Burnley vs Swansea match report: Kieran Trippier own goal sees Clarets' winless run continue

Burnley 0 Swansea 1

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After a week in which they had been forced to pull up the drawbridge and defend themselves from Jose Mourinho’s stinging barbs, the last thing Burnley needed was a self-inflicted blow to undermine their survival hopes.

But an own goal from right-back Kieran Trippier after 64 minutes means Sean Dyche’s side has now failed to win in eight games and, with fixtures to come against Liverpool and Manchester City, it is becoming increasingly difficult to see them escaping the bottom three very easily.

Striker Ashley Barnes was initially the focal point of the afternoon after being accused last Saturday by Mourinho of a “criminal” tackle on Nemanja Matic, which brought no censure for Barnes, but which earned Matic a red card for his reaction that keeps him out this afternoon’s Capital One League Cup final.

Burnley rallied around their man, who was given the warmest of ovations by the home supporters when his name was read out before kick-off, and had he been able to beat Lukasz Fabianski with an early shot on the turn he may have been waking up this morning to more positive headlines.

But the Clarets, so often attractive at home, failed to create much better in a low-key performance until Sam Vokes, the Wales international striker, came off the bench to good effect and was also denied by Fabianski with five minutes to go.

Swansea did just enough to keep climbing the table, getting over missed first-half chances from Wayne Routledge and Bafétimbi Gomis, to win it when Trippier inadvertently turned in a shot from Jack Cork after the former Burnley loanee had initially been superbly thwarted by Tom Heaton following a corner.

Burnley: (4-4-2) Heaton; Trippier, Keane, Shackell, Mee; Boyd, Jones, Arfield, Kightly (Vokes, 75); Ings, Barnes (Jutkiewicz, 90).

Swansea: (4-3-2-1) Fabianski; Naughton, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor; Ki Sung-Yueng, Cork, Shelvey; Carroll (Montero, 61), Routledge (Amat, 90); Gomis (Oliveira, 90).

Referee: Jon Moss.

Man of the match: Cork (Swansea)

Match rating: 4/10