× Sports Football Rugby Olympics Volleyball and Handball Cricket Boxing Golf Hockey Tennis Gossip & Rumours Basketball Athletics Premier League Eliud Kipchoge Women in Sports Unique Sports Motorsport Sports Health Videos Podcasts E-Paper Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman Travelog TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise VAS E-Learning Digger Classified Jobs Games Crosswords Sudoku The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS

Keane from villain to hero as Burnley claim rare away point

FOOTBALL By AFP | February 26th 2017 | 2 min read
Hull City 1-1 Burnley: Michael Keane redeems himself by netting the Clarets equaliser after handing Tom Huddlestone an opener from the penalty spot

Michael Keane gave away a penalty but then redeemed himself with Burnley's equaliser in a 1-1 draw at struggling Hull City in the Premier League on Saturday.

Tom Huddlestone's 72nd-minute spot-kick gave Hull the lead but Keane quickly equalised for the visitors.

Burnley finished the game with 10 men after Ashley Barnes' late sending-off and the result leaves them without a win on their travels this season.

Indeed, the Clarets -- knocked out of the FA Cup by non-league Lincoln City last weekend -- doubled their points tally on the road with this result.

Their only other point away from home came at Manchester United in October and Hull must have seen this as a great opportunity to continue their recent improvement under new coach Marco Silva.

Sean Dyche changed more than half the Burnley team following the FA Cup humiliation and the visitors almost went in front late in a poor first half.

Hull goalkeeper Eldin Jakupovic spilled a Ben Mee effort and was lucky to see the ball hit the bar and bounce out.

A match lacking in drama came to life in the final 20 minutes after the hosts won a penalty for a Keane handball, with Huddlestone converting.

Hull were on course to claim a third consecutive home win in the Premier League but Burnley drew level with just under quarter of an hour left.

Keane controlled a Robbie Brady corner and fired past Jakupovic to make it 1-1, before Barnes was dismissed in stoppage time for a second yellow card shown for a foul on Andrea Ranocchia.

Hull remain in the drop zone, one point from safety, while Burnley continue to sit comfortably in mid-table.

Share this story
Leicester City star Jamie Vardy responds to reports he's behind Ranieri's sacking
Jamie Vardy has responded to rumours that he is among the players who were behind Claudio Ranieri's sacking.
What 2022 holds for title-hungry Kenyan athletes
It remains to be seen if stars Kipyegon, Kipchoge and Jepchirchir will continue with the good shows.