English Premier League: Substitute Wood helps Burnley beat Everton
- Author: Tabitha Byrd Mar 04, 2018,
Mar 04, 2018, 1:43
Pickford was unable to get off his line to reach Gudmundsson's corner and Wood rose at the back post to power in a header from close range.
And half-time substitute Wood came up with the victor, ensuring Sean Dyche's men marked his 250th game in charge with a victory, their first in any competition since December.
Allardyce has guided Everton from the brink of the relegation zone to the top ten in the Premier League table but there has been speculation he could leave the club at the end of the season.
"It shouldn't happen, he's swung his arm and he's an experienced player", Allardyce told BBC Sport.
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The importance of scoring first becomes even more crucial for Burnley when you consider that they have not won in 53 games under Sean Dyche when conceding first. The goal meant Burnley had learnt a lesson and they certainly did not repeat their mistakes in the second half.
Barnes had another chance after Lowton again worked the ball down the right as Everton continued to struggle with balls played down the flanks.
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Everton started the game as a more dominating side with heavy pressing and continuous pressure on the Burnley backline.
That miss looked very costly when, moments later, Burnley netted the victor.
Wood grabbed the victor for Burnley when he headed in Gudmundsson's corner.
Travelling fans also reacted negatively to Everton substituting Gylfi Sigurdsson in favour of Yannick Bolasie later in the game. The Toffees threw everything at Burnley in the closing stages but Williams' red card rather summed things up.