Burnley 0 Liverpool 3
By Burnley FC
August 31 2019

It was unlucky 13 for the Clarets as Liverpool set a new club record for consecutive top-flight wins.

 The 18-time English champions – although never in the Premier League era after last season’s near miss – had never exceeded a dozen victories in a row.

 But thanks to a slice of good fortune Jurgen Klopp's men were able to set a new mark courtesy of an own-goal credited to Chris Wood, a Sadio Mane strike and a late Roberto Firmino effort which earned the Brazilian his own footnote in history.

 A deflected cross off Wood which flew into the Clarets’ net with just over half an hour gone broke the deadlock after Sean Dyche’s men had asked questions of the European Champions.

 And when Mane was gifted a second goal moments later, Burnley were left with too great a gap to bridge in their quest to avoid a second defeat of the campaign ahead of the international break.

 It had been back to business for the Clarets' ‘Premier League team’ after their mid-week cup exit, although both widemen were re-deployed as ex-Everton man Aaron Lennon made his first league start for the Clarets since December in the absence of the injured Johann Berg Gudmundsson.

 And a positive selection was reflected in an excellent start from the Clarets, who played with a real intensity to take the game to the league’s early pace-setters.

 There were only two minutes gone when Matt Lowton played a ball over the top for Wood to get behind the Liverpool defence.

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