Burnley received for the primary time at dwelling within the Premier League this season as they thrashed relegation rivals Sheffield United 5-0 at Turf Moor.
Liable to changing into the primary aspect in English Soccer League historical past to lose their opening eight video games at dwelling, that prospect by no means appeared probably when Jay Rodriguez’s header after simply 15 seconds gave the Clarets the lead.
It was the beginning of a memorable afternoon for Vincent Kompany’s group, who doubled their benefit via Jacob Bruun Larsen (28) earlier than Sheffield United have been lowered to 10 gamers in first-half stoppage time when Oli McBurnie obtained a second yellow card for flinging an elbow at Dara O’Shea – an nearly equivalent problem to the one which noticed him initially cautioned.
Two objectives and a person down, the Blades by no means appeared like discovering a manner again into the sport they usually collapsed after the break as Zeki Amdouni (73), Luca Koleosho (75) and Josh Brownhill (80) scored to inflict a dangerous defeat on Paul Heckingbottom’s aspect.
The end result lifts Burnley off the underside of the desk and as much as 18th, two factors above Sheffield United who drop two locations to nineteenth and stay with out an away win this time period.
Extra to comply with…
Burnley have back-to-back away video games to barter over the subsequent week. First, they journey to Wolves on Tuesday (kick-off 7.30pm) earlier than heading to Brighton on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).
Sheffield United welcome Liverpool to Bramall Lane on Wednesday (kick-off 7.30pm). The Blades then host Brentford on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).