Old Trafford heroics offer Burnley renewed survival hope

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All the media focus may have gone on Manchester United’s failure to pick up three points in their 0-0 draw with Burnley on Saturday, but for Clarets fans, the result will have been greatly received.

Jose Mourinho’s men had 37 shots on goal this weekend, but former United goalkeeper Tom Heaton and his back-line would not be beaten, as the visitors picked up their first away point of the campaign.

It was a spirited performance, and one which should inspire Sean Dyche’s charges for the rest of the season.

Having been relegated in their previous two Premier League campaigns, Burnley are odds-on at 4/5 to drop into the Championship.

But if they can continue to pick up points on the road, then it may well be worth backing this original member of the Football League to survive.

Welcoming sides to Turf Moor has never been a concern.

In the 2014-15 Premier League season Burnley lost as many home games as 13th-placed West Brom, while in 2009-10 they boasted a better home record then three sides who survived.

In short, it’s the away form which has cost the Clarets.

Before the trip to Old Trafford, Burnley’s full Premier League away record read P41 W4 D6 L31, so the point gained on Saturday was indeed significant.

Now boosted by that valiant effort at the weekend, Dyche can look towards the next few away ties with confidence.

And the fixture list may also lend a helping hand.

Having already had to visit Chelsea, Leicester, Southampton and United, the Clarets will now head to West Brom, Stoke and West Ham in the coming weeks.

Those three fixtures certainly offer the chance of points, and with the confidence of that United result underneath them, Burnley have every chance to confidently rid themselves of the Premier League travelling woes.

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Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.