Burnley produced a sublime performance for their first Premier League win of the season in one of the comfortable football scores of the weekend in the Premier League. Chris Wood opened the scoring within four minutes before Matthew Lowton scored only his third goal for the club in the 32nd minute. They made it three after 36 minutes through Maxwel Cornet. It was the first time that Burnley had scored three first-half goals ever in the Premier League. Saman Ghoddos got a consolation goal for the visitors in teh 79th minute.
Burnley: Pope (6), Lowton (8), Mee (7), Tarkowski (7), Taylor (8), Gudmundsson (7), Brownhill (6), Westwood (7), McNeil (7), Cornet (7), Wood (8).
Subs: Vydra (6).
Brentford: Fernandez (5), Pinnock (5), Henry (5), Jansson (5), Zanka (5), Canos (6), Norgaard (6), Jensen (5), Onyeka (5), Forss (5), Toney (6).
Subs: Ghoddos (6), Janelt (6), Roerslev (6).
Man of the match: Chris Wood
Burnley boss Sean Dyche: “The players deserve it. The performances have not been far away, I’ve said it all along. Sometimes I’m a broken record. Today we had that clinical edge.” he added. “The first half we took the game on, the energy and finishing was really good. Second half we got nervous, but the fans were terrific and they’ve been standing by us.”
Brentford boss Thomas Frank: “Congratulations to Dyche and Burnley – a well-deserved win. It was almost written in the stars, Dyche’s ninth year anniversary today. Of course, I hate losing, I don’t want to, but he deserved that win.” he added. “We had one bad half against West Ham, and this is our second bad half in the Premier League. We know what Burnley is good at, and they showed that in the first half. Our normal standard of defending is normally much better than how we executed today.”
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