It was two years since Paul Robinson played a competitive fixture. Leaving Blackburn in 2015, Robinson joined up with the Clarets in January 2016 for training before signing and has had to wait over 10 months to make his debut.
The impressive form of another Precision keeper Tom Heaton has meant Robinson’s opportunities have been few and far between. However, injury to Heaton allowed Robinson his chance to play again, albeit against one of the world’s greatest strikers in Sergio Aguero and Manchester City, but that didn't faze him.
Robinson impressed early on, making to smart stops to keep the score at 0-0, and was pivotal in the home side taking a surprise lead. A long kick from the shot stopper, fell nicely for Dean Marney, who executed his volley perfectly beyond Claudio Bravo.
Unfortunately for Robinson, there was nothing he could do when it came to the reply from City and Aguero. An equaliser before half time from the Argentinean was fortunate to say the least, as the ball ricocheted around the box, before being thumped in from close range.
It was a similar scenario for City’s second, Aguero again finishing from close range with Burnley failing to clear, but again, nothing Robinson could do about it.
It is fair to say that the home side deserved something from the game, with Michael Keane and Ashley Barnes both going close late on, but both were denied by last ditch defending.
All in all, Robinson had a very successful return to competitive action, making 3 key saves during the game to keep the Premier League new boys in with a shout of getting a result, whilst his pass up field got Burnley in front.
Robinson wears the Fusion-X Precision Roll.