Vokes & Gray strikes upset Liverpool

Sam Vokes scores Burnley's goal

First-half goals from Sam Vokes and Andre Gray gave Burnley a surprise win over Liverpool, who could not recover after some disastrous defending.

Nathaniel Clyne gave the ball away for the Clarets’ first goal, with Gray finding Vokes to blast home.

Steven Defour, on his Burnley debut, was allowed to charge forward and set up Gray to roll home the second.

Liverpool had 80% of possession and 26 shots – but only tested Clarets keeper Tom Heaton with shots from distance.

Burnley only had one other effort at goal, which was off target, but the statistics belied how little threat the Reds posed when they came forward.

Liverpool were a shadow of the attacking force they were in last week’s thrilling 4-3 win at Arsenal and their second away game of the season ended in their first defeat of the new campaign.

The game had been switched to Turf Moor because work on the new stand at Anfield is not complete and, after losing to Swansea in their opener, Burnley made home advantage count this time to pick up their first points since their promotion.

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Line-ups

Burnley

  • 1Heaton
  • 2Lowton
  • 5Keane
  • 6Mee
  • 23Ward
  • 21Boyd
  • 8Marney
  • 16Defour