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James Tarkowski

James Tarkowski scored the only goal of the game as Burnley earned a hard-fought win over Brighton to move out of the Premier League relegation zone.

In a game of few chances, the Clarets took the lead five minutes before half-time as Tarkowski deflected in Jack Cork’s shot with his chest.

Brighton failed to get going until the closing stages and rarely tested Joe Hart, though substitute Jurgen Locadia did spurn a great chance late on when he headed fellow substitute Glenn Murray’s cross over the bar from six yards out.

Defeat leaves Brighton 11th while Burnley climb to 17th having ended a run of eight games without a win.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Burnley

  • 20Hart
  • 26BardsleyBooked at 90mins
  • 5TarkowskiBooked at 86mins
  • 6Mee
  • 3Taylor
  • 7Berg GudmundssonSubstituted forLennonat 72’minutes
  • 18Westwood
  • 4Cork
  • 12Brady
  • 11Wood
  • 10BarnesSubstituted forHendrickat 85’minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Heaton
  • 2Lowton
  • 9Vokes
  • 13Hendrick
  • 25Lennon
  • 27Vydra
  • 28Long

Brighton

  • 1Ryan
  • 2Bruno
  • 14Balogun
  • 5Dunk
  • 30Bernardo
  • 11KnockaertSubstituted forLocadiaat 63’minutes
  • 24Pröpper
  • 8Bissouma
  • 20March
  • 13GroßSubstituted forStephensat 79’minutes
  • 10AndoneSubstituted forMurrayat 63’minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Bong
  • 6Stephens
  • 7Kayal
  • 9Locadia
  • 17Murray
  • 23Steele
  • 28White
Referee:
Martin Atkinson
Attendance:18,497

Match Stats

Home TeamBurnleyAway TeamBrighton
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home14
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home11
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Burnley 1, Brighton and Hove Albion 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burnley 1, Brighton and Hove Albion 0.

Hand ball by Chris Wood (Burnley).

Attempt missed. Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Attempt missed. Bernardo (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Solly March with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Joe Hart.

Attempt saved. Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Solly March with a cross.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Chris Wood.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by James Tarkowski.

Booking

Phil Bardsley (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Yves Bissouma (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Phil Bardsley (Burnley).

Attempt missed. Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jürgen Locadia.

Attempt missed. Jürgen Locadia (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Solly March with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

James Tarkowski (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Bernardo (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by James Tarkowski (Burnley).

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Jeff Hendrick replaces Ashley Barnes.

Attempt missed. Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Solly March with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Ben Mee.

Attempt missed. Jürgen Locadia (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Glenn Murray.

Attempt blocked. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Robbie Brady.

Foul by Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Phil Bardsley (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion. Dale Stephens replaces Pascal Groß.

Attempt missed. Solly March (Brighton and Hove Albion) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Pascal Groß.

Foul by Jürgen Locadia (Brighton and Hove Albion).

Phil Bardsley (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Solly March with a cross following a set piece situation.

Bernardo (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Aaron Lennon (Burnley).

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Aaron Lennon replaces Johann Gudmundsson because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Johann Gudmundsson (Burnley) because of an injury.

Foul by Glenn Murray (Brighton and Hove Albion).

James Tarkowski (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion. Conceded by Ashley Barnes.

Yves Bissouma (Brighton and Hove Albion) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Phil Bardsley (Burnley).

Foul by Lewis Dunk (Brighton and Hove Albion).

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