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Summary

  1. Brighton have taken just two points from the last six games
  2. Burnley have won six of their last eight league matches

Live Reporting

By Kris Holland

All times stated are UK

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Brighton 0-0 Burnley

That's all from the The Amex.

Our coverage of today's Premier League action continues here.

Thanks for joining me.

FULL-TIME

Brighton 0-0 Burnley

And that is that.

Not as bad a game as the score would have you think, but how we haven't seen at least one goal today...I'm not quite sure.

YELLOW CARD

Brighton 0-0 Burnley

Shane Duffy is booked for deliberate handball.

It's his fifth yellow of the season and he's banned for the game against Watford next Saturday.

Silly.

Brighton 0-0 Burnley

This one has died a death.

Four minutes for someone to make me eat my words.

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Izquierdo throws himself down in box, but the referee isn't interested. Should he have been booked for a dive?

SUBSTITUTION

Brighton 0-0 Burnley

And now another change for Brighton, with Anthony Knockaert off, and Jose Izquierdo on.

SUBSTITUTION

Brighton 0-0 Burnley

That's the end of Chris Wood's contribution, as he is replaced by Sam Vokes.

Less than 10 minutes for a winner, now.

YELLOW CARD

Brighton 0-0 Burnley

Another booking in this match, as Dale Stephens is punished for a foul on Charlie Taylor.

GREAT SAVE!

Brighton 0-0 Burnley

That was the chance that Burnley had been waiting for - and it has gone begging.

Barnes sends Wood clear with a great pass, but he hesitates before Ryan races from goal to block the striker's attempted chip.

YELLOW CARD

Brighton 0-0 Burnley

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Ashley Barnes' first contribution to this match is to get himself booked - and it's needless, if comical, as he bundles Mat Ryan into his own net after the keeper grabbed a misdirected header.

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SUBSTITUTION

Brighton 0-0 Burnley

And here is the change for Burnley, with Defour replaced by Barnes.

YELLOW CARD

Brighton 0-0 Burnley

Solly March is booked for a foul on Phil Bardsley.

That was good refereeing from Chris Kavanagh, who only brandished the card after playing advantage for Burnley.

Brighton 0-0 Burnley

That change for the home side prompts some activity in the Burnley dugout, with Ashley Barnes sent to warm up.

SUBSTITUTION

Brighton 0-0 Burnley

Brighton make a change first, with Glenn Murray off in place of Tomer Hemed.

I wonder what's going through Murray's mind as he takes his place on the bench. If you're just joining us, he missed a penalty for Albion in the first half.

GREAT SAVE!

Brighton 0-0 Burnley

The game just seems to be lacking tempo, before a sensational double save from Mat Ryan.

He twice denies Scott Arfield from close range, and when Chris Wood pops the ball into an open goal, he's flagged offside.

What a chance for Arfield.

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Brighton 0-0 Burnley

A brilliant 70-yard run from Johann Berg Gudmundsson wins a corner that sees Dale Stephens clear Tarkowski's header off the line.

CLOSE!

Brighton 0-0 Burnley

Brighton go close once again, as Anthony Knockaert finds possession before charging towards the Burnley goal.

The Frenchman's low angled effort goes through the legs of Ben Mee and beyond the outstretched palm of Pope and trickles just wide with Murray unable to connect either.

Brighton 0-0 Burnley

Chance for Burnley, as Jeff Hendrick finds Chris Wood in a good area just outside the box...but his shot is tame and easily saved by Mat Ryan

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YELLOW CARD

Brighton 0-0 Burnley

Burnley's Charlie Taylor is shown a yellow card for a late challenge on Anthony Knockaert.

KICK-OFF

Brighton 0-0 Burnley

We are ready to get going again at the Amex.

No changes for either side at the break, so here's a reminder of how the two sides line up...

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Brighton 0-0 Burnley

Brighton (shown here on the left) have made real use of both flanks so far in this match; but it has been a far more disjointed offering from Burnley who have struggled to create much in Brighton's third of the pitch.

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HALF-TIME

Brighton 0-0 Burnley

That's our lot for the first half at the Amex.

Brighton dominant and creating plenty, but with nothing to show for it.

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Brighton 0-0 Burnley

Even without that missed penalty the home side have had plenty of chances to open the scoring.

We'll have one added minute before the break.

Brighton 0-0 Burnley

That missed penalty hasn't really changed the flow of the game, it's still all Brighton at the Amex.

Burnley will be pleased to get to half-time with the scores still level.

Brighton 0-0 Burnley

There's a bit of a case to suggest that justice has been done for Burnley with that penalty miss.

Replays show that Murray, sensing the presence of Tarkowski, seems to hook his leg around the defender and go to ground quite easily. The Albion man was certainly looking for it.

MISSED PENALTY

Brighton 0-0 Burnley

Murray takes the spot-kick himself...and it's woeful! He blasts over Nick Pope's crossbar.

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PENALTY

Brighton 0-0 Burnley

Brighton will have a chance to make their pressure count now.

James Tarkowski gets into a tangle with Glenn Murray inside the Burnley box and referee Chris Kavanagh points to the spot.

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Brighton 0-0 Burnley

Good possession for Brighton so far, but nothing to show for it at this stage.

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Brighton 0-0 Burnley

At the other end, Johann Berg Gudmundsson sees a left-footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Good game, this.

CLOSE!

Brighton 0-0 Burnley

The home side must be wondering how they haven't scored, as Phil Bardsley clears the ball off the line.

The Burnley defender rises high to stop Lewis Dunk's header. He's taken one for the team there.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Brighton 0-0 Burnley

It's all Brighton now.

The Seagulls launch a four-man attack and go so close to opening the scoring.

Anthony Knockaert takes a shot from inside the area and it hits the woodwork. The ball continues to ping around the box before Burnley eventually relieve some pressure.

This is a really positive spell of play from the hosts.

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Albion's 4-2-3-1 system requires their wingers to be on the ball in wide positions, and that delivery from Bruno is an early suggestion that Brighton will create opportunities this afternoon, as another ball in from the right wing from Knockaert glances off the head of Murray and goes well wide.

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Brighton go close again!

This time it's Bruno with time and space on the right, he looks up and assesses his options before picking out the head of Glenn Murray who makes a powerful and goal-bound connection from six yards - but it's straight into the grateful gloves of Nick Pope.

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Brighton 0-0 Burnley

Bruno wins a free-kick on the right wing after a foul by Scott Arfield, presenting Brighton's first sight at goal.

The ball is sent in by Anthony Knockaert and Lewis Dunk volleys at goal, but his effort cannons off the back of team-mate Shane Duffy and out for a goal-kick.

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Burnley finding some joy down the right against Brighton early on.

Jack Cork has time to assess his options at the byline before sending the ball to the far post where it is headed skywards - but not away from danger - by Bruno

Phil Bardsley is the next to send a delivery into the box and it finds the head of Chris Wood who sees his firm header repelled by Mat Ryan, but a foul is given against the New Zealand international for a push on his marker.

Brighton 0-0 Burnley

Early free-kick to Burnley inside their own half after Glenn Murray concedes a foul.

Nick Pope takes the ball off captain Ben Mee and launches it long down the field.

A good ball into the box seeks the head of Chris Wood, but Lewis Dunk heads it away for a corner which comes to nothing.

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KICK-OFF

Brighton 0-0 Burnley

We are under way at the Amex, on a dry but cloudy afternoon.

If you're late joining us, here's a reminder of how the two teams line up...

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Burnley XI infographic
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Brighton v Burnley (15:00 GMT)

The two teams are making their way out to the pitch at the Amex.

Brighton are in their usual blue and white striped shirts and blue shorts, while Burnley are in claret shirts and sky blue shorts.

'Can Burnley's impressive run continue?'

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Steve Wilson

Match of the Day commentator

There is so much that is remarkable about Burnley's season it's hard to know where to start.

Perhaps the most impressive thing about them is that they are playing with such small margins week after week; only two of the 17 league games they have played this season have been decided by more than a single goal.

Eight of their nine wins, and three of their four defeats, have been by the smallest possible margin. If there is a mental strain to that, it's not showing.

Brighton have hit the kind of lean patch which Chris Hughton would always have known was possible. Just two points from their last six games, and one goal in five (a penalty), have left them only three points above the relegation zone.

'Dyche is British, that's why he's not getting bigger job'

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Ray Wilkins

Former England midfielder on BBC Radio 5 live

To finish the weekend in fourth place before anyone else kicked off was incredible. I couldn’t believe it. Burnley have turned their home form into their away form too.

The way they play, their unity is fantastic. Nobody thinks they’re better than anyone else. I love it. When they make a substitution, they hug each other and on they go.

When you go to a club who are higher with more successful players, you take on the ego. Sean Dyche has a player who is just a level - without being disrespectful – below the top level. If you go top level, it’s very different. Their players will have a totally different outlook on football.

He's British, that's why he's not being given the opportunity to get a job in the top four or top five.

You have to beat the teams around your area. They beat those teams and now they’re beating the teams in the middle of the table. They are sixth, ahead of Arsenal and Leicester.

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