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Burnley 0-0 Brighton & Hove Albion

Michael Kightly

Burnley lost ground on the top two in the Championship as they were held to a goalless draw by Brighton.

Michael Kightly hit the post for the Clarets in the first half after a clever corner routine.

Brighton midfielder Jake Forster-Caskey then headed the ball off his own post in the second half from David Jones's free-kick.

Andrea Orlandi had the chance to win the game for the visitors but Tom Heaton kept his close-range shot out.

The Clarets are unbeaten at home in the league since March but are now three points off QPR and 11 behind leaders Leicester.

Their first big chance came when Kightly played a short corner to Danny Ings, who backheeled it to him before the winger hit the base of the post from an angle.

Sam Vokes headed a Jones free-kick wide and Michael Duff toe-poked an Ings cross over from close range.

Visiting keeper Tomasz Kuszczak saved a Vokes header on the line and Jones's free-kick was diverted onto the post by the Seagulls' Forster-Caskey.

Brighton almost won it when Heaton denied Orlandi and Burnley's Ashley Barnes then put an overhead kick wide against his old side.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche:

Sean Dyche

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Post-match: Burnley manager Dyche

"That's the nature of the division, we're the surprise package. I certainly don't think Leicester are and I certainly don't think QPR are.

"We are that surprise package and that can be favourable to us. We have got a team who play without that feeling that them other clubs have got because there is that demand on those clubs to get the job done.

"Ours is slightly different - we have our own expectation, of course - but the outside expectation is lesser so on Burnley than them boys who are up there now."

Brighton assistant boss Nathan Jones:

Nathan Jones

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Post-match: Brighton coach Nathan Jones

"I don't think we were defensive-minded in any way. We never set up to defend and to just get a point. We came here to win the game.

"Credit to them, they put long balls in, put us on the back foot with aerial play so we had to defend well and we defended fantastically well.

"Ironically, we had a great chance at the end to take all three points but, I'm being brutally honest, that would have been slightly harsh on Burnley."

Line-ups

Burnley

  • 1Heaton
  • 2Trippier
  • 6Mee
  • 14Jones
  • 4Duff
  • 5Shackell
  • 19KightlySubstituted forBarnesat 75'minutes
  • 8Marney
  • 9Vokes
  • 10Ings
  • 37Arfield

Substitutes

  • 11Stanislas
  • 12Cisak
  • 15Edgar
  • 22Stock
  • 28Long
  • 30Barnes
  • 33Hewitt

Brighton

  • 29Kuszczak
  • 2Bruno
  • 17Ward
  • 4Andrews
  • 3Greer
  • 20Upson
  • 38Ince
  • 18Forster-Caskey
  • 19UlloaBooked at 90mins
  • 21D. LópezSubstituted forOrlandiat 67'minutes
  • 25Lua LuaSubstituted forMarchat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Brezovan
  • 5Dunk
  • 10Agustien
  • 11Orlandi
  • 14Calderón
  • 22Obika
  • 27March
Referee:
Oliver Langford
Attendance:
11,054

Match Stats

Home TeamBurnleyAway TeamBrighton
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home14
Away11
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Burnley 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burnley 0, Brighton and Hove Albion 0.

Hand ball by Scott Arfield (Burnley).

Foul by Leonardo Ulloa (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Ben Mee (Burnley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jake Forster-Caskey (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Ashley Barnes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Leonardo Ulloa (Brighton and Hove Albion) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Leonardo Ulloa (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Michael Duff (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Sam Vokes with a headed pass.

Foul by Leonardo Ulloa (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Ben Mee (Burnley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Leonardo Ulloa (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Andrea Orlandi with a cross.

Attempt saved. Andrea Orlandi (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jake Forster-Caskey.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Keith Andrews (Brighton and Hove Albion) because of an injury.

Jake Forster-Caskey (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Vokes (Burnley).

Substitution

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Solly March replaces Kazenga Lua Lua.

Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kieran Trippier (Burnley).

Attempt saved. Ben Mee (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Michael Duff (Burnley) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by David Jones following a set piece situation.

Foul by Jake Forster-Caskey (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Dean Marney (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Ashley Barnes replaces Michael Kightly.

Attempt saved. Danny Ings (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Tomasz Kuszczak.

Attempt saved. Sam Vokes (Burnley) header from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross.

Attempt missed. David Jones (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt missed. Andrea Orlandi (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Leonardo Ulloa.

Attempt saved. Ben Mee (Burnley) header from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by David Jones with a cross.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Keith Andrews.

Substitution

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Andrea Orlandi replaces David López.

Attempt missed. Leonardo Ulloa (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kazenga Lua Lua with a headed pass.

Kazenga Lua Lua (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kieran Trippier (Burnley).

Foul by Keith Andrews (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Sam Vokes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Leicester2820352363
2QPR2716741655
3Burnley27141031952
4Derby2815671751
5Nottm Forest26111141344
6Reading2812881144
7Ipswich2810108840
8Brighton2710107740
9Blackburn281099039
10Middlesbrough289109637
11Wigan261079237
12Leeds2710611036
13Huddersfield279711334
14Bournemouth279711-1234
15Blackpool288911-1233
16Watford257108531
17Birmingham277812-329
18Bolton2761011-1228
19Doncaster287714-1828
20Sheff Wed265129-127
21Millwall276813-2326
22Charlton265912-1224
23Barnsley264913-1921
24Yeovil265516-1820
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