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Burnley safe as Vokes strikes twice in 2-2 draw vs West Brom

May 6, 2017
Burnley's Sam Vokes celebrates scoring with team mate Matt Lowton during the Premier League soccer match between Burnley and West Bromwich Albion at Turf Moor, Burnley, England. Saturday May 6, 2017. (Barrington Coombs/PA via AP)
Burnley's Sam Vokes celebrates scoring with team mate Matt Lowton during the Premier League soccer match between Burnley and West Bromwich Albion at Turf Moor, Burnley, England. Saturday May 6, 2017. (Barrington Coombs/PA via AP)

BURNLEY, England (AP) — Sam Vokes scored two second-half goals to effectively guarantee English Premier League survival for Burnley in a 2-2 draw with West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

The Clarets went ahead at Turf Moor in the 56th minute through Vokes’ first-time finish into the bottom right corner after Ashley Barnes’ cross.

The Baggies responded by scoring twice in 12 minutes — through Salomon Rondon and Craig Dawson — having previously gone nearly nine hours without a goal. Dawson put West Brom ahead in the 78th for the Baggies’ 15th set-piece goal of the season.

Vokes grabbed an invaluable point four minutes from time with a header, after Ben Foster was unable to reach Robbie Brady’s chipped free kick before Vokes.

Burnley moved to 14th, five points behind West Brom in eighth.

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