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Wout Weghorst scored his first Premier League goal, as Burnley stole some crucial points from Brighton. The confident Clarets smashed their hosts 3-0 for a successful away trip.

The win was Sean Dyche´s 150th in his 250th match as a Burnley-manager. It was the first away win of the season for the visitors taking them up to 19th in the table past Norwich.

Burnley is still five points behind the Newcastle, who are sitting 17th in the table on the last survival seat. Clarets do have two games in hand compared to the Magpies.

Brighton was missing their captain Lewis Dunk. The centre half was suspended after being sent off on Tuesday against Manchester United.

James Tarkowski and Ashley Westwood were missing out from Burnley. The duo tested positive on COVID-19. As bad news for the visitors Maxwel Cornet was subbed of in the second half after picking up an injury.

Signed on January from Bundesliga side Wolfsburg, Weghorst opened the scoring for Burnley after first 20 minutes. Connor Roberts delivered a low cross from the right wing and The Dutch striker smashed the ball in the top corner.

Roberts had a chance to score earlier in the game himself hitting the woodwork with a long-range shot.

Burnley doubled their lead in the 40th minute of the game Weghorst being this time provider. The Dutchman dropped the ball down to midfielder Josh Brownhill, who dribbled from middle of the Brighton-defence to take a shot. His shot took deflection from Brighton-defender, who was standing front of the net and rolled past Robert Sanchez.

Brighton’s best chance of the first half came couple minutes before. Jakub Moder jumped to Tariq Lamptey´s cross and hit his header wide.

Early in the second half Lamptey created another chance for Brighton, but Neal Maupay´s shot floated wide from a volley.

Aaron Lennon secured the points for Burnley 20 minutes before full time. Jay Rodriguez picked up the assist, as the winger made a run inside the box, and smashed a fierce strike into the left corner.

Speaking on press conference, Dyche was delighted on Weghorst´s performance. Burnley-manager is expecting more goals in future.

“I would be surprised if there is not more to come, he is a quality player.

“I take any goal we can, particularly in dry season, where we haven´t been scoring.”

Graham Potter admitted Burnley was the much better side today at Amex Stadium.

“Burnley was good. We were not in a level to get anything from a Premier League game.

“Burnley started well, better than us. Every second ball and knockdown were lost.

“We were the second best and that was the reality”.

Potter also had concerns before the game from centre half Adam Webster´s fitness.

Brighton-manager said:

“Adam Webster was a bit touch and go yesterday.”

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June 2024