by Shane Brennan
Robbie Brady scored a sublime free kick to halt Chelsea’s so-called relentless march to the title. Burnley signed Brady on deadline day for a club record fee of 15 million pounds. It was a home debut to remember for the Dubliner, as his free kick arrowed into the top corner to send Turf moor into delirium.
Believe it or not, it was the first direct free kick Chelsea have conceded from in four years. When the point was made to the Burnley manager Sean Dyche in his post match interview he had his usual witty answer ready saying:
“Really? What’s that all about? You see they didn’t know that we’d been working on that all week. Thank you!”
He was full of praise for his latest new singing saying: “it was a sublime free-kick against a top-class goalkeeper, who is a giant of a man. To find the area of the goal that he needed to was fantastic”.
“It was a sublime free-kick against a top-class goalkeeper, who is a giant of a man. To find the area of the goal that he needed to was fantastic.”
Brady’s goal cancelled out Pedro’s opener, in which Burnley managed to restrain Chelsea to two shots on target in a rip-roaring encounter when Burnley gave as good as they got, in the pouring sleet and rain.
The result has cut Chelsea’s lead to 10 points at the summit of the Premier League, with Man City hoping to cut the gap to eight points tonight when they do battle with Bournemouth at the Vitality stadium.