Burnley 1-1 Hull City – News

Hull City’s unbeaten start to the league season extended to four matches with a creditable point at Burnley.

Ozan Tufan’s skillful finish from Oscar Estupiñán’s superb film gave the Tigers a 25e-minute lead but Jay Rodriguez’s tap-in from Ian Maatsen’s low cross quickly restored parity.

Shota Arveladze has named a squad unchanged since beating another recently relegated Premier League side at Norwich City for the Tigers’ first visit to Turf Moor since 2016.

Vincent Kompany’s Clarets enjoyed 77 per cent possession over the 90 minutes and looked lively early in the gates, Rodriguez’s speculative 30-yard strike bouncing off Matt Ingram’s right post.

Their willingness to play from the back nearly cost them a goal as Charlie Taylor’s short back pass put keeper Arijaenet Muric under pressure and his clearance ricocheted off Estupiñán.

A defensive slip was followed by another as Tobias Figueiredo’s slide gave Rodriguez a shot opportunity, but with the sharp angle Ingram stood strong and blocked well with his chest.

Josh Brownhill’s wide free kick grazed the top of the net but it was the Tigers, threatening at the break, who took the lead in the 25th minute.

Figueiredo’s volley clearance was superbly directed by Estupiñán into Tufan’s path, making a smart run with no follow through through the cross.

The Turkey international ran away and kept his composure to drive coolly past Muric, stroking the ball with his right foot into the bottom corner.

But the lead only lasted nine minutes as Josh Cullen’s incisive pass freed Maatsen on the left and his accurate low cross was exploited by Rodriguez from four yards out.

Maatsen was the Lancastrians’ biggest threat, setting up a cross that Cullen headed to the far post in the dying embers of the opening period.

Tufan nearly returned the favor in the first half as his perfect one-inch pass played Estupiñán, but a heavy first touch sent him away before Taylor cleared his lopsided effort.

Connor Roberts’ neat feet gave Vitinho a chance but his placed finish was too close to Ingram.

The Tigers remained lively on the counter, Regan Slater leading the charge before feeding Allahyar Sayyadmanesh, whose shot was blocked by Muric at the near post.

It proved the Iranian’s last move of the night as he was immediately taken off with a suspected hamstring injury.

Some Burnley fans thought they had scored in the 64th minute as Rodriguez turned for Brownhill, but he crushed his ferocious effort into the side netting.

The pressure mounted as Cullen’s delicious slick pass was taken by Brownhill, who launched Rodriguez but his weak shot on the stretch was straight at Ingram.

Benjamin Tetteh’s raspy drive from a difficult angle stung Muric’s palms, while Manuel Benson horribly swerved from Maatsen’s pass as neither side could find a winner.

Burnley (4-3-3): Muric; Roberts, Harwood-Bellis, Taylor, Maatsen; Brownhill, Cork ©, Cullen; Vitinho (Benson 66′), Rodriquez (Barnes 83′), Bastien (Tella 66′).

Substitutes not used: Peacock-Farrell, Egan-Riley, McNally, Costelloe.

City of Hull (4-2-3-1): Ingram; © Coyle, Figueiredo, Greaves, Elder; Jones, Slater; Allahyar (Williams 55′)Tufan (Cannon 77′)Tetteh (Wilk 64′); Estupiñán (Covil 77′).

Substitutes not used: Baxter, McLoughlin, Jones.

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