Burnley 2 Everton 1
By Burnley FC
March 3 2018

Second-half goals from Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood seal stunning fightback

 Sean Dyche’s 250th game in charge of Burnley produced an even more critical statistic as the Clarets produced a storming second-half fightback to secure their first win in 12 league games and tighten their grip on seventh spot in the Premier League.

 In 53 previous attempts under Dyche, the Clarets had not managed to come from behind to win a top-flight game.

 But history was re-written thanks to goals from Ashley Barnes and substitute Chris Wood, who both scored their sixth goals of the season to cap one of the Clarets’ best performances of a season that is back in top gear.

 The start of 2018 has been a testing time for Dyche’s men as their progress to matching the 40 points they managed last season had slowed.

 But with Everton breathing down their necks they produced the perfect moment to rediscover the winning formula as they hit back from Cenk Tosun’s first-half goal to earn a first home win in almost three months on an afternoon when the feel-good factor came back in spades.

 Everton – hoping to move level on points with the Clarets - had won away from home just once in 13 months but gave themselves the tonic of the game’s opening goal through the unlikely figure of Tosun.

 The Turkey international – a £27m January signing – had started just two previous games to lead to suggestions that his stay in England might be a short one.

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