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Burnley 3-1 Fulham

Andre Gray
Andre Gray has scored nine goals since joining Burnley from Brentford

Andre Gray scored twice for a third successive home game as Burnley recorded their fifth win in six games with victory over Fulham.

Gray's powerful header from David Jones' cross gave the hosts a deserved lead and he then fired in from Scott Arfield's clever pass.

The Cottagers got back in the game at the start of the second half when Ross McCormack curled past Tom Heaton.

Fulham pressed but Matty Taylor's late strike moved Burnley up to second.

Sean Dyche's side have now won five of their past six games in the Championship and have made an impressive start to the season following their relegation from the Premier League.

They opened the scoring when they worked a short corner to Jones, whose whipped cross found Gray at the back post to head home.

His ninth goal of the season arrived following a clever run and finished from Arfield's incisive through ball.

Just after the break, McCormack netted his 10th goal of the campaign, finishing superbly with his left foot after being laid in by Tom Cairney.

The Clarets continued to attack and Gray hit the crossbar before Wales international Sam Vokes had a header cleared off the line.

Fulham pressed for an equaliser in the closing stages, with McCormack shooting straight at Heaton and Moussa Dembele volleying over.

Substitute Taylor secured the win for Burnley when he struck in injury time, firing into the bottom corner from just inside the box.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche:

"We know there's no guarantees - you have to be ready every single time and you have to find different ways of operating, different ways of winning.

"I haven't played a Championship game yet that is a walk in the park, that's for sure.

"Sometimes you are performing like tonight in the first half, and it was a more comfortable performance. The second half it wasn't. You've got to be right all of the time."

Fulham manager Kit Symons:

"You lose games of football sometimes, but if you are going to go down then go down with your boots on, having a right go.

"We did that in the second half so I have no complaints with the second half.

"I thought we were very brave, really had a go and if we had got something out of the game then I don't think too many people could have complained."

Ross McCormack
Fulham striker Ross McCormack has scored in his past three games
Andre Gray
Gray now has seven goals in his past six league appearances for Burnley

Line-ups

Burnley

  • 1Heaton
  • 27Darikwa
  • 4Duff
  • 5Keane
  • 6Mee
  • 37Arfield
  • 14Jones
  • 13Barton
  • 21BoydSubstituted forTaylorat 75'minutes
  • 9Vokes
  • 7GraySubstituted forLongat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Lowton
  • 15Taylor
  • 18Hennings
  • 20Ulvestad
  • 22Gilks
  • 23Ward
  • 24Long

Fulham

  • 12Lewis
  • 5Stearman
  • 33Burn
  • 13ReamSubstituted forKacaniklicat 59'minutes
  • 7FredericksSubstituted forChristensenat 78'minutes
  • 10Cairney
  • 23O'HaraSubstituted forSmithat 78'minutes
  • 19Tunnicliffe
  • 40Husband
  • 44McCormack
  • 25Dembele

Substitutes

  • 3Garbutt
  • 9Smith
  • 11Kacaniklic
  • 16Woodrow
  • 18Pringle
  • 21Christensen
  • 42Rodak
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
15,080

Match Stats

Home TeamBurnleyAway TeamFulham
Possession
Home39%
Away61%
Shots
Home14
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away11
Fouls
Home5
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burnley 3, Fulham 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burnley 3, Fulham 1.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Richard Stearman (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ross McCormack with a cross following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Tom Heaton.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Burnley 3, Fulham 1. Matthew Taylor (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Scott Arfield.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  7. Post update

    Attempt saved. Sam Vokes (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Burnley. Chris Long replaces Andre Gray.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Moussa Dembele (Fulham) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alexander Kacaniklic.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Fulham. Conceded by David Jones.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Matthew Taylor.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ryan Tunnicliffe (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Michael Keane.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Matt Smith (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Fulham. Lasse Vigen Christensen replaces Ryan Fredericks because of an injury.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Fulham. Matt Smith replaces Jamie O'Hara.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Burnley. Matthew Taylor replaces George Boyd.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Ryan Fredericks (Fulham).

  19. Post update

    Scott Arfield (Burnley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ross McCormack (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ryan Fredericks.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull159422381531
2Burnley159422314931
3Brighton158701911831
4Middlesbrough159332491530
5Derby1586122101230
6Birmingham157441915425
7Reading156632315824
8Sheff Wed156631916324
9Cardiff155731512322
10Ipswich155641821-321
11Fulham155552723420
12Brentford156272022-220
13QPR155462224-219
14Wolves155372021-118
15Blackburn153751414016
16Preston153751113-216
17Leeds153751319-616
18Huddersfield153661620-415
19Nottm Forest153571116-514
20MK Dons154291321-814
21Bristol City153571726-914
22Bolton151771022-1210
23Charlton152491125-1410
24Rotherham1523101528-139
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