley were ahead less than three minutes into the game after a disastrous back pass from Chung-Yong Lee.

The Palace midfielder completely under-hit his back pass and Wood got there before goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey as he curled home into an empty net for his second goal in as many games for Burnley since arriving from Leeds United for a club-record fee.

De Boer’s nightmare continued.

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Palace responded well to going behind with Dann having an effort cleared off the line and Christian Benteke nodding wide.

At the other end Sam Vokes went close as he flicked a header just wide with the home side looking largely comfortable as they led at half time. A big negative did arrive for Burnley before break though with captain and goalkeeper Tom Heaton subbed out after he appeared to dislocate his left shoulder.

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For large spells of the second half Palace dominated possession but Burnley looked fairly comfortable to sit back and hit the Eagles on the break.

A glorious chance arrived with less than 20 minutes to go as the ball found Jeffrey Schlupp in the box but he fired over under no pressure from 15 yards.

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Ashley Barnes curled a shot towards the far corner which Hennessey saved superbly as Burnley came close to wrapping up the three points and at the other end Pope made a vital intervention.

Benteke raced onto a loose ball but Pope saved superbly and then Dann had a shot blocked superbly by James Tarkowski.

It just wasn’t to be, once again, for Palace who lost for the fourth-straight game to start the season.

Watch Live: Burnley host Crystal Palace

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Burnley host Crystal Palace at Turf Moor on Sunday (Watch live, 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com) with the Clarets aiming to pile more misery on Frank De Boer.

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Sean Dyche‘s Burnley are usually formidable at fortress Turf Moor but they lost their opening home game in the Premier League to West Brom. An impressive win at Chelsea and draw at Tottenham means Burnley have four points from their opening three games.

Palace have zero points and have scored zero goals with de Boer under pressure. A defeat to Burnley, albeit it four games into the season, could be bad news for the Dutchman.

In team news Burnley start with Chris Wood up front after he scored on his debut against Tottenham at Wembley last time out.

It looks like Palace have switched to playing four at the back with Jeff Schlupp, Yohan Cabaye and Lee Chung-yong all coming into the starting lineup.


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