Everton 1-0 Burnley: Mirallas goal sends 10-man Clarets to the foot of the table

Everton winger Kevin Mirallas score in the first-half as the Toffees continued their resurgence in the Premier League, while Burnley were reduced to 10-men in the game, and finished the day at the foot of the table, reports

BBC Sport.

The Blues should have taken the lead in the 10th minute after being awarded a penalty for a foul on Aaron Lennon, but Ross Barkley missed his spot-kick to give Burnley a lifeline.

The Clarets did eventually gall behind, however, inside of half an hour through the talented Kevin Mirallas, with the Belgian international dispatching of James McCarthy’s cross at the second time of asking.

Burnley’s David Jones could have levelled the game, but missed the target from close range. Things got worse for the visitors after Ashley Barnes was sent off for two bookable offences.

The away side struggled to find a way back into the game in the second-half, but Everton couldn’t get the goal to double their lead. Roberto Martinez’s side missed opportunities from James McCarthy, Aaron Lennon and Ross Barkley, but did earn a narrow win at Goodison Park in the end.

The results sees Burnley bottom of the table, while Everton continued to strengthen their hopes of a top-10 finish.

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