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SportBurnley 2 Fulham 1: Bryan and Odoi own goals sink Ranieri's men

19:05  12 january  2019
19:05  12 january  2019 Source:

Fulham close in on Gary Cahill signing

Fulham close in on Gary Cahill signing Fulham are reportedly edging ever closer to completing a loan move for Chelsea centre-back Gary Cahill. As reported by the Evening Standard, Cahill is now in the final six months of his Stamford Bridge contract and the Blues are willing to let him leave this month in order to put himself in the shop window. The 33-year-old has been unable to push himself to the forefront of Maurizio Sarri’s plans this season following his exploits with England at the World Cup. In fact, he has made just one Premier League appearance this term, with Sarri favouring the partnership of David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger. Cahill joined Chelsea from Bolton Wanderers for a bargain £7m in 2012 and has gone on to make 190 top-flight appearances for the club. His experience could prove vital to Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri, whos side boast the worst defensive record in the league. The Cottagers have conceded 47 goals in their 21 matches, six more than Cardiff City and Burnley who hold the next worst record. The Whites conceded four in yesterday’s defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates, with Ranieri opting for a back three of Tim Ream, Maxime Le Marchand and Denis Odoi.

Premier League - three own goals as Burnley & Palace lead, Saints ahead but down to 10 men . Southampton lead 2 -0 at Leicester but lose Valery to red card. Burnley lead Fulham as Bryan & Odoi own goals Burnley 2 - 1 Fulham . The rain is absolutely hosing it down at Turf Moor now as well

39'. Burnley . 2 - 1 . Fulham . Match Details Line-ups Statistics. Andre Schurrle. (assist) Denis Odoi . 20'. Joe Bryan (o.g.) 3. 4. goal kicks. 6. 1 x 2 Over/Under Correct Score Asian handicap Odd/Even HT/FT.

Burnley 2 Fulham 1: Bryan and Odoi own goals sink Ranieri's men © Getty Images Jeff Hendrick is mobbed by his Burnley team-mates

Burnley benefitted from two own goals in quick succession to seal a vital 2-1 victory over fellow Premier League strugglers Fulham at Turf Moor on Saturday.

For the second time in as many league outings, the Clarets fought back from behind against a relegation rival to earn all three points, having done so at Huddersfield Town 10 days previously.

Andre Schurrle's sensational volley stunned the home crowd inside two minutes but the game was turned on its head midway through the first half as Sean Dyche's men enjoyed two large slices of fortune, in a contest in which they failed to register a single shot on target.

Ranieri wants Fuchs reunion at Fulham

Ranieri wants Fuchs reunion at Fulham Fulham are lining up a move for Leicester City defender Christian Fuchs, according to reports. The 32-year old left-back played under current Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri during the Foxes Premier League winning 2015-16 season, and reports suggest the Italian coach is keen to reunite with the former Austria international. The Leicester Mercury, who cite Sky Sports, claim that Ranieri has named Fuchs as a key defensive target to ensure the Cottagers stave off the drop to the Championship.

83' Goal ! Fulham 4, Burnley 2 . André Schürrle ( Fulham ) right footed shot from the centre of the 46' Denis Odoi ( Fulham ) wins a free kick in the defensive half. 46' Foul by Chris Wood ( Burnley ). Fulham 1 , Burnley 0. Jean Michael Seri ( Fulham ) right footed shot from outside the box to the top

Denis Frimpong Odoi (born 27 May 1988) is a Belgian footballer who plays for Premier League club Fulham . His father is from Ghana and his mother is from Belgium.

Jeff Hendrick was involved in both goals, seeing his blasted effort deflect in off Joe Bryan and three minutes later it was his chipped cross which Denis Odoi nodded beyond Sergio Rico.

The second period failed to deliver the same entertainment but Burnley's fourth straight win across all competitions lifts them to 15th, three points clear of the drop zone, while Claudio Ranieri's side are second-bottom and five points from safety.

Fulham had failed to score in six of their last nine Premier League away games but they were ahead after 109 seconds here thanks to a moment of supreme quality.

Odoi lofted a ball down the right channel, where Schurrle produced a sublime first touch before volleying it over Tom Heaton and in off the crossbar.

Dyche relieved as lady luck smiles on Burnley

Dyche relieved as lady luck smiles on Burnley Burnley beat Fulham on Saturday thanks to a pair of own goals, leaving Sean Dyche grateful for finally getting some luck this season.

Fulham 1 - 1 Leicester: Claudio Ranieri ' s men stay bottom after draw. Cairney dinked a ball into the path of the unmarked Odoi Aboubakar Kamara is the first French player to score a Premier League goal for Fulham (excluding own goals ) since Philippe Christanval against West Ham in January 2007.

Claudio Ranieri Grande Ufficiale OMRI (Italian: [ˈklaudjo raˈnjeːri, -ˈnjɛː-]; born 20 October 1951) is an Italian football manager and former player. He is the manager of English Premier League club Fulham .

Burnley mustered an impressive response, however, Chris Wood heading against the post before the unwitting Bryan and Odoi each put through their own net within the space of three minutes.

The drama continued apace, Calum Chambers crashing a header against the bar in the 26th minute before James Tarkowski pulled off an excellent goal-line clearance to deny Luciano Vietto early in the second period.

The half-time substitute saw a fierce drive parried by Heaton with 15 minutes remaining but despite fierce late pressure, Fulham could not force a precious leveller as the hosts held on grimly.

What does it mean? Fulham's away-day woes continue

The Cottagers are the only team in the division yet to win on their travels. Ranieri must turn those fortunes around if they are to avoid dropping straight back to the Championship.

Hendrick stakes his claim

The Irishman has been in and out of Dyche's XI, and likely would not have started had either Robbie Brady or Johann Gudmundsson been available. But he played a key part in both goals and was a real force driving at Fulham's backline from central positions, particularly in the first half.

Bryan and Odoi sum up Fulham's plight

The two defenders could do little about the own goals, but Ranieri's men never looked stable at the back and their 49 goals conceded is the highest in the league - six more than second-worst Burnley.

What's next?

Burnley will hope to continue their winning run at Watford next Saturday, while Fulham face a London derby with high-flying Tottenham at Craven Cottage a day later.

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