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5:45 PM

Over and out.

That's all from us, but keep your eyes peeled on, as our Match Review page will be up shortly with exclusive post-match interviews, the best of social media and a full match report (extended highlights will follow).


Safe journey home to all those who travelled up.

5:45 PM

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5:30 PM

Silva on spirited defeat

Hornets Head Coach Marco Silva spoke to BBC Match of the Day:


"We controlled the first 20 minutes and had clear chances to score.


"After comes the decision which influenced all the match. Harsh, harsh, harsh, harsh, harsh decision.


"That moment made a big difference.


"Congratulations to our boys for the way they played in the second half with ten men."

5:15 PM

“We deserved more” - Gomes

Heurelho Gomes spoke to the broadcast media after the final whistle:


"I believe we deserved more. We didn't take our opportunities because we did have some.


"Now we are totally focused on the Palace game. We have two days to recover.


"t's up to us. We believe we have the quality to make a good result next time."

4:55 PM

FULL-TIME: Burnley 1-0 Watford

The Hornets battled well with 10 men during the second-half, but have ultimately fallen to a narrow defeat at Turf Moor.


Scott Arfield scored the deciding goal at the end of the first-half, shortly after Marvin Zeegelaar had been shown a straight red card for a challenge on Steven Defour.

4:53 PM - 90 MIN

Substitution Burnley




4:49 PM - 90 MIN

Additional Time

FOUR minutes added on. Come on you 'Orns!

4:46 PM - 85 MIN

Yellow card

The Burnley right-back is booked for a poor challenge on Richarlison.

4:40 PM - 81 MIN

Gomes saves again

Gudmundsson with a low drive and Gomes gets down well to his right to tip it away to safety.

4:38 PM


Christian Kabasele looks for options at an unusual end of the pitch for the Belgian centre-half...

4:38 PM - 79 MIN


Watford FC




4:38 PM - 78 MIN

A chance at either end

Defour lines up a set-piece from just outside the Watford box. It beats the wall and flies just over Gomes' bar. 


Then at the other end, Janmaat heads Cleverley's corner just wide of the target. Ten-man Watford are still in this game.

4:30 PM - 70 MIN

Another one chalked off

Burnley think they've doubled their lead through substitute Barnes, who fires in from close-range, but the Clarets' striker is ruled offside after referee Lee Probert consults with his linesman. 

4:23 PM - 63 MIN

Long off-target

Long sticks out a boot to connect with a deep free-kick from Burnley's wide right, and the defender sends it over the bar under pressure from Janmaat just yards from the line.

4:22 PM


José Holebas gets in on the action after coming on as a substitute.

4:19 PM - 60 MIN

Burnley goal disallowed

Arfield plays in Cork, who squares across goal and Wood taps in, but the linesman's flag was already up for offside.

4:18 PM - 59 MIN

Substitution Burnley




4:15 PM - 55 MIN

Two chances for Watford

Good spell for Watford there. First Deeney chests Janmaat's cross down for Carrillo, who hesitates rather than shooting first-time and ex-Hornet Jack Cork nips in to intercept.


Then moments later, Cleverley lines up a shot from outside the box which goes comfortably wide.

4:11 PM - 52 MIN


Richarlison tees up Doucouré on the edge of the penalty box, but the Frenchman can't reproduce the sort of finish Hornets fans have been accustomed to seeing so far this season. Good to see Watford still creating chances despite being a man down, though.

4:04 PM - 46 MIN

And we're back.

The Hornets get the second half going. Can they find a way back into the game?

3:55 PM


Winter is well and truly here at Turf Moor.

3:50 PM

HALF-TIME: Burnley 1-0 Watford

All to do for Watford after the break. The Hornets are down to 10 men after Zeegelaar's 38th-minute sending off and trail to a Scott Arfield goal on the stroke of half-time.

3:45 PM - 45 MIN

It didn't take long...

Burnley make their numerical advantage count.


Scott Arfield slides the ball into the back of the net after a low cross from the left evades the Watford defence.


3:45 PM - 45 MIN



Burnley Burnley
1 - 0
Watford FC Watford FC
3:43 PM - 43 MIN


Watford FC




3:39 PM - 38 MIN

Red card

Zeegelaar appears to win the ball in a challenge on Defour, but is sent off for the follow-through.

3:36 PM - 36 MIN

Pope saves

The snow is hammering down right now at Turf Moor!


Well-worked move involving Cleverley and Pereyra ends with the Argentine picking out Janmaat with a cross. The Dutchman wins the header and forces a save low to Pope's left.

3:26 PM


André Carrillo races down the line past Steven Defour.

3:24 PM - 23 MIN


Doucouré has a shot saved after a Mariappa long throw, before Burnley scramble the ball over their own bar.


Kabasele then hits a loose ball first time in the area from the resulting corner, but his effort is well wide.

3:21 PM - 21 MIN

And again...

Wood latches on to a long ball up-field and strikes it first time on the volley. But he can't get it past that man Gomes, who dives to his right and catches.


The Clarets have been on top in the last five minutes.

3:18 PM


Richarlison goes closest for the Golden Boys.

3:17 PM - 17 MIN

Heurelho Gomes, baby!

Superb save from Gomes, down to his left, to keep out Gudmundsson's curling 25-yard free-kick just in front of the line.

3:13 PM - 13 MIN

First Burnley opening

Wood has a go from the edge of Watford's penalty area, but it's a comfortable save for Gomes down to his right.

3:12 PM


Tom Cleverley drives past former Hornets loanee Jack Cork.

3:07 PM - 7 MIN

Chance for Richarlison

Carrillo whips in a cross from the right, a stretching Richarlison gets there first but it's over from close-range.

3:03 PM - 3 MIN

Early corner for Watford

Cleverley plays it in, Pereyra plays it onwards first-time and Deeney nods wide at the back post. Richarlison and Mariappa were also lurking.


Bright start from the visitors. 

3:00 PM - 1 MIN

Here we go!

The hosts kick-off. Come on you 'Orns!

2:57 PM

Recognise these three?!

Looking good, lads!

2:55 PM


Richarlison keeps warm in the brisk Burnley weather...

2:50 PM

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2:40 PM

Out on the turf...

2:30 PM

All smiles!

It's nice when you're still appreciated at your old stomping ground...

2:20 PM

“I am happy and feeling very comfortable” - Doucouré

Midfield maestro Abdoulaye Doucouré has been speaking to the BBC prior to kick-off:


"Burnley are having a good season like us, very strong. It's a tough game for both teams today.


"We are playing well and we are scoring goals. For me I am happy and feeling very comfortable playing in this team. We are happy with how we are playing.


"In France I scored goals, but this season I am in good positions to score and I am happy to score these goals."

2:15 PM

Marco on Kiko absence & Burnley test

Marco Silva confirms that right-back Kiko Femenía misses out today with a minor muscle strain.


The Hornets' Head Coach has been speaking to BBC Match of the Day's Steve Wilson ahead of kick-off here at Turf Moor:


"Maybe nobody expected what both teams are doing but it's not how you start, it's where you are in May.


"We know Burnley at home are tough. They've scored five and conceded three so it's important not to lose our good organisation and balance.


"I'm sure both teams will try everything to win."

2:05 PM

100 Club

Daryl Janmaat is the latest Golden Boy to hit 100 Premier League appearances, after Étienne Capoue and Adrian Mariappa reached that milestone in recent weeks.


The Dutchman is making his first start since the home fixture with Manchester's hoping for a better result this afternoon!

2:00 PM


Marco Silva switches formation for this afternoon's trip to Burnley, making two changes.


Daryl Jamaat returns on the right of a back four in the absence of Kiko Femenía, and André Carrillo replaces Sebastian Prödl as part of the tactical switch.


There's also a welcome return for Isaac Success to the matchday squad after injury.


Burnley also make two changes, with Kevin Long and Scott Arfield coming in for Ben Mee and Robbie Brady, both of whom are injured.


HORNETS: Gomes (GK); Janmaat, Mariappa, Kabasele, Zeegelaar; Cleverley, Doucouré; Carrillo, Pereyra, Richarlison; Deeney (c).


Subs: Karnezis (GK),  Prödl, Holebas, Watson, Capoue, Success, Gray.


CLARETS: Pope (GK); Bardsley, Long, Tarkowski, Ward; Arfield, Hendrick, Cork (c), Defour, Gudmunsson; Wood. 


Subs: Lindegaard (GK), Taylor, Vokes, Barnes, Westwood, Ulvestad, Wells.

1:40 PM

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1:30 PM

Stat Attack

It's about time the Golden Boys put this unwanted record to bed...😰

1:20 PM

Then And Now

Andre Gray could go toe-to-toe with his former side for the first time today. The pacey forward scored 33 goals in 78 appearances for the Clarets, before moving to Watford this summer.

1:10 PM

From The Treatment Table

Marco Silva reported during the week that Isaac Success is back in full training for the Hornets following a knee injury.


Miguel Britos (leg) is a doubt for today's game, while Will Hughes, Nathaniel Chalobah and Younes Kaboul remain sidelined.


Click HERE for a full team news round-up.

12:55 PM

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12:45 PM

Welcome to Turf Moor

Saying that it's cold in Burnley might be an understatement...the snow is coming down thick and fast ahead of this afternoon's fixture.


It's 7th versus 8th in the table, with just three points separating the sides before kick-off, so stick with us for all the pre-match build-up and live updates throughout the game. Commentary will be available around 2:45 via the 'Listen Live' function at the top of the page (just refresh your page around that time if you can't see it).