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.

Burnley’s new owners pledge to back Sean Dyche

ALK Capital have completed their takeover of the Clarets, acquiring a controlling 84 per cent stake in the club, after the deal was approved and ratified by the Premier League.

Pace, who succeeds Mike Garlick as chairman, revealed ALK had been “very, very big fans” of Dyche “for some time” – and stand ready to give the green light to fresh investment in the squad during the January transfer window.

Garlick, who had held just less than 50 per cent of the club’s shares, will remain on the board of directors and felt the deal represented a “natural progression” for Burnley.

Commenting on the possibility of adding to his injury-reduced squad, and speaking before confirmation of ALK’s completed takeover, manager Sean Dyche had been somewhat cautious.

“If there are things in the market we think we can align, we will,” he said. “If there’s not, we’ll keep operating with the group we’ve got.”

Burnley deepen Sheffield United’s misery with 1-0 Turf Moor win

Chris Wilder’s miserable run stretches on into the New Year but the Clarets find themselves cruising away from the drop zone.

Burnley have forged a well-earned reputation of being tough to crack at home, and they were on the front foot early on, as Ashley Barnes tested Aaron Ramsdale.

And with Dyche’s team firmly on top in the first half, skipper Ben Mee nodded them in front before the break.

The Blades tried to make a fist of it after the restart, with David McGoldrick bringing a smart reflex stop from Nick Pope.

But the expected United onslaught never really materialised as they limped to another disappointing defeat.

Full Time at Turf Moor it’s Burnley 1 Sheffield United 0

Leeds United edge out 1-0 win over Burnley

The Whites were shell shocked at Old Trafford but an early penalty from Patrick Bamford edged out all three points against the Clarets.

Marcelo Bielsa’s team returned to form with a high energy start as Bamford put them ahead after five minutes.

Burnley keeper Nick Pope clattered into him inside the box and the former Chelsea man continued his impressive start to Premier League life and smashed home from the spot.

The hosts continued to dominate from there on as Rodrigo Moreno tested Pope and the England keeper produced an instinctive stop from Jack Harrison.

Sean Dyche’s side did haul themselves into it after the restart with Matt Lowton and Ashley Westwood testing Illan Meslier.

Leeds looked comfortable to bed in the closing stages and eek out the win but Dyche’s side missed a golden chance to nick a point.

Leeds completely failed to clear their lines as Westwood’s cross wormed its way to Jay Rodriguez, but the Burnley fans favourite could only lash over the bar.

Full Time at Elland Road it’s Leeds United 1 Burnley 0

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 star James Tarkowski to spark January transfer bidding war

The England international missed the opening weeks of the Clarets amid constant speculation over a move to Leicester.

The Clarets dug their heels in over that, refusing to accept less than £40m for their star man.
However, as per reports from local outlet Lancashire Live, Burnley are resigned to losing the 28-year old as he enters the final year of his contract.

Tarkowski’s current deal expires in July 2022, but Burnley will be determined to avoid losing him on a free next year and could broker a deal.

The Foxes are likely to renter the race to sign him, at a reduced price, with Manchester United and West Ham also rumoured to be tracking him.

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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

Riyad Mahrez nets a hat trick as Manchester City crush Burnley 5-0

Pep Guardiola’s side have been in dire need of a dominant performance in recent weeks, and a hat trick from Riyad Mahrez power his side to all three points.

City dominated this one from start to finish at the Etihad, with Mahrez edging them in front after six minutes.

James Tarkowski gifted possession to Kevin De Bruyne just inside his own half and the Belgian fed the rampaging Mahrez to fire a brilliant effort past Bailey Peacock-Farrell.

And Burnley were to shoot themselves in the foot yet again on 24 minutes, as Mahrez seized on a loose ball on the edge of the box and fired an unstoppable effort home.

With the Clarets simply chasing shadows before the break, a brilliant team goal from Benjamin Mendy essentially sealed the tie before the break.

De Bruyne was once again at the heart of it for City, finding Mendy on the overlap after a 25 pass move, and the French full back powered into the far corner.

And there was to be no slowing down from Pep’s men after the break as they continued to tear Burnley to bits.

Ferran Torres got himself in on the act on the hour as he tucked home another City passing carousel, before Mahrez completed a hat trick just after.

The Algerian was unplayable for Burnley on the day and he bulleted home a header from Phil Foden’s clever cross to make five goals and three points for Pep.

Full Time at the Etihad Stadium it’s Manchester City 5 Burnley 0

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.

Chelsea outclass Burnley in 3-0 Premier League win at Turf Moor

The Blues have lost just once this season but goals from Hakim Ziyech, Kurt Zouma and Timo Werner mean they end a run of draws as Burnley’s struggles continue.

The Clarets were the brighter of the two sides in the opening stages as Ashley Barnes wasted a brilliant early chance.

But that proved to be a brief flicker of positivity for Sean Dyche’s team as Nick Pope was quickly called into action to deny Tammy Abraham.

And with the Blues upping the pressure on Dyche’s out of form side, Ziyech netted his first Premier League goal on 27 minutes.

Abraham’s neat pass found him in space inside the box and his deflected strike flew past Pope.

Despite Burnley showing some signs of life after the break their lack of cutting edge meant Chelsea were able to wrestle back control.

But despite Burnley working hard to plug the gaps as Chelsea poured forward, a simple corner found Zouma in space at the back post and he powered a header past Pope.

That goal drained the life from Burnley as a ruthless Chelsea counter attack exposed them for a third goal.

Reece James’ ball forward released Ziyech and he played in Werner to fire home.

Chelsea created chances for a fourth in the final minutes but in the end, it was to be three goals and three points for Lampard.

Full Time at Turf Moor it’s Burnley 0 Chelsea 3

Premier League Preview: Burnley v Tottenham

The Clarets are yet to win in the Premier League this season and Sean Dyche is battling against a constant injury crisis.

Key trio Ben Mee, Jack Cork and Phil Bardsley all remain sidelined through injury but Matt Lowton and Erik Pieters could make the squad.

Spurs have been one of the Premier League’s most exciting sides in recent weeks but Mourinho will be unhappy with their defensive record.

His side surrendered a three-goal lead against West Ham last weekend and the Portuguese boss is set to make changes.

Eric Dier will come into the side if he passes a late fitness test and Gareth Bale looks certain to make his first Spurs start since 2013.

And it’s set for a late night in Lancashire with an 8pm kick off at Turf Moor.

Danny Ings seals 1-0 Southampton Premier League win at Burnley

Neither side created a huge amount on a freezing cold night in Lancashire, but the cutting edge of Ings tipped the balance for the Saints.

Burnley’s patched up defence struggled to settle in the opening stages, as Southampton’s efficiency on the break handed them the lead after five minutes.

Kyle Walker Peters fed Che Adams in behind and Ings did brilliantly to get across his man to fire home his low cross.

The Clarets did look to step it up after the break, as New Zealand international Chris Wood threatened Alex McCarthy from close range.

With the visitors unsure whether to stick twist on their narrow lead, Burnley began to grow in confidence in the closing stages, as full back Charlie Taylor tested McCarthy with a piledriver.

But despite the occasional long distance threat, Burnley were unable to find a spark up top as Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side picked up their first win of the campaign.

Full time at Turf Moor it’s Burnley 0 Southampton 1