Burnley 1-1 Brighton: Johan Gudmundsson ensures hosts take share of the spoils in battling draw after Lewis Dunk had headed in-form guests into early lead at Turf Moor
- Brighton captain Lewis Dunk scored a towering first-half header from a nook
- Burnley midfielder Johann Gudmundsson equalised with a close-range rebound
- Result means Burnley transfer 9 and Brighton 11 factors away from the drop zone
Brighton’s Johan Gudmundsson scored his first objective for 18 months to disclaim Brighton a fifth consecutive clear sheet and victory at Turf Moor.
Gudmundsson steered dwelling from the fringe of the field after 53 minutes to cancel out Lewis Dunk’s opener for Brighton as each side shared the spoils to maintain distance between themselves and the backside three.
In a sport extra entertaining than many neutrals would have predicted, Brighton stretched their unbeaten run to 5 video games as they constructed upon final week’s shock win away to Liverpool.
Brighton’s Lewis Dunk (second proper) opened the scoring with a strong header from a nook
The Seagulls’ skipper scored his third league objective of the season from Pascal Gross’ supply
Burnley, the solely different aspect to win at Anfield this season, improved significantly in the second half to deserve their level.
In pouring rain, Burnley rapidly ended a run of greater than three hours with out an effort on the right track when Ben Mee headed at Robert Sanchez. But Brighton loved the higher of the first half, with Pascal Gross losing a free-kick after Neal Maupay had been fouled by Ben Mee proper on the fringe of the penalty space.
Burnley additionally gained a free-kick in a harmful position with Dwight McNeil making an attempt to catch out Sanchez at the close to publish. The goalkeeper tipped round the publish and saved once more from James Tarkowski at the following nook.
The Clarets are identified for his or her aerial energy so it will have irritated Sean Dyche that they fell behind to a header at a set piece after 36 minutes.
Just eight minutes into the second half, Burnley midfielder Johann Gudmundsson equalised
The winger lashed dwelling from shut vary after Robert Sanchez parried Ashley Barnes’ effort
Icelandic worldwide Gudmundsson scored what Burnley clearly felt was a deserved leveller
Pascal Gross’ outswinger discovered Dunk in a surprisingly beneficiant quantity of house and the Seagulls skipper took full benefit to energy into the nook past Nick Pope’s despairing dive.
The breakthrough livened up each side. For Burnley, Jack Cork fired over after Matt Lowton’s run from right-back had brought about issues. McNeil’s shot from eight yards was then thwarted by a robust hand from Sanchez.
At the different finish, Pope wanted to stretch his lengthy arms to tip Connolly’s shot round the publish shortly earlier than half-time.
Burnley began the second half like a group given some urging by Sean Dyche in the dressing-room.
Their elevated depth was rewarded with an equaliser. Ashley Barnes and Erik Pieters had been each denied however when the ball fell to Gudmundsson on the fringe of the field, it was a case of third time fortunate.
Clarets striker Barnes (proper) then thought he netted with a header from inside the space
But the former Brighton ahead’s objective was dominated out for offside, to Barnes’ evident frustration
The Icelander rolled the ball dwelling and marked the finish of his objective drought by casually elevating his arms in celebration.
It was the first objective Brighton had conceded in 459 minutes once they had been crushed 1-0 at Manchester City 5 video games beforehand.
Burnley might have accomplished the comeback. Barnes was denied by a superb block from Sanchez and noticed a header dominated out for offside.
The goalkeeper then bravely saved from Matej Vydra at point-blank vary and was caught by Barnes’ follow-through as he held onto the rebound.
Brighton boss Graham Potter added extra physicality to his line-up by sending on Danny Welbeck for the diminutive Aaron Connolly. It was sufficient to protect their little unbeaten run which has additionally included wins in opposition to Leeds and Spurs.
The consequence means Burnley transfer 9 factors and Brighton 11 factors away from the relegation zone
MATCH FACTS AND RATINGS
Burnley (4-4-2): Pope 7; Lowton 6.5, Tarkowski 6, Mee 6, Pieters 6; Gudmundsson 6.5, Westwood 6, Cork 6, McNeil 7; Vydra 6, Barnes 5.5.
Substitutes not used: Peacock-Farrell (GK); Bardsley, Dunne, Long, Driscoll-Glennon, Benson, Stephens, Rodriguez, Mumbongo.
Yellow playing cards: Mee 19, Gudmundsson 28.
Goal: Gudmundsson 53.
Brighton (3-5-2): Sanchez 7; White 7, Dunk 7.5, Webster 6.5 (Lallana 75, 6); Veltman 6, Gross 7, Mac Allister 6, Bissouma 6.5, Burn 6; Connolly 6 (Welbeck 62, 6), Maupay 6.5 (Trossard 62, 6.5).
Substitutes not used: Walton (GK); Karbownik, Alzate, Moder, Tau, Zeqiri.
Goal: Dunk 36.
Referee: Anthony Taylor 5.5.