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Burnley have been held to a 2-2 draw by Birmingham this afternoon in the Professional Development League. It was a game in which we led 2-0 at half time only for the home side to come back in the second half to earn a point.

1718 burnley jamie thomas 00 500x500The first Burnley goal came when Remeao Hutton turned a dangerous Tunde Bayode cross into his own goal just before the half hour, and this after Birmingham had looked far more likely to get themselves in front.

And seven minutes before half time it was 2-0. Dwight McNeil won the ball for the Clarets and his ball into the box found Jamie Thomas (pictured) who hammered a right foot shot into the net off the underside of the bar.

But Birmingham came back after the break although it took them until the 68th minute to get back into the game when Charlie Lakin scored after Olly McCoy’s shot had been parried away, and five minutes later it was all square with Wes McDonald picking the ball up on the left, coming inside and hitting a powerful shot into the far bottom corner.

It was Burnley who came closest to winning it through Rahis Nabi two minutes into stoppage time but he was denied by Daniel Cleary with a superb last ditch tackle.

The teams were;

Birmingham: Jake Weaver, Remeao Hutton, Daniel Cleary, Joshua Martin, Steve Seddon (Matthew Timms 59), Charlie Lakin, Beryly Lubala, Corey O’Keeffe, Ronan Hale (Olly McCoy 65), Wes McDonald, Kyle McFarlane. Subs not used: Adam Sivier, Caolan Boyd-Munce, Tom Anderson.

Burnley: Aidan Stone, Arlen Birch, James Clarke, Harry Flowers, Ali Koiki, Tunde Bayode, Christian N’Guessan, Rahis Nabi, Tinashe Chakwana (Kian Yari 70), Dwight McNeil, Jamie Thomas (Harry Limb 80). Subs not used: Connor King, Bobby Thomas, Tristan Jumeau.

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