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New Manchester United kit most expensive in history

The average price of a replica Premier League kit has soared over £100 for the first time after Manchester United revealed their latest new season look.

United's new strip tops the price charts at £116.85 based on a basic adult short-sleeved shirt, shorts and socks - while their fully printed "authentic" kit - the same one worn by players on match days - comes in at £192.85.

While the average cost of a basic top-flight kit this season comes in at £94.08 - with Newcastle and Tottenham still to declare - it breaks the £100 barrier when additions such as numbers and names are applied.

Burnley's new strip represents the best value in the Premier League, coming in at a total of £75 - with the shirt alone costing £45.

The Clarets said in a statement: "Burnley Football Club prides itself on being a community club and our commitment to keeping prices as low as possible reflects this."

The statement continued; "We have some of the cheapest season ticket prices in the Premier League and one of the cheapest match day programmes, so the kit is just another way of hopefully giving something back to our loyal fan base."

Fans have taken to social media to complain about rising kit prices, yet the Football Supporters' Federation maintain it is far from one of the most popular criticisms raised by fans.

A spokesman said: "The cost of kits can add up, especially if you have kids, and it would make sense for manufacturers to add a "use by" date.

"That way supporters or parents know exactly what they're getting and can make a decision as to whether the price tag is worth it.

"However, kits aren't an essential item in the way that tickets are, so this isn't an issue that a lot of fans approach the FSF to campaign on."

High-flying Burnley hit new heights as outdoor centre is reopened in Lancashire

Burnley star Jack Cork meets local schoolchildren Credit: Burnley FC

Burnley FC stars Jack Cork, Chris Wood and Adam Legzdins, alongside the Mayor of Pendle Councillor David Whalley, officially reopened Burnley FC in the Community’s Whitehough Outdoor Centre in Barley.

The players met children from local primary schools Castercliff Primary Academy and Pendle Primary Academy who were enjoying activities at the Lancashire facility.

Mike Hall reports.

Burnley's James Tarkowski banned for three games

Burnley defender James Tarkowski will miss his side's next three matches after he accepted a Football Association charge of violent conduct.

The highly-rated 25-year-old elbowed Brighton forward Glenn Murray in the 35th minute of their 0-0 draw in the Premier League on Saturday.

Tarkowski and his club tried to argue that the three-game suspension was excessive but this was rejected by an independent regulatory commission.

James Tarkowski Credit: PA Images

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Burnley pre-season friendly abandoned after crowd trouble

Police separate Burnley and Hannover fans at Turf Moor today Credit: PA

Burnley's pre-season friendly at home to Hannover has been abandoned on police advice.

The Clarets were leading 1-0 at half-time thanks to a goal from Ben Mee when the announcement came.

A short statement on the club's Twitter account read: "Today's game has been abandoned, on police advice."

Photographs showed unrest in the stands, with police holding back Hannover fans from their home counterparts.

Joey Barton has betting hearing delayed

Joey Barton could face a lengthy ban Credit: PA

Joey Barton's Football Association hearing into betting charges has been postponed.

The 34-year-old Burnley midfielder was due to appear before an FA commission on Wednesday, having accepted a misconduct charge relating to 1,260 bets over a 10-year period.

It is possible a lengthy ban could ensue - though no direct precedent exists - and the Clarets were prepared for the fact that he could have played his final match for the club with his contract up at the end of the season.

But Press Association Sport understands the hearing was not able to take place as planned and, with no new date yet set, Barton is free to play in Sunday's Premier League match at Liverpool.

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