PREM: Hull City 1-1 Burnley


Michael Keane scored a late goal as Burnley drew 1-1 with Hull on Saturday

Michael Keane enjoyed an eventful afternoon as his late equaliser salvaged a 1-1 draw for Burnley at Hull City.


Marco Silva's men had looked on course for an important victory when Tom Huddlestone calmly converted from the penalty spot (72) after Keane had handled inside the area. However, Burnley hit back just four minutes later when the former Manchester United defender took advantage of slack marking to fire home from a corner.

Ashley Barnes was sent off the visitors in the dying moments but it proved to be inconsequential as Burnley held on for a rare point away from home. Both sides have struggled to score goals throughout the season and there was a lack of quality up front in the opening quarter of the match, with Robbie Brady and Omar Elabdellaoui particularly guilty of wasting good opportunities in the final third.

Hull began to dominate the play as the first half progressed, with Dieumerci Mbokani causing problems for the Burnley defence. However, it was Ben Mee who came closest to breaking the deadlock when his speculative header hit the crossbar after Eldin Jakupovic allowed the ball to slip through his hands.

Poland international Kamil Grosicki then fired a superb free-kick just over Tom Heaton's bar as the home side ended the first half on the front foot.
 
George Boyd was lucky to escape a red card for a dangerous challenge on Harry Maguire after the break as both sides continued to search for an opening goal.

With the match stuck in a frustrating stalemate, Keane inexplicably handled the ball inside his own area - gifting the hosts a golden chance to take the lead. Huddlestone made no mistake to put the hosts in front with a well-placed finish to Heaton's right.

Hull's lead would last only four minutes, however, as Keane - making the most of some non-existent marking - calmly slotted home from a corner to level the scores.

Barnes, who had been booked for dissent in the aftermath of the penalty, then received a second yellow for an elbow on Andrea Ranocchia but Burnley held on to claim just their second point away from Turf Moor this season.


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