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Burnley F.C. results 2020-21: A normal season with a 17th finish in the Premier League

Chris Wood, as the top scorer of Burnley in the 2020-21 season, has saved the club from being relegated to the lower division. Burnley has finished their unimpressive football season, but a good performance in general compared to other recent seasons. Betimate takes a look and compiled Burnley F.C. results in the 2020-21 season in this following article.
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What are the Burnley results in the 2020-21 season?

Overview

Competition

First match

Last match

Starting round

Final position

Premier League

20 September 2020

23 May 2021

Matchday 1

17th

FA Cup

9 January 2021

9 February 2021

Third round

Fifth round

EFL Cup

17 September 2020

30 September 2020

Second round

Fourth round

1. Premier League

The 2020-21 Premier League finished last May and Burnley Football Club ended up with 17th place. With 11 points difference, Burnley saved themselves from being relegated to the EFL Championship next year. Within 38 Premier League games, The Clarets won a total of 10 matches, including four at home and six away. They were the losing teams of 19 matches and drew nine games. Eventually, Burnley F.C. accumulated 39 points, ranking 17th, after Brighton & Hove Albion in 16th position with 41 points, and above Fulham with 28 aggregated points.

Besides their losses, Burnley did amazingly win in several matches that they had to face the top teams or even some giants in English football. For example, Burnley surpassed Arsenal on matchday 11 on 13 December 2020 by a 1-0 win, another 1-0 win over Liverpool in early 2021, and an honorable triumph against Wolverhampton Wanderers by 4-0.

A moment of Burnley F.C. in the 2020-21 Premier League

2. FA Cup

In the cup arena, Burnley was eliminated at the fifth round of the 2020-21 FA Cup due to the 0-2 loss to Bournemouth. They entered the competition in the third round thanks to the qualification as a Premier League club. Their first FA Cup match was held on 9 January 2021 against League One club Milton Keynes Dons.

It was not an easy win as two clubs ended up with a 1-1 tie during the official competing minutes. However, Milton Keynes Dons were defeated in the penalty shoot-out with a 3-4 final result. In the next round, Burnley once again successfully got the ticket to the fifth round by a 3-0 win over Fulham. However, unfortunately, the fifth round was also the last appearance of this club in the FA Cup this season.

3. EFL Cup

In the 2020-21 EFL Cup, Burnley also participated in three rounds, from the second to the fourth round. They won the second round by a 5-4 penalty win over Sheffield United. One week later, Burnley kicked Millwall out of the competition in the third round by a 2-0 win. Their slot in the EFL Cup was threatened by being paired with Man City in the fourth round. And what happened would happen, The Sky Blue easily defeated Burnley F.C. by scoring three goals while Burnley didn’t net any goals. 

Top goalscorers of Burnley in the 2020-21 season

Rank

Name

Goals

Assists

Played

Goals per 90

Total Shots

Goal Conversion

Shot Accuracy

1

Chris Wood

12

4

37

0.37

60

20%

67%

2

Matej Vydra

6

2

34

0.30

41

15%

46%

3

Jay Rodriguez

3

4

35

0.18

26

12%

42%

Ashley Westwood

3

3

42

0.07

17

18%

41%

Ashley Barnes

3

0

25

0.18

29

10%

52%

4

Dwight McNeil

2

5

40

0.05

22

9%

55%

Jóhann Gudmundsson

2

0

26

0.11

21

10%

43%

Ben Mee

2

0

31

0.06

22

9%

36%

5

Matthew Lowton

1

2

40

0.03

19

5%

21%

Robbie Brady

1

1

21

0.07

15

7%

47%

Josh Brownhill

1

1

36

0.03

27

4%

30%

Jimmy Dunne

1

0

7

0.17

8

13%

25%

Kevin Long

1

0

12

0.09

4

25%

25%

James Tarkowski

1

0

39

0.03

23

4%

26%

Chris Wood was the top scorer of Burnley F.C. in the recent season with the most goals. All of his goals were in the Premier League, which saved his club from relegation. Matej Vydra ranked second with six goals and two assists for his teammates in the 2020-21 season. 

Chris Wood

The club’s history

Burnley Football Club is one of the first professional football clubs in England. They were founded 139 years ago, on 18 May 1882, and became professional one year after that. Burnley was also one of the founding members of the Football Association, which was established in 1888.  

They have been playing in the claret and blue home color since the 1910-11 season, thus their nickname “The Clarets”. Burnley have also played at Turf Moor since 1883. This 21,944-capacity stadium is the second-longest continuously used ground in the history of professional English football. Despite not being considered a strong club, Burnley have a stable competitive manner and are one of only five teams who have won all four professional divisions of English football, along with Wolverhampton Wanderers, Preston North End, Sheffield United, and Portsmouth. 

The club also won the FA Cup once, two titles of FA Charity Shield, and also reached the quarter-finals of the 1960-61 European Cup, which is now known as the UEFA Champions League. 

Burnley F.C.

References

Wikipedia

BBC

Betimate

Harry Siuu
Written by: Harry Siuu
a specialized football specialist with over ten years' experience as a football journalist who works for Betimate.com.

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Premier League
Overall table PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1 Arsenal 50 19 16 2 1 45 16 29
2 Man City 45 20 14 3 3 53 20 33
3 Newcastle 39 20 10 9 1 33 11 22
4 Man Utd 39 20 12 3 5 32 25 7
5 Tottenham 36 21 11 3 7 40 31 9
6 Brighton 31 19 9 4 6 37 27 10
7 Fulham 31 21 9 4 8 32 30 2
8 Brentford 30 20 7 9 4 32 28 4
9 Liverpool 29 19 8 5 6 34 25 9
10 Chelsea 29 20 8 5 7 22 21 1
11 Aston Villa 28 20 8 4 8 23 27 -4
12 Crystal Palace 24 20 6 6 8 18 27 -9
13 Nottm Forest 21 20 5 6 9 16 35 -19
14 Leicester 18 20 5 3 12 28 35 -7
15 Leeds 18 19 4 6 9 26 33 -7
16 West Ham 18 20 5 3 12 17 25 -8
17 Wolverhampton 17 20 4 5 11 12 30 -18
18 Bournemouth 17 20 4 5 11 19 42 -23
19 Everton 15 20 3 6 11 15 28 -13
20 Southampton 15 20 4 3 13 17 35 -18