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Burnley beat Fulham 2 – 1


Fulham scored two own goals in three minutes as Burnley claimed victory in a crucial relegation battle at Turf Moor, without registering a single shot on target.

A stunning Andre Schurrle volley had seen the visitors take the lead after two minutes before defenders Joe Bryan and Denis Odoi both diverted the ball into their own net.

Jeff Hendrick was the provider for both goals, with the Republic of Ireland international’s drilled cross cannoning in off Bryan’s left leg for the equaliser.

And a clipped cross into the Fulham box from the left, saw Odoi head past Sergio Rico.

It is the first time since the 2003-04 season that a team has scored two goals in the Premier League game without a shot on target.

Cottagers boss Claudio Ranieri introduced Luciano Vietto off the bench in the second half, and the striker came closest to finding the equaliser with two good chances.

He was denied first by James Tarkowski on the line before Clarets captain Tom Heaton produced a fine save. The result sees Burnley move up to 15th after their third consecutive league win, while Fulham remain in 19th.


Source: BBC News