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Hull City U23s 0 Burnley U23s 0

Anders Lindegaard keeps clean sheet on first Clarets outing

25 September 2017

Anders Lindegaard kept a clean sheet on his first appearance in a Burnley shirt as the Clarets ended a three-game losing run in the Professional Development League.

The former Manchester United goalkeeper was given an outing at North Ferriby United's Grange Lane to help blow away the cobwebs after joining the Clarets as a free agent last week.

And he played his part in earning Michael Duff’s side a first point on the road this season with a couple of sharp first-half saves to prevent the Tigers making it a hat-trick of wins.

The Clarets had few chances to get back to winning ways in the first of two games in five days with a Premier League Cup tie to come at Newcastle on Friday.

But they competed well throughout and did get a couple of sights of goal before half-time as Harry Limb twice went close to bagging all three points.

After robbing full-back James Yates – who played a couple of games on trial for Burnley last season – the teenage striker raced clear and hit a dipping 30-yarder which Hull keeper Callum Burton tipped over at full stretch.

Limb also lifted an effort over the top from Ali Koiki’s pull-back, while Dwight McNeil threatened with a free-kick which whistled inches past the post after Limb had been pulled back by Adam Curry as he looked to burst into the box.

Curry was a handful at other end from set-pieces as he headed just wide from a Tyler Hamilton free-kick.

Hamilton also saw a deflected effort on the turn guided round a post by Lindegaard, who then parried a long-range strike from Greg Olley.

But the Dane’s best save came when he stood big to bale out defender Harry Flowers after his mistake had allowed Hull dangerman Greg Luer a run at goal.

Freddie Ulvestad returned to action for the Clarets (Pictures courtesy of Dave Lofthouse, DLphotos)

The Tigers upped the tempo after the break but the Clarets’ back four stood firm - with Olly Younger again impressing - to spare Lindegaard any further major tests, although Luer and substitute Liam Edwards should have done better with late chances.

Midfielder Freddy Ulvestad completed 90 minutes as he made his first appearance since helping the Clarets beat Ipswich last month to add some experience to another youthful Burnley line-up.

And with Duff's men showing further signs that they can compete against similarly matched opposition, they finished strongly with the persevering Limb doing his best to fashion one last chance and the hard-running Koiki firing into the side netting from 20 yards as they looked to break the deadlock.

Burnley: Lindegaard, Birch, Koiki, Howarth (Nabi 76), Flowers, Younger, Bayode (Metz 58), Ulvestad, Limb, Chakwana, McNeil (Thomas 76). Substitutes: Stone, N’Guessan.

Booked: Howarth

Hull City: Burton, Yates, Fleming, Mckenzie, Clackstone, Curry (Dyson ht), Hamilton, Batty, Luer, Olley, Hinchcliffe (Edwards 75). Substitutes: Andrew, Barkworth, Powell.

Referee: Rebecca Welsh


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