West Brom, Burnley serve up first goalless draw in EPL

October 20, 2020
Burnley’s Kevin Long ( left) and West Brom Albion’s Matt Phillips battle for the ball during their English Premier League soccer match at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich, England, yesterday.
Burnley’s Kevin Long ( left) and West Brom Albion’s Matt Phillips battle for the ball during their English Premier League soccer match at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich, England, yesterday.

WEST BROMWICH, England (AP):

After a glut of goals to open the season, the English Premier League finally served up its first 0-0 draw when West Bromwich Albion and Burnley battled to a stalemate yesterday.

The first goalless draw came in the 47th game in the top-flight, and it allowed Burnley to collect its first point of the season at the fourth attempt.

The match at The Hawthorns wasn't without chances, with Chris Wood heading against the crossbar for Burnley and fellow striker Karlan Grant having a goal disallowed for offside on his debut for West Brom.

West Brom have two points after five games on its return to the top division.

Before yesterday, 171 goals had been scored in the opening 46 Premier League games.

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