Skip to main content Skip to site footer

Kick off 15:00

Buy tickets
1-0
05 August 2017 Venue Turf Moor Attendance

Kick off 15:00

Burnley Football Club
1 - 0
1st half
Hannover 96

Listen live now

Watch live now

Listen or watch live now


4-4-2
  • 1
    Tom Heaton (C)
    GK
  • 2
    Matt Lowton
    DF
  • 5
    James Tarkowski
    DF
  • 6
    Ben Mee
    DF
  • 23
    Stephen Ward
    DF
  • 4
    Jack Cork
    MF
  • 18
    Ashley Westwood
    MF
  • 12
    Robbie Brady
    MF
  • 37
    Scott Arfield
    MF
  • 7
    Andre Gray
    FW
  • 19
    Jon Walters
    FW

Substitutes

  • 29
    Nick Pope
    SUB
  • 36
    Conor Mitchell
    SUB
  • 26
    Phil Bardsley
    SUB
  • 34
    Tom Anderson
    SUB
  • 28
    Kevin Long
    SUB
  • 3
    Charlie Taylor
    SUB
  • 20
    Fred Ulvestad
    SUB
  • 17
    Johann Berg Gudmundsson
    SUB
  • 16
    Steven Defour
    SUB
  • 13
    Jeff Hendrick
    SUB
  • 9
    Sam Vokes
    SUB
  • 32
    Dan Agyei
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Sean Dyche

4-4-2
  • 23
    Michael Esser
    GK
  • 3
    Miiko Albornoz
    DF
  • 31
    Waldemar Anton
    DF
  • 24
    Niclas Fullkrug
    FW
  • 14
    Martin Harnik
    MF
  • 11
    Felix Klaus
    MF
  • 4
    Julian Korb
    DF
  • 7
    Edgar Prib (C)
    MF
  • 20
    Salif Sane
    MF
  • 27
    Pirmin Schwegler
    MF
  • 5
    Felipe Trevizan
    DF

Substitutes

  • 28
    Mike Steven Bahre
    SUB
  • 6
    Marvin Bakalorz
    SUB
  • 35
    Charlison Benschop
    SUB
  • 19
    Florian Hubner
    SUB
  • 26
    Kenan Karaman
    SUB
  • 18
    Iver Fossum
    SUB
  • 10
    Sebastian Maier
    SUB
  • 22
    Matthias Ostrzolek
    SUB
  • 8
    Manuel Schmiedebach
    SUB
  • 25
    Oliver Sorg
    SUB
  • 1
    Phillip Tschauner
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    André Breitenreiter

Advertisement block

-

Commentary to begin soon

There are currently no key moments to display.

Are you sure you want to delete this event?

Delete Cancel

Advertisement block

Match Previews

Hannover test ideal Bridge to Premier League

Sean Dyche looks forward to Germans' visit as final warm-up to season opener at Chelsea

3 August 2017

Sean Dyche is looking to add another piece to the Clarets’ jigsaw ahead of the Premier League season as his side finishes their public preparations against Hannover 96 at Turf Moor on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

Dyche has carefully plotted the Clarets’ pre-season plans to provide a variety of tests for his players ahead of the big kick-off at champions Chelsea on 12 August.

After starting out against Irish and non-league opposition, the Clarets stepped it up with work-outs against Championship outfits Preston and Nottingham Forest.

Burnley then drew 2-2 at home to La Liga’s Celta Vigo on Tuesday night and next face a Hannover side who may more closely replicate Premier League opposition as they prepare for their return to the Bundesliga top flight.

“You can never guarantee that, but the German sides tend to be a little bit more that way thinking and a little bit more like us,” Dyche told Clarets Player HD.

“It was a very technical team we played the other night.

“Usually, not always, German sides are slightly more mixed.

“They can be technical but they can also be slightly more robust and formatted and a bit more methodical, so we have tried to find that healthy balance amongst all these different fixtures for different reasons in order to get the players ready.”

The Clarets look to be coming nicely to the boil with the start of real thing just over a week away.

Jeff Hendrick's equaliser against Celta Vigo kept Burnley unbeaten in pre-season

Dyche is encouraged with what he has seen of a squad featuring four new faces with the possibility of one or more still to come.

And he admits that his line-up for the opening-day test at Stamford Bridge is still to be determined with options being kept open for the finale against Hannover, who finished second in Germany’s second tier last season to win promotion back to the Bundesliga elite at the first time of asking.

The Burnley boss added: “There will still be changes, as I mentioned that the other night.

“I don’t think the exact team will necessarily play on Saturday.

“We still want minutes into a few players but I’ve been really pleased at how adaptable and flexible the team has been.

“I think that’s important. We’ve shown signs again that we can morph into the 4-3-3 and equally operate with 4-4-2.

“I’ve been pleased on the tactical level and pleased with the fitness level and some of the quality has been good.

“It was a fine goal the other night against a very good side, so at the minute it bodes well.”

Admission for Saturday’s game is £10 for adults and £5 for over-65s and under-22s with tickets on sale up until kick-off. For details, click HERE.

Advertisement block

Match Reports

Burnley 1 Hannover 96 0 (abandoned at half-time)

Ben Mee goal in vain as match abandoned after crowd trouble

5 August 2017

Ben Mee gave the Clarets a half-time lead but sadly his goal will not be remembered for long after Burnley’s final pre-season friendly was abandoned.

The game was called off at the break on police advice after concerns over supporter safety following unrest in the Cricket Field Stand, which housed around 500 supporters of the German club.

After scoring his goal, Ben Mee urged supporters to calm down.

But with his plea seemingly falling on deaf ears there was to be no second 45 minutes for Sean Dyche’s men to continue fine-tuning their preparations ahead of their Premier League opener at Chelsea.

With the start of the season just a week away, Dyche has looked to take the opportunity to get as many players as possible up to full speed, while doubtless reinforcing a few thoughts ahead of the trip to Stamford Bridge.

Scott Arfield was given his first start of the pre-season campaign after his Gold Cup duty with Canada earlier this summer, while Ashley Westwood also played from the off in a four-man midfield after missing the mid-week draw against Celta Vigo with a minor knock.

The Clarets started brightly with Robbie Brady curling a free-kick over the bar but Hannover stepped it up to enjoy a period of dominance mid-way through the opening half.

Arfield was on hand to nod away a header from Felipe from Hannover’s opening corner and Tom Heaton was then called into action for the first time to turn away a long-range effort from full-back Miiko Albornoz following a short free-kick.

But the best chance for Hannover – promoted back to the Bundesliag’s top flight and preparing to start their campaign with a German Cup tie next weekend – fell to Felix Klaus, who failed to hit the target after Niclas Fullkrug had made the most of James Tarkowski’s slip to leave the midfielder with just Heaton to beat.

The combination between Klaus and Fullkrug was a productive one for the visitors and after after Fullkrug had steered a Martin Harnik cross just wide with a crisp, first-time effort, Klaus teed up up Fullkrug for a stinging drive Heaton did well to parry away, low to his right.

Burnley had found it tougher going at the other end, but five minutes before the break went 1-0 up as things were going wrong in the stands.

A robust challenge by Pirmin Schwegler on Andre Gray did not impress the Clarets’ striker but the real punishment came from Brady’s fine delivery which picked out Mee’s run for the defender to score with a brave header.

Mee immediately gestured to the visiting supporters, an action repeated by Harnik as unpleasant scenes behind the visitors’ goal blighted the end of the first half.

But with fears of further disruption forcing the hand of the police, the defender’s goal will ultimately count for nothing at all.

Burnley: Heaton, Lowton, Mee, Tarkowski, Ward, Cork, Westwood, Brady, Arfield, Gray, Walters. Substitutes: Pope, Mitchell, Bardsley, Anderson, Long, Taylor, Ulvestad, Gudmundsson, Defour, Hendrick, Vokes, Agyei.

Hannover 96: Esser, Albornoz, Waldemar, Fullkrug, Harnik, Klaus, Korb, Prib. Sane, Schwegler, Felipe. Substitutes: Tschauner, Bahre, Bakalorz, Benschop, Fossum, Hubner, Karaman, Maier, Ostrzolek, Schmeidebach, Sorg.

Referee: Chris Kavanagh

Advertisement block

Advertisement block