Burnley: Are They A Tough Team? No They Are Not

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Burnley fans will be disappointed after their side was held to a goalless draw by bottom-placed Norwich City on Saturday. At Turf Moor, however, they had a small reason to rejoice. Burnley have now gone 100 Premier League games without receiving a red card. Burnley’s disciplinary record is impressive for a squad with a reputation for being tough. It was their 273rd Premier League match against Norwich. They’ve only received seven red cards in that period, averaging one per season.

Burnley have now played 137 Premier League games at Turf Moor without having to run an early bath in the home dressing room, with all seven dismissals coming in away fixtures. This surpasses Liverpool’s previous mark of 131 games set at Anfield between 1992 and 1999, when Dominic Matteo was sent off in a 3-1 win against Middlesbrough in February 1999.

Burnley’s most recent red card was Robbie Brady’s in the 90th minute against Huddersfield on January 2, 2019. Mike Dean, who has sent out more players than any other Premier League referee, had no choice but to dismiss the Irish international. There have been 117 red cards in the Premier League since Brady was sent off two and a half years ago. Arsenal has received a total of 13 of them. Sean Dyche must be pleased that Arsenal, a team that apparently prefers to play in a certain style and avoids the nastier aspects of the game, has been shown so many more red cards than his squad.

All seven of those dismissals have come in away matches, so Burnley have now played 137 Premier League matches at Turf Moor without having to run an early bath in the home dressing room. This beats the previous record of 131 games, which Liverpool set at Anfield between 1992 and 1999 before Dominic Matteo was sent off in a 3-1 win over Middlesbrough in February 1999.

Burnley’s last red card was Robbie Brady’s against Huddersfield in the 90th minute on 2 January 2019. Inevitably, the Irish international was sent off by Mike Dean, who has sent off more players than any other Premier League referee. Since Brady was sent off two and a half years ago, there have been 117 red cards in the Premier League. Arsenal have received 13 of them. No doubt Sean Dyche enjoys the fact that Arsenal – a team that supposedly likes to play with a certain style, eschewing the uglier side of the game – have been shown so many more red cards than his side.

Burnley’s most recent red card was Robbie Brady’s in the 90th minute against Huddersfield on January 2, 2019. Mike Dean, who has sent out more players than any other Premier League referee, had no choice but to dismiss the Irish international. There have been 117 red cards in the Premier League since Brady was sent off two and a half years ago. Arsenal has received a total of 13 of them. Sean Dyche must be pleased that Arsenal, a team that apparently prefers to play in a certain style and avoids the nastier aspects of the game, has been shown so many more red cards than his squad.

Source : guardian sport

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