Burnley 1-1 Watford
Charlie Austin's penalty rescued a point for Burnley as manager Sean Dyche faced former club Watford for the first time since his summer dismissal.
Nathaniel Chalobah opened the scoring for Watford with a 20-yard strike and Austin replied from the spot after Almen Abdi clumsily pushed Dean Marney.
Sam Vokes had a chance to win it for Burnley late on with a header, but Manuel Almunia made a fine save.
The result sees Watford drop to seventh, while Burnley stay 16th.
Defender Chalobah, on loan from Chelsea, celebrated his 18th birthday earlier in the week by scoring his first Watford goal with a fine strike from the edge of the area.
That prompted the home side into action and in the 28th minute, Austin restored parity with his 17th league goal of the season from the spot after Abdi's push on Marney.
Austin stepped up and sent Almunia the wrong way to score the second goal in his past seven appearances.
Burnley could not find the winning goal however and have now gone five games without a win.
Watford, who could have taken all three points when Joel Ekstrand struck the crossbar with 10 minutes left, find themselves replaced in the play-off positions by Millwall.
Burnley manager Sean Dyche:
"We're not hard done by because that is the reality of football.
"You can dominate games and create as many chances as we did and still not win and that was the obvious view of the game.
"I was pleased with the reaction because I thought it was terrific. From that moment onwards I felt we dominated and the chances we created, I've lost count.
"The reality is though that we have to turn those performances and chances into clinical moments which change games. We so nearly did but we found a keeper on top form."
Watford boss Gianfranco Zola:
"It is not going to be easy for anyone to get points here because Burnley are a tough side to play against.
"I would like to be in the play-off zone at the end of season. The table is short and we need to keep working and improving so I am not too concerned.
"We didn't create as many chances as we usually do and the passing wasn't fluid but that is to be addressed during the week.
"I wasn't very pleased with the penalty, it was unclear and I'll have to see it again."
- 01 Grant
- 02 Trippier
- 03 Lafferty
- 05 Shackell
- 15 Edgar
- 28 Long
- 07 Wallace (Vokes - 90' )
- 08 Marney
- 10 Paterson (Stanislas - 72' )
- 14 Ings (Treacy - 84' Booked )
- 23 Austin
- 12 Jensen
- 18 Mills
- 11 Stanislas
- 20 Bartley
- 22 Stock
- 26 Treacy
- 09 Vokes
- 01 Almunia Booked
- 06 Hall
- 18 Pudil (Anya - 90' )
- 27 Cassetti
- 31 Hoban
- 39 Chalobah Booked (Yeates - 46' )
- 40 Ekstrand
- 08 Hogg
- 22 Abdi
- 09 Deeney
- 36 Geijo (Vydra - 72' )
- 34 Bonham
- 05 Neuton
- 07 Yeates
- 21 Anya
- 38 Battocchio
- 13 Beleck
- 20 Vydra
Live Text Commentary
Full Time The final whistle goes and the game is over.90:00 +3:22
Charlie Austin takes a shot. Blocked by Fitz Hall. Inswinging corner taken by Keith Treacy, Dean Marney produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.90:00 +1:42 Substitution
Substitution Sam Vokes comes on in place of Ross Wallace.90:00 +1:14 Substitution
Substitution Ikechi Anya joins the action as a substitute, replacing Daniel Pudil.87:47
Keith Treacy challenges Daniel Pudil unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Yeates crosses the ball in from the free kick.87:47 Booking
Booking Keith Treacy is shown a yellow card.86:14
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Yeates from the right by-line to the near post, Ross Wallace makes a clearance.84:32
Jonathan Hogg gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Keith Treacy. Ross Wallace crosses the ball in from the free kick. Effort from the edge of the area by Junior Stanislas goes wide of the right-hand upright.83:08 Substitution
Substitution Keith Treacy joins the action as a substitute, replacing Danny Ings.80:18
Mark Yeates is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Lee Grant.78:31
Almen Abdi takes a shot. Jason Shackell gets a block in. Mark Yeates takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Charlie Austin.78:12
Joel Ekstrand takes a shot.77:47
Dean Marney concedes a free kick for a foul on Matej Vydra. Jonathan Hogg restarts play with the free kick.73:04
Dean Marney takes a shot. Blocked by Joel Ekstrand.72:19
Kieran Trippier fouled by Matej Vydra, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Grant.71:14 Substitution
Substitution Junior Stanislas on for Martin Paterson.71:14 Substitution
Substitution Matej Vydra is brought on as a substitute for Alexandre Geijo.68:27
Charlie Austin produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.67:06
Short corner worked by Dean Marney.65:07
The assistant referee flags for offside against Charlie Austin. Indirect free kick taken by Fitz Hall.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Charlie Austin on Jonathan Hogg. Direct free kick taken by Fitz Hall.58:41
Jonathan Hogg is penalised for a handball. Direct free kick taken by Jason Shackell. Charlie Austin takes a shot. Brilliant save by Manuel Almunia.56:30
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Marney by Almen Abdi. Ross Wallace crosses the ball in from the free kick, Fitz Hall manages to make a clearance. Corner taken by Ross Wallace from the left by-line.54:55
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jason Shackell on Alexandre Geijo. Jonathan Hogg takes the direct free kick.53:36
Kieran Trippier produces a cross, Fitz Hall manages to make a clearance.53:10
Unfair challenge on David Edgar by Alexandre Geijo results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Jason Shackell.52:13
Danny Lafferty takes a shot. Save made by Manuel Almunia.50:29
Troy Deeney takes a shot. Save made by Lee Grant. Ross Wallace is caught offside. Manuel Almunia restarts play with the free kick.50:10
Troy Deeney takes a shot. Save made by Lee Grant.47:42
Kieran Trippier is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Mark Yeates delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance made by Kieran Trippier.45:01
The game restarts for the second half.45:01 Substitution
Substitution Nathaniel Chalobah goes off and Mark Yeates comes on.45:00 +3:05 Half time
Half Time The referee calls an end to the first half.44:05
Shot by Almen Abdi from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the goal.39:23
Almen Abdi has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses right.38:22
Corner taken left-footed by Ross Wallace, clearance made by Fitz Hall.37:03
Centre by Danny Lafferty, Charlie Austin takes a shot. Save made by Manuel Almunia.36:00
Danny Ings concedes a free kick for a foul on Fitz Hall. Manuel Almunia takes the free kick.35:36
Dean Marney fouled by Almen Abdi, the ref awards a free kick. Jason Shackell restarts play with the free kick.35:13
Alexandre Geijo concedes a free kick for a foul on Kieran Trippier. Free kick taken by Kieran Trippier.32:48
Kieran Trippier takes a shot. Save by Manuel Almunia. Charlie Austin challenges Manuel Almunia unfairly and gives away a free kick. Manuel Almunia takes the direct free kick. David Edgar fouled by Troy Deeney, the ref awards a free kick. Jason Shackell restarts play with the free kick.29:01
Dean Marney provided the assist for the goal.29:01 Booking
Booking Manuel Almunia is booked.27:52 Goal scored
Goal! - Charlie Austin - Burnley 1 - 1 Watford Penalty taken right-footed by Charlie Austin and scored. Burnley 1-1 Watford.27:36
Foul by Joel Ekstrand on Dean Marney, Penalty awarded.26:50
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Ross Wallace from the left by-line.25:17
Ross Wallace crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Almen Abdi manages to make a clearance.25:17 Booking
Booking Nathaniel Chalobah receives a caution.25:00
Fitz Hall challenges Danny Ings unfairly and gives away a free kick.24:07
Daniel Pudil produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.23:23
Corner taken by Ross Wallace from the left by-line, Effort from deep inside the area by David Edgar misses to the left of the goal.22:59
Martin Paterson fouled by Jonathan Hogg, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Martin Paterson.20:42
Unfair challenge on Dean Marney by Nathaniel Chalobah results in a free kick. Jason Shackell restarts play with the free kick.19:16
Free kick awarded for a foul by Charlie Austin on Marco Cassetti. Direct free kick taken by Manuel Almunia.15:34
Daniel Pudil concedes a free kick for a foul on Danny Ings. Ross Wallace restarts play with the free kick. Foul by Charlie Austin on Joel Ekstrand, free kick awarded. Manuel Almunia takes the direct free kick.14:27
Troy Deeney takes a shot. Kevin Long gets a block in.10:49 Goal scored
Goal! - Nathaniel Chalobah - Burnley 0 - 1 Watford Nathaniel Chalobah gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Burnley 0-1 Watford.9:01
Outswinging corner taken by Almen Abdi from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Kieran Trippier. Corner taken right-footed by Almen Abdi from the right by-line, clearance made by Danny Lafferty. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Almen Abdi, Charlie Austin manages to make a clearance.8:26
Danny Ings challenges Troy Deeney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Almen Abdi.4:55
Foul by Fitz Hall on Charlie Austin, free kick awarded. Ross Wallace crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Troy Deeney. Ross Wallace decides to take the corner short. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joel Ekstrand by Martin Paterson. Manuel Almunia restarts play with the free kick.0:00
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