MATCH REPORT: JEFF HENDRICK WINNER KEEPS CLARETS CLIMBING WITH BATTLING WIN OVER 10-MAN TOFFEES

MATCH REPORT: JEFF HENDRICK WINNER KEEPS CLARETS CLIMBING WITH BATTLING WIN OVER 10-MAN TOFFEES

A second-half strike from Jeff Hendrick gave Burnley a 1-0 victory over 10-man Everton at Turf Moor.

A game Everton dominated both in terms of possession and goalbound chances were ultimately decided by Seamus Coleman’s sending off for two bookable offenses as the Blues suffered a cruel 1-0 defeat at Burnley.  Having been booked in the first half for a foul on Dwight McNeil, though, a late challenge on the same Burnley player saw captain Coleman shown a second yellow card on 56 minutes.

An early free-kick from Everton’s Gylfi Sigurdsson forced Nick Pope into a save, while Yerry Mina headed over from a corner.

Everton nearly led when Lucas Digne’s corner was directed towards his own goal by Matthew Lowton but it was cleared off the line by Dwight McNeil.

The Toffees went a man down on 56 minutes when captain Seamus Coleman received his second yellow card for a foul on McNeil.

And despite Everton remaining a threat with 10 men, Burnley’s winner came 18 minutes from time when Ashley Westwood’s corner was finished at the back post by Jeff Hendrick.

On 72 minutes, Burnley made the breakthrough when Hendrick brilliantly volleyed an Ashley Westwood corner past Jordan Pickford.

To their credit, Everton battled on. Substitute Moise Kean brought instant attacking intent and, having been rewarded for his endeavor, Keane headed Digne’s corner wide from six yards when well placed.

The pressure continued in the dying moments but Burnley’s mean backline made the extra man count as the hosts held on for three points.

Burnley’s third win of the campaign lifts them up to fourth on 12 points, while Everton drops to 17th on seven points.

MATCH REPORT: JEFF HENDRICK WINNER KEEPS CLARETS CLIMBING WITH BATTLING WIN OVER 10-MAN TOFFEES

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Burnley: 19 Oct v Leicester (A)
Everton: 19 Oct v West Ham (H)

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