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Burnley 1-0 Hull City

By Timothy AbrahamBBC Sport
Ashley Barnes
Burnley striker Ashley Barnes scored his first Premier League goal against Hull
  • Burnley clinch first win of the season
  • Barnes nets first goal of the campaign
  • Hull fail to score for third consecutive game
  • Hull finish with 10 men after Davies injury

Ashley Barnes ended Burnley's wait for a Premier League win with the only goal of the game against Hull at Turf Moor.

The Clarets had not won since returning to the top flight and were the only professional club in England without a victory this season.

Burnley 1-0 Hull: Sean Dyche 'delighted' with first league win

But striker Barnes secured the three points against Hull with a header five minutes into the second half.

Hull were unable to find an equaliser with Abel Hernandez's shot on the turn the best they could muster.

The last time the Clarets went longer without a win from the start of a season was a 14-match streak in 1970-71.

But this victory, their first since a 1-0 win over Ipswich in the Championship on 26 April, was richly deserved by Sean Dyche's team.

The Burnley boss will also have been pleased that his side managed to keep a clean sheet, having conceded 15 goals in their last six Premier League games before this contest.

It was their first shut-out since their goalless draw with Sunderland at Turf Moor in the middle of September.

Steve Harper replaced Eldin Jakupovic in the starting line-up for Hull following the third-choice goalkeeper's error in Hull's 1-0 home defeat by Southampton last weekend.

Tigers tamed by Clarets
Burnley have now won all three of their top-flight encounters with Hull

And the veteran was busier than Burnley counterpart Tom Heaton in the first half as Dyche's side created the better of the chances.

Danny Ings went close almost straight from kick-off when he latched on to a high ball and clipped a left-footed shot just wide of the post as Harper narrowed the angle.

The Clarets striker, who scored 21 goals in the club's promotion-winning campaign, went close again shortly after with a volley from close range which brought a fine save out of Harper.

The hosts continued in the same vein after the interval and were rewarded with a goal five minutes into the second half from Barnes, who was restored the starting line-up having not even been included in the squad for Burnley's 3-0 loss at Arsenal last time out.

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Kieran Trippier's high cross from the right picked out Barnes, who found space in between James Chester and Ahmed Elmohamady, and planted a powerful header past Harper.

Hull boss Steve Bruce introduced Gaston Ramirez, Stephen Quinn and Hatem Ben Arfa before the hour mark in an effort to give his side more impetus.

The decision to bring on all three substitutes backfired on Bruce, however, as captain Curtis Davies sustained a back injury 10 minutes later and despite trying to play on, left the pitch as Hull played the remainder with 10 men.

Hull striker Hernandez caused a few nerves with a shot on the turn saved by Heaton, but Burnley hung on to secure victory.

Burnley and Hull players
Both sets of players observed a minute's silence before kick-off at Turf Moor ahead of Remembrance Sunday
James Chester
Hull defender James Chester received his fourth card of the season for a foul on Burnley's George Boyd
Ashley Barnes
Ashley Barnes, centre, scored his first goal since Burnley's 2-0 win over Wigan in the Championship back in April
Steve Bruce
Steve Bruce has not seen his Hull side score a goal for three matches following their defeat at Turf Moor
Tom Heaton
Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton kept his first clean sheet since 20 September against the Tigers



Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Heaton
  • 2Trippier
  • 4DuffBooked at 56mins
  • 5ShackellBooked at 28mins
  • 23WardBooked at 42mins
  • 37ArfieldSubstituted forKightlyat 55'minutes
  • 8MarneyBooked at 86mins
  • 14Jones
  • 21Boyd
  • 30BarnesSubstituted forJutkiewiczat 75'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 10IngsBooked at 90mins


  • 6Mee
  • 11Kightly
  • 17Sordell
  • 19Jutkiewicz
  • 20Chalobah
  • 22Gilks
  • 25Keane


Formation 3-4-1-2

  • 22Harper
  • 5ChesterBooked at 7minsSubstituted forBen Arfaat 59'minutes
  • 15McShane
  • 6Davies
  • 27El Mohamady
  • 8HuddlestoneSubstituted forRamírezat 51'minutes
  • 14LivermoreBooked at 90mins
  • 11BradyBooked at 90mins
  • 17Diamé
  • 9HernándezBooked at 72mins
  • 24AlukoSubstituted forQuinnat 51'minutes


  • 2Rosenior
  • 7Meyler
  • 16Jakupovic
  • 25Ramírez
  • 26Robertson
  • 29Quinn
  • 34Ben Arfa
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Match Stats

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  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burnley 1, Hull City 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burnley 1, Hull City 0.

  3. Booking

    Lukas Jutkiewicz (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Gastón Ramírez (Hull City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Burnley).

  6. Booking

    Jake Livermore (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jake Livermore (Hull City).

  8. Post update

    Lukas Jutkiewicz (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Booking

    Robbie Brady (Hull City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Robbie Brady (Hull City).

  11. Post update

    Kieran Trippier (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Abel Hernández (Hull City).

  13. Post update

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

  14. Booking

    Danny Ings (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Ahmed Elmohamady (Hull City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Danny Ings (Burnley).

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Burnley) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Offside, Hull City. Steve Harper tries a through ball, but Abel Hernández is caught offside.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jake Livermore (Hull City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Hatem Ben Arfa following a set piece situation.

  20. Booking

    Dean Marney (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.