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Burnley’s Jay Rodriguez celebrates scoring his side’s equaliser against Hull City.

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Aug-16 22:56 first published at 22:56 PM


(Photo by Martin Rickett)

Vincent Kompany is still looking for his first home win as manager of Burnley after a 1-1 draw at Turf Moor.

With a win, the Tigers would have gone top of the Sky Bet Championship, and they appeared to be on track when Ozan Tufan put them ahead in the first half.

But Jay Rodriguez denied them with an equalizer on his first start since returning from injury, easing Kompany’s concerns about a lack of goals.

Hull absorbed Burnley’s constant pressure and tried to hit them on the break, which paid off in the 25th minute.

Tobias Figueiredo’s hooked clearance was more desperate than creative as he raced back to close down the lively threat of raiding left back Ian Maatsen.

However, it landed perfectly on the head of Oscar Estupinan, and the striker, who scored both goals in the weekend’s 2-1 win over Norwich, cleverly headed it into the path of Tufan.

With Aro Muric’s big frame bearing down on him, he calmly slipped his shot past the on-loan Manchester City goalkeeper to temporarily lead the Tigers.

The Clarets’ joy was short-lived, as the tactical ploy of squeezing left-sided attacker Samuel Bastien narrow to make room for Maatsen out wide finally paid off in the 34th minute.

Cullen arrowed a pass for the Chelsea loanee, who made no mistake with the cross, noting that Rodriguez had reacted faster than the defenders.

Estupinan had been mostly kept quiet by Burnley’s center backs, but when Tufan played him in just after halftime, he was forced wide and saw his shot blocked by Taylor Harwood-Bellis as it was heading in.

When Rodriguez’s cushioned header created a chance for Josh Brownhill, his half-volley flashed into the side netting, and when Brownhill returned the favor moments later, Rodriguez couldn’t get enough force on his free shot from eight yards out.

Substitute Nathan Tella also missed a great opportunity after a superb pass from Harwood-Bellis sent him scurrying into the box, only for his touch to let him down at the crucial moment.

Hull then shut down shop, taking off Estupinan and replacing Maatsen’s threat with the more defensive-minded Randell Williams, and that was enough to extend their unbeaten start to the season to four games.

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