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Burnley shock Liverpool 2-0

Promoted Burnley have enjoyed their first win on the club’s return to the top flight after strikers Sam Vokes and Andre Gray produced superb first-half goals to give them a 2-0 Premier League win over Liverpool.

Fans at Turf Moor had barely settled in their seats on Saturday when Vokes beat goalkeeper Simon Mignolet with a rasping shot on the turn in the second minute after Gray found him on the edge of the penalty area.

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Gray celebrated his first Premier League goal, cutting inside two markers and unleashing a crisp low shot from 18 metres which beat Mignolet at the near post after excellent work from Belgium midfielder Steven Defour.

Missing new signing Sadio Mane due to a shoulder injury, Liverpool were a pale shadow of the side that earned a 4-3 win at Arsenal on the opening day of the season.

For all their possession, the visitors were reduced to sporadic long-range efforts against a well organised Burnley defence.

 

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