WEST BROM 1-1 BURNLEY: MIXED EMOTIIJS AS CLARETS ARE DENIED VICTORY
Burnley may have been stunned by a late equaliser but most Clarets fans will know their side hardly deserved a point in their 1-1 draw at the Hawthorns. Struggling to break free from the clutches of West Brom’s narrow midfield, the usually-dominant trio of Josh Cullen, Jack Cork and Josh Brownhill never really got going as they were suffocated by Okay Yokuslu and Jayson Molumby in the centre of the park, unable to play the swift, ‘olé’ worthy passing game of the weeks before.
More slack defending gave Karlan Grant the chance to fire off a pop-shot from the edge of the area, but Charlie Taylor and Taylor Harwood-Bellis were equal to the challenge. The hosts had the best chance of the game up to that point on the 20-minute mark.
Another break down the right – where it must be said, Ian Maatsen struggled throughout – saw Wallace swing the ball in, and though his back-post cross was met by Conor Townsend, Arijanet Muric got down well to save. Kyle Bartley rose well from the resulting in-swinging corner, and he left Muric stranded as his header hit the bar.
Yet on the 27-minute mark, Burnley’s defensive work was rewarded when a Rodriguez long ball found Tella in acres of space. The speedster brought the ball down expertly before delightfully taking it past a stranded Button who brought him down.
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