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Stoke City 1-1 Burnley

Ashley Barnes
Ashley Barnes' 10th goal of the season gave Burnley a draw at Stoke

Stoke City manager Paul Lambert refused to write off their Premier League survival prospects after a draw with Burnley, saying "there are still a lot of twists and turns" to come.

Ashley Barnes' sixth goal in eight games underlined the visitors' European credentials, but left Lambert's side - without a win in 11 matches - four points from a position of safety with three matches left.

Stoke had looked set for victory when Senegalese midfielder Badou Ndiaye found the bottom corner with a deflected effort in the first period.

Next weekend, they must go to Liverpool - the only team unbeaten at home in the Premier League this season - before finishing with a home game against Crystal Palace and a trip to Swansea.

Lambert said: "You never know. We have to go to Anfield and get a point. There's still a lot of twists and turns here.

"One thing you ask is to give it everything you've got. Since I've been here they have - there's been misfortune."

On Sunday, that bad luck amounted to Mame Biram Diouf spurning a glorious opportunity to double Stoke's advantage, and Lambert appeared to console the forward as he left the pitch at the end of the first half.

He said: "If we score the second with Diouf's chance, it's hard for Burnley to come back. But it was never enough. We had some big moments.

"It's important the players see I'm right behind them. The one thing about Diouf is he gives you everything."

Burnley struggled as an attacking force early on but responded after the break, with Barnes touching the ball beyond home goalkeeper Jack Butland with his thigh.

And while Stephen Ireland clipped the outside of the post for the host late on, Sean Dyche's team also created several chances to reinforce their grip on seventh in the table.

Stoke's England goalkeeper, Jack Butland made a string of saves though to prevent Jack Cork, James Tarkowski and Johann Berg Gudmundsson from scoring which limited the damage on a disappointing day.

Performances but not enough points

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Stoke 1-1 Burnley: We need wins - Paul Lambert

Good performances have not necessarily materialised into points recently for Stoke, who ran Tottenham close before losing 2-1 on 7 April, and then conceded a 90th-minute equaliser at West Ham on Monday.

That result left Lambert setting his team a target of winning three of their remaining four Premier League games.

His players initially delivered a performance that suggested they had been galvanised by their manager's call.

Midfield pair Joe Allen and Ndiaye typified a first-half performance brimming with industry and passion.

However, Diouf's failure to convert an excellent chance just before the break proved pivotal.

"It probably looked as bad from where you were sitting as it did from where I was standing," Lambert added.

"If that ball had come to him when he was more confident in the game, he'd have probably hit it first time. But I'm not going to criticise him because he's been excellent for me."

Burnley respond after slow start

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Stoke 1-1 Burnley: Sean Dyche pleased with draw

Devoid of attacking thrust for much of the first half - registering just two shots on target - Burnley ramped up their efforts after the break.

"I reminded the players at half-time of how tight it was, that we just had to raise a few things," Dyche said.

"Second half, we gave a good performance; we were worthy of at least a draw."

A point was secured after a change a change in tactics and intensity, as Dyche's side shortened their game and got the ball wide, instead of knocking long balls in the direction of Barnes and Chris Wood,

Icelandic winger Gudmundsson suddenly came to the fore and the Clarets carved out a succession of opportunities before Barnes grabbed a merited equaliser.

If Gudmundsson had converted any of three efforts on goal within a 90-second spell before the final whistle, it would have brought a fourth consecutive top-flight away win for the first time since September 1961.

However, Dyche's team still look likely candidates for European football next term, for the first since 1966-67.

They are nine points clear of eighth-placed Leicester, and look set to qualify for the Europa League barring an unlikely sequence of results.

Man of the match - Joe Allen (Stoke City)

Joe Allen
Midfielder Joe Allen was involved in the move for Stoke's goal and delivered a tireless display, covering more ground (11.96 km) than any other player.

Stoke's winless run - the key stats

  • Stoke have gone 11 league games without a win (D6 L5), their joint-longest run without a victory in the Premier League, equalling a record set between April and September 2012.
  • Paul Lambert has failed to win all of his five league meetings with Burnley as a manager (D3 L2). Only against Everton (eight) and Manchester United (seven) has he taken charge of more games in the top four tiers of English football without earning a victory.
  • Burnley have lost only two of the past seven Premier League games in which they have conceded the first goal (W2 D3), having lost each of the seven beforehand.
  • The Clarets have kept one clean sheet in 15 league games in 2018; only Brighton (none) have kept fewer in the Premier League this calendar year so far.
  • Badou Ndiaye is the fourth different Senegalese player to score for Stoke City in the Premier League (also Abdoulaye Faye, Salif Diao and Mame Biram Diouf). Only Newcastle United (six) have had more.
  • Indeed, Ndiaye was the ninth different player from Senegal to score a Premier League goal this season, the most number of different scorers the nation has had in any season in the competition (previously eight in 2016-17).
  • Ashley Barnes has scored six goals in his past eight league games, as many as in his previous 44 appearances.

What's next?

Stoke City travel to Anfield next Saturday to face Champions League semi-finalists Liverpool (12:30 BST) while Burnley welcome Brighton & Hove Albion to Turf Moor (15:00 BST) on the same day.

Line-ups

Stoke

  • 1Butland
  • 8JohnsonSubstituted forZoumaat 59'minutes
  • 17Shawcross
  • 15Martins Indi
  • 3PietersBooked at 85mins
  • 22Shaqiri
  • 4Allen
  • 27NdiayeBooked at 90mins
  • 2BauerSubstituted forIrelandat 69'minutes
  • 18DioufSubstituted forCampbellat 75'minutes
  • 25Crouch

Substitutes

  • 6Zouma
  • 7Ireland
  • 20Cameron
  • 24Fletcher
  • 29Haugaard
  • 32Sobhi
  • 40Campbell

Burnley

  • 29Pope
  • 2Lowton
  • 28Long
  • 5Tarkowski
  • 23Ward
  • 25LennonSubstituted forHendrickat 79'minutes
  • 4Cork
  • 18Westwood
  • 17Berg Gudmundsson
  • 11Wood
  • 10BarnesBooked at 25minsSubstituted forVokesat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Heaton
  • 3Taylor
  • 8Marney
  • 9Vokes
  • 13Hendrick
  • 19Walters
  • 26Bardsley
Referee:
Mike Dean
Attendance:
29,532

Match Stats

Home TeamStokeAway TeamBurnley
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home8
Away16
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home15
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Stoke City 1, Burnley 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Stoke City 1, Burnley 1.

Attempt missed. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jeff Hendrick following a fast break.

Attempt missed. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Burnley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Sam Vokes.

Attempt saved. Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Matthew Lowton.

Booking

Badou Ndiaye (Stoke City) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Kurt Zouma (Stoke City).

Stephen Ireland (Stoke City) hits the right post with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Badou Ndiaye.

Attempt blocked. Chris Wood (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jeff Hendrick with a cross.

Booking

Erik Pieters (Stoke City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Attempt missed. Sam Vokes (Burnley) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Johann Berg Gudmundsson with a cross following a set piece situation.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Erik Pieters (Stoke City).

Jack Cork (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joe Allen (Stoke City).

Attempt saved. Tyrese Campbell (Stoke City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Xherdan Shaqiri.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Jeff Hendrick replaces Aaron Lennon.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Bruno Martins Indi.

Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kurt Zouma (Stoke City).

Offside, Stoke City. Stephen Ireland tries a through ball, but Tyrese Campbell is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Xherdan Shaqiri with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Stoke City. Tyrese Campbell replaces Mame Biram Diouf.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Sam Vokes replaces Ashley Barnes.

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Matthew Lowton.

Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).

Badou Ndiaye (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Stoke City. Stephen Ireland replaces Moritz Bauer.

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

Foul by Peter Crouch (Stoke City).

Attempt missed. Stephen Ward (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Lowton (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Kurt Zouma.

Stephen Ward (Burnley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City).

Goal!

Goal! Stoke City 1, Burnley 1. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. James Tarkowski (Burnley) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ashley Westwood with a cross.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Joe Allen.

Substitution

Substitution, Stoke City. Kurt Zouma replaces Glen Johnson.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City34293298257390
2Man Utd34235665263974
3Liverpool352011480374371
4Tottenham34208666313568
5Chelsea34196959342563
6Arsenal341761166462057
7Burnley351411103532353
8Leicester341111124947244
9Everton34119143954-1542
10Newcastle33118143542-741
11Bournemouth35911154158-1738
12Watford35108174260-1838
13Brighton34812143247-1536
14Crystal Palace35811163654-1835
15West Ham34811154263-2135
16Huddersfield3498172754-2735
17Swansea3489172751-2433
18Southampton34514153353-2029
19Stoke35611183265-3329
20West Brom35413182954-2525
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