Burnley 1-0 Everton

Match Report
Jeff Hendrick scored the only goal of the game as Burnley won 1-0 at Turf Moor to condemn 10-man Everton to a fourth straight Premier League defeat.

Jeff Hendrick scored the only goal of the game as Burnley won 1-0 at Turf Moor to condemn 10-man Everton to a fourth straight Premier League defeat.

The Clarets were forced into a change with midfielder Jack Cork absent due to a shoulder injury as Johann Berg Gudmundsson was drafted in.

Everton also made just one change, with former Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi handed a start in place of Theo Walcott (concussion).

Early on the visitors threatened as a 25-yard free-kick from Gylfi Sigurdsson forced Nick Pope into a decent save, with the Toffees making the better start.

At the other end Gudmundsson could only direct a header straight at the waiting Jordan Pickford as both sides found it tough to try and carve out any clear chances.

Yerry Mina saw a header from a corner bundled off the line by Dwight McNeil before Iwobi had an effort well blocked by Matt Lowton.

A quiet first half ended with Seamus Coleman catching late Erik Pieters with a late challenge and escaping with only a yellow card.

Everton opened brightly in the second half, with Richarlison shooting straight at Pope when he might have done better, but they were soon reduced to ten men when Coleman was shown a second yellow card for a foul on McNeil.

That prompted the introduction of Djibril Sidibe for Sigurdsson, although the visitors were not content just to sit back and protect their position in the game.

However, their defences were breached 18 minutes from time as a corner from Ashley Westwood found Hendrick and he made no mistake at the far post to break the deadlock.

Jay Rodriguez was unable to beat Pickford as the Clarets pushed for a clinching second goal, while a Michael Keane header which flew wide was the closest the Toffees came to finding an equaliser.

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