Burnley pushes Cardiff closer to relegation from EPL
BURNLEY, England (AP) — Burnley pushed Cardiff closer to relegation from the Premier League with a 2-0 home win over the Welsh club on Saturday, a victory that all but ensures another season in...
BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) — Burnley took a big step toward preserving its Premier League status with a 3-1 win at Bournemouth on Saturday.
With five remaining games, Burnley moved up to the...
Burnley stays above EPL drop zone by beating Wolves
BURNLEY, England (AP) — Burnley boosted its hopes of avoiding relegation from the English Premier League by beating Wolves 2-0 on Saturday to end a run of four straight defeats.
Man City stays in hunt for quadruple after big FA Cup win
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Pep Guardiola dismissed as "fantasy" the notion of his Manchester City players winning the quadruple this season.
It's certainly a long shot but, on current form, it's hard to see how or when they'll next be beaten.
Burnley beats West Ham 2-0 to end losing run in EPL
BURNLEY, England (AP) — Burnley ended a three-game losing streak with a 2-0 win over West Ham in the Premier League on Sunday to boost its hopes of climbing out of the relegation zone.
Crystal Palace ends winless streak at Burnley’s expense
LONDON (AP) — Crystal Palace ended its eight-match winless streak with a 2-0 victory at Selhurst Park as Burnley's unconvincing English Premier League campaign took another turn for the worse on Saturday.
James McArthur scored Palace's first goal from open play at home this season in the 16th minute, and Andros Townsend secured the win with a fine goal 12 minutes from time.
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The pressure on Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will ratchet up if the team loses at Burnley on Sunday for a third straight defeat in the Premier League.
United has lost to Brighton and Tottenham in its last two games — conceding three goals each time — to put Mourinho on the defensive and in an irritable mood.
Burnley sign former England goalkeeper Joe Hart
LONDON (AP) — Burnley signed goalkeeper Joe Hart on a two-year deal from Manchester City on Tuesday.
Burnley manager Sean Dyche was not expecting to be in the market for a goalkeeper until injuries to Nick Pope and Tom Heaton — both England internationals. The club did not disclose a fee.
Hart spent 12 years at City and won two Premier League titles, but he dropped in the pecking order after Pep Guardiola's arrival and spent the last two seasons on loan to Torino and West Ham.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Premier League prides itself on being the most competitive in the world and points to Leicester's 2016 title triumph at preseason odds of 5,000-1 as the ultimate evidence.
It might be time to revisit that opinion.
The end-of-season standings show a worrying development in England's top division: The chasm between the so-called "Big 6" — Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal — and the rest is bigger than ever.
Burnley edges closer to Europa League qualification
BURNLEY, England (AP) — Burnley started the English Premier League as one of the favorites for relegation and will likely finish it with a place in the Europa League.
The unlikely prospect of European soccer at Turf Moor drew ever closer after Burnley defeated Leicester 2-1 on Saturday to cement seventh position in the league, nine points ahead of its beaten opponent in the standings.
WATFORD, England (AP) — Burnley's pursuit of Europa League qualification improved as two goals in three second-half minutes gave the team a 2-1 English Premier League win at Watford on Saturday.
The Clarets' hopes of finishing in sixth place looked like faltering at Vicarage Road after Roberto Pereyra put Watford in front on the hour mark, but goals from Sam Vokes — seconds after coming off the bench — and Jack Cork saw Sean Dyche's men close the gap on sixth-place Arsenal to two points.
Substitute Wood helps Burnley beat Everton
BURNLEY, England (AP) — Chris Wood came off the bench to cap a second-half fightback as Burnley beat Everton 2-1 in the Premier League on Saturday to end a run of 12 games without a win in all competitions.
Cenk Tosun, signed in January from Besiktas for a reported 27 million pounds ($37.2 million), headed his first goal for Everton after 20 minutes.
Burnley issues hand-off warning after handing Dyche new deal
Enjoying its best season in a generation, Burnley convinced highly rated manager Sean Dyche to sign a new 4 1/2-year deal that the English Premier League club hopes will act as a "keep-off sign" to potential suitors.
Dyche, who is now tied to Burnley until 2022, had been on a rolling 12-month contract and was linked with vacancies at top-flight rivals Everton and Leicester this season.
Burnley slump in EPL continues with 1-0 loss at Palace
LONDON (AP) — Burnley looked capable of providing the fairytale story of the English Premier League when it climbed into the Champions League qualification positions last month.
Now the team's season is starting to unravel.
A 1-0 loss at Crystal Palace on Saturday made it six games without a win for Burnley since that victory over Stoke which lifted Sean Dyche's side into the top four against all the odds.
Burnley continues to impress with 1-0 win over Watford
BURNLEY, England (AP) — Burnley continued its impressive Premier League season with a 1-0 win over 10-man Watford on Saturday.
Scott Arfield scored the only goal of the game for the hosts on the stroke of halftime shortly after Marvin Zeegelaar had been sent off for the visitors.
Burnley beats Bournemouth 2-1 in Premier League
BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) — A second-half strike by Robbie Brady earned Burnley a 2-1 win at Bournemouth on Wednesday and a fourth Premier League victory in its last five games.
Sean Dyche's side shrugged off its stoppage-time loss to Arsenal on Sunday and moved up to sixth in the standings with the win.
Chris Wood opened the scoring in the 37th minute and Brady struck in the 65th to put the game beyond Bournemouth's reach.
Clement feeling the heat after Swansea loses at Burnley
BURNLEY, England (AP) — Jack Cork heaped the pressure on former manager Paul Clement as Burnley swept aside Swansea 2-0 on Saturday, leaving the south Wales club three points off the bottom of the Premier League.
Cork, who was sold by Swansea in the offseason, headed in the opener in the 29th minute at Turf Moor. Ashley Barnes netted with a powerful strike five minutes before halftime.
Sean Dyche has now overseen Burnley's first hat trick of top-flight wins since 1975.
Dyche celebrates 5 years at Burnley with win vs Newcastle
BURNLEY, England (AP) — Sean Dyche celebrated his fifth anniversary as Burnley manager with a 1-0 victory over Newcastle that moved the modest northwest England team up to seventh in the English Premier League on Monday.
Jeff Hendrick's 74th-minute winner from close range settled a dull contest at Turf Moor as Burnley leapfrogged Rafael Benitez's Newcastle in the standings.
With 24-pass move, Burnley produces goal to win at Everton
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Jeff Hendrick completed a 24-pass move to give Burnley a 1-0 victory at Everton on Sunday and extend the team's best start to a Premier League season.
Hendrick easily side-stepped Morgan Schneiderlin in the penalty area to slide home a low shot in the 21st minute after Scott Arfield and Stephen Ward combined down the left toward the end of the flowing advance.
Without Mane, Liverpool struggle to 1-1 vs Burnley in EPL
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool failed to overcome the absence of suspended forward Sadio Mane as it was held by Burnley to 1-1 at Anfield in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Scott Arfield gave Burnley the lead against the run of play but Liverpool levelled just three minutes later through Mohamed Salah.
Despite trailing in almost every match stat, Sean Dyche's side held firm to continue its impressive start to the season.
Sanchez grabs Arsenal winner; Wenger clashes with official
LONDON (AP) — Arsene Wenger apologized after appearing to push the fourth official during a fiery conclusion that saw two penalties scored in stoppage time as Arsenal beat Burnley 2-1 on Sunday to go second in the Premier League.
Burnley looked like taking its second point on the road this season when substitute Francis Coquelin tripped Ashley Barnes and Andre Gray powered home the first spot-kick in stoppage time to cancel out Shkodran Mustafi's header.
Rose rescues Tottenham in 2-1 win over Burnley in EPL
LONDON (AP) — Danny Rose popped up from the back to score a second-half winner as Tottenham came from behind to beat Burnley 2-1 in the English Premier League on Sunday.
The left back was put through for his 71st-minute goal by Moussa Sissoko, who could have been sent off moments earlier for a high challenge on Stephen Ward. Sissoko received only a yellow card.
Defour shines again as Burnley beats Watford 2-0
BURNLEY, England (AP) — Burnley earned a second win since being promoted back to the English Premier League, beating Watford 2-0 on Monday after another impressive performance by Steven Defour.
The Belgium midfielder set up record signing Jeff Hendrick to nod in a 38th-minute opener from a corner and was also the provider for the second, headed home by Michael Keane in the 50th.