Sunderland 0-0 Burnley: Not much to see at Stadium of Light
- Burnley winless on road
- Clarets move 8 points clear of drop
- Sunderland 7 back of safety
Sunderland got its first home point in four tries, but won’t pleased with a scoreless draw against visiting Burnley at the Stadium of Light on Saturday.
Burnley had the better of possession, but the Black Cats would’ve liked to see one of their match-high five shots on target beat Tom Heaton.
The Black Cats remain 20th with 20 points, while Burnley sits 12th with 32 points.
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George Boyd flubbed a chance to put Burnley ahead early, or at least test Jordan Pickford, but the Clarets were better out of the gates.
Ultimately, the miserly half found Sunderland hitting two of just three combined shots on target.
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Burnley felt it had a shout for a penalty after a sloppy fight for the ball inside the 18, and Sunderland nearly added insult to injury on the counter attack.
Billy Jones dove low to head Sebastian Larsson’s terrific cross just wide of the far post after a bit of solid hold-up play from Adnan Januzaj.
A back pass gaffe nearly put Burnley in front, but Jordan Pickford bailed Sunderland out when he palmed away Sam Vokes’ effort.