Manchester United 2 Burnley 2
By Burnley FC
January 29 2019

For the second season running the Clarets were denied an historic Old Trafford victory by an injury-time equaliser as they were only moments away from handing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a first defeat as Manchester United’s interim boss.

 Sean Dyche’s men did prevent Solksjaer from continuing his perfect start and becoming the first manager in the Premier League era to start with seven successive victories.

 But it could have been even better for a Burnley side who were again within touching distance of a first win at United since 1962.

 Just like last season the Clarets led 2-0 and this time they held the advantage to the 87th-minute thanks to second-half strikes from frontmen Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood.

 Dyche’s warriors battled magnificently to earn and then protect their lead.

 But a Paul Pogba penalty gave United late hope.

 And with Solksjaer’s appointment bringing back memories of the Sir Alex Ferguson era, they then struck in Fergie time through Victor Lindelof to cruelly deny the Clarets at the death.

 It was a devasting blow for a Burnley team that had given everything but once again Dyche’s side showed beyond doubt their desire to win their relegation fight as they put another priceless point and extended their own unbeaten run.

 With eight straight wins in all competitions behind them, it was perhaps inevitable that United would look to maintain that momentum with a lightning start.

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