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Swansea 3 Burnley 2


By Burnley FC
March 4 2017

Swansea 3 Burnley 2 Andre Gray struck twice but couldn't prevent the Clarets tasting further defeat on the road in a dramatic finish in South Wales.

  Gray converted a controversially awarded penalty to cancel out Fernando Llorente's early header before the break. 

  And the fast-maturing striker took his tally for the season to nine with an excellent second-half finish which set up the possibility of a first away win of the season and first victory at Swansea since 1995.

  But Burnley's brave rearguard action was punctured by Martin Olsson and then deep in stoppage time by Fernando Llorente, who headed his own second goal of a gripping game to leave the Clarets empty-handed in agonising fashion.

  The Clarets had lost the services of goalkeeper Tom Heaton on the eve of the game after he was struck down by illness overnight, meaning a third Premier League start for Paul Robinson.

  The former England international had been restricted to kicking duty in the opening 10 minutes but in a two-minute blitz Swansea twice hit the woodwork and then went in front.

  Defender Alfie Mawson was the unlucky individual at first when he headed a free-kick from Gylfi Sigurdsson againt the bar and then struck a shot against the foot of a post as the Clarets were unable to clear.

  But Swansea's pressure did pay off when Leroy Fer  - the Swans' match-winner at Turr Moor in August - got away down the right-hand side and delivered a magnificent cross which Llorente powered into the back of the net with a thumping header.

 Swansea had won all three previous Premier League meetings between the two clubs 1-0, but this one didn't stay that way for long.

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04/03/2017 17:32
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BolloxChops (IP Logged)
05/03/2017 03:35
Gutted, to lose once again in the last minutes of extra time, and I'm sure the whole squad is feeling the pain.

 
Re: Swansea 3 Burnley 2
Foreverclaret (IP Logged)
05/03/2017 16:35
90 plus 2 minutes, why is it we cannot seem to last the game out? Only watched it yesterday on't internet but we were out performed, defence cannot seem to cope with the quality crosses, Swansea were the better side for sure in the first half, we did a bit better in the second half, How the ref gave us that penalty for the Vokes handball I will never know, then he gave them a goal after Mee was pushed in the back, apparantly the ref had been on a 3 day bender of a stag do, could explain his actions I suppose, anyways onwards and upwards, got the Reds next week, owt can happen.
I hope they go lenient on you this week Joey.

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