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Burnley 0-0 Watford

Burnley and Watford play out a goalless draw at Turf Moor

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.

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Post-match: Burnley boss Dyche

"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."

Line-ups

Burnley

  • 1Heaton
  • 2Trippier
  • 6Mee
  • 22Stock
  • 28Long
  • 5Shackell
  • 37Arfield
  • 14Jones
  • 9Vokes
  • 26TreacySubstituted forKightlyat 69'minutes
  • 11StanislasSubstituted forHewittat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Lafferty
  • 12Cisak
  • 15Edgar
  • 19Kightly
  • 32Howieson
  • 33Hewitt
  • 38Dummigan

Watford

  • 30Bond
  • 19Faraoni
  • 6Ekstrand
  • 10McGugan
  • 33NosworthyBooked at 90mins
  • 27CassettiBooked at 59minsSubstituted forPudilat 81'minutes
  • 3Bellerín
  • 29Thorne
  • 9Deeney
  • 7Battocchio
  • 16MurraySubstituted forFabbriniat 75'minutes

Substitutes

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

Match Stats

Home TeamBurnleyAway TeamWatford
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home12
Away10
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Burnley 0, Watford 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burnley 0, Watford 0.

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Tom Heaton.

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.

Booking

Nyron Nosworthy (Watford) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Sam Vokes (Burnley).

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

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

Foul by Troy Deeney (Watford).

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

Foul by Cristian Battocchio (Watford).

Foul by Sam Vokes (Burnley).

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

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Marco Davide Faraoni.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by George Thorne.

Substitution

Substitution, Watford. Daniel Pudil replaces Marco Cassetti.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Steven Hewitt replaces Junior Stanislas.

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.

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Ben Mee.

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.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Marco Davide Faraoni.

Substitution

Substitution, Watford. Diego Fabbrini replaces Sean Murray.

Foul by Brian Stock (Burnley).

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

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

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by George Thorne.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Michael Kightly replaces Keith Treacy.

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.

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

Corner, Watford. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

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

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Lewis McGugan.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Nyron Nosworthy.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

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.

Booking

Marco Cassetti (Watford) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Marco Cassetti (Watford).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leicester18122430181238
2QPR18115222101238
3Burnley18106229131636
4Reading188732720731
5Blackpool188732216631
6Derby178453324928
7Nottm Forest187742822628
8Ipswich187562823526
9Leeds178272420426
10Huddersfield187562421326
11Brighton186752117425
12Watford186662724324
13Blackburn186572222023
14Wigan166461816222
15Doncaster185581728-1120
16Middlesbrough174762726119
17Birmingham185492224-219
18Bolton184771723-619
19Bournemouth185492235-1319
20Millwall184682136-1518
21Charlton184591421-717
22Yeovil1843111424-1015
23Sheff Wed172872028-814
24Barnsley1835101836-1814
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