English Premier League

Fulham 0-2 Burnley

Fulham 0-2 Burnley. Wilson Odobert’s stunning goal helped Burnley climb off the bottom of the table as victory at Fulham secured their third Premier League win of the season.

French winger Odobert curled the ball home in style two minutes into the second half to put the Clarets ahead.

Sander Berge then arrowed in a second for Vincent Kompany’s side with a low strike into the corner of the net.

Fulham were left to rue missed chances as Burnley goalkeeper James Trafford kept the home side at bay.

The match was refereed by Rebecca Welch, who became the first woman to take charge of a Premier League game.

Burnley’s Trafford was comfortably the busier of the two goalkeepers throughout, and he made two vital saves in the first half with the scoreline goalless.

The England Under-21 international did well to keep out Harry Wilson’s effort at the near post after a jinking run and pushed a deflected Alex Iwobi shot wide of the post.

A scramble in the box shortly before half-time saw also Iwobi shoot at goal but Zeki Amdouni managed to block.

Burnley began the second half on the front foot and their early endeavour was rewarded with a fine opening goal.

Odobert exchanged a neat one-two with Lyle Foster and then opened up his body to spectacularly curl the ball beyond the diving Bernd Leno.

From there Burnley had a spring in their step and Norway midfielder Berge, allowed freedom by a Fulham defence in retreat, fired in a second from the edge of the box.

Fulham piled on the pressure but could not find a way past Trafford, who saved well from Timothy Castagne late on.

The result helped Burnley, bottom at kick-off, leapfrog Sheffield United up to 19th place – four points adrift of safety, as Fulham slipped down to 12th.

source – BBC

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