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2019-20 English Premier League
  • Jay Rodriguez (89')

Burnley snatch late win at Bournemouth after Rodriguez strikes

A last-gasp goal from Jay Rodriguez helped Burnley snatch a 1-0 away victory over Bournemouth in a scrappy Premier League affair at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday.

Both teams struggled to create chances in a physical midtable clash played under heavy showers, with Bournemouth dominating possession.

Yet Burnley scored with their only attempt on target as forward Rodriguez nodded home a cross from Ashley Westwood in the 89th minute.

The match was disrupted by 34 fouls, with referee Martin Atkinson producing six yellow cards -- four being shown to the visitors.

The result sees Sean Dyche's Burnley move into the top half of the league table, while Bournemouth remain 14th after 18 matches.

"What a header from J-Rod, but we know we have to play better away," Dyche said. "It was really ugly, but we managed to find a way.

"The pleasing thing is, in the second half they were better than us, but we stayed resolute to the task."

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe said his players had failed to cope with the physical nature of the contest.

"Burnley did what they do," he said. "We expected the game that it was, but we need to do better.

"The conditions played a part in that. There were a lot of challenges in the game that need reviewing."

Bournemouth next host Arsenal on Boxing Day, while Burnley face Everton in the Toffees' first match with new manager Carlo Ancelotti in charge.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Liverpool 26 +46 76
2 Manchester City 25 +36 51
3 Leicester City 26 +28 50
4 Chelsea 25 +9 41
5 Tottenham Hotspur 26 +9 40
6 Sheffield United 26 +4 39
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 26 +3 36
8 Everton 26 -4 36
9 Manchester United 25 +7 35
10 Arsenal 26 +2 34
11 Burnley 26 -9 34
12 Southampton 26 -16 31
13 Newcastle United 26 -16 31
14 Crystal Palace 26 -9 30
15 Brighton & Hove Albion 26 -7 27
16 AFC Bournemouth 26 -14 26
17 Aston Villa 26 -16 25
18 West Ham United 25 -13 24
19 Watford 26 -16 24
20 Norwich City 26 -24 18