- Associated Press - Saturday, January 14, 2017

BURNLEY, England (AP) - Burnley moved above Southampton into the top half of the English Premier League with a 1-0 win over the visitor on Saturday.

The goal announced Joey Barton’s return to the league after an ill-fated spell at Rangers. He came off the bench and five minutes later was presented with a free kick after Oriel Romeu fouled George Boyd.

Barton’s shot was low, around the wall, and in.

Re-signing Barton comes at some risk to Burnley. He faces a possible English Football Association ban for breaching betting regulations. But the Burnley fans made their happiness clear after he scored.

All eight of Burnley’s wins have been at home.



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