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Burnley 2-2 Fulham: David Datro Fofana Scores Twice On Home Debut As Clarets Fight Back To Draw

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Joao Palhinha’s deflected header put Fulham ahead at Turf MoorDavid Datro Fofana scored twice on his home debut as Burnley came from 2-0 down to draw with Fulham at Turf Moor.

The Clarets looked set for a 10th home league defeat of the season as first-half goals from Joao Palhinha and Rodrigo Muniz put Fulham in complete control.

But Chelsea loanee Datro Fofana changed the game after being introduced as a second-half substitute, cutting the deficit in the 71st minute before netting a stoppage-time equaliser.

The draw earned Burnley only a fifth home league point of the season and they remain in the relegation zone, seven points from safety, while Fulham have moved up to 12th.

Fulham took the lead after 17 minutes when Palhinha flicked on a near-post corner which deflected off Sander Berge and over Burnley keeper James Trafford.

Just three minutes and 45 seconds later, a long ball over the top beat the home offside trap, with left-back Vitinho slow to push out in Burnley’s high defensive line, and Muniz was able to lob Trafford for his first Premier League goal.

Fulham had the biggest chances early in the second half too, Trafford doing well to push a Tosin Adarabioyo header over the bar and save from Muniz at his near post.

Those stops kept Burnley in the match and they pulled one back as Fulham keeper Bernd Leno misjudged a cross, allowing Datro Fofana to head into an empty net.

And deep into stoppage time the Ivory Coast striker – who joined Burnley in January after spending the first half of the season on loan with Union Berlin – slid ahead of his marker to bundle in Wilson Odobert’s low cross at the near post.

Fulham’s winless away run in the top flight now stretches to 11 matches, and the Cottagers have not won a league match in Burnley since April 1951 – a run of 29 games.

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20Assignon2O’Shea18Ekdal22da Silva

8Brownhill16Berge21A Ramsey47Odobert


1Trafford20AssignonSubstituted forMassengoat 90’minutes2O’Shea18EkdalSubstituted forEsteveat 45’minutes22da SilvaSubstituted forBruun Larsenat 87’minutes8Brownhill16BergeBooked at 84mins21A RamseySubstituted forGudmundssonat 63’minutes47Odobert25AmdouniSubstituted forFofanaat 63’minutesBooked at 90mins17FosterSubstitutes7Gudmundsson23Fofana24Cullen28Al Dakhil31Trésor33Esteve34Bruun Larsen42Massengo49MuricFulhamFormation 4-2-3-1



26João Palhinha6Reed

14De Cordova-Reid18Pereira20Willian

19Muniz Carvalho

17Leno21Castagne4Tosin13Ream33Robinson26João Palhinha6ReedBooked at 43mins14De Cordova-ReidSubstituted forCairneyat 74’minutes18PereiraBooked at 45minsSubstituted forTeteat 85’minutes20Willian19Muniz CarvalhoSubstituted forBrojaat 74’minutesSubstitutes1Rodák2Tete9Broja10Cairney12Ballo-Touré28Lukic44De Fougerolles57Sekularac62KingReferee:Darren Bond


Live TextMatch ends, Burnley 2, Fulham 2.

Second Half ends, Burnley 2, Fulham 2.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jacob Bruun Larsen.

David Datro Fofana (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for excessive celebration.

Goal! Burnley 2, Fulham 2. David Datro Fofana (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Substitution, Burnley. Han-Noah Massengo replaces Lorenz Assignon.

Substitution, Burnley. Jacob Bruun Larsen replaces Vitinho.

Armando Broja (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Maxime Esteve (Burnley).

Substitution, Fulham. Kenny Tete replaces Andreas Pereira.

Sander Berge (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

João Palhinha (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sander Berge (Burnley).

Attempt missed. Timothy Castagne (Fulham) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Andreas Pereira with a cross.

Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Vitinho.

Antonee Robinson (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Lorenz Assignon (Burnley).

Foul by Armando Broja (Fulham).

Dara O’Shea (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Tim Ream (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Squad number2Player nameO’Shea

Squad number18Player nameEkdal

Squad number22Player nameVitinho

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Squad number16Player nameBerge

Squad number21Player nameA Ramsey

Squad number47Player nameOdobert

Squad number25Player nameAmdouni

Squad number17Player nameFoster

Squad number7Player nameGudmundsson

Squad number23Player nameFofana

Squad number33Player nameEsteve

Squad number34Player nameBruun Larsen

Squad number42Player nameMassengo

FulhamSquad number17Player nameLeno

Squad number21Player nameCastagne

Squad number4Player nameTosin

Squad number13Player nameReam

Squad number33Player nameRobinson

Squad number26Player nameJoão Palhinha

Squad number6Player nameReed

Squad number14Player nameDe Cordova-Reid

Squad number18Player nameAndreas Pereira

Squad number20Player nameWillian

Squad number19Player nameRodrigo Muniz

Squad number2Player nameTete

Squad number9Player nameBroja

Squad number10Player nameCairney