Post-match report for our last game: Burnley, Saturday, 6th February 2021

PREMIER LEAGUE 20/21: Burnley V Brighton - 6/2/21, P23.

* * * ALBION HANG ON FOR A POINT * * *

RESULT: 1-1 ~ Dunk . (h-t 0-1) . . SHAPE: 5-3-2


VENUE: Turf Moor, Burnley - twelfth away match of twenty-three fixtures to date . Saturday 3pm.
Game played behind closed doors as per ongoing covid lockdown 3 restrictions.
PRE-MATCH: it had been awhile since Brighton fans visited this lofty part of Lancashire but hoped our team would leave more trouble at mill there with a possible third victory in seven days.
Resurgent positive form plus consecutive clean sheets had thus taken BHA well clear of the bottom three and never was a better time available to at least consolidate status.
WEATHER: wet up on the wild & windy moor . . KIT: all blue.

GRAHAM POTTER looked at this ongoing relentless Prem schedule with an eye to forthcoming FA Cup knockout excitement.
His midseason injury list was not too long currently, although March now appeared to be out for months rather than weeks.
However Welbeck was back among substitutes, rejoining recalled loanees Tau, Moder and Karbownik.

TEAM . . . . . . . . . 26 Sanchez
. 34 Veltman, 3 White, 5 Dunk, 4 Webster, 33 Burn
. . . . . 13 Gross, 8 Bissouma, 10 Mac Allister
. . . . . . . . . . . 9 Maupay, 7 Connolly

BENCH: 31 Walton, 6 Karbownik, 17 Alzate, 15 Moder, 22 Tau, 29 Zeqiri.
18 Welbeck (62), 11 Trossard (62), 14 Lallana (75).


GOALS: 0-1 - 36 . DUNK heads home from a Gross set piece that beats home keeper and defenders on the line.
1-1 - 53 . Clarets pressure ends in a leveller after Seagulls cannot clear their lines from several attempts.


INCIDENTS: 7 - hosts threat o/s . 8 - Maupay header . 19 - VAR check visitors pen . 21 - Gross f/k .
26 - Sanchez saves . 27 - hosts miss . 29 - locals over . 40 - big home pressure . 42 - Connolly pop saved .
45 - Sanchez parries . 50 - Connolly twice over . 53 - Dunk block . 57 - VAR check hosts o/s .
70 - Sanchez saves . 73 - Webster injured . 82 - Mac Allister injured . 89 - VAR check in hosts area.

YELLOWS: none.

SUBS: 62 - Welbeck & Trossard for Connolly & Welbeck . 75 - Lallana for Webster.


SYNOPSIS: the first half developed into a scrap for possession with little domination from either outfit.
Visitors led in the last ten minutes to enter the interval from pole position.
Clarets got back to parity soon after turnaround and put concerted pressure on travellers half. Potter responded with a double change up front and reshaped to 442.
Constant build up from locals fighting for the ball force visitors back and disrupt their previous forward movement.
Closing moments saw Seagulls rally and dig in to preserve a point.
At the death the away side scrambled a draw.


NUMBERS: poss 54%-46%, on target 7-2, off target 13-8, corners 8-7,
fouls 8-10, yellows 2-0, subs 0-3, shape 442-532 . . gd-5 pt25 po15

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