Albion have lost just three of their last thirty league meetings with Burnley dating back to March 1993. Two of those defeats came at Turf Moor, both in 2007 with the Baggies most recent league defeat at Burnley coming on the opening day of the 2007/08 season when Kevin Phillips’ opener was overturned by a goal from Michael Duff and a late Andy Gray penalty.
Tony Mowbray’s team won the title that season, of course, and Albion didn’t return to Turf Moor for a league match until February 2015 when Tony Pulis’s team found themselves 2-0 down approaching half time before Chris Brunt reduced the arrears in first half stoppage time. A goal from Brown Ideye completed the comeback after the break.
It also finished 2-2 on Albion’s next visit in May 2017, only it was Burnley who scored a late equaliser on that occasion. On their most recent visit, in August of the same year, the Baggies came away with all three points thanks to a goal from Hal Robson-Kanu (pictured). He, Matt Phillips and Jake Livermore are the only players to play that day who are still at the club.
That was Albion’s first win at Turf Moor since Jason Roberts answered the racist taunts from the home crowd by scoring both goals in a 2-0 win in February 2002. Their best result in that particular part of Lancashire is a 4-1 victory, a feat that they have achieved twice, most latterly in September 1953 when Ronnie Allen, Johnny Nicholls (2) and Reg Ryan were the scorers.
The Clarets’ best result in this fixture was just two years prior to that when Billy Morris scored four in a 6-1 victory early in what proved to be promotion-winning manager Jack Smith’s final season in charge of Albion.
All competitions; most recent game on the right
19 Oct 2020 – Premier League
West Brom 0
Last meeting at Burnley
19 Aug 2017 – Premier League
West Brom 1 (Robson-Kanu)
Albion’s Record against Burnley
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