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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 29 +45 82
2 Manchester City 28 +37 57
3 Leicester City 29 +30 53
4 Chelsea 29 +12 48
5 Manchester United 29 +14 45
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 29 +7 43
7 Sheffield United 28 +5 43
8 Tottenham Hotspur 29 +7 41
9 Arsenal 28 +4 40
10 Burnley 29 -6 39
11 Crystal Palace 29 -6 39
12 Everton 29 -9 37
13 Newcastle United 29 -16 35
14 Southampton 29 -17 34
15 Brighton & Hove Albion 29 -8 29
16 West Ham United 29 -15 27
17 Watford 29 -17 27
18 AFC Bournemouth 29 -18 27
19 Aston Villa 28 -22 25
20 Norwich City 29 -27 21