Daily Mail

Super-sub Connor sinks 10-man Fleetwood


BURNLEY reached their first FA Cup quarter-final since 2003 as substitute Connor Roberts scored in the 90th minute at Turf Moor to end 10-man Fleetwood’s brave resistance. Clarets boss Vincent Kompany cut a frustrated figure on the touchline as his Championsh­ip leaders squandered a host of chances despite Irish teenager Cian Hayes being dismissed on the stroke of half-time when he caught Joe Cullen with a high boot and knee.

But not for the first time this season, the Clarets struck late to gain victory. Charlie Taylor’s shot was parried by overworked Fleetwood goalkeeper Jay Lynch and when the ball was recycled into the penalty area Welshman Roberts got the faintest of touches on Vitinho’s shot — appropriat­ely so on St David’s Day.

It was the least that dominant Burnley, unbeaten in 15 games, deserved for their 80 per cent possession and 31 shots.

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