West Brom and Burnley’s goalless draw on Monday evening definitely gained’t go down as one of many traditional Premier League matches – nevertheless it’s particular in its personal manner.
After the earlier 46 prime flight matches this season had at the least one objective, the draw on the Hawthorns is the primary time a Premier League match has completed 0-Zero this time period.
Nevertheless, this isn’t to say that the Baggies and the Clarets had been enjoying for this landmark, fairly the alternative. There have been quite a few probabilities within the recreation with over ten pictures on track.
Karlan Grant thought he’d scored on his West Brom debut however the striker’s objective was dominated out for offside.
However Burnley ahead Chris Wooden will probably be questioning much more how he didn’t handle to get on the scoresheet as he hit the crossbar within the second half.
The outcome leaves each groups ready for his or her first Premier League recreation of the season.
Those that had paid the controversial £14.95 to observe on TV could have had patrons’ regret in the course of the first half however West Brom followers had trigger, at the least briefly, to leap off the couch 9 minutes earlier than the break.
Grant had been quiet however at the least confirmed his risk when Grady Diangana picked him out to move in, just for his celebrations to be lower brief by an offside flag.
Nick Pope saved nicely to spark a scramble as Branislav Ivanovic’s shot was blocked and Matheus Pereira’s effort was parried by Pope earlier than the hazard cleared.
It was a uncommon flashpoint with the escape forcing the Clarets into life and they need to have opened the scoring 5 minutes later.
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Ashley Westwood’s good cross discovered Wooden unmarked on the far publish however the striker headed towards the highest of the bar.
The Baggies had change into ragged and Johnstone got here to their rescue subsequent when he parried Barnes’ header.
Burnley’s second-half enchancment warranted some extent but they nonetheless wanted Pope to show Pereira’s shot behind with 13 minutes left to safe a outcome.