Sunday, 5 February 2012

Jay Rod Salvages A Point For Burnley

Jay Rodriguez continued his hot-streak in front of goal to rescue Burnley a point with a brilliant late equaliser.

The striker made it five goals in as many games in this 1-1 draw to crush Peterborough's hope of grabbing a first win 2012.

Darren Ferguson's side had gone ahead when Paul Taylor rediscovered his scoring touch, finding the net for the first time since November 26.

But the Posh were then subjected to a battering from Burnley and finally caved in with three minutes left.

The visitors failed to block Rodriguez's run from deep and he slipped past two defenders on the edge of the box to stroke the ball home.

It was just reward for Burnley after controlling much of the second half. Eddie Howe's men started the game on top as well and Joe Lewis needed to make a good save to block Charlie Austin's header.

But a moment of hesitation from Ben Mee tilted the game in Peterborough's favour in the 12th minute.

Mee waited too long for a loose ball to reach him, allowing Taylor to nip in and have a clear run at goal.

Despite his goal drought, the striker showed few nerves as he smashed a shot high past Lee Grant for his seventh of the campaign.

That effort ended Burnley's run of three clean sheets and they nearly shipped an immediate second as David Edgar and Michael Duff both failed to clear.

David Ball seized on the mistake and cracked a shot across the body of Grant that pinged back off the post.

Tommy Rowe was the next Posh star to pass up a scoring chance by arrowing his strike wide when well placed.

Burnley's main threat was coming down the flanks and one Kieran Trippier cross found the head of Austin, but once more Lewis frustrated him.

The keeper then did well to bat away a deflected Jay Rodriguez drive that was flying towards the corner of his net.

Burnley continued to spurn chances, with Chris McCann guilty of heading over, before Rodriguez struck at the death.

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