Burnley 0 Brighton 0

  • Burnley 0 Brighton 0

Burnley 0 Brighton 0

They are not going to be many teams that play the way that Burnley play.

Another delivery from Gudmundsson caused Brighton problems, but James Tarkowski's shot ricocheted off substitute Sam Vokes into the arms of Ryan, as the hosts were searching for the crucial goal to confirm Europa League qualification for next season.

Burnley have been successful this season due to their defense. Burnley's strong defense has made up for a weak offense.

In truth, the Clarets didn't threaten too often themselves in a cagey contest as they failed to score for the first time in nine games. Former Seagulls strikers Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood are the club's joint top scorers with 10 goals each, with the latter having successfully made the step up after scoring 30 times for Leeds in the Championship a year ago. While unlikely, Burnley could catch Arsenal for sixth place.

It was also a point towards Brighton's objective of survival, although Southampton's victory over Bournemouth cut the gap between Hughton's side and the bottom three to five points.

Brighton have had limited options in the midfield recently with Steve Sidwell's long terms injury and Davy Propper's two game suspension. The Gunners are four points ahead of Burnley with four games remaining. Defeat for Saints at home to Bournemouth on Saturday and a win for Albion would be enough to confirm their place in the top flight for next season. Two up front and two aggressive, strong and very good players up front. However, outside of Murray and Gross, Brighton have struggled to score goals.

Brighton manager Chris Hughton saw his team collect a potentially important point at Turf Moor but a satisfactory afternoon's work was soured by the reaction of Burnley supporters towards his left back Gaetan Bong. Live streaming is available on NBC Sports Gold, which you can access with a subscription.

Burnley is virtually assured of playing in Europe for the first time in over 50 years after picking up a point in a 0-0 draw with Brighton in the English Premier League on Saturday.