Burnley slipped to third in the Championship table after failing to win for the fifth game in a row, this time against Watford at Turf Moor.

The Hornets are also struggling for form and have now gone seven games without a win.

Burnley, who were without top scorer Danny Ings through injury, had the best of the chances with Scott Arfield and Keith Treacy both going close.

Lewis McGugan had a effort saved deep in injury time for the visitors.

The result leaves Sean Dyche's side just two points behind league leaders Leicester, and QPR, while Watford are in 12th place, 12 points behind the Clarets.

The visitors had goalkeeper Jonathan Bond to thank for keeping them in the game as he saved twice from Arfield, the second a goalbound header, which he did well to tip round the post.

He also had to be alert when Treacy hit a powerful long-range drive that he collected at the second attempt.

The Hornets' best effort came deep in injury time when goalkeeper Tom Heaton parried away an effort from McGugan.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche, who spent 13 months in charge of Watford between June 2011 and July 2012: "I was pleased, but not with the outcome.

"We wanted to win, of course. We're thirsty for wins but the performance was good, particularly in the first half.

"We created enough to get more than a draw, but they are a good side - credit to them - and they have a good manager."

Watford boss Gianfranco Zola added: "I have to be pleased because it was a good performance and the kind of performance we needed to play.

"Pressure is something you can feel if you think too much about it. I believe a lot in my players and, also, I believe a lot in the work that I do so I always trust that."

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (4)

Burnley

  • 01 Heaton
  • 02 Trippier
  • 06 Mee
  • 22 Stock
  • 28 Long
  • 05 Shackell
  • 37 Arfield
  • 14 Jones
  • 09 Vokes
  • 26 Treacy (Kightly - 69' )
  • 11 Stanislas (Hewitt - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Lafferty
  • 12 Cisak
  • 15 Edgar
  • 19 Kightly
  • 32 Howieson
  • 33 Hewitt
  • 38 Dummigan

Watford

  • 30 Bond
  • 19 Faraoni
  • 06 Ekstrand
  • 10 McGugan
  • 33 Nosworthy Booked
  • 27 Cassetti Booked (Pudil - 81' )
  • 03 Bellerín
  • 29 Thorne
  • 09 Deeney
  • 07 Battocchio
  • 16 Murray (Fabbrini - 75' )

Substitutes

  • 11 Forestieri
  • 15 Acuña
  • 17 Hall
  • 18 Pudil
  • 20 Fabbrini
  • 23 Iriney
  • 24 Woods
Ref: Michael Naylor
Att: 10,910

Match Stats

Shots

12 10

On target

7 4

Corners

10 6

Fouls

9 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Burnley 0, Watford 0.

90:00 +4:58 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Burnley 0, Watford 0.

90:00 +4:32

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

90:00 +4:18

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Tom Heaton.

90:00 +4:06

Attempt saved. Lewis McGugan (Watford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Troy Deeney.

90:00 +2:17 Booking

Booking Nyron Nosworthy (Watford) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +1:55

Foul by Sam Vokes (Burnley).

90:00 +1:55

Daniel Pudil (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:22

Brian Stock (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:22

Foul by Troy Deeney (Watford).

87:52

David Jones (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:52

Foul by Cristian Battocchio (Watford).

87:12

Foul by Sam Vokes (Burnley).

87:12

Marco Davide Faraoni (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:58

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Marco Davide Faraoni.

84:32

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by George Thorne.

80:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Watford. Daniel Pudil replaces Marco Cassetti.

79:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burnley. Steven Hewitt replaces Junior Stanislas.

78:50

Attempt missed. Marco Davide Faraoni (Watford) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Lewis McGugan with a cross following a corner.

78:19

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Ben Mee.

77:02

Attempt saved. Sam Vokes (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Kightly with a cross.

76:41

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Marco Davide Faraoni.

75:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Watford. Diego Fabbrini replaces Sean Murray.

74:19

Foul by Brian Stock (Burnley).

74:19

Sean Murray (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

70:49

Offside, Burnley. Scott Arfield tries a through ball, but Sam Vokes is caught offside.

69:11

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by George Thorne.

68:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burnley. Michael Kightly replaces Keith Treacy.

66:35

Attempt saved. Héctor Bellerín (Watford) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sean Murray with a cross.

66:10

Attempt blocked. Lewis McGugan (Watford) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sean Murray with a cross.

64:14

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

63:59

Attempt saved. Junior Stanislas (Burnley) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

63:35

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Lewis McGugan.

63:09

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Nyron Nosworthy.

60:41

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

58:57

Delay in match Ben Mee (Burnley) because of an injury.

58:40

Attempt missed. Ben Mee (Burnley) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross.

58:02 Booking

Booking Marco Cassetti (Watford) is shown the yellow card.

57:34

Keith Treacy (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:34

Foul by Marco Cassetti (Watford).

57:29

Attempt blocked. Sean Murray (Watford) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

55:58

Keith Treacy (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:58

Foul by Héctor Bellerín (Watford).

54:53

Attempt saved. Lewis McGugan (Watford) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marco Cassetti with a cross.

53:26

Attempt saved. Scott Arfield (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Junior Stanislas.

52:02

Ben Mee (Burnley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

52:02

Foul by Marco Davide Faraoni (Watford).

47:04

Attempt missed. Cristian Battocchio (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

46:50

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Ben Mee.

46:13

Foul by Ben Mee (Burnley).

46:13

Marco Davide Faraoni (Watford) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:00

Second Half begins Burnley 0, Watford 0.

45:00 +1:47 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Burnley 0, Watford 0.

45:00 +0:44

Foul by Kieran Trippier (Burnley).

45:00 +0:44

Marco Cassetti (Watford) wins a free kick on the left wing.

44:40

Attempt blocked. Cristian Battocchio (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

43:38

Attempt saved. Keith Treacy (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Kieran Trippier.

43:06

David Jones (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

43:06

Foul by George Thorne (Watford).

40:45

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Jonathan Bond.

40:41

Attempt saved. Scott Arfield (Burnley) header from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Junior Stanislas with a cross.

37:59

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Nyron Nosworthy.

33:34

Attempt missed. Brian Stock (Burnley) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the left.

31:28

Attempt missed. Jason Shackell (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Junior Stanislas with a cross following a corner.

31:09

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Nyron Nosworthy.

31:04

Attempt blocked. David Jones (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross.

28:39

Attempt saved. Scott Arfield (Burnley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross.

26:48

Offside, Watford. Nyron Nosworthy tries a through ball, but Héctor Bellerín is caught offside.

25:16

Foul by Keith Treacy (Burnley).

25:16

Marco Davide Faraoni (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:43

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:43

Foul by Sean Murray (Watford).

23:23

Scott Arfield (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

23:23

Foul by Nyron Nosworthy (Watford).

23:05

Offside, Watford. Sean Murray tries a through ball, but Troy Deeney is caught offside.

22:29

Keith Treacy (Burnley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

22:29

Foul by Héctor Bellerín (Watford).

21:58

Foul by Kevin Long (Burnley).

21:58

Troy Deeney (Watford) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

21:30

Offside, Burnley. Kieran Trippier tries a through ball, but Scott Arfield is caught offside.

20:05

Attempt saved. Kieran Trippier (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

19:32

Scott Arfield (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:32

Foul by Cristian Battocchio (Watford).

18:58

Attempt blocked. Cristian Battocchio (Watford) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

18:20

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Kieran Trippier.

16:23

Keith Treacy (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:23

Foul by George Thorne (Watford).

15:10

Foul by Brian Stock (Burnley).

15:10

Marco Cassetti (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:49

Attempt missed. Scott Arfield (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

13:26

Hand ball by Joel Ekstrand (Watford).

11:36

Foul by Brian Stock (Burnley).

11:36

Cristian Battocchio (Watford) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

10:37

Attempt blocked. Troy Deeney (Watford) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked. Assisted by Sean Murray.

8:26

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Héctor Bellerín.

1:32

David Jones (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

1:32

Foul by Marco Cassetti (Watford).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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