November 29, 2017 / 10:18 PM / a year ago

Another happy Burnley away day ruins Howe's birthday

Soccer Football - Premier League - AFC Bournemouth vs Burnley - Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, Britain - November 29, 2017 Burnley's Robbie Brady celebrates scoring their second goal with team mates Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge


Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe’s 40th birthday was ruined at Dean Court on Wednesday as Burnley continued their giddy Premier League ride with a 2-1 victory that took them to sixth in the table.

New Zealander Chris Wood struck in the 37th minute for Sean Dyche’s high-flyers, slotting home a deflected cross before Robbie Brady’s thumping right-foot shot midway through the second half doubled the lead.

Josh King, with only his second league goal of the season, ensured a nervy finish for the visitors.

Yet Burnley held firm to secure a fourth away win of the season, which represented their best return in a top-flight campaign since 1974-75 and lifted the Clarets above Tottenham Hotspur in the table.

Reporting by Ian Chadband, editing by Ed Osmond

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