Premier League

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Premier League
Old Trafford
Attendance 75,325


    • KICK OFF
    • 45'
      PENALTY APPEALS DENIED! Flanagan takes down Darmian and Mourinho is off in a huff, in disbelief at the non-call. There was contact, but it may have come just outside the area, even. Nonetheless, United don't get as much as a free-kick as Flanagan escapes with one!
    • 90'
    • 90'
      Heaton is booked for time wasting.
    • 90'
      SO CLOSE! A wonderfully worked free-kick routine from United as Blind tees up Rooney in space, 15 yards out, but his first-time effort lifts over the mark!
    • 45'
    • 90'
      Senseless from Marney who commits a completely unnecessary tackle on the right to gift United a free-kick in a very dangerous position - and the Burnley midfielder is issued a yellow card.
    • 0'
      That's all for our live coverage from Old Trafford, thanks for following along. Goodbye!
    • 0'
      Tom Heaton shines as the Clarets hold on for an important point against the 10-man Red Devils, with Ander Herrera seeing red. It was total domination from Manchester United, who did everything but score in the end as they drop two more precious points.
    • 0'
      A dominating opening 45 minutes from Manchester United, but Tom Heaton steals the show as they have nothing to show for it. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard will all feel they should have goals to their name, while Jose Mourinho wanted a penalty to close out the half, but it's been on
    • 0'
      Just one change from Sean Dyche following the 2-1 win over Everton, as striker Andre Gray comes in to partner Sam Vokes, at the expense of Michael Kightly.
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      Two changes made by Jose Mourinho from the League Cup win over City on Wednesday. Matteo Darmian comes in for Antonio Valencia, who suffered a fractured arm, while Jesse Lingard come in to flank striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, with Michael Carrick replaced. Paul Pogba drops deeper to take Carrick's plac
    • 0'
      SUBS: Flanagan, Barnes, Kightly, Bamford, Robinson, Boyd, Tarkowski.
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      BURNLEY (4-4-2): Heaton; Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward; Arfield, Hendrick, Marney, Gudmundsson; Gray, Vokes.
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      SUBS: Depay, Rooney, Carrick, Young, Romero, Fellaini, Schneiderlin.
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      MANCHESTER UNITED (4-2-3-1): De Gea; Darmian, Blind, Rojo, Shaw; Pogba, Herrera; Lingard, Mata, Rashford; Ibrahimovic.
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      The pluckiness of Sean Dyche’s side can never be called into question, and it’s what will drive them forward in the hunt for survival, but their road form will need to be drastically improved if they want to distance themselves from the bottom three.
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      Burnley scraped and clawed their way to an important three points on Saturday – though they all are for the Clarets in their quest to avoid relegation.
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      While the victory does nothing for their positioning in the league, it should serve as a nice vote of confidence ahead of an important string of fixtures, as they try to close the five-point gap between them and the top four.
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      The fingers came off the panic button, at least for the time being, as Manchester United got a big win over their rivals City in the League Cup on Wednesday, though there’s still plenty of damage control to be done following Sunday’s drubbing at the hands of Chelsea.
    • 0'
      Hello and welcome to live coverage from Old Trafford as Manchester United aim to gain ground on the top four when they play host to Burnley.
    • 1'
      AND WE'RE OFF! Burnley get us underway, in their light-blue away strip, with Manchester United in their red tops and white shorts.
    • 3'
      Lovely start from the hosts, who put Heaton to work through an early shot from Ibrahimovic, before they break again moments later and Lingard nearly places a cross on the head of the striker. Good bit of urgency about United in these early stages.
    • 5'
      STRAIGHT AT HEATON! Sumptuous interplay from United! They're full of confidence from their midweek win, it appears. Ibrahimovic spots Rashford, who picks out Mata in the centre, but the skipper sends his effort right into the waiting arms of the keeper!
    • 7'
      Concentrated pressure being applied from the hosts in these early stages, but they need a better end product to make this count. A poor clearance sends the ball straight to Ibrahimovic, who sends a first-time volley at goal, but it's sliced miles over the bar. They're knocking on the door.
    • 9'
      STAT: Zlatan Ibrahimovic has failed to score in five successive league matches for the first time since 2010. The last time he went six league games without a goal was with Inter in 2007.
    • 11'
      Burnley have regained their shape again off the ball following a frantic start that had them at sixes and sevens in defence. Gray, back in the side after serving a four-match ban, is putting in some good work up top as well to try and hold the ball up and provide a bit of respite for the back four.
    • 13'
      The tempo remains lively with both teams stretched here. There's a great width about these two sides in their approach play, and it's created plenty of pockets of space in the centre of the pitch for these creative types to operate.
    • 15'
      Burnley have responded really well following a difficult spell to start the match. They're posing more and more of a threat as they push forward on the break, with the likes of Gudmundsson, Arfield and Gray especially lively.
    • 17'
      SUPER GOALKEEPING! You don't see Ibrahimovic miss those chances often! He's slipped through on goal brilliantly by Mata, and tries to roll a finish through to the far post first-time, but Heaton is off his line in a flash to keep it out!
    • 19'
      STAT: Burnley have three wins through their first nine league matches. They won none of their first 10 in their last appearance in the top-flight (2014/15).
    • 21'
      It's slowly becoming more congested, as United enjoy the bulk of possession but Burnley are doing well to close their gaps now and keep them to the outside. That being said, there's still a lovely tempo about United and it's made for some good viewing from a neutral standpoint.
    • 23'
      The seas part for Vokes as he's given space to shoot from 25 yards, but he can't get the power or accuracy right as he fails to hit the target. He's in a real good run of form at the moment, but that's not going to cut it.
    • 25'
      MATA DENIED AGAIN! It's those two, Mata and Ibrahimovic, who link-up again, this time just inside the penalty area. The Spaniard takes a quick pass and tries to bend one in at the near post, but Heaton is wise to it, diving across to parry.
    • 27'
      Gray has plenty of energy to burn following his four-match ban, and he's looked full of running in this first half. He turns smartly and has the beating of Blind, before picking out Vokes with a good, low cross in towards the near post, but the striker fails to sort out his footing as the chance com
    • 29'
      STAT: Manchester United are unbeaten in their last 12 top-flight matches at Old Trafford against Burnley, dating all the way back to September 1962 (W8, D4).
    • 31'
      The intensity has dropped off a bit over the last five minutes or so. There's a lot more time elapsing between United's attacks now, when they were coming fast and furious in the opening 20 minutes.
    • 33'
      Well-worked move from Burnley to win a corner, but before the set-piece is taken, the referee brings play back to book Herrera for a late challenge on Marney.
    • 35'
      Burnley remain in the ascendency. They did well to weather the early storm and now they're growing into the game nicely in possession, giving United plenty to think about. Ward whips in a tidy cross from the left which is only partially dealt with, but the follow-up from Arfield is sent straight at
    • 37'
      The visitors are really getting after it in defence. They're pressing the ball well and making life a bit uncomfortable on United in possession. Creativity has been in short supply for the hosts in the last 15 minutes or so, as they limp towards half-time.
    • 39'
      STAT: Jose Mourinho has lost 13 of his last 27 Premier League matches (W9, D5), having lost just 13 of his 119 games previous to this spell.
    • 41'
      CRUCIAL FROM MEE! That's the best bit of play we've seen from United in some time! Five players involved in that build-up play, with Rashford and Ibrahimovic working a lovely one-two at the end of it, but the latter's shot is turned over by a splendid block from Mee!
    • 42'
      LINGARD DENIED! Well where has this sudden push come from?! United all over Burnley once again and it's Lingard who nearly provides the breakthrough on the end of Herrera's cross, but Heaton throws a hand up to deny him!
    • 44'
      SI J. Flanagan SO S. Ward
    • 44'
      Ward picked up a knock as Burnley are forced into a change. Jon Flanagan comes on to replace him.
    • 45'
      CLOSE! Tidy hit from Pogba, who is teed up by Ibrahimovic, but his shot it always rising in the end and makes for a comfortable save from Heaton who just touches it over the bar - though it was probably headed there anyways.
    • 46'
      United get the second half underway.
    • 48'
      Jose Mourinho's little outburst at the half-time interval has cost him. Clattenburg has sent the manager to the stands, where he is now watching with the United supporters - though he won't like the view much, as the fence is partially blocking his sight line of the pitch.
    • 50'
      Great work from Shaw! The pace of Gray proves all sorts of costly for United, as he surges forward on the counter and has just the one man to beat. No margin for error there for Shaw, who slides in with a perfectly timed challenge to snuff out the chance!
    • 52'
      STAT: Burnley are averaging just two shots on target per match in the Premier League, the lowest in the top-flight. They have managed just three shots on target in three away matches this season.
    • 54'
      CHANCE SQUANDERED! Lively tempo here as the sides exchange attacks. Burnley get forward and a ball into the box isn't dealt with, allowing Arfield a shooting chance from the edge of the box, but his half-volley drifts over the bar.
    • 56'
      THERE'S NO BEATING HIM! This must be getting frustrated for United! Rashford slips in Ibrahimovic, who pulls it back for Mata, but the Spaniard is denied by Heaton who did really well to get down and keep that out!
    • 58'
      APPEALS DENIED YET AGAIN! Terrific link-up play between Ibrahimovic, Rojo and Pogba, with the latter claiming his cross was blocked by the arm of Keane. Clattenburg gave it some thought, but points to the corner flag instead - and the replay shows it's the right decision. That would have been harsh.
    • 60'
      SI A. Barnes SO S. Ward
    • 60'
      Burnley make their second change, with Gray replaced by Ashley Barnes. The striker is only just back from a lengthy lay-off so it makes sense that he can only put in 60 minutes.
    • 62'
      UNBELIEVABLE! Herrera waltzes down the right and chips a clever dink over towards the far post for Ibrahimovic who cannons a volley at goal from point-blank range, but Heaton spreads himself wide to make a wonderfully acrobatic stop! He's a man inspired this afternoon, but he's gone down with an arm
    • 64'
      STAT: Burnley have been 2-0 down after an hour in all three of their away matches so far this season, and have conceded three goals in each of those matches.
    • 66'
      THEY CAN'T BUY A GOAL! This is one-way traffic in every sense of the word! United continue to dominate here, but even when they do beat Heaton they can't score, as Mata rattles an effort off the woodwork following a great turn inside the area!
    • 67'
      OFF THE CROSSBAR! Wow! The post a minute ago and now the crossbar as Ibrahimovic's header is denied by the frame of the goal!
    • 67'
      Flanagan goes into the book, conceding a free-kick on the right flank for a sloppy challenge.
    • 68'
      HERRERA WALKS! Unlucky for the Spaniard, who genuinely slips and winds up taking out Marney in the process - and Clattenburg produces a yellow card, the second of the night for Herrera as United are down to 10 men!
    • 70'
      What amazing drama this second half has had! Burnley, kept in this game by Heaton, now have a real chance to go steal - and it would be theft in every sense of the word - three points from a United side that could be 4-0 or 5-0 up by now, but instead the game remains scoreless as they go down a man!
    • 73'
      SI M. Fellaini SO S. Ward
    • 73'
      SI W. Rooney SO S. Ward
    • 73'
      Wayne Rooney is also introduced by the hosts, at the expense of Lingard.
    • 73'
      Marouane Fellaini replaces Juan Mata in the first United change of the afternoon.
    • 75'
      STAT: Manchester United have 14 points through nine matches this season, their second-worse start to a Premier League campaign (13 in 2014/15).
    • 77'
      DECENT EFFORT! Gudmundsson finally bends in an inviting delivery, which Barnes rises to meet, but he can't direct his glancing header on target as it drifts beyond the far post.
    • 79'
      United have ramped up the pressure as we approach the final 10 minutes. Rashford has gone forward to lead the line, with Ibrahimovic sitting just in behind now, while Rooney and Fellaini have joined Pogba in midfield.
    • 81'
      Ideas seem to be lacking a bit for United, as they try and find their way through a sea of Burnley defenders. The odds are stacked against them right now given the red card to Herrera, but this would be a massive disappointment should they fail to claim all three points.
    • 82'
      SI M. Depay SO S. Ward
    • 82'
      The final change for United sees Memphis Depay replace Rashford.
    • 84'
      Chalk this one down to frustration as Pogba commits a needless challenge and is promptly booked for his troubles.
    • 85'
      SI G. Boyd SO S. Ward
    • 85'
      A final change for Burnley sees George Boyd replace Gudmundsson.
    • 86'
      STAT: Burnley are winless in their last three meetings against Manchester United (D1, L2), since a 1-0 victory at TurfMoor in the first ever Premier League clash between the two sides in August 2009.
    • 87'
      Well this is more than interesting. Flanagan is penalised for a handball, and he's already on a yellow. Realising he may be in trouble, he retreats to blend in among the masses and it works, as he avoids further discipline.
    • 88'
      DEFLECTED OVER! So unbelievable close, that, as Blind's effort from distance nicks off Mee and lifts agonisingly over the bar as United win a corner, but the subsequent set-piece is played short and results in nothing as Shaw sends a strike wide of the far post!
    • 90'
      Cheers around Old Trafford as the board goes up to indicate five minutes of stoppage time.
    • 90'
      THAT WAS THE CHANCE! Pogba has drifted in and out tonight, but there's no denying the quality behind that ball! A stunning delivery from the left is served up to Ibrahimovic on a platter at the far post, but the striker fails to redirect an effort on target! My word that was a sitter!

    Line Up




    Ole Gunnar Solskjær
    Sean Dyche



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 12 9
    Yellow Cards 2 3
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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