Bafana Bafana striker and former Orlando Pirates star Lyle Foster kept his place in the Burnley starting lineup and repaid his manager’s faith with his first Premier League goal.
LYLE FOSTER OFF THE MARK IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE
Burnley were trailing 2-0 to Aston Villa but Foster pulled one back in scintillating style. Check it out:
LOOKING AT HOME IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE
Foster was industrious in his work against Pep Guardiola’s champions on the opening day of the campaign. He completed two tackles, made five ball recoveries and won five duels. He also completed 20 passes, the most out of any Burnley player on the night. In the final third, the 22-year-old produced arguably the Claret’s best attacking moment of the first half, beating a few men and curling his shot just wide of Ederson’s post. Foster is the 15th South African to play in the Premier League and the first since Percy Tau in 2021. Burnley and Foster must wait until 27 August for their next top-flight encounter, against Aston Villa.
ORLANDO PIRATES NEXT FIVE FIXTURES
Meanwhile, Foster’s old club Orlando Pirates are negotiating a busy schedule in numerous competitions. What’s on the horizon for the defending MTN8 champions?
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