Burnley Review: Points mean progress

A Christopher Schindler goal ended Burnley's run of back-to-back wins at the weekend and helped to lift Town off the bottom of the table. The 1-1 draw between the 2 sides at Turf Moor meant that the clubs avoided the ignominy of recording 3 straight Premier League 0-0's in a fixture since 1992 - a record which Arsenal and Coventry City currently share.



Huddersfield are still searching for their first win of the Premier League season, but there were signs at Turf Moor that 3 points aren't too far away for The Terriers. Burnley took the lead when Sam Vokes headed home from a terrific cross from Johann Berg Gudmundsson.


David Wagner's side had looked the better team up until that point, but as is so often the case, Burnley pulled a goal out of nowhere. Proceedings seemed to be following a familiar theme when Rajiv Van La Parra played a superb one-two with Alex Pritchard before firing wildly over the bar.


As BBC Sport reported, "Huddersfield are opening Burnley up with Premier League quality, but finishing their chances with Championship quality."


It seemed inevitable that Town would huff and puff before conceding a goal on the counter and losing 2-0. That prospect seemed even more probable when Laurent Depoitre - in acres of space - fired a volley at James Tarkowski with the Burnley goal gaping.


However Town were resolute and it was fitting that the equaliser came from a club legend who epitomises the Terrier Spirit and our club's never say die attitude. Christopher Schindler rose high to glance a Chris Lowe cross beyond Burnley goalkeeper Joe Hart, sending the visiting fans into raptures.


Shortly after his goal, Schindler was left on the ground with blood pouring from his face after a cynical elbow from Burnley forward Chris Wood. The referee took no action against Wood and Schindler managed to remain on the pitch despite an 8 minute break whilst he received medical treatment.


That break seemed to stop the flow of both sides and the game finished in slower fashion than it had started. The point however was terrific for Town, not only because it lifts them off the bottom of the table, but because it demonstrates the resolve still in this squad.


Liverpool next may not be termed as a winnable game, but we're certainly more confident after the display at Turf Moor. There's life in the old dog yet, and hopefully our spirit is as unbreakable as Schindler's cheek bone.

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