Info

Competition
Premier League
Date
18 November 2017
Game week
12
Kick-off
16:00
Half-time
2 - 0
Full-time
2 - 0
Venue
Turf Moor (Burnley)
Attendance
18895

Goals

J. Cork (G) 29' (assist by: R. Brady)
1 - 0
A. Barnes (G) 40' (assist by: J. Hendrick)
2 - 0

Commentary

Minute   Description
The situation continues to look bleak for Swansea, who lose for the eighth time this season. They remain two points from safety, following West Brom's 4-0 defeat to Chelsea, but the concern is that they haven't shown any signs of improvement. The loss of Tammy Abraham to injury is also a massive blow for Paul Clement's side.
Another win for Burnley then and Sean Dyche's side deserve all the credit coming their way. With 22 points so far, they're certainly exceeding expectations and next weekend's clash with Arsenal at Turf Moor is certainly one they'll be looking forward to, as they've shown they can go toe-to-toe with the league's finest already this season.
FULL-TIME! Burnley win three consecutive top-flight matches for the first time since 1975 and have been superb today. Goals from Jack Cork and Ashley Barnes have seen them remain amongst the Premier League’s high-fliers, sitting level on points with Arsenal.
90'+7 Late yellow card for Nathan Dyer.
90'+5 You hate for it to be said but Swansea fans may start to wonder how long Paul Clement will remain in charge for. Nothing is going their way this season and the side simply isn't clicking.
90'+3 CHANCE! Barnes pushes his way through the defence and elects to go for goal rather than slotting a pass across to Gudmunsson but it's blocked by a Swansea man.
90'+1 Ashley Barnes has deservedly just been named Man of the Match, as we enter six minutes of additional time.
89' Another corner for Swansea comes to nothing, only managing to wake Pope up from his slumber as he's given something to do as he catches Clucas' delivery/
87' Swansea's biggest issue is they're showing absolutely no signs of improving. Whilst the sides around them at the bottom have started to pick up points, the Welsh side continue to sink without a trace.
85' OFFSIDE! James Tarkowski tucks home following Brady's corner but the flag is raised and the goal is disallowed.
83' We can now expect a large chunk of added time at the end of the half, following the lengthy treatment for Abraham.
82' Awful to see as Abraham, who made his England debut in the recent international break, is stretchered off with what appears to be a back injury. Luciano Narsingh, who was initially lined-up to replace Dyer, is his replacement.
80' Sam Vokes, who scored the winner two weeks ago against Southampton, takes to the field to replace Jeff Hendrick in Burnley's first change of the match.
78' Abraham has continued to move gingerly and his game seems to be up. After firing over the bar, he's down in pain once again. This is a huge problem for the Swans.
76' Burnley have mastered the art of defending, with Lowton making a perfectly timed tackle before another superb block came to deny Sanches' effort from distance.
74' Swansea continuing to enjoy the lion's share of possession but they've really struggled to break down Burnley's organised defensive line. Pope looks on course to keep another clean sheet, meaning Tom Heaton faces a battle to get back into the side when he returns from injury.
72' Burnley edging towards another three points that will take them level with Arsenal, who they welcome to Turf Moor next weekend.
70' Midfield change for Swansea as Ki Sung-Yeung takes to the field, replacing Leroy Fer.
69' Abraham wins Swansea a free-kick in a decent area outside the box. Sanches and Clucas are both hovering around the ball but it's the former who tries for goal, again failing to test Pope.
68' Swansea have had 69% of possession in the second-half but Burnley's side has stood firm, with their shape very robust and everybody chipping in to do their fair share of defensive work.
66' Brilliant determination from Barnes wins a throw in deep in Swansea's half and he's causing all sorts of problems for the visitors. He's been everywhere in this game, along with Brady, and stand amongst the best players on the field.
64' Burnley are looking extremely well organised and continue to be great to watch. As well as firing in attack, their defence has been phenomenal and they clearly don't miss Michael Keane, as James Tarkowski has stepped-up remarkably well.
62' Swansea can breathe a huge sigh of relief, as Abraham returns to the field.
60' Massive problem for Swansea now as Abraham is on the deck and does not look comfortable.
59' CHANCE! Swansea do look better in this second half but they're still to test Pope fully. Dyer's low delivery isn't quite cleared away by Mee and it falls to the feet of Bony, who smashes a shot wide.
57' Free-kick on the near side for Swansea after Brady barges Dyer to ground. Clucas whips in a delivery but it's far too close to Pope, who easily catches to give Burnley possession once again.
56' Burnley continue to look impressive but the questions remain as to whether they can keep this form up for the entirety of the season- and whether they can keep hold of Dyche.
54' On the bright side, Swansea are getting chances. Unfortunately, they look more likely to win the lottery than find the back of the net as Bony fires an effort over the bar after Sanches cut the ball back to him on the edge of the box.
53' Handbags on the far side as Renato Sanches clashes with Lowton, with the latter laughing in the face of the Portuguese international.
52' CHANCE! Swansea finally craft an opening as Bony feeds a fabulous pass through to Abraham but the Chelsea loanee cannot trouble Pope with his effort, as he fires well over the bar.
51' Swansea haven't looked any better in the opening five minutes and it will take a miracle for them to get back into the game. Perhaps they should negotiate another loan with Bayern Munich, Robert Lewandowski may come in handy.
49' CHANCE! Swansea opened up yet again and it happens easily. Hendrick surges through onto a loose ball and Fabianski is just on hand to prevent him from latching onto the opportunity.
47' Swansea also look to have changed shape for the second-half, now setting up with a 4-4-2 that utilises Bony and Abraham in attack.
46' Having failed to threaten in attack, Swansea reshuffle the deck at the break by replacing Ayew with Wilfried Bony.
45' KICK-OFF! Swansea get us back underway, now kicking to the right.
One positive for Swansea is that loanee Renato Sanches looks to have found some confidence, as he's been demanding the ball a lot in the opening 45 minutes. They need to provide a link between him and Tammy Abraham though, which seems to the be the only way to save the Swans from relegation threat.
Burnley have been fantastic once again and look good value for their lead. Barnes and Hendrick, the latter of whom suffered defeat in the World Cup play-offs, have looked fantastic and Cork's influence in the middle of the park has always been decisive. At the back, they haven't given Swansea a sniff.
HALF-TIME! An almost perfect first half for Burnley, who lead 2-0 at the break thanks to goals from Jack Cork and Ashley Barnes. Swansea haven't provided too much of a threat in the attacking third and the problems continue to mount for Paul Clement's side.
45'+1 Just a single minute of added time at the end of the first period.
44' Nothing is going Swansea's way and their biggest concern will be that their relegation rivals seem to be showing signs of improvement, whilst all the Swans have provided is a whimper.
42' Massive problems for Swansea now, who have shown no signs of being able to claw their way back into the match.
40' Hendrick's quick pass took the defence out of the game and there's certainly no signs of a hangover from Burnley's Irish contingent after their World Cup heartbreak.
GOAL! Burnley double their lead! They were happy to sit back without the ball but turn on the style swiftly, with Barnes cutting onto his right and firing an unstoppable effort past Fabianski's near post. Swansea have a mountain to climb!
37' Swansea are certainly still in this game and are doing well on the ball, though their threat isn't directing into chances in the final third. With three in attack, you'd expect them to be creating more.
35' Swansea win a corner, with Abraham going one-on-one with Tarkowski, and gives Sanches an opportunity with a dead ball. It's another poor delivery from the Bayern Munich loanee though, as it's comfortably cleared away at the near post.
33' Swansea's response to falling behind has been good but they're unable to craft an opening with their latest attack, with Olsson conceding a free-kick.
31' Burnley certainly favourites now as they're yet to lose after taking the lead this season, winning five of those six matches.
29' Brady put his delivery exactly where it needed to be and left Cork with an easy finish. Superb wing play!
GOAL! Burnley take the lead and it's former Swansea midfielder Cork with the opening goal. After playing the ball out wide, Cork charges into the middle and heads home after Brady's pinpoint delivery. A superb week for the summer signing, who earned his international debut for England in midweek.
28' Midfield battle is becoming increasingly more important in this clash and Burnley seem to have the upper hand for now.
26' Burnley still look the most dangerous of the two sides but they haven't managed to break into the final third during the past five minutes or so.
24' Swansea have responded well since that period of pressure but they're yet to flow in attack. Sanches certainly needs to be involved more, whereas Abraham has looked very isolated.
22' Burnley certainly the better side now and Swansea have Fabianski to thank for keeping them in the game. The Swans need to step things up in the attacking third though if they're to get anything from this game.
20' Long ball from Tarkowski threatens the Swansea defence once again and Barnes hits the deck, appealing for a penalty. The referee isn't interested though, despite the push from Mawson.
19' SAVE! Superb from Fabianski! Lowton has far too much room out wide and his delivery finds the head of Barnes. A goal seemed certain but the former Arsenal stopper dives to keep the ball out.
17' Ward gets his name in the book after fouling his man to prevent a counter attack.
16' CHANCE! Burnley starting to find rhythm and Defour forces Fabianski into another save. Mawson then provides a crucial block, before the following corner sees the Polish stopper snatch the ball on the line after Hendrick shoots from close range. Burnley very close to the opening goal.
15' Fabianski called into action for the first time after a poor throw from him. Burnley pounce on the loose ball but it's an easy save in the end from Defour's effort.
13' A lot of discussions regarding Sean Dyche during the international break and whether he could be tempted away from Burnley. Thankfully for the Clarets, he remains. He'll want his side to be involved more here though.
11' Balanced start here and we've yet to really see Burnley fire on all cylinders. It's been a difficult week for a number of their squad, with the likes of Hendrick and Wood missing out on a spot at next year's World Cup following defeats in the play-offs.
9' CHANCE! Dyer bombs down the right flank and whips a decent delivery into the area. There's nobody there for Swansea but Lowton fires a wild clearance behind for a corner. That really could have gone anywhere!
8' Swansea win another deep free-kick, giving Bayern Munich loanee Sanches another chance to deliver, but the Portuguese international overhits and sends the ball behind for a goal kick.
6' Decent delivery from Lowton on the right wins Burnley an early corner. Brady delivers and Mee rises inside the six-yard box but he can't hit the target with his header.
4' Decent start for Swansea, who have enjoyed the majority of the time on the ball. New assistant coach Leon Britton is on the bench and remains in the squad too, so it will be interesting to see how his role develops over the course of the campaign.
2' Early free-kick for Swansea on the far side after Mee fouls Ayew. Sanches' delivery is punched away by Pope though, who has been excellent since the early season injury to Tom Heaton.
1' KICK-OFF! We're underway at Turf Moor. The hosts get us started, kicking from left to right.
One thing we can't expect too much of this afternoon is goals. Burnley have conceded just two at Turf Moor this season and have won 1-0 in 15 of their 31 Premier League wins. With Swansea finding the net just seven times in eleven matches, it's a game that's likely to be decided by a single goal.
Swansea have won all four of their Premier League matches against Burnley but the Clarets are looking to secure three consecutive top-flight victories for the first time since 1975.
After a narrow defeat to Brighton two weeks ago, Swansea make two changes to their side. Martin Olsson and Renato Sanches come in, with Ki Sung-Yeung and Tom Carroll dropping to the bench. Abraham, has been involved in 71.4% of Swansea's seven Premier League goals this season, continues in attack.
Burnley make a single change to the side that beat Southampton ahead of the international break and it comes in attack. Chris Wood, who New Zealand boss Anthony Hudson claimed wasn't fully fit for the World Cup play-offs against Peru, doesn't make the squad and is replaced in the starting line-up by Ashley Barnes.
Swansea subs: Kristoffer Nordfeldt, Tom Carroll, Mike van der Hoorn, Wayne Routledge, Ki Sung-Yeung, Wilfried Bony, Luciano Narsingh.
Burnley subs: Anders Lindegaard, Sam Vokes, Charlie Taylor, Kevin Long, Ashley Westwood, Nahki Wells, Scott Arfield.
Swansea XI: Lukasz Fabianski; Kyle Naughton, Federico Fernandez, Alfie Mawson, Martin Olsson; Leroy Fer, Renato Sanches, Sam Clucas; Jordan Ayew, Tammy Abraham, Nathan Dyer.
Burnley XI: Nick Pope; Matthew Lowton, Ben Mee, James Tarkowski, Stephen Ward; Johann Gudmundsson, Steven Defour, Jack Cork, Robbie Brady; Jeff Hendrick; Ashley Barnes.
Swansea, on the other hand, have been very poor and find themselves in real trouble. With just two victories to their name this season, even a win today may not be enough to see them rise out of the Premier League's relegation zone. They've been extremely reliant on Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham so far, which needs to change.
Burnley come into the game knowing that they can keep pace with the Premier League's big guns with a victory and will certainly fancy their chances after losing just one of their last nine Premier League matches- with that defeat coming at the hands of Pep Guardiola's unstoppable Manchester City.
Good afternoon and welcome to our LIVE text commentary of the Premier League clash between Burnley and Swansea City, where the two sides have seen conflicting runs of form so far this season.

Lineups

R
A
A
1
Ł. Fabiański
2
M. Lowton
4
J. Cork
5
J. Tarkowski
6
B. Mee
6
A. Mawson
8
L. Fer
10
A. Barnes
10
T. Abraham
12
R. Brady
12
N. Dyer
13
J. Hendrick
16
S. Defour
16
Martin Olsson
17
S. Clucas
17
J. Guðmunds­son
18
J. Ayew
23
S. Ward
26
K. Naughton
29
N. Pope
33
F. Fernández
35
Renato Sanches
2
4
9
11
C
C
C

Additional info

Referee
M. Atkinson
Assistants
S. Child
Fourth official
L. Mason

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Match Stats

Burnley Swansea City
46 Attacks (Dangerous) 42
8 Corners 6
11 Fouls 10
13 Free Kicks 15
14 Goal Kicks 6
3 Offsides 1
4 Shots (blocked) 2
1 Shots (off target) 7
6 Shots (on target) 3
0 Shots (woodwork) 0
16 Throw Ins 25

Regular Season

# Team MP D P
117+4149
217+2638
317+1735
417+1631
517+1431
617+431
717+1030
817+426
917-322
1017-822
1117-618
1217-1718
1317-917
1417-516
1517-1716
1617-1015
1717-1014
1817-1614
1917-1814
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Turf Moor

Name:
Turf Moor 
City:
Burnley 
Capacity:
22546