Vokes double earns Burnley draw with West Brom

Sam Vokes double secures point for Burnley

Sam Vokes double secures point for Burnley

Rondon had not scored since netting a hat-trick against Swansea on December 14, but was on hand to level for West Brom after Sam Vokes put Burnley ahead.

Vokes put the Clarets in front just after the break but in a dramatic second half West Bromwich Albion refused to accept their fate and put their awful run behind them with goal from Salomon Rondon and Craig Dawson to lead 2-1.

Another point would mathematically secure Burnley's place in the top-flight for next season, although even if they lose their last two matches they are still likely to avoid the drop.

Manager Sean Dyche says they can be proud of how far they've come for a club with their resources. And there was just 12 minutes between his effort and Dawson's second.

Arfield was involved again two minutes into the second half, swinging over an excellent left-winger corner that found James Tarkowski, who ought to have done better than power a free header over the crossbar.

Jake Livermore was hanging on to Barnes' back as the two entered the box and tumbled down, with the assistant flagging for a penalty, yet referee Mike Jones allowed play to continue and Barnes had the foresight to cross for Vokes to sweep a first-time finish beyond Foster.

The advantage lasted only 10 minutes, however, as the Baggies responded strongly.

"We take some knocks along the way, question marks about how we are trying to play, but 40 points, with two games left, for a team that was given absolutely zero chance of being in the Premier League, I think that's a fair marker".

George Boyd created the first with a left-wing cross that was met by a near-post Vokes volley that deflected off Gareth McAuley and was kept out by Foster's leg.

The Baggies recent stagnation, which has included four consecutive defeats ahead of their arrival in Lancashire and five games without a goal, for the first time in their 139-year history betrayed any hopes of an expansive encounter. Burnley on the Terf Moore already scores from both Chelsea and Everton, and therefore West Brom, who has won only 3 in all 16 guest matches, also being in a protracted crisis, is unlikely to take away three points.

A league-high 15 of West Brom's goals in the Premier League this season have come from corners (37%).

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