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Robbie Brady fires Burnley into an early lead in the 1-1 draw with Everton at Turf Moor.

Robbie Brady fires Burnley into an early lead in the 1-1 draw with Everton at Turf Moor.

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Robbie Brady fires Burnley into an early lead in the 1-1 draw with Everton at Turf Moor.

Republic of Ireland midfielder Robbie Brady enjoyed a rare high point in what has been a challenging 2020, as his first half strike was enough to earn Burnley a much-needed point in a 1-1 draw against Everton.

Dominic Calvert-Lewin continued his sensational start to the season as his equaliser ensured both sides shared the spoils at Turf Moor, but it was a day for Brady to savour with his first goal since December 3rd last year.

"It’s always nice to get on the scoresheet, and better so early – it helps you settle into the game. But disappointed to concede," said the Dubliner.

"I thought we both had chances. They had a good one at the end and Popey made an incredible save, but that’s no shock to any of us, he does it every day, he is incredible.

"We’ll take the point. It was a tough game and I thought the lads stood up very well. It felt like we performed well today, and it was a bit more like us. Once we’re all pushing in the same direction, we know we have it in us, we’ve done it season in, season out, so we’ll stick at that."

Burnley boss Sean Dyche was satisfied with his side's display, as they bounced back from a 5-0 drubbing at Manchester City last week.

"An important reaction from last week, even though it was a top side, but a really good reaction the way we took the game on," he said.

"They're a good side without doubt. The basic requirement of how we work is the will and desire to work together and then be effective on the ball. The last moment of quality has sometimes lacked this season but I was pretty pleased overall. It ended up a game of two keepers - I thought both were outstanding.

"It's been a tough start but its a group giving everything. I can't sign the cheques so I try do what I can.

"I'm aggrieved with the foul that wasn't given in the build up for their goal, we've had too many of those go against us. Ashley Westwood has turned out of trouble, he's clipped a tiny amount.

"I don't want that to be a foul but they are given every week. I am always scratching my head in the modern game and it will be a non-contact sport soon.

"I think VAR will be good. I have seen penalties given for less, I can't work it out."

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Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin celebrates scoring his side’s first goal of the game during the Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley.

Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin celebrates scoring his side’s first goal of the game during the Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley.

Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin celebrates scoring his side’s first goal of the game during the Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley.

Everton had lost four of their last five Premier League matches, including a 1-0 defeat against Leeds last time out, with boss Carlo Ancelotti pleased with his side's efforts.

"We have to accept the performance and the result," stated the Italian. "We suffered mentally but we were in the game and until the end we played a good game. We had to adapt, Ben Godfrey went at left back and did really well.

"The start was terrible and Burnley are able to defend. We created some good chances."

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