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Burnley U18s 2 Sheffield Wednesday U18s 2

Clarets snatch point late on against league leaders

8 January 2019

The young Clarets earned themselves a point in the 98th minute, as they held league leaders Sheffield Wednesday to a 2-2 draw.

Tony Philliskirk took charge of his first game, since taking the role of U18 head coach last month.

And his side got off to a dream start, as Michael Fowler opened the scoring after eight minutes.

However Wednesday struck back with two goals, forcing the Clarets to fight back until the end.

And when Richard Taylor was fouled in the area in stoppage time, Burnley were awarded a penalty.

After a lengthy stoppage in play, as Taylor recieved treatment before going to hospital, after a nasty blow to the mouth in the collision.

Fowler stepped up and slammed home from the spot to ensure the home side took a share of the spoils.

Philliskirk admitted he was pleased with his sides performance, he said "I thought Sheffield Wednesday were the better team in the first half. They’re top of the league for a reason and you could see why.

“But in the second half you could see us growing into the game.

“Will Harris hit a post and their goalkeeper has made a good save. There were a couple of scrambles and you begin to think ‘is it going to be one of those days?.

“We were in the ascendency and that says a lot for the spirit and the determination of the lads.

“No matter what you say, technically and tactically, if you’ve got that you’ve got something to work with, so I was very pleased for the lads".

BURNLEY: Calderbank-Park, Moss, Rain, Woods (Yari 68), Taylor (Patterson 90), Pruti, Meredith, Ethan Kershaw, Fowler, Harris, Steels (Smith 71).

Unused subs: Allen, Mupariwa,


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