In-depth analysis of Burnley's equaliser in win over Everton
Last Updated: 05/03/18 4:46pm
Fine margins can often be decisive in the Premier League - and in-depth analysis of Burnley's equaliser against Everton on Saturday highlights how the small details can have such a big impact.
The Clarets eventually completed a 2-1 comeback victory, with Chris Wood hitting the winner at Turf Moor, but the hosts needed Ashley Barnes' second-half strike to get back on level terms after Cenk Tosun had opened the scoring.
Now, in the video above, powered by Second Spectrum, you can see a detailed dissection of Barnes' goal, which underlines the skill and physical threat of Sean Dyche's team - and a costly error from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.
In the build-up, highly-rated defender James Tarkowski is under pressure just inside his own half, but rather than clear the ball into touch, the Englishman keeps his composure and slides a pass up-field to Matt Lowton - the only unmarked Burnley player ahead of him.
Lowton then played a fine channel pass through the Everton defence for Barnes to run onto and score. Second Spectrum's pass probability model gave the midfielder just a 29 per cent chance of completing the pass - but Barnes seized the opportunity.
From the calculations in the video it is clear Pickford would have beaten outfield players to the ball had he not stayed on his line - but Barnes made a more efficient run towards the ball than his marker Michael Keane, and smashed home from close range, converting a 21 per cent chance, according to Second Spectrum's Expected Goals model.
Watch the video above for the in-depth analysis of Burnley's equaliser against Everton.