'Wow', 'How have we pulled that off?' - Burnley fans react to fraught 1-1 draw vs Arsenal
Burnley picked up another point in their battle for Premier League survival with a 1-1 draw against Arsenal on Saturday lunchtime – and fans have been quick to react on social media.
The Clarets went behind early on after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck for the Gunners, but drew level before the break courtesy of a bizarre defensive mix-up.
Granit Xhaka attempted to make a clearance insider his own box, but only succeeded in cannoning the ball of the stomach of Chris Wood from close range, leaving Arsenal stopper Bernd Leno completely helpless.
Both sides enjoyed periods of ascendancy in the second half without being able to edge ahead, although Sean Dyche’s men had to survive a couple of late scares when Erik Pieters was adjudged to have blocked a shot on the line with his arm.
Referee Andre Marriner initially showed a red card to the defender and awarded the visitors a penalty before a VAR review revealed that the ball had in fact struck Pieters on the shoulder.
The Burnley man was allowed to stay on the pitch, and the penalty decision was overturned. Mikel Arteta’s men also hit the post in the dying seconds, but the Clarets hung on for the point.
We’ve gathered some of the best tweets from supporters on Twitter below:
@ConnorMartin224 tweeted: “I love you but you give me a heart attack. What was that last minute?!”
@Razzlelumo tweeted: “How have we pulled that off?”
@KianDean2001 tweeted: “Wow”
@JSNNn20 tweeted: “Excellent point. We move”
@KieranBritton tweeted: “Another point..... just”
@CricketFieldEnd tweeted: “Called it, 1-1. WHAT A GAME… WHAT A GAME!!!!!!!!!”
@mandy166 tweeted: “What a flipping game”