West Brom 1-2 Burnley: Clarets battle to victory

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  • Barnes scores for fourth-straight game
  • Burnley two points behind 6th place Arsenal
  • 1 win in 30 games for West Brom

Burnley continued their record-breaking season as they beat West Brom 2-1 at the Hawthorns on Saturday.

A goal in each half from Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood did the damage, with Salomon Rondon’s late goal setting up a tense finish.

With the win Burnley remain in seventh place on 46 points, while West Brom stay bottom of the table.

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Early on Burnley put West Brom under plenty of pressure as there was an air of acceptance at the Hawthorns with the Baggies rock bottom of the table.

Still, at least they soon had an outstanding goal to celebrate.

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Aaron Lennon crossed from the right and the ball looked to be over Barnes’ head but the in-form Burnley striker hooked home a fabulous acrobatic finish to make it 1-0 to the Clarets.

Before the break Salomon Rondon forced Nick Pope into a good save down low after a cross from the left as the Baggies hung in there despite being second best.

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West Brom improved after the break as Ahmed Hegazi broke free on the left flank and his cross was punched clear by Pope.

Despite their improvement after the break it was the same old story for West Brom. Matt Lowton played in Wood and at the second attempt the former West Brom striker nodded home to make it 2-0.

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It looked like that was it but West Brom, to their credit, kept going and Rondon slammed home to make it 2-1. Jake Livermore then almost made it 2-2 as the ball bounced around in the box but West Brom couldn’t bundle home an equalizer.