Turf bore – but Albion gain another vital point on the road
Burnley 1 Brighton and Hove Albion 1
Albion managed credible draw away at Burnley after Lewis Dunk gave them a first-half lead heading home a Pascal Gross corner.
Aaron Connolly had a great chance to double Albion’s lead but Nick Pope palmed his effort wide.
Seagulls keeper Robert Sanchez made an exceptional save as he pushed away a close range effort from James Tarkowski – then Sanchez pushed over a goalbound effort from Joey Gudmundsson.
And it was Gudmundsson who drew Burnley level just before the hour after Sanchez parried an effort from ex-Albion striker Ashley Barnes.
The ball fell to the Iceland international who fired in past Sanchez – the first goal Albion had conceded in over 400 minutes of Premier League football.
Barnes did put the ball in the net a while later but this was ruled out for offside.
Sanchez then made another good save from Matej Vydra as Albion had to soak up the pressure.
Adam Webster went off injured and Albion brought on Adam Lallana, Danny Welbeck and Leandro Trossard.
But the game petered out into a few half chances and both teams will be grateful for the point that takes them further clear of the relegation zone.
Albion stay 15th and visit Leicester in the FA Cup 5th Round on Wednesday (10 February) followed by Aston Villa in the Premier League next Saturday (13 February).
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