West Brom and Burnley performed out the primary goalless draw within the Premier League this season, with each groups nonetheless trying to find a primary win.
Filip Krovinovic virtually gave hosts West Brom the lead inside three minutes however he dragged a shot extensive of the appropriate submit, earlier than debutant Karlan Grant had a objective disallowed for offside.
However Burnley had the higher probabilities at The Hawthorns on Monday – Chris Wooden crashing a header towards the crossbar and Ashley Barnes forcing keeper Sam Johnstone into save within the second half.
Matheus Pereira’s volley was stored out on the close to submit by Clarets’ keeper Nick Pope and West Brom defender Branislav Ivanovic additionally got here shut as each groups pushed for a winner.
The end result means Burnley have their first level however they continue to be within the backside three after 4 video games, with promoted West Brom forward by one level.
Baggies present promise however lack high quality
West Brom boss Slaven Bilic made six modifications to his facet and gave a debut to new striker Grant, who joined from Huddersfield for £15m final week.
Grant was busy within the first half. He precipitated bother for defenders Kevin Lengthy and James Tarkowski and had the ball behind the web when he nodded in Grady Diangana’s cross, earlier than the offside flag went up.
There was additionally a primary begin for three-time Premier League winner Ivanovic – who final featured in England’s prime flight for Chelsea in December 2016.
The defender virtually obtained on the top of a flick-on from a set-piece within the first half however Lengthy was there to make the block, and the 36-year-old Serb was then denied from shut vary by Pope within the second half after Jake Livermore’s shot had rebounded out.
Ivanovic’s presence in each bins was evident however West Brom lacked high quality general within the ultimate third and had been unable to check Pope sufficient.
The Baggies defended effectively, notably within the first half, however whereas their efficiency confirmed loads of promise, it was a chance missed earlier than dealing with two different groups within the backside 5 – Brighton and Fulham – of their subsequent two away video games.
Likelihood missed for Burnley?
Burnley will certainly have come away pissed off they weren’t capable of depart The Hawthorns with all three factors.
Each groups had probabilities within the first half and had been effectively organised in defence, however as the sport wore on it was the guests who created the higher alternatives.
Barnes failed to attain from his three efforts heading in the right direction and that was largely all the way down to some sensible saves from Johnstone, who reacted effectively to his half-volley within the first half and clawed away his goal-bound header afterward.
The Burnley ahead was given service all match by left-winger Dwight McNeil, who signed a new long-term contract final week and as soon as once more proved his value to Sean Dyche’s facet.
McNeil’s deliveries precipitated issues all through for West Brom, although it was Ashley Westwood’s cross that Wooden headed on to the bar, because the Clarets’ greatest likelihood of the sport went begging.
The guests continued to push for a winner because the match opened up within the ultimate 20 minutes, however Johnstone remained resilient within the West Brom objective.
Burnley now face robust opposition as they give the impression of being so as to add to their single level, internet hosting Tottenham and Chelsea of their subsequent two fixtures earlier than a visit to Brighton.
A protracted await nothing – the perfect of the stats
- West Brom 0-0 Burnley ended the longest await a goalless draw from the beginning of a marketing campaign in Premier League historical past (forty seventh sport).
- That is the third time Burnley have began a Premier League season with out successful one in all their opening 4 matches (additionally in 2014-15 and 2018-19).
- West Brom have didn’t win one in all their first 5 league video games for the primary time since 2004-05.
- Since Burnley’s return to the Premier League in 2016-17, solely Southampton (16) have had extra goalless attracts within the competitors (13).
- The Baggies made six modifications to their beginning XI for this sport – the primary time since December 2013 towards West Ham (additionally six) they’ve modified as many gamers from one Premier League fixture to a different.
- At 36 years 240 days previous, West Brom’s Ivanovic turned the oldest outfield participant to make his debut for a Premier League crew since striker Peter Crouch for Burnley towards Southampton in February 2019 (38 years three days).
‘We’ve got to win these kinds of video games’
West Brom boss Slaven Bilic chatting with Sky Sports activities: “We gave every thing. I advised them after the sport we had been in search of three factors, however they need to construct on this. We created a couple of probabilities – greater than sufficient to attain. In addition they had a pair, to be truthful. A draw was most likely a good end result. It is a clear sheet and a degree.
“Let’s be optimistic and construct on this in a optimistic approach. We knew these are the video games – I respect Burnley lots – the place you really want to win, or at the very least not lose. If we wish to keep up then we’ve to win these kinds of video games.”
Burnley boss Sean Dyche chatting with BBC Sport: “I spoke to the crew earlier than the sport about kind. We seemed extra like us. We had superb probabilities. West Brom had one likelihood in direction of the top and also you marvel: ‘Ought to we’ve received the sport?’
“I will not query why they [Burnley’s strikers] did not get a objective. They had been in these areas making an attempt to attain.”
West Brom journey to Brighton for his or her subsequent Premier League match on Monday, 26 October (17:30 GMT kick-off), whereas Burnley welcome Spurs to Turf Moor on the identical day (20:00).
West Bromwich Albion
- 8LivermoreBooked at 53mins
- 12Costa PereiraSubstituted forPhillipsat 88′minutesBooked at 90mins
- 17KrovinovicSubstituted forSawyersat 79′minutes
- 29GrantSubstituted forRobinsonat 73′minutes
- 3TaylorBooked at 37mins
- 7GudmundssonSubstituted forBradyat 69′minutes
- 18WestwoodBooked at 77mins
- 10BarnesSubstituted forRodriguezat 77′minutes
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Match ends, West Bromwich Albion 0, Burnley 0.
Second Half ends, West Bromwich Albion 0, Burnley 0.
Matt Phillips (West Bromwich Albion) is proven the yellow card for a foul foul.
Foul by Matt Phillips (West Bromwich Albion).
Robbie Brady (Burnley) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Nook, Burnley. Conceded by Branislav Ivanovic.
Conor Townsend (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Foul by Robbie Brady (Burnley).
Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Matt Phillips replaces Matheus Pereira.
Hand ball by Chris Wooden (Burnley).
Foul by Jake Livermore (West Bromwich Albion).
Jay Rodriguez (Burnley) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Try missed. Romaine Sawyers (West Bromwich Albion) proper footed shot from exterior the field is simply too excessive. Assisted by Grady Diangana following a nook.
Substitution, West Bromwich Albion. Romaine Sawyers replaces Filip Krovinovic.
Nook, West Bromwich Albion. Conceded by Nick Pope.
Try saved. Matheus Pereira (West Bromwich Albion) left footed shot from the centre of the field is saved within the prime proper nook. Assisted by Conor Townsend with a cross.
Ashley Westwood (Burnley) is proven the yellow card for a foul foul.
Filip Krovinovic (West Bromwich Albion) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Foul by Ashley Westwood (Burnley).
Substitution, Burnley. Jay Rodriguez replaces Ashley Barnes.