Burnley 1 Brighton 0
By Burnley FC
December 8 2018

The eye of the tiger returned as Burnley bounced back to winning ways with a gritty Turf Moor victory over Brighton.

 James Tarkowski chested home Jack Cork’s shot in the 40th minute to settle a nervy encounter, as the Clarets gained their first win in nine attempts to leap out of the bottom three.

 And a first win in nine against the Seagulls was ground out following a nervy finale that saw Albion force a flurry of corners and Joe Hart make a magnificent point-blank save to deny substitute Glenn Murray.
 Unsurprisingly, Sean Dyche went with the same starting 11 that posed Liverpool plenty of problems in midweek.
 Brighton, meanwhile, made four changes; two of them enforced due to Shane Duffy’s suspension and top scorer Murray, a doubt through injury, only being deemed fit enough for the bench.
 The past five league meetings between the two sides had ended in draws, including two goalless encounters last season.
 And the opening half hour of the game offered little to suggest this would not follow the same well-worn path.
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