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Full time.

A late goal from Westwood sees Burnley come away with all three points at Vitality Stadium. 

90'

Five minutes added on!

Come on, lads! 

Five minutes to rescue a point. 

89'

Goal for Burnley.

Rodriguez heads home from Westwood's cross. 

84'

We're making a change...

Solanke is coming on for the last five minutes, as Billing is withdrawn. 

81'

Burnley's final change...

McNeil is coming off and Brady is on for what is Burnley's final change of the afternoon. 

76'

Piling on the pressure...

We're going for it here, but just can't seem to find a way through. 

Rico's corner is headed out and it falls to Lerma on the edge of the box. He hits it first-time on the volley, but it's high and wide. 

73'

Burnley substitution...

Barnes, who is also on a yellow card, is being replaced by Rodriguez for the visitors. 

70'

20 minutes to go!

68'

Mepham heads just wide...

Fraser's ball in finds the head of Mepham, who just directs his header wide. 

With the Cherries still looking for the opener, Wilson is away down the left and finds Fraser, but some good defending from Mee sees the ball go out for a goal-kick. 

64'

Gosling goes close!

The ball is played in by Rico for Wilson, who feeds it into Gosling, but he drags the shot wide and Pope has the goal-kick. 

Meanwhile, following his yellow card, Hendrick has come off and Lennon has replaced him. 

61'

Now Hendrick in the book!

Fraser is taken out AGAIN! 

It's deep into the Cherries' half and there was no need for the challenge. Hendrick sees yellow. 

60'

Pope now claims....

The Cherries win a free-kick after a foul on Fraser and it's him who takes it, but the ball in is a comfortable height for Pope to catch. 

As Burnley try and break away, Francis concedes a foul and becomes the latest player to be shown a yellow card. 

54'

Yellow cards galore!

Rico and Barnes both go into the book after a tussle off the ball. 

As the Cherries look to counter up the other end, McNeil brings down Francis and is also shown a yellow card. 


50'

Good work from Billing...

He picks it up in the middle of the park and surges forward, a bit like he did in the first half. He plays it out to Fraser, who crosses in search of King, but Pope reacts quickest and is alert to the danger before smothering. 

49'

Burnley trying plenty of deep balls...

This time Bardsley puts it in. A Burnley head rises highest but King, of all people, is there to clear. 

It goes out for a throw in and the visitors play in back, before Lerma eventually wins it back for the Cherries. 

46'

Back underway...

We're off and underway in this second half and we've made a change! 

Wilson is coming on and Cook is off. It looks like King will go out to the right wing and Wilson will play down the middle. 

HT

Half time!

A half of few chances as the teams go into half time with the deadlock yet to be broken. 

44'

First yellow of the game!

After a few challenges, Westwood finally goes into the book for a push on Rico. No intention to get the ball there. 

Meanwhile, the fourth official has indicated there will be a minimum of three minutes added time. It doesn't seem very long considering Francis and Fraser were both receiving treatment for a while. 

42'

Bournemouth break...

Burnley cross a couple into the box again, but Mepham clears and the Cherries try to counter-attack. 

Cook plays a delightful ball across the middle for Gosling, who tees up Fraser, but after he tries floating one in, the visitors manage to clear. 

38'

Ramsdale punches clear again!

Westwood takes the corner and it's a dangerous one in, dropping just in front of goal. Up climbs Ramsdale to punch away. 

Moments later, he claims another under pressure from Wood. 

34'

Another cross from McNeil...

The winger is over a free-kick on the left and whips a long ball in, but there is Ramsdale again to jump up and claim. 

As he releases and looks for Fraser, he leaps for it and gets absolutely clattered by Tarkowski. The Scotland international is now receiving treatment and has blood on his face. 

Bizarrely, the referee has awarded nothing but a throw in! 

29'

Ball in from Fraser...

The Cherries win a free-kick on the left and Fraser whips a deep cross in. 

It actually comes off the back of Mepham, but falls into Billing's path. The midfielder tries to find a teammate and it's loose in the box for a moment, but Burnley get there first to clear. 

26'

Soldiering on!

23'

Wide from Wood...

Francis' cleared header falls at the feet of Wood, who drives forward and sees his shot take a deflection and sail wide. 

From the resulting corner, Ramsdale catches McNeil's ball in with ease. 

18'

Dangerous free-kick for Burnley.

They take it quickly by playing a short ball down the wing, similar to how Wolves scored their second at Vitality Stadium a few weeks ago. 

The cross comes in and it's deep, but played back across the face of goal. Nevertheless, Francis is there to head away. 

16'

Lerma from 25 yards?

King does well on the right to hold the ball up and wait for support. He tees up Cook, who plays a beautiful ball back to Lerma, but the shot it high over the crossbar. 

Still 0-0! 

10'

Bournemouth on the attack...

Eddie Howe's side are looking to build momentum. Firstly, Jack Stacey on the right forces Mee to thump it out of play, before Fraser continues to cause more problems on the right. 

Burnley avert the danger for now, by the Cherries are looking good. 

07'

An early pause...

Francis is down and receiving treatment after a nasty boot to the head by Barnes. 

It doesn't look deliberate, with the forward only having eyes on the ball, but the centre-back is clearly in a lot of pain and will need a bandage on his head. 

05'

Burnley corner...

The ball comes in from the right-hand corner, but Lerma is there to clear the danger. 

Up the other end, Tarkowski boots it out for a throw-in as Bournemouth try to counter. 

02'

An encouraging start...

We win it back in midfield and Billing just keeps running with it as no-one closes it down. He passes wide to Cook, who puts a lovely ball over the top for Fraser, but he can't quite get it under and control. 

01'

We're underway!

We're off and underway here at Vitality Stadium in our final game before Christmas and we'll be kicking from right-to-left in this first half. 

Let's go! 

14:55

Live commentary available!

14:29

Pre-match vibes!

14:26

Will set plays be crucial today?

You'd think so, considering both teams have excellent conversion rates from set pieces!

We have scored six Premier League goals from corners this season, a total matched only by today's opponents Burnley.

They count for 32% of each teams goals which is a huge amount! The best in the Premier League...

14:12

Burnley's team...

Chris Wood does start for them.

The dangerman has scored 10 Premier League headers since the start of last season, more than any other player.

Their only change sees Charlie Taylor return at full-back.

XI: Pope; Bardsley, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Hendrick, Cork, Westwood, McNeil; Barnes, Wood.

14:00

We're unchanged!

Eddie Howe has gone for an unchanged starting line-up, after his side defeated Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge last week. 

On the bench, Callum Wilson is back following a short spell on the sidelines after picking up an injury against Liverpool a fortnight ago. 

Junior Stanislas is in the matchday squad for the second week in a row, while Dominic Solanke will also provide an option off the bench. 

Let's go!

13:30

View from the dugout...

Eddie Howe: 

"When you win you naturally get a bounce, the players feel better about themselves, and it's the same for the supporters who will have had a lift.

"It's key now that we push that on and get a good result against Burnley. They're a team that work incredibly hard, they're a very effective team and we're going to have make sure that we're good." 

Sean Dyche: 

"They've put a reasonable amount of money into what they do there, we probably less so… I think they are similar in the sense there's an earthiness, but there's also a belief in what they do.

"Any manager doing what [Eddie Howe] has done has earned the right to be respected and he's certainly respected by me, that's for sure."

12:54

How important is Joshua King for us?

Short answer, very!

That stats back it up for us as well...

All five our league wins this season have one thing in common, the Norweigan has started the game!

Without him, we've got one point in the five he hasn't played.

That's quite something, so let's hope he's gotten over his knock against Chelsea to return today!

12:41

And their team news?

We'd never wish injury on anyone, but it's not a negative for us to see Chris Wood potentially out!

He's netted three goals in his four top-flight games against us.

Burnley will assess Wood and midfielder Ashley Westwood late on ahead of kick-off.

Ben Gibson is also a doubt for this one, but Charlie Taylor and Kevin Long could come back into the squad for the Clarets.

12:26

What can we expect from Burnley?

Well their recent away run hasn't been the best - they've won one of their ten top flight away fixtures, drawing four and losing five.

Who was their last away win? Of course, it was us back in April!

The Clarets have claimed 20 of their 21 points this season against teams currently in the bottom half, winning six and drawing two of eight such games.

So hopefully we can see a good display against a team that, purely on paper of course, are better playing on their own turf.


12:03

If this doesn't get you motivated for this one!!

11:48

Back at home!

It was a great day out on the road last week as we ended a run of five straight defeats with a 1-0 victory over Chelsea. 

Dan Gosling got the only goal of the game after a lengthy wait for a VAR decision and the Cherries held on to claim a valuable three points. 

Burnley also won last week, a 1-0 victory away at Newcastle. That ended a run of three straight defeats, which included a 4-1 loss to Manchester City and a 5-0 hammering at Tottenham Hotspur. 

Therefore, the two sides will be looking for back-to-back wins at Vitality Stadium this afternoon. 

11:20

Hello and welcome!

It's our final game before Christmas and we're welcoming Burnley to Vitality Stadium for a 3pm kick-off. 

Keep your eyes peeled around the ground today if you are coming, as our friends at Mansion are giving away free Santa hats to get everyone in the festive mood. 

They'll also be some Christmas music playing around Vitality Stadium before the game this afternoon to spread some seasonal cheer! 

Meanwhile, we'll have all the build up here and live match updates from 3pm. 

Other games that day

  • Norwich City1
    Wolverhampton Wanderers2
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  • West Ham United0
    Liverpool0
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  • Newcastle United1
    Crystal Palace0
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  • Aston Villa1
    Southampton3
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  • Brighton and Hove Albion0
    Sheffield United1
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  • Manchester City3
    Leicester City1
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  • Everton0
    Arsenal0
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As it stood

PL GD Pts
1 Liverpool 17 +28 49
2 Leicester City 18 +27 39
3 Manchester City 18 +30 38
4 Chelsea 17 +6 29
5 Sheffield United 18 +6 28
6 Wolverhampton Wanderers 18 +4 27
7 Tottenham Hotspur 17 +8 26
8 Manchester United 17 +6 25
9 Newcastle United 18 -6 25
10 Burnley 18 -6 24
11 Arsenal 18 -3 23
12 Crystal Palace 18 -5 23
13 Brighton and Hove Albion 18 -5 20
15 Everton 18 -9 19
16 West Ham United 17 -9 19
17 Southampton 18 -16 18
18 Aston Villa 18 -9 15
19 Norwich City 18 -18 12
20 Watford 17 -23 9

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