Burnley could only manage a 0-0 draw yesterday against Sunderland in the FA Cup third round.

Sean Dyche made several changes to his side, seeing Nick Pope and James Tarkowski gain rare starts for the clash. It was also a game that marked the return of Joey Barton, with the experienced midfielder coming into the fray to start alongside Steven Defour in the heart of midfield.

The Clarets were the more dominant of the two sides and had far better chances to take the lead but they failed to make it count.

Sam Vokes went through clear on goal but had his shot well-saved by Vito Mannone in the Sunderland goal. Burnley continued to pile on the pressure but couldn’t quite find the vital goal.

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Jack Rodwell came the closest for the hosts as his shot was well-saved by Nick Pope, who tipped over the bar in impressive fashion.

The best chance of the match fell to James Tarkowski, whose thumping header rebounded off the post and away to safety, summing up Burnley’s day full of frustration.

The Clarets will now need to settle the tie over the course of two matches and will welcome David Moyes’ men to Turf Moor in under two weeks’ time for the replay fixture.

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