Goal-shy Burnley set new club record

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Burnley went almost 11 hours without scoring a goal in the Premier League.

Michael Kightly netted the all important goal, equalising against Leicester City in the 39th minute, as the Clarets fought to a well earned 2-2 draw.

The goal was Burnley’s first since their first game of the Premier League season, going 10 hours and 55 minutes without netting - setting a new club record by four minutes.

Conceding a minute later turned the game back in the Foxes favour, but Ross Wallace’s injury-time strike gave the Clarets their fourth point of the season, although it could not lift them out of the relegation places.

The goal drought has been the subject of intense speculation in recent weeks, with the club looking increasingly unlikely to break their dreadful spell in front of goal, but boss Sean Dyche was not concerned - insisting that goals would always come with the pressure on show.

Quoted by the Irish Examiner, he said: “A lot was made of it.

“I know we’re creating chances but the rest of it is opinion. I thought we made a lot of good chances and it’s about the quality of chance. We want chances which are really open but we are making nearly chances.

“It’s been coming and it was a moment of real talent from Ross and the first was a fantastic little clip from Scott Arfield to Lukas [Jutkiewicz] and Kites is on the spot.”

The performance was impressive by Burnley, but it looked as if they would come away with another defeat in their already tough Premier League campaign. However, Wallace’s equaliser stole a point at the King Power Stadium, and gave Dyche the ‘gloss’ to the performance.

“I was really pleased with the performance,” he added.

“The point adds a bit of gloss to it.

“We deserved a point. Whatever happens you have to move forward. I felt we were dominant.”

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