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Burnley 0-1 Swansea City

By Shamoon HafezBBC Sport
Swansea score the opening goal
Swansea have reached 40 points after 27 games. It took them 38 games to achieve the same target last season
  • Swansea complete league double over Burnley
  • Burnley have won only once in 11 league games
  • They remain in the relegation zone
  • Burnley's 45 goals conceded is joint-worst alongside QPR

Swansea moved up to eighth in the Premier League table after a narrow victory over struggling Burnley.

They broke the deadlock in the second half, as Kieran Trippier scored an own goal in failing to clear; Burnley were unable to find a leveller.

Ashley Barnes wasted the best chance of the first half, striking at Swansea's Lukasz Fabianski from close range.

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At the other end, Bafetimbi Gomis had an effort smothered by Tom Heaton before flashing a strike wide of goal.

The Clarets picked up an encouraging point at leaders Chelsea last weekend and were unchanged for this match, but could not break down a solid Swansea backline.

Sean Dyche's men have now gone 11 matches without a clean sheet and remain in the relegation zone. They have the joint-worst defensive record in the league this season, conceding 45 goals.

Burnley's next five games
Liverpool (a), Man City (h), Southampton (a), Tottenham (h), Arsenal (h)

The result could prove a significant loss in their battle to escape the drop, as they face sides in the current top seven in their next five games, having won just one of their last 11.

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Meanwhile, Garry Monk's men backed up last weekend's win over Manchester United by collecting another three points to reach 40 for the season.

Monk was playing the last time the teams met at Turf Moor - a 2-1 Burnley victory in the Championship in 2011 - and their progress since means qualification for Europe now seems a distinct possibility.

Burnley front man Barnes' name was greeted loudly by the home supporters when read out before kick-off, after a week in which he has received criticism for his tackle on Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic.

Super Swans
40 points after 27 games equates to Swansea's best ever return in a Premier League season.

And he had the first clear opportunity from inside the six-yard box, which was pushed away by the onrushing Fabianski.

Wayne Routledge poked an effort wide for the Swans, while Gomis was unable to capitalise on his chances.

Barnes struck a volley just wide after neatly setting himself up in the second half, before the opening goal.

Towering striker Gomis flicked on a corner and Jack Cork's shot was superbly kept out by Heaton, but the unfortunate Trippier sliced the ball into his own net.

Substitute Sam Vokes had an flicked effort pushed away by Fabianski, the closest they came to an equaliser.

Burnley striker Ashley Barnes
Burnley striker Ashley Barnes was in the thick of the action again after escaping punishment for a challenge on Nemanja Matic last weekend
Swansea manager Garry Monk
Manager Garry Monk was playing for Swansea the last time they met Burnley at Turf Moor
Alastair Campbell
Former Labour director of communications Alastair Campbell was at the ground to watch his beloved Burnley in action
Swansea players celebrate
Swansea have lost just once in 14 games against teams in the bottom half of the table



Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Heaton
  • 2Trippier
  • 25Keane
  • 5Shackell
  • 6Mee
  • 21Boyd
  • 14Jones
  • 37Arfield
  • 11KightlySubstituted forVokesat 75'minutes
  • 30BarnesSubstituted forJutkiewiczat 90'minutes
  • 10Ings


  • 4Duff
  • 7Wallace
  • 9Vokes
  • 18Reid
  • 19Jutkiewicz
  • 22Gilks
  • 23Ward


Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Fabianski
  • 26Naughton
  • 33Fernandez
  • 6Williams
  • 3Taylor
  • 4Ki Sung-yueng
  • 24Cork
  • 8Shelvey
  • 14CarrollSubstituted forMonteroat 61'minutes
  • 18GomisSubstituted forOliveiraat 90+2'minutes
  • 15RoutledgeSubstituted forAmatat 90'minutes


  • 2Amat
  • 7Britton
  • 11Emnes
  • 17Oliveira
  • 20Montero
  • 22Rangel
  • 25Tremmel
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Match Stats

Home TeamBurnleyAway TeamSwansea
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burnley 0, Swansea City 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burnley 0, Swansea City 1.

  3. Post update

    Jack Cork (Swansea City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by George Boyd (Burnley).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nélson Oliveira (Swansea City) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the left.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Swansea City. Nélson Oliveira replaces Bafétimbi Gomis.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Swansea City. Conceded by George Boyd.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Swansea City. Jordi Amat replaces Wayne Routledge.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Burnley. Lukas Jutkiewicz replaces Ashley Barnes.

  10. Post update

    Wayne Routledge (Swansea City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Ben Mee (Burnley).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jefferson Montero (Swansea City) right footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Wayne Routledge.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Lukasz Fabianski.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sam Vokes (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by George Boyd with a cross.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Michael Keane.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Bafétimbi Gomis (Swansea City).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Offside, Burnley. Michael Keane tries a through ball, but Danny Ings is caught offside.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jason Shackell (Burnley) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross following a set piece situation.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jefferson Montero (Swansea City).

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