Substitute Hal Robson-Kanu scored the winner and was later sent off as West Brom made it two wins from two with victory at Burnley.The match was short on entertainment until Robson-Kanu gave it a shot of adrenaline with a brilliant strike. The Wales international, who came on seven minutes earlier, pounced on a Matt Phillips flick, held off two challenges and fired in low past keeper Tom Heaton.However, the 28-year-old striker did not see out the rest of the match as he was shown a red card in the 83rd minute for catching Matt Lowton with his elbow.
Baggies end 39-year waitWest Brom have recorded back-to-back wins at the start of the season in the top flight for the first time since 1978Burnley wasted chances at the other end, and will be hoping Leeds striker Chris Wood, who they look likely to sign, will be less profligate.Ben Mee had the Clarets’ best chance but missed with a two-yard header, and team-mate Johann Berg Gudmundsson also went close with a low curling shot.Relive the action from Turf MoorReaction from Saturday’s other Premier League matchesRobson-Kanu’s 20-minute cameo
It was a brief, yet eventful appearance by Robson-Kanu.His goal was brilliant, and will rank alongside the strikes against Southampton last season and his Euro 2016 effort against Belgium.This one was about perseverance. The forward, with the ball in possession, battled past Gudmundsson and James Tarkowski before striking past Heaton.He led the line well after the goal, but then showed a bit too much aggression as he challenged Lowton for the ball right in front of referee Martin Atkinson.There were few complaints from both Robson-Kanu and his team-mates.
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Burnley restricted by tight BaggiesWest Brom manager Tony Pulis will have been delighted with his side’s display, particularly at the back.The visitors restricted Burnley to largely half-chances, with six of the 15 efforts on goal falling to Jeff Hendrick.The Republic of Ireland midfielder had one angled strike in the area superbly blocked and was rushed by the Baggies backline into producing inaccurate shots. Iceland international Gudmundsson was unlucky to see his excellent low curling shot drift wide, but his team-mates Mee and Jon Walters will not want to see a replay of their golden heading chances.’There’s good spirit in the Baggies dressing room’ – reactionWest Brom boss Tony Pulis: “It is a great start for us, especially with two clean sheets.”I’ve not looked at the red card incident. I don’t want to say things that will get me in trouble. The decisions stands. I am so pleased we got through that final 15 minutes with 10 men. There is good spirit in the dressing room and we needed that today. Our fitness level were fantastic.”On Jonny Evans and reported interest from Manchester City: “They all deal through the football club, I won’t get involved in that.”
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Burnley boss Sean Dyche: “The game is unfair sometimes and today I thought it was. We gave a very good performance, we created enough to get something from the game.”I have been very pleased. It is a tough one today because I was not happy with the result but I was happy with the performance. We are laying down some good markers for how we want to play and where we want to be.”On link with Leeds striker Chris Wood: “We’ve been linked with lots of players. We will watch this space and see what comes. We are still in the market, still looking at different options.”Man of the match – Ahmed Hegazi
West Brom’s Ahmed Hegazi was a man-mountain at the back for the Baggies. The on-loan Egyptian needed treatment from a bad cut early in the match but soldiered on, making vital clearances for his side.’One-nil to the Albion’Burnley have won just one of their last seven home Premier League games (W1 D2 L4), after winning five in a row before that at Turf Moor.Burnley’s haul of 20 shots was their joint-second highest tally ever in a Premier League game.Robson-Kanu’s goal on 71 minutes was the first shot on target of the game.West Brom have registered two clean sheets in a row in the Premier League for the first time since October 2015.Robson-Kanu is only the fourth player to come on as a sub, score and be sent off in the same Premier League game, and the first since Ivan Klasnic for Bolton in October 2010.In their two Premier League games this season, the Clarets have seen their opponents receive three red cards in total.Fifteen of Pulis’ 31 Premier League wins as West Bromwich Albion manager have been by a 1-0 scoreline.What’s next?After the Lancashire derby against Blackburn in the EFL Cup on Wednesday, the Clarets are at Tottenham next Sunday (16:00 BST).The Baggies are at Accrington on Tuesday in the EFL Cup before they host Stoke next Sunday (13:30 BST).Line-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsBurnley1Heaton2Lowton5Tarkowski6Mee23Ward17Berg GudmundssonSubstituted forBarnesat 79’minutesBooked at 90mins4Cork13Hendrick16Defour12BradySubstituted forWaltersat 78’minutes9VokesSubstitutes3Taylor10Barnes18Westwood19Walters28Long29Pope37ArfieldWest Brom1Foster2Nyom25Dawson26Hegazi11Brunt18Barry10Phillips28FieldSubstituted forRondónat 86’minutes8Livermore14McCleanSubstituted forRobson-Kanuat 63’minutesBooked at 83mins19RodriguezSubstitutes4Robson-Kanu9Rondón13Myhill22Chadli34Harper45Leko49WilsonReferee:Martin AtkinsonAttendance:19,619Match StatsHome TeamBurnleyAway TeamWest BromPossessionHome68%Away32%ShotsHome20Away8Shots on TargetHome0Away1CornersHome5Away5FoulsHome11Away11Live TextPosted at Match ends, Burnley 0, West Bromwich Albion 1.Full TimePosted at 90’+5′ Second Half ends, Burnley 0, West Bromwich Albion 1.Posted at 90’+4′ Attempt missed. Jonathan Walters (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Jeff Hendrick with a cross.Posted at 90’+3′ Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).Posted at 90’+3′ Ben Foster (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.BookingPosted at 90’+2′ Ashley Barnes (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 90’+2′ Foul by Ashley Barnes (Burnley).Posted at 90’+2′ Ben Foster (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 90′ Attempt missed. Sam Vokes (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Steven Defour with a cross.Posted at 90′ Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Chris Brunt.Posted at 89′ Attempt missed. Jeff Hendrick (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.Posted at 87′ Offside, Burnley. Jonathan Walters tries a through ball, but Ashley Barnes is caught offside.SubstitutionPosted at 86′ Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Salomón Rondón replaces Sam Field.DismissalPosted at 83′ Hal Robson-Kanu (West Bromwich Albion) is shown the red card for violent conduct.Posted at 83′ Matthew Lowton (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 83′ Foul by Hal Robson-Kanu (West Bromwich Albion).Posted at 82′ Attempt missed. Ashley Barnes (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Stephen Ward.Posted at 81′ Attempt missed. Matthew Lowton (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a set piece situation.Posted at 80′ Matthew Lowton (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 80′ Foul by Jay Rodriguez (West Bromwich Albion).SubstitutionPosted at 79′ Substitution, Burnley. Ashley Barnes replaces Johann Berg Gudmundsson.SubstitutionPosted at 78′ Substitution, Burnley. Jonathan Walters replaces Robbie Brady.Posted at 78′ Jack Cork (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 78′ Foul by Jay Rodriguez (West Bromwich Albion).Posted at 76′ Attempt missed. Hal Robson-Kanu (West Bromwich Albion) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jay Rodriguez with a cross.Posted at 75′ Stephen Ward (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 75′ Foul by Matt Phillips (West Bromwich Albion).Posted at 73′ Foul by James Tarkowski (Burnley).Posted at 73′ Hal Robson-Kanu (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick on the right wing.Goal!Posted at 71′ Goal! Burnley 0, West Bromwich Albion 1. Hal Robson-Kanu (West Bromwich Albion) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Matt Phillips with a headed pass.Posted at 68′ Foul by Jack Cork (Burnley).Posted at 68′ Hal Robson-Kanu (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 67′ James Tarkowski (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 67′ Foul by Hal Robson-Kanu (West Bromwich Albion).Posted at 66′ Foul by Jeff Hendrick (Burnley).Posted at 66′ Craig Dawson (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 65′ Attempt missed. Stephen Ward (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.Posted at 65′ Attempt blocked. Robbie Brady (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.Posted at 64′ Jeff Hendrick (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 64′ Foul by Craig Dawson (West Bromwich Albion).Show more updatesgoal
Source: BBC Black Country