- Burnley winless on road
- Clarets move 8 points clear of drop
- Sunderland 7 back of safety
Sunderland got its first home point in four tries, but won’t pleased with a scoreless draw against visiting Burnley at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.
Burnley had the better of possession, but the Black Cats would’ve liked to see one of their match-high five shots on target beat Tom Heaton.
The Black Cats remain 20th with 20 points, while Burnley sits 12th with 32 points.
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Ultimately, the miserly half found Sunderland hitting two of just three combined shots on target.
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Burnley felt it had a shout for a penalty after a sloppy fight for the ball inside the 18, and Sunderland nearly added insult to injury on the counter attack.
A back pass gaffe nearly put Burnley in front, but Jordan Pickford bailed Sunderland out when he palmed away Sam Vokes‘ effort.