Burnley into the FA Cup Fourth Round after MK Dons penalty shootout win

The Clarets needed a 94th minute strike from Matej Vydra before the steadiness from the spot secured a place in the last 32.

Sean Dyche’s side were comfortably the better team in the first 45, but despite carving out chance after chance, Dons keeper Lee Nicholls proved a one-man barrier.

And with Burnley banging on the door with no luck before the break, the visitors took full advantage as Cameron Jerome nodded past Will Norris.

That setback seemed to dent Burnley’s confidence after the restart with Robbie Brady’s drive their best effort.

But despite looking set for an FA Cup giant killing, the cup gods were shine on Dyche for once, as substitute Vydra tapped in Joel Mumbongo’s free kick.

However, the Czech international almost reversed his good work in extra time as he wasted two brilliant chances and missed in the shoot out.

But Burnley keeper Norris got him out of jail with two crucial penalty stops to send Dyche’s team through.

Full Time at Turf Moor after 90 minutes it was Burnley 1 MK Dons 1 with the Clarets edging out a 4-3 win on penalties.

Premier League: Burnley vs Sheffield United

The blades have endured a record-breaking-ly poor start to the season, becoming the first team to ever reach boxing day without a win.

If Chris Wilder’s side needed proof that a fast turn-around was possible, he’ll only have to look across the dugout.

Sean Dyche’s men have propelled their season in to gear and jumped out of relegation places after picking up 8 of their 13 points this season in their last 5 games.

The Burnley boss does have injury problems, however, with Matej Vydra, Jack Cork and Johann Berg Gudmundsson all expected to remain sidelined for Tuesday’s home game against Sheffield United.

Dwight McNeil (groin) and Robbie Brady (hamstring) also missed out at Elland Road, but both wingers could return to contention.

The visitors also have some availability issues, with three forwards all potentially missing the tie.

Oliver Burke departed midway through their Boxing Day match against Everton, while neither Lys Mousett or Oli McBurnie are at full fitness, claims Wilder.

The game is a 18:00 pm kick-off on Tuesdsay 29th December.

Premier League: Burnley vs Sheffield United

The blades have endured a record-breaking-ly poor start to the season, becoming the first team to ever reach boxing day without a win.

If Chris Wilder’s side needed proof that a fast turn-around was possible, he’ll only have to look across the dugout.

Sean Dyche’s men have propelled their season in to gear and jumped out of relegation places after picking up 8 of their 13 points this season in their last 5 games.

The Burnley boss does have injury problems, however, with Matej Vydra, Jack Cork and Johann Berg Gudmundsson all expected to remain sidelined for Tuesday’s home game against Sheffield United.

Dwight McNeil (groin) and Robbie Brady (hamstring) also missed out at Elland Road, but both wingers could return to contention.

The visitors also have some availability issues, with three forwards all potentially missing the tie.

Oliver Burke departed midway through their Boxing Day match against Everton, while neither Lys Mousett or Oli McBurnie are at full fitness, claims Wilder.

The game is a 18:00 pm kick-off on Tuesdsay 29th December.

Premier League Preview: Leeds United v Burnley

The Whites were smashed 6-2 by Manchester United last time out and the Argentinian coach was livid in his post-match press conference.

His players are likely to have been in for extra sessions over the Christmas period but Bielsa is famously loyal to his players and most should keep their place.

Skipper Liam Cooper will have a late test on a knee problem with Spanish international Diego Llorente set to return and partner him at the back.

And for visitors Burnley, Sean Dyche’s side returned to winning ways against Wolves last time out and he will stick to the tried and trusted in Yorkshire.

Robbie Brady has shaken off a knock in time to travel with Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood back in business up top.

And it’s a 12pm start on December 27th at Elland Road

Premier League Preview: Arsenal v Burnley

The Gunners have won just once in Premier League action in two months and Mikel Arteta is in desperate of a positive result against the Clarets.

The Spaniard rested the bulk of his stars for their Europa League win over Dundalk in midweek with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Bukayo Saka and Hector Bellerin returning.

But he will still be without the suspended Nicolas Pepe for this one, with Thomas Partey and David Luiz both facing late fitness tests.

For the visitors, manager Sean Dyche is a creature of habit, and he could name an unchanged team from their draw at Everton last week.

Robbie Brady has shaken off a dead leg in time to travel with Ashley Barnes the only potential change for Dyche.

Kick Off is 7.15pm on Sunday night at the Emirates Stadium

Burnley battle out 1-1 Premier League draw with Everton

Sean Dyche’s side couldn’t live with City at the Etihad, but Robbie Brady’s early goal secured a battling point for the Clarets.

Burnley have been slow starters this season, however, Brady’s fine strike edged them in front after just two minutes.

Allan’s poor pass in midfield was seized on by the Irishman and he fired a superb effort beyond Jordan Pickford.

However, despite the early setback, the Blues reacted positively, as Carlo Ancelotti’s team dominated the first 45.

Clarets keeper Nick Pope enhanced his growing reputation as he produced brilliant stops to deny Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison.

But, with the visitors firmly in the ascendancy, man of the moment Calvert-Lewin tucked home his 11th league goal of the campaign.

Allan made up for his earlier error with a surging run into the box, he found Richarlison in space, and Calvert-Lewin bravely slid home the Brazilian’s cross.

Everton did pick up where they left off after the break, as Pope pulled off another vital save to keep out James Rodriguez’s swirling effort.

Burnley looked to bed in for the draw in the closing stages, as Everton struggled to engineer a clear breakthrough.

But it was Dyche’s side that almost snatched a winner in the final minutes but Pickford reacted brilliantly to deny Chris
Wood.

Full Time at Turf Moor it’s Burnley 1 Everton 1

Premier League Preview: Burnley v Crystal Palace

Sean Dyche’s side are without a Premier League win so far, but two draws from their last four games gives hope a result in this one.

Dyche does have some key names coming back from injury, with Jack Cork, Phil Bardsley and Charlie Taylor all back fit.

Cork is likely to be the only change for the Clarets however, with Robbie Brady set to drop out after a busy week away with Ireland.

Palace boss Roy Hodgson is also set for limited changes, after the Eagles impressed with a 4-1 win over Leeds last time out.

Eberechi Eze has passed a fitness test and should start again, with Gary Cahill and James McCarthy also pushing for a starting return in Lancashire.

And it’s a 5.30pm kick off at Turf Moor on Monday night.