2019/20 Season Review Part 5
By Burnley FC
August 8 2020
Bringing to a close our week long reflection on the longest of seasons, which brought highs and lows along the way. PART 5
The Premier League was back after 100 days away, although the Clarets had to wait five more days to begin their resumed programme.
And a chastening 0-5 defeat at Manchester City, was not the talking point of the night at the Etihad, as a banner protest questioning the Black Lives Matter movement flew overhead, leading to club captain Ben Mee leading the condemnation.
Mee, who had led the Burnley players in ‘taking the knee’ in support of the movement, continued to lead from the front on the pitch; scoring the winner a week later in a 1-0 win over Palace on his 300th league appearance for the Clarets.
Sandwiched between was another impressive Turf Moor display, as Watford were beaten by Jay Rodriguez’s goal – his ninth of the season – delightfully steered in from Dwight McNeil’s pin-point cross to extend Burnley’s unbeaten home league run stretching back to New Year’s Day.
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