Loan striker off and running with goal as reserves draw
ON-LOAN striker John Guidetti was on target in the reserves’ 2-2 draw witrh Bury at Turf Moor on Tuesday night.
The Manchester City frontman, snapped up until January 3rd last Thursday, made his Clarets bow as a substitute in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Derby, but got some more minutes under his belt for the second string, playing the first half.
The Swede put Ashley Hoskin’s side in front with a header from a glorious cross from Michael King, he had a number of other opportunities in the first period as he combined well with Alex MacDonald.
The 18-year-old drilled a shot just past the far post, before forcing a save from Richie Branagan.
However, the second goal wasn’t forthcoming, although Burnley should have had a penalty for handball, only for the referee to give Bury the benefit of what little doubt there was that the offence was inside the box.
After the break, Bury, without a point before the game, stunned the unbeaten leaders by coming from behind to take the lead.
They levelled around the hour mark when a clearance was picked up by the Shakers, and they crafted an opening for Kyle Bennett to score.
And within 10 minutes the Clarets were trailing for only the second time this season when Andrai Jones latched onto a free kick to make it 2-1.
However, their hopes of hanging on for a first win of the season were hit when Max Harrop was harshly dismissed for a challenge on Alex-Ray Harvey, and Burnley took almost immediate advantage.
Again the source was the left-hand side, as substitute Ross Wilson, on for King, whipped in a ball that Branagan got a fist on, but MacDonald headed in to maintain his recent purple patch.
The Clarets couldn’t carve out a winner though, and they were indebted to Craig Mawson - a late replacement for Brian Jensen - for a save to preserve a point.
Burnley are now eight points clear at the top of the league, with their next game coming a week on Monday against Tranmere Rovers, again at Turf Moor.
Burnley: Mawson, Edgar, Kudiersky, C. Lynch, E. Williams, Knowles, Anderson, Harvey, King (Wilson 64), Guidetti (Jackson 46), MacDonald. Subs not used: Cook, Woods, Yadolahi, D. Lynch, Lazaar.
Bury: Branagan, Barnes, Rothwell, Jones, McGonigle, Harrop, Bennett, Dawson, Hudson, Carlton, McCarthy. Subs: McLaughlin, Howley,Mangan, Melia, Boswell, Loftus.
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