Burnley 1-1 Hull: Late Snodgrass free-kick earns visitors a point
By Allan Valente
Last Updated: 11/09/16 1:09am
Robert Snodgrass scored a brilliant last-gasp free-kick to ensure Hull earned a 1-1 draw with Burnley at Turf Moor.
Steven Defour had struck a wonderful solo goal to put the home side in front and it looked like they were heading for their second win of the season before Ben Mee brought down Tom Huddlestone on the edge of the box in added time.
The Scotland international stepped up to curl an excellent free-kick past Tom Heaton and secure a point in Mike Phelan's fifth match as interim boss of the Tigers.
Sean Dyche elected to leave new signings Jeff Hendrick and Patrick Bamford on the bench while Hull named the same starting XI which had narrowly lost 1-0 to Manchester United before the international break.
And it was the away side who started the brighter with Burnley goalkeeper Heaton, the man of the match as his side lost 3-0 at Chelsea before the international break, called into action after nine minutes to push away an Abel Hernandez effort from the edge of the box.
The hosts started to assert themselves more in the game with George Boyd's scuffed effort from a Burnley corner blocked by Adama Diomande with a real scramble ensuing before Hull cleared their lines.
Stephen Ward then had a half-decent effort for the home side after 25 minutes when Johann Berg Gudmundsson's volley was blocked but his shot with the outside of his boot from the edge of the box sailed just over the bar.
The best chance of the half fell to the away side on the stroke of half-time. Snodgrass found the run of David Meyler with a pinpoint pass on the left hand side of the box but the midfielder's first-time effort struck the post and bounced clear.
Both sides started the second half with more attacking intent with Diomande and Dean Marney shooting off target from distance for either side before Hull should have taken the lead after 50 minutes.
Meyler did well to get to the byline and cut the ball back to Diomande, who was eight yards from goal, but he somehow managed to screw his effort wide when it looked easier to hit the target.
Both sides traded half chances again soon after with Tom Huddlestone drilling an effort just wide from 25 yards before Marney saw his effort for the home side blocked.
Boyd and Vokes then went close for the hosts before Heaton again denied the visitors, pushing a Snodgrass volley over the bar.
However, the home side then took the lead with Defour providing the bit of magic the game had been crying out for.
The Belgium international set himself up with a lovely flick in the middle of the park to take Huddlestone and Sam Clucas out of the game before driving on unchecked and lashing an effort past Eldin Jakupovic from around 25 yards out.
Hull almost responded immediately but Curtis Davies saw his header from a corner smash off the top of the bar and bounce over.
The away side felt they should have had a penalty with six minutes remaining when Heaton parried an effort and chased the loose ball out alongside Ryan Mason who went down under the attention of the goalkeeper but referee Paul Tierney waved away the appeals.
It looked as though Hull had run out of time before Mee fouled Huddlestone on the edge of the box, with Snodgrass stepping up to brilliantly curl his set piece past Heaton from the edge of the box.
Burnley: Heaton (6), Lowton (6), Mee (7), Keane (6), Ward (6), Gudmundsson (6), Defour (7), Marney (6), Boyd (6), Gray (6), Vokes (6)
Subs used: Hendrick (3) Bamford (3) Arfield (3)
Hull: Jakupovic (6), Elmohamady (6), Davies (6), Livermore (6), Robertson (6), Clucas (6), Snodgrass (8), Huddlestone (7), Meyler (6), Diomande (5), Hernandez (6)
Subs used: Keane (3) Maloney (2), Mason (3)
Man of the match: Robert Snodgrass (Hull)