Late McNeil goal secures win at Tranmere
The Clarets have beaten Tranmere Rovers 2-1 this afternoon at Prenton Park, the same result as the last time the teams met eight years ago, but this time we had to come from behind to secure the victory.
As was the case at both Oldham and Blackpool, the first half was scoreless but we found ourselves behind just before the hour when Nat Knight-Percival headed home from a corner.
But we came back with both Ashley Barnes and Dwight McNeil scoring. Barnes equalised just over ten minutes later when he headed home a McNeil cross before McNeil scored with an outstanding strike from outside the box.
The game also saw a welcome return for Matěj Vydra who was close to scoring only to see his effort hit the post.
Pre-season moves into its final week now with a behind closed doors game, previously revealed as Newcastle, before the Turf opens next Saturday for the visit of La Liga club Cádiz.
The teams were;
Tranmere: Joe Murphy, Josh Cogley, Peter Clarke (Nat Knight-Percival ht), Tom Davies, Chris Merrie, Jay Spearing (Kyle Hayde 85), Sam Foley (Ryan Watson 57), Liam Feeney (Trialist ht), Callum McManaman, Paul Glatzel, Mani Dieseruvwe. Subs not used: Ben Jones, Elliot Nevitt, Charlie Jolley.
Burnley: Wayne Hennessey, Matt Lowton, James Tarkowski, Ben Mee, Charlie Taylor, Jóhann Berg Guðmundsson (Jack Cork 62), Josh Brownhill, Ashley Westwood, Dwight McNeil, Ashley Barnes (Lewis Richardson 82), Jay Rodriguez (Matěj Vydra 62). Subs not used: Will Norris, Phil Bardsley, Nathan Collins, Bobby Thomas, Erik Pieters, Anthony Gomez Mancini.
Referee: Rob Jones (Wirral).Share this page :