Burnley player ratings vs Fleetwood Town as Clarets move into quarter-finals of FA Cup with 1-0 win
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The Clarets – who lead the way at the top of the Championship – were made to work hard by their League One opponents, who were reduced to 10 men on the stroke of half-time.
Cian Haynes was red carded for catching Josh Cullen in time added on in the first period.
The Cod Army defended resolutely and looked set to force extra-time until Connor Roberts diverted Vitinho’s effort home in the 90th minute.
The Clarets’ reward is a trip to the Etihad Stadium to face reigning Premier League champions Manchester City in the next round.
Here are the Clarets’ player ratings
Bailey P’cock-Farrell 6
A spectator for most of the night as Fleetwood failed to register a single shot on target.
Got forward at will in his favoured right-back spot and had a hand in Connor Roberts’ late winner
Jordan Beyer 6
With the visitors not providing much of a threat going forward, Beyer saw plenty of the ball before being withdrawn after the break.
Ameen Al-Dakhil 6
Showed his pace to recover the ball when Fleetwood tried to find a way in behind.
Charlie Taylor 6
Back to his customary left-back slot for much of the match. His piledriver of a shot ultimately led to the winning goal.
Josh Cullen 6
Kept Burnley ticking in midfield as they battled to find a way to open up a resolute Cod Army back line.
Josh Brownhill 6
Looked to link up with Vitinho down the Clarets’ right-hand side.
Scott Twine 6
Provided a link between midfield and attack but found space at a premium in the final third.
Anass Zaroury 6
Looked threatening at times with his trickery but his end product let him down.
Michael Obafemi 6
Looked sprightly up front but was starved of service. Was withdrawn after the break
Lyle Foster 6
Should have scored when he raced through on goal but chipped his shot straight at the keeper. Also had one effort cleared off the line.
Nathan Tella 6
Injected urgency in the second half.
Connor Roberts 7
Flicked home Vitinho’s effort to win the game for the Clarets in the 90th minute.
His terrific shot was saved by the keeper but the next passage of play led to the winning goal.
Darko Churlinov 7
Added a different dimension by running at Fleetwood’s backline.