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Premier League 2017/18: Burnley 0-1 Arsenal, Player Ratings

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A rare snap of Ashley Barnes on his feet againt Arsenal tonight.
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Modified 26 Nov 2017, 22:19 IST
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Familiar scenes tonight at Turf Moor as Arsenal snatched a late winner against Sean Dyche's Burnley to climb up to fourth in the Premier League table.

Burnley started and stayed in the game through hard work and organisation but an unnecessary penalty in the final minute of the game robbed them of their effort. Dyche, though, will be thrilled with the way his side are taking the game to the bigger boys in the league.

Here are how the players fared at Turf Moor:

Burnley

Nick Pope - 6.5/10

A spectator for most of the game and did nearly well in the final minutes to try and fend off Alexis Sanchez's penalty for the visitors.

Mathew Lowton - 6/10

Pretty solid all game and did well to contain Alexis Sanchez and Sead Kolanisac in the first half but was often caught off position in the second and didn't help his side with the small scuffle prior to the penalty.

James Tarkowski - 7.5/10

James Tarkowski had an excellent game all night taking care of Alexander Lacazette and Alexis Sanchez with ease but his penalty give-away in the last minute was a huge blow to Burnley. Gareth Southgate would've liked what he saw for the first 91 minutes, though.

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Ben Mee (C) - 7/10

6 clearances and 4 blocked shots inside the box meant Ben Mee once again produced the kind of display we're so used to seeing from him. Typical captain's performance.

Stephen Ward - 6.5/10

Stephen Ward was often suspect to Hector Bellerin's and Alex Iwobi's runs inside the box. Caught between marking one or the other, he did let in a lot of chances to be created for the left-hand-side. Long balls were unnecessary.

Johann Gudmundsson - 7.5/10

A typically robust performance in the centre of the park winning 12 of his 18 duels and creating a bunch of chances for his side in the attacking part of the game.

Steven Defour - 6/10

Barring his usual excellence in passing, Steven Defour didn't have the best of games and was taken off in the second half in favour of more attacking intent - something he'll not be too proud about.

Jack Cork - 6.5/10

Just like the whole of the team as a whole, Jack Cork did well in the first half and failed to live up to their standards in the second. Did have an exceptional 93.2% successful pass rate though.

Robbie Brady - 7/10

Ran riot in the first half until he received a yellow card after which he just had to tone down his game. Did create a bunch of chances and had a spectacular shot on target that Petr Cech made a good save of.

Jeff Hendrick - 6.5/10

Was seen as the kind of player to compliment Burnley's attack but Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey kept dragging him away into the midfield where he just didn't have the most comfortable of games.

Ashley Barnes - 6.5/10

Often left as a lone figure up top for Burnley but when given the chance, he dived towards the ground almost beautifully. Lost count of the number of times he had grass in his teeth voluntarily.

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Chris Wood - 6/10

Came on after suffering from a hamstring injury for the past few weeks but didn't do enough to suggest his side missed him.

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Published 26 Nov 2017, 22:19 IST
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