ROBERT SNODGRASS scored in the 95th minute free kick to snatch a late draw for Hull at Turf Moor as a draw was a fair result in tightly contested game.
Steven Defour looked to have scored the winner in his first goal for Burnley as a tightly contested game looked to be heading for a Burnley win before Hull grabbed the late goal.
In a game where chances came for both sides with Hull hitting the woodwork twice last years promoted sides showed they have the determination to battle their way to safety in the Premier League.
There wasn’t much to shout about in the first half as David Meyler’s effort hit the post and bounced clear.
Hull started the brighter at Turf Moor with Hernandez forcing Tom Heaton in to an early save but both sides struggled top to break the deadlock in the first half.
FACTS, STATS, GOALS & LOLS
- HULL CITY signed six new players late in the window : Ryan Mason, David Marshall, Will Keane, James Weir, Diemerci Mbokani and Markus Henriksen but none figured in the starting line up.
- BOTH CLUBS were relegated in 2010, both returned to the top flight in 2014, only to be relegated alongside each other in 2015, and both promoted from the Championship again last season.
- BURNLEY FACED the Tigers having recorded fewer shots – 19 – than any other Prem team so far but George Boyd with two attempts and Ben Mee improved that stat early on.
- TOM HEATON flew low to parry a 10th minute Abel Hernandez shot having started as the Prem’s busiest goalkeeper with 18 saves in the first three games.
- THE TIGERS faced a league-high 70 shots in the Premier League this season before visiting Burnley but had conceded just two goals
- CARETAKER BOSS and manager of the month saw his side dominate possession for much of the game showing how well organised his side are under him.
- ROBERT SNODGRASS’ brilliant form continued with a sensational 44th minute pass into the feet of David Meyler – who sent his shot skimming off the far post
- UNLUCKY FOR some but clearly the number 13 shirt doesn’t worry Burnley’s £10.5M record buy Jeff Hendrick who now sports it for Burnley as he already does for Republic of Ireland
- ANDRY GRAY may well be suffering from the pressure of having an FA charge for homophobic tweeting hanging over him – it took him an hour to register 12 touches
- THE KEANE twins faced each other for the first time in the Prem when striker Will replaced Adama Diomande in the 70th minute to come up against Burnley centre back Michael.
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DREAM TEAM RATINGS
BURNLEY: Heaton 6, Lowton 6, Keane 6, Mee 7 , Ward 6 , Boyd 7, Defour 9 (Hendrick 6), Marney 6, Gudmundsson 7 (Arfield 6), Gray 6 (Bamford 5), Vokes 6
Subs not used: Robinson, Flanagan, Kightly, Tarkowski
Goals: Defour 72
Booked: Mee, Arfield
STAR MAN: Steven Defour, 9
HULL CITY: Jakupovic 5, Elmohamady 6, Davies 8, Livermore 6, Roberstson 7, Clucas 7 (Maloney 6), Snodgrass 8, Huddlestone 6, Meyler 6 (Mason 6), Diomande 6 (Keane 6), Hernandez 6
Subs not used: Marshall, Weir, Maguire, Henriksen
Goals: Snodgrass 95
What they said:
Burnley boss Sean Dyche said: ”They scored a good free kick, it happens we have done that to plenty of teams in the past.”
Hull manger Mike Phelan said: ”We persevered and got the point, we got what we deserved.”
On getting the job permanently Phelan added: ”I’m kicking every ball with the players its a joy really at the moment they’re performing, I feel fantastic doing the job its just a case of a couple of minutes away from maybe getting a victory which may the turn the tide and my future may be a bit secure.”