Burnley have gone 100 league games without a red card – and they’ve never had a red in the Premier League at Turf Moor

By Richard Foster for The Football Mine

Burnley fans will not have been cock-a-hoop after they were held to a goalless draw by bottom-of-the-table Norwich City on Saturday. But there was a small milestone for them to celebrate at Turf Moor. Burnley completed their 100th consecutive Premier League match without a red card. For a team with a reputation for being tough, Burnley have a remarkable disciplinary record. Their game against Norwich was their 273rd in the Premier League. In that time, they have received just seven red cards, at a rate of one per season.

All seven of those dismissals have come in away matches, so Burnley have now played 137 Premier League matches at Turf Moor without having to run an early bath in the home dressing room. This beats the previous record of 131 games, which Liverpool set at Anfield between 1992 and 1999 before Dominic Matteo was sent off in a 3-1 win over Middlesbrough in February 1999.

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