Half-time player ratings: Burnley v Watford

Burnley had the better of the first 45 minutes, but it's still goalless at the interval at Turf Moor.

Thursday, 25th June 2020, 6:49 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th June 2020, 6:52 pm
Watford's English midfielder Will Hughes (L) fights for the ball with Burnley's English midfielder Dwight McNeil during the English Premier League football match between Burnley and and Watford at Turf Moor in Burnley, north west England on June 25, 2020. (Photo by PETER POWELL / POOL / AFP)

Jay Rodriguez forced Ben Foster into a smart save early on with a crisp right-footed effort and later fired into the gloves of the Watford goalkeeper.

The Clarets went agonisingly close to taking the lead when Matej Vydra caught Foster off his line, the Czech Republic international's attempt came back off the upright, Rodriguez's rebound was then blocked on the line by Craig Dawson before Josh Brownhill dragged his shot well wide.

Dawson had the away side's best chance of the half when towering above James Tarkowski to meet Tom Cleverley's corner, but the defender's header was just too high.

Here are the ratings from the first half...

Nick Pope 6, Matt Lowton 7, James Tarkowski 6, Ben Mee 6, Charlie Taylor 6, Josh Brownhill 6, Ashley Westwood 6, Jack Cork 6, Dwight McNeil 7, Matej Vydra 6, Jay Rodriguez 7.