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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.

"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

Formation 4-3-3

  • 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

Formation 4-5-1

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

Substitutes

  • 11Forestieri
  • 15Acuña Caballero
  • 17Hall
  • 18Pudil
  • 20Fabbrini
  • 23Santos Da Silva
  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burnley 0, Watford 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burnley 0, Watford 0.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Watford. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Watford. Conceded by Tom Heaton.

  5. Post update

    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.

  6. Booking

    Nyron Nosworthy (Watford) is shown the yellow card.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Sam Vokes (Burnley).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Troy Deeney (Watford).

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Cristian Battocchio (Watford).

  13. Post update

    Foul by Sam Vokes (Burnley).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Marco Davide Faraoni.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Burnley. Conceded by George Thorne.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Watford. Daniel Pudil replaces Marco Cassetti.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Burnley. Steven Hewitt replaces Junior Stanislas.

  19. Post update

    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.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Watford. Conceded by Ben Mee.