Johann Berg Gudmundsson

Liverpool outlasts Burnley at Anfield

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  • Westwood scores disputed opener
  • Firmino scores in each half
  • Gudmundsson pulls one back in stoppage
  • Mane answers back to complete brace
  • Reds back within one of Man City

Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane scored twice as Liverpool came from behind to punish sloppy Burnley 4-2 at Anfield on Sunday.

Burnley took an early lead when Ashley Westwood‘s corner kick sailed past an obstructed Alisson Becker, but the Reds got their just desserts to move one point back of leaders Man City.

The Clarets are 17th, two points clear of the drop zone.

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Burnley took a sixth minute lead out of nothing, and it’s a goal that never should have been awarded by referee

Roberto Firmino cut inside to rip a 14th minute shot at Tom Heaton‘s goal, but defender James Tarkowski blocked the effort.

Then Sadio Mane couldn’t quite turn a hard-hit Trent Alexander-Arnold cross on frame as the Reds continued their equalizer push.

Firmino put Liverpool level in the 20th minute, easily slotting home from inside the six when Tarkowski and Heaton made a mess of a Mohamed Salah pass.

Mane made it 2-0 in the 29th, his sixth-straight league home game with a goal, when he sent an arrow into the goal following a blocked clearance from Adam Lallana.

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Burnley kept it tight for the first 20 minutes of the second half, but the dam broke when Heaton’s poor kick led to Firmino’s second of the day.

Alexander-Arnold crossed for Mane in the 82nd minute, but the Senegalese star’s sliding effort bounded off the bar.

Gudmundsson scored in stoppage time to allow a few nerves at Anfield, but Mane answered the bell quickly to restore the 2-goal cushion.

Huddersfield Town grabs deserved draw at Burnley

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  • Gudmundsson sets up Vokes opener
  • Lowe does same for Schindler in 2nd half
  • Terriers winless this season, out attempt Burnley 19-6

Sam Vokes and Christopher Schindler traded goals as Burnley and Huddersfield Town will be disappointed to share points at Turf Moor on Saturday.

The 1-1 draw pushes Burnley 12th with eight points, while Huddersfield is 18th with three.

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Johann Berg Gudmundsson sent a cross to Vokes, and the big Welshman thumped it past Jonas Lossl.

When Huddersfield Town goes down one this season, having scored just thrice in eight matches, expecting a comeback win seems a bridge too far.

Huddersfield would level, however, with Schindler leaping to head Chris Lowe‘s cross past Joe Hart.

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Opportunistic Burnley wins at Cardiff City

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  • 0-0 at halftime
  • Cardiff out-attempts Burnley 19-3
  • Burnley scores with 1st shots on target
  • Murphy briefly equalizes for Bluebirds

Johann Berg Gudmundsson and Sam Vokes scored second half goals to lead Burnley to a 2-1 win over Cardiff City at Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday.

Josh Murphy scored Cardiff City’s lone goal, as the Bluebirds remain in 19th place.

Burnley is 12th with seven points after consecutive PL wins.

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A sleepy game — it might’ve been in a coma, to be honest — was snapped awake by the inferior visitors, as Gudmundsson got high at the back post to pound a header into the turf and past Neil Etheridge. Not the best moment for the Cardiff goalkeeper.

And Cardiff answered, with Murphy’s terrific finish back across goal leveling the score at 1 with a half-hour to play in Wales. Bruno Ecuele Manga delivered the cross.

Vokes then restored Burnley’s lead in the 70th minute, stooping to turn Matej Vydra‘s cute cross past Etheridge.

Murphy dragged a shot just outside the near post in the 82nd minute.

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Burnley 2-1 Leicester City: Clarets keep up European pace

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  • Burnley wins 5th-straight PL match
  • Clarets have firm grip on seventh
  • Vardy scores again in loss

Chris Wood and Kevin Long scored and Burnley held through Leicester City’s furious fight back for a 2-1 win at Turf Moor on Saturday.

Jamie Vardy scored for the eighth place Foxes, now nine points back of the Clarets.

Burnley can taste the Europa League. Provided Southampton fails to win the FA Cup, seventh place will mean UEL football.

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It was the Kiwi who started the scoring, Wood getting a ball from Ashley Barnes off a Wes Morgan turnover. Kasper Schmeichel stopped his first attempt, but Barnes trapped the rebound and slotted from a tight angle.

It was 2-0 within two minutes, a Jóhann Berg Gudmundsson corner kick headed home by the big man Long.

The 27th minute saw Leicester snap into the fray with Ben Chilwell crossing for Vardy, but the Englishman could not get enough on the effort.

Nick Pope made an unreal save on Mahrez, somehow trapping the ball between his upper thighs as the Algerian attempted to head between the Burnley keeper’s legs.

Pope then collected a Vardy header in first half stoppage to preserve the two-goal advantage.

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Guðmundsson bid to beat Schmeichel with his left peg in the 55th minute, but it sailed just over the goal.

Pope made a fine diving save on Vardy in the 62nd, leading to a corner the keeper collected with ease.

Fousseni Diabate took a hit to find Vardy for the goal, with Pope only able to get a hand on the English international’s 20th in all competitions.

Burnley 0-1 West Brom: Robson-Kanu scores, sent-off in win

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  • Robson-Kanu scores, sent off
  • Burnley outshoots WBA 18-8
  • Baggies complete just 100 passes

Hal Robson-Kanu‘s late goal helped West Bromwich Albion to a bit of smash-and-grab at Turf Moor, where the Baggies beat Burnley 1-0 on Saturday to improve to 2-0 on the young season.

Robson-Kanu did his best Cristiano Ronaldo, scoring as a substitute and then getting a red card to doom his team to 10 men.

Tony Pulis almost out-did his stingy self, as West Brom completed 253 less passes than the hosts.

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Burnley was better early, middle, and late, as Sam Vokes cued up Johann Berg Gudmundsson for a shot that fizzed just wide, and then Gudmundsson was stopped by Foster moments later.

Matt Phillips helped set the table for Robson-Kanu’s goal, winning a 50-50 ball into the path of the Welsh striker.

Robson-Kanu then bodied the ball around some poor Burnley defending and then beat Tom Heaton on a ball he normally manages to handle well.

The striker was then sent-off in the 83rd minute for an elbow to the head Matt Lowton.

 

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