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George Boyd | Forward | #21

Team: Burnley
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 174

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George Boyd's goal, the only one of the match, got Burnley back to winning ways at Turf Moor after nearly two months without a win.
The Clarets have been excellent at home for most of the season, the problem is that home matches have been a rarity since the start of February. Their two most recent home matches have been against Chelsea (a draw) and this past weekend against Spurs (a 2-0 loss). With a series of away losses (and one draw at Sunderland) mixed in, the Clarets will be breathing easier after picking up all three points against Stoke City on the strength of George Boyd's 58th minute goal. The win puts the Clarets back comfortably above the relegation zone into what should be a safe position for the balance of the season. Tue, Apr 4, 2017 05:09:00 PM

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The Clarets weren’t affected by the loss of George Boyd on Saturday after his replacement Scott Arfield scored a last-minute winner to take Burnley up to 14th in the Premier League table.

Burnley are quickly turning Turf Moor into a fortress winning all of their points on home soil which includes a Merseyside double [Liverpool, 2-0]. However, many could’ve forgiven Sean Dyche’s men if they had fallen to Everton who arrived on the back of a good performance at the Etihad and were pushing for a top four place. But Arfield filled the role left by Boyd admirably. His first half scuffed effort could only be parred by goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg before Sam Vokes stabbed the ball home and, as the full-time whistle approached, he was quickest to react when Johann Berg Gudmundsson struck his shot against the bar to slide the rebound home. Boyd [ankle] will be assessed ahead of Week 10 along with influential midfielder Steven Defour [hamstring] while Andre Gray is available again after serving his ban.
Mon, Oct 24, 2016 09:22:00 AM

George Boyd has been in a slump and it could not come at a worse time as Burnley are amid a dogfight to avoid relegation.

The Clarets have earned just one point in the last five matches and it coincides with a dip in form for the wide man. Known for his reputation to run all day, perhaps he is feeling the burn as the season wears down. He has been averaging under four points per game over his last four and really hasn't threatened the net since his memorable goal in Burnley's win over Manchester City. The Clarets travel to West Ham this weekend and the only player with any fantasy stock at the moment has to be the ever-steady Kieran Trippier.
Wed, Apr 29, 2015 10:25:00 PM

Burnley defeated Manchester City 1-0 at Turn Moor and provided a huge blow to Manchester's title chances.

A goal from George Boyd in the 61st minute was enough to beat Manchester City. Boyd scored with an impressive strike from outside of the box when the ball bounced to him after a corner. City controlled possession 70% of the time and had 21 shots, but only five of those were on target and it wasn't enough for a goal. The win is huge in both the title and relegation races, as Burnley are now just a point away from getting out of the relegation zone and Manchester remain five points behind league leaders Chelsea. The Blues also have a game extra to play.
Source: Sky Sports
Sat, Mar 14, 2015 03:25:00 PM

It was far from pretty, but Burnley were able to erase 1-0, 2-1, and 3-2 deficits to earn a 3-3 draw at Newcastle, with George Boyd's strike the final equalizer that earned the Clarets a coveted road point.

It was a strange 90 minutes at St. James', as Sean Dyche was forced to use all three substitutions in the first half due to injury. Jason Shackell hobbled off first, Dean Marney would be the next casualty, then Kevin Long, who made his top flight debut by coming on for the injured Shackell had to be stretchered off himself. Still, despite the injuries, a manager who was now tactically handcuffed, and trailing on three separate occasions, the Clarets found answers from Danny Ings, Boyd, and a ridiculous own goal gifted by Paul Dummett. Burnley will be happy with the point but it remains to be seen how damaged his side has come out of it, as he named an unchanged side for the sixth straight match and it appears to have cost him.
Source: NBC Sports
Thu, Jan 1, 2015 12:07:00 PM

George Boyd was one of the more active players for Burnley in their 2-0 loss to QPR and it showed on the stat sheet.

Boyd finished the day with 13 fantasy points from a combination of shots on target, corners won, and crosses completed among other phantom stats. In his last three weeks, Boyd has averaged 13.7 points, making him a possible fantasy option to consider next week. Burnley face Southampton at home next weekend and Boyd will be a solid differential play.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 01:55:00 PM

George Boyd tallied his second goal of the season to give Burnley the advantage but Newcastle United would eventually level the score and the two sides played to a gritty 1-1 draw.

In a match that probably saw more injury treatments than goal chances, each side were able to create enough to generate a goal apiece. Not surprisingly, the Clarets goal was crafted initially by Keiran Trippier, who sent a deep cross to Danny Ings at the top of the box. Ings headed it into the path of Boyd, who sent a left-footed laser past Magpie backup Rob Elliot. Boyd looks to be the best source of production from a fantasy standpoint among the Claret midfield options, but unless he can be had at a budget price to fill out your squad, he doesn't project to offer consistent enough returns to warrant investment.
Source: NBC Sports
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 05:19:00 PM

George Boyd looks to be an attractive budget option for Burnley as he has settled in nicely since his move from Hull City.

Boyd has averaged 11 points per game over Burnley's last two matches which included a goal against an upstart West Ham side. Despite not scoring last weekend, he showed he can still salvage some fantasy points by winning seven tackles and intercepting two passes. While not recommended in a tough fixture at The Emirates this weekend, the Clarets schedule becomes very friendly for a long stretch once they play the Gunners and Boyd will provide some solid returns in that period.
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 01:54:00 PM

Burnley midfielder George Boyd was impressive in the team's loss to West Ham over the weekend.

Boyd scored Burnley's only goal on the day and came out with an impressive 16 fantasy points. We still don't like him. Boyd plays on the worst attacking team in the league and has only eight shots on the season(only one on target). Considering this week he had more fantasy points than he's had the rest of the season combined, we're staying away from him in any and all formats.
Source: ESPN FC
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 07:46:00 PM

Burnley have signed George Boyd from Premier League rivals Hull City.

A fee in the region of £3million is thought to have been agreed between Burnley and Hull, with Boyd signing a three-year contract at Turf Moor. The 28-year-old attacking midfielder will add some depth and Premier League experience to the Burnley squad, having featured in 28 games for Hull last season, scoring two goals.
Source: BBC Sport
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 06:44:00 AM

Steve Bruce handed George Boyd a start upon returning from a three match ban for spitting on Manchester City keeper Joe Hart, and the midfielder rewarded his manager by scoring the game-winner as Hull City defeated Swansea City 1-0.

Boyd had been mostly a fringe player for the Tigers this season, making several more appearances from the bench than starts heading into today's match, but Steve Bruce must have felt Boyd deserved a chance to redeem himself, and the boss was right. Liam Rosenior, who is a crossing specialist, sent another perfect cross to the back post in the latter stages of the first half, and Boyd was there to head it in. Bruce has been a joy to watch manage this season, given the talent he has to work with, changing tactics and shuffling XI's to get the most out of what he has. The win should solidify their place in the top flight next season.
Sat, Apr 5, 2014 12:15:00 PM

Hull, having spent the early part of the summer bolstering their defense, are now looking to the attack with a bid for Burnley striker Charlie Austin.

There are two solid reasons to make this move. At 23 year-old, the 6'2 Austin has scored 41 goals in 82 matches for Burnley. The combination of his age and scoring in the Championship mean there is some chance he can be a productive forward in the Premier League. Even should that fail and Hull be relegated, he is a proven scorer a level down and would be a great asset to another promotion campaign. Assuming his wages aren't too high, this is a prudent move for Hull.
Fri, Jul 5, 2013 02:46:00 PM