Jay Rodriguez’s second-half goal gave Burnley what could be a valuable point in their battle against relegation as they claimed a 1-1 draw with Manchester United at Turf Moor.
Man Utd dominated the first half and after Raphael Varane’s goal was ruled out for offside, they went ahead on 18 minutes when Luke Shaw found Paul Pogba, who placed his shot into the corner.
The visitors tried to add to their lead but Edinson Cavani, Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford were denied by goalkeeper Nick Pope before half-time.
United were left to rue those misses as three minutes into the second half, Burnley’s Wout Weghorst showed great skill before his reverse pass played in Rodriguez who ran in on goal to finish.
Weghorst had an effort saved by David De Gea soon after while Varane’s late backheel was blocked.
Burnley stay bottom with 14 points, four from safety, with two matches in hand on the three teams above them. Man Utd drop to fifth with 39 points, one point behind West Ham in fourth.
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