Burnley 3-2 Everton: Maxwel Cornet stuns Toffees with late winner to lift Clarets within a point of safety | Football News


Maxwel Cornet’s late goal moved Burnley a point behind Everton – and safety – with a stunning 3-2 win at Turf Moor which leaves the Toffees deep in the relegation mire.

In a game that could have far-reaching implications on both side’s fortunes, a huge three points for the Clarets lifted them to 18th, just behind Everton who sit directly above them outside the relegation zone.

The Clarets enjoyed a dream start as they looked to narrow the gap to safety when Nathan Collins took advantage of some horrendous Everton defending to side-foot home from an early corner.

But when the Toffees were awarded a penalty for Ashley Westwood’s foul on Anthony Gordon, Richarlison’s leveller changed the game’s momentum and a second spot-kick, awarded after a VAR review, was tucked away by the Brazilian four minutes before the break.

He might have had his hat-trick shortly after half-time but was denied by the woodwork moments before Rodriguez fired home Charlie Taylor’s brilliant pull-back to bring the hosts level.

An open tussle ebbed and flowed as both sides tried to find a winner without exposing themselves to defeat, until a miss-kick from Ben Godfrey allowed substitute Matej Vydra to tee up Cornet to earn Burnley a seismic victory – only their fourth of the season – five minutes from time.

More to follow…

Burnley’s remaining fixtures

April 10 – Norwich (a), live on Sky Sports

April 17 – West Ham (a)

April 21 – Southampton (h), live on Sky Sports

April 24 – Wolves (h)

April 30 – Watford (a)

May 7 – Aston Villa (h)

May 15 – Tottenham (a)

May 19 – Aston Villa (a)

May 22 – Newcastle (h)

Everton’s remaining fixtures

April 9 – Man Utd (h)

April 20 – Leicester (h), live on Sky Sports

April 24 – Liverpool (a), live on Sky Sports

May 1 – Chelsea (h), live on Sky Sports

May 7 – Leicester (a)

May 10 – Watford (a)

May 15 – Brentford (h)

May 19 – Crystal Palace (h)

May 22 – Arsenal (a)


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