January 12, 2019 / 6:03 PM / 5 months ago

Soccer-Fulham sunk by two own goals at Burnley

* Burnley beat Fulham 2-1 thanks to two own goals

* Andre Schurrle brilliantly blasted Fulham ahead in second minute

* Jeff Hendrick’s low shot flew in off Fulham defender Joe Bryan

* Another Hendrick shot headed in by Denis Odoi made it 2-1

* Calum Chambers headed against bar in 26th

* James Tarkowski cleared a Luciano Vietto shot off the line

* Burnley at Watford on Jan. 19, Fulham host Tottenham on Jan 20.


Jan 12 (Reuters) - Burnley beat Fulham 2-1 at Turf Moor on Saturday thanks to two own goals to make it three straight league wins for Sean Dyche’s side and leave the visitors deep in relegation danger.

German international Andre Schurrle put Fulham, without an away win this season, ahead in brilliant fashion in the second minute, bringing down a long ball from Denis Odoi and blasting, first time, past Tom Heaton.

Burnley got back on level terms though in the 20th minute when Jeff Hendrick’s low drive was turned into his own net by Fulham defender Joe Bryan.

Three minutes later and Hendrick had forced another own goal — his drive headed in by Odoi to put the Clarets 2-1 up.

Burnley defender James Tarkowski had to clear a Luciano Vietto drive off the line shortly after the interval and Fulham had most of the pressure after the break without creating many clear-cut chances.

Burnley did not have a shot on target in the game but move up to 15th place with the win, while Fulham are next to bottom on 14 points, five points from safety. (Reporting by Simon Evans; editing by Clare Fallon)

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