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Burnley 0-0 Stoke City

Danny Ings
Burnley striker Danny Ings tested Jack Butland in the Stoke goal three times in the first half
  • Stoke reach 51 points to ensure best-ever PL points tally
  • Relegated Burnley have scored one goal in their last eight
  • Turf Moor is lowest-scoring stadium in the PL this season

Stoke secured their best-ever Premier League points tally with a goalless stalemate at relegated Burnley.

The Clarets' highly-rated striker Danny Ings looked like a player destined for better things, testing Jack Butland three times in the first half.

Stoke's misfiring Mame Biram Diouf missed a number of clear chances to score, heading wide with the goal gaping just before the break.

Goalkeeper Tom Heaton made a point-blank save from Diouf on the hour.

The visitors carved out the better opportunities, but their failure to steal a win will not overshadow the achievement of Mark Hughes's team in reaching 51 points - and also guaranteeing successive top-half finishes in the top flight for the first time in 40 years.

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Burnley are in good shape - Dyche

Despite their relegation to the Championship, Burnley also managed to hold their heads high during the final-whistle lap of honour.

Manager Sean Dyche has got his team to perform impressively this season, given their modest budget and small squad.

Ings was their undoubted star and showed his worth from the off as he slalomed through the Stoke defence early on before peppering Butland with shots on goal in the opening period.

Stoke took a while to get going, but should have made it 15 Premier League wins this season, thanks to the efforts of Diouf in particular.

The visitors broke quickly in the 39th minute, with Charlie Adam feeding Jonathan Walters on the right wing.

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Burnley 0-0 Stoke: Mark Hughes proud of Potters points record

His cross landed perfectly in the path of an unmarked Diouf, but, 10 yards out and with Heaton struggling to get across, the Senegalese forward failed to make a proper connection.

On the hour, Diouf at least got the ball on target, but his prodded attempt allowed Heaton to hook it away.

Burnley faded late on and their big problem this season - goalscoring - again proved beyond them.

This was the 18th Premier League match in which they have failed to score and, even more pertinently now, it is highly unlikely they will have Ings to lean on next term.

How the match unfolded on BBC Sport live text commentary.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche:

"Today was a familiar story, but there's a lot of pride in our all performances this season. We've taken everyone on home and away; be they the superpowers or otherwise, we've given them a game.

"Our supporters have been right behind myself, the club and the whole team this season. It will continue - the next challenge is a tough one.

"I've been through the Championship. I know how hard it is to get a club over the line."

Stoke boss Mark Hughes:

"It's a great effort form everybody, and its been more difficult this year than last - with long term injuries and everything.

"The group itself has been really strong, and that strength in depth and character has enabled us to achieve another top half finish.

"We haven't been in the [transfer] market or spent a great deal of money, so that's credit to our recruitment department. Everyone's had an impact for us since they've come to the club. We're delighted with that. It's been a long season and we're looking forward to the last game."

Line-ups

Burnley

  • 1Heaton
  • 2Trippier
  • 4Duff
  • 5Shackell
  • 6Mee
  • 21BoydBooked at 42mins
  • 37Arfield
  • 14JonesSubstituted forUlvestadat 88'minutes
  • 15TaylorSubstituted forKightlyat 65'minutes
  • 10Ings
  • 30BarnesSubstituted forVokesat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Vokes
  • 11Kightly
  • 19Jutkiewicz
  • 20Ulvestad
  • 22Gilks
  • 23Ward
  • 25Keane

Stoke

  • 22Butland
  • 20Cameron
  • 17Shawcross
  • 5Muniesa
  • 3Pieters
  • 15N'ZonziBooked at 49mins
  • 6Whelan
  • 19WaltersSubstituted forOdemwingieat 59'minutes
  • 16AdamSubstituted forSidwellat 83'minutes
  • 10ArnautovicSubstituted forCrouchat 69'minutes
  • 18DioufBooked at 25mins

Substitutes

  • 1Begovic
  • 7Ireland
  • 9Odemwingie
  • 12Wilson
  • 21Sidwell
  • 25Crouch
  • 26Wollscheid
Referee:
Michael Oliver
Attendance:
18,636

Match Stats

Home TeamBurnleyAway TeamStoke
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home11
Away11
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Burnley 0, Stoke City 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burnley 0, Stoke City 0.

Attempt saved. Marc Muniesa (Stoke City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Geoff Cameron (Stoke City) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Michael Kightly (Burnley).

Attempt missed. Steven N'Zonzi (Stoke City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Marc Muniesa.

Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Vokes (Burnley).

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Fredrik Ulvestad replaces David Jones.

Peter Odemwingie (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Vokes (Burnley).

Substitution

Substitution, Stoke City. Steve Sidwell replaces Charlie Adam.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Sam Vokes replaces Ashley Barnes.

Offside, Burnley. David Jones tries a through ball, but Danny Ings is caught offside.

Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).

Foul by Peter Odemwingie (Stoke City).

Ben Mee (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Charlie Adam with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Stoke City. Peter Crouch replaces Marko Arnautovic.

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

Foul by Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City).

Jason Shackell (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Michael Duff (Burnley).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Michael Kightly replaces Matthew Taylor.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Geoff Cameron.

Foul by Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City).

Ashley Barnes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).

Foul by Mame Biram Diouf (Stoke City).

Jason Shackell (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Ryan Shawcross.

Attempt blocked. Matthew Taylor (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by David Jones.

Attempt blocked. Danny Ings (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Arfield.

Substitution

Substitution, Stoke City. Peter Odemwingie replaces Jonathan Walters.

Corner, Stoke City. Conceded by Tom Heaton.

goal

As It Stood

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5Liverpool37188115142962
6Tottenham37187125753461
7Southampton371861354312360
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16Sunderland36716133050-2037
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