Vital Football

Latest Burnley FC News

The View from 1882

The View from 1882

Laffing in the Rain by EET

Burnley 2-1 Barnsley

Elliott (30) Howard (43)

Lafferty (36)

A thunderous strike from Kyle Lafferty helped Burnley seal a deserved victory over Barnsley at a drenched Turf Moor.

Barnsley were the first to threaten in the twelfth minute through a Lewin Nyatanga shot which went narrowly wide.

On 20 minutes McCann headed home from a Robbie Blake kick from just outside the area. The goal looked okay to me but the referee bizarrely disallowed it.

This was followed by Nardiello shooting wide when he really should have scored. The Barnsley fans were on their feet thinking he had.

We took the lead on the half hour whilst Barnsley were down to 10 with one of their players off receiving treatment. There was nice work from Blake on the edge of the area as he slipped the ball between two Barnsley players for Elliott to prod through the keeper`s legs.

6 minutes later the goal of the season to date arrived. It was a majestic curling shot from the edge of the area right into the bottom corner from Kyle Lafferty.

2-0 up and we looked in complete control but then on the brink of half time came the usual defensive blunder. Poor marking from Alexander allowed Nardiello to get into the box and put the ball across the goal Jensen got down well to prevent the ball from being slammed in but unluckily the ball rebounded to Brian Howard who had an easy finish to make it 2-1 at half time.

It was an excellent save from Jensen to deny the first attempt despite ridiculous comments to the contrary from the Jensen hate mob some of whom said he should have got to the rebound. This of course is sheer poppycock. Some of these people expect Jensen to have the reaction speed of Superman.

The referee seemed to be considering calling the game off. Prior to the second half he came on and rolled a ball through the numerous puddles on the pitch.

The second half had few real chances. Blake had a shot on 56 minutes which was saved by Barnsley keeper Luke Steele and Elliott shot wide in the 66th minute.

Jonathan Macken then hit the crossbar and thankfully the ball bounced out for a goal kick.

A sumptuous effort from 35 yards from Joey Gudjonsson cracked the post and flew out shortly after. Had it gone in we would have seen the goal of the season change hands twice in one match.

We managed to keep hold of our slender lead for the rest of the match and emerged victorious. That leaves us still with a chance of the Play Offs, but we HAVE to go on an excellent run of form for the remaining 5 games if we are to be amongst the top 6 come the end of the season.

Man of the Match: Kyle Lafferty

An outstanding performance and scored the goal of the season so far. He left the field to a deserved standing ovation

EET

Many thanks to EET for providing his match report and dont forget if you want to try your hand at something similar or indeed write any article for the site about the Clarets, then please comment below or in our forums

Share article via email
Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Tuesday April 1 2008
Time: 9:24AM

Comments

0
Interesting EET says Laffs goal will be our goal of the season. I think it might be a close call between that one and Elliott's
turfmanphil
01/04/2008 09:27:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Best of Euro Vital

Best of Vital Network

Recent Burnley Articles

We Move On - Dyche

Manager Sean Dyche and James Tarkowski have both been speaking following FA Cup disappointment against Lincoln City at the weekend.

Video - Burnley 0-1 Lincoln

Lincoln caused another giant killing act with the non-league side dumping Burnley out of the FA Cup. A last minute winner claiming the Imps the Clarets' scalp.

Vital View - FA Cup, 18th-19th February 2017

A season of upsets continued with non-league Lincoln making it into the last eight along with Millwall - they saw off Burnley and Leicester respectively.

Stats: Burnley v Lincoln City

All the stats from Burnley (0) vs (1) Lincoln City, Turf Moor, 18/2/17 Att: 19,185

Vital Burnley Social Media

Archived Vital Burnley Articles

Vital Burnley articles from

Have Your Say

Suggest an article
Suggest a poll
As featured on NewsNow:Burnley newsBurnleyNews 24/7

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Burnley
Write For Vital Burnley
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

FAC - Lincoln MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Heaton0%
Darikwa30%
Keane0%
Tarkowski20%
Flanagan0%
Berg Gudmundsson10%
Westwood0%
Barton20%
Arfield10%
Gray0%
Vokes0%
Sub - Boyd0%
Sub - Barnes10%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 25 19 3 3 60 34
2 Man City 25 16 4 5 52 22
3 Spurs 25 14 8 3 50 28
4 Arsenal 25 15 5 5 50 26
5 Liverpool 25 14 7 4 49 24
6 Man Utd 25 13 9 3 48 17
7 Everton 25 11 8 6 41 13
8 WBA 25 10 7 8 37 3
9 Stoke 25 8 8 9 32 -6
10 West Ham 25 9 5 11 32 -9
11 Southampton 25 8 6 11 30 -3
12 Burnley 25 9 3 13 30 -9
13 Watford 25 8 6 11 30 -13
14 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 5 13 26 -14
15 Swansea 25 7 3 15 24 -23
16 Middlesbrough 25 4 10 11 22 -8
17 Leicester City 25 5 6 14 21 -19
18 Hull City 25 5 5 15 20 -27
19 Crystal Palace 25 5 4 16 19 -14
20 Sunderland 25 5 4 16 19 -22
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Burnley Results (view all)

Burnley Fixtures (view all)

Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : Hull City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Swansea City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 12 2017 4:00PM : Liverpool (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 18 2017 3:00PM : Sunderland (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Stoke City (H)
Barclays Premier League

Breaking League News

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Irishclaret13
2.cornwallclaret9
3.Grimsby Claret6
4.stevewright703
5.WelshClaret3
6.possetclaret1
Vital Football Comment