2018/2019 English Premier League
  • Ashley Barnes (4' OG)
  • Chris Wood (18')
  • Ashley Westwood (20')
  • Ashley Barnes (56')

Impressive Burnley fight back to beat Bournemouth 3-1 and ease relegation fears

Burnley take massive stride towards safety (1:42)

Burnley distance themselves from the Premier League relegation zone by capitalizing on Bournemouth's mistakes at the Vitality Stadium. (1:42)

Burnley made a big step towards securing Premier League survival after coming back from a goal down to beat Bournemouth 3-1 away as their striker Ashley Barnes scored at both ends in an action-packed contest on Saturday.

The result lifted Burnley into 14th place on 36 points from 33 games, eight above the relegation zone with 18th-placed Cardiff on 28 points from 32 matches. Bournemouth are 13th on 38 points from 33 games.

The home side took a fourth-minute lead after Barnes headed into his own net but Burnley came roaring back as Chris Wood levelled with an 18th-minute header before Ashley Westwood swept in a shot from 13 metres barely two minutes later.

Both goals resulted from sloppy Bournemouth defending as their keeper Asmir Begovic misjudged an inswinging corner for the equaliser before Chris Mepham's poor clearance gave Westwood time and space to fire the visitors ahead.

Callum Wilson missed a gilt-edged chance to equalise midway through the first half when he headed over the bar from close range before another Begovic howler allowed Barnes to score at the right end in the 57th minute.

Wood beat the indecisive Begovic to a deflected cross at the near post, as he turned swiftly and squared the ball back to his strike partner Barnes who rifled it confidently into an empty net from eight metres.

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