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Burnley 0 Leicester 1 – match report

Burnley 0 Leicester 1: Nugent pounces on bad day for Clarets with Austin sidelined


17:36 GMT, 29 December 2012



17:54 GMT, 29 December 2012

David Nugent's 12th goal of the season was enough to see off Burnley and consolidate Leicester's place in the Championship's play-off zone.

Nugent struck shortly after the half hour as the Clarets' afternoon went from bad to worse.

The hosts had already received a hammer blow when leading scorer Charlie Austin, having passed a late fitness test on a muscle injury, was replaced by Martin Paterson after a mere eight minutes.

Decider: David Nugent (left) scored early on and his goal settled the game

Decider: David Nugent (left) scored early on and his goal settled the game

Match facts

Burnley: Grant, Trippier, Duff, Shackell, Lafferty, Wallace (Vokes 57), Marney, McCann, Treacy (Stock 83), Ings, Austin (Paterson 8).

Subs Not Used: Jensen, Edgar, O'Neill, Bartley.

Booked: Duff, Trippier, Vokes.

Leicester: Schmeichel, De Laet, Morgan, Moore, Konchesky, James, Drinkwater, Marshall, Knockaert (Waghorn 61), Dyer (Gallagher 83), Nugent (Futacs 86).

Subs Not Used: Logan, King, Keane, Schlupp.

Booked: Dyer, Drinkwater.

Goals: Nugent 31.

Att: 13,050

Ref: Michael Naylor (Sheffield).

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And it was testament to Burnley's battling spirits that the Clarets made a real game of it despite the loss of their star man.

In fact, Burnley made the brighter
start of the two sides and Chris McCann tried his luck from distance
after only 11 minutes, only to see his effort go wide.

At the other end, Leicester's Ben
Marshall twice came close, first seeing an effort blocked by Kieran
Trippier and then bringing the best out of Burnley keeper Lee Grant who
tipped his 17th-minute effort round the post.

Paterson brought a save out of Kasper
Schmeichel as the Clarets went toe-to-toe with their promotion-hunting
rivals, while Leicester's Lloyd Dyer also tried his luck in an
end-to-end start at Turf Moor.

The Foxes went into the game without a
goal in three matches, but boss Nigel Pearson's long wait was finally
over after 31 minutes when Nugent struck home from close range following
an assist from Wes Morgan.

The lead could have been doubled just
three minutes later but McCann came to the rescue, blocking an 18-yard
effort from Anthony Knockaert.

Burnley had taken time to recover
their cool after conceding, but eight minutes from the break Danny Ings
just cleared the bar from inside the box to raise home fans' spirits.

Even so, the Clarets could have
conceded a second minutes from half time when Dyer again worked himself a
good shooting opportunity, only to lift his 12-yard effort over the

The Foxes picked up where they had
left off after the interval as Matty James saw Jason Shackell get in the
way of his effort as Pearson's side turned the screw at the start of
the second half.

But Schmeichel had to be at his alert
best to thwart Paterson an equaliser from point-blank range after 59
minutes as Sean Dyche's men sensed at least a point was still there for
the taking.

The Leicester keeper was again in the
thick of the action with 20 minutes left, this time comfortably saving
an on-target Ings effort from 18 yards.

Livewire Ings then saw an effort
blocked by Liam Moore as Leicester were forced back on the defensive,
Schmeichel then tipping another Paterson attempt round the post as the
Clarets battled to the end.

Burnley 2 Derby 0 match report: Austin on target as Claret extend hoodoo over Rams

Burnley 2 Derby 0: Austin on target as Claret extend hoodoo over Rams


18:04 GMT, 26 December 2012



18:04 GMT, 26 December 2012

Charlie Austin scored his 23rd goal
of the season to set Burnley on their way to a first victory in six
npower Championship matches as Derby were beaten 2-0 at Turf Moor.

Austin struck five minutes before
half-time. The former Swindon striker was at his predatory best to turn
the ball into the net after the visitors failed to deal with Kieran
Trippier's cross.

Hot shot: Burney's Charlie Austin

Hot shot: Burney's Charlie Austin

Match facts

Burnley: Grant, Trippier, Duff, Shackell, Lafferty, Wallace, Marney, McCann, Paterson (Treacy 62), Ings (Stock 72), Austin (Vokes 68). Subs Not Used: Jensen, Edgar, Mills, Bartley.

Booked: Wallace, McCann, Treacy, Grant.

Goals: Austin 40, Duff 74.

Derby: Legzdins, Brayford, O'Brien (O'Connor 83), Keogh, Roberts, Hughes, Jacobs, Hendrick, Coutts, Bryson (Tyson 65), Sammon (Robinson 72). Subs Not Used: Fielding, Doyle, Davies, Freeman.

Booked: Robinson.

Att: 13,779

Ref: Andy Haines (Tyne & Wear).

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Some more poor defending cost the Rams after 74 minutes when Michael Duff headed in the second goal.

In a game of few chances, it was enough to see Burnley maintain their recent stranglehold over Derby. The Clarets are now unbeaten in eight games against the Rams, winning six.

Danny Lafferty returned from injury for the hosts, replacing Joseph Mills at left-back in the only change made by boss Sean Dyche.

Derby manager Nigel Clough also made one change, recalling the fit again Mark O'Brien as James O'Connor dropped back down to the bench.

Rams goalkeeper Adam Legzdins saved early on from Martin Paterson before Chris McCann and Ross Wallace had efforts blocked by Richard Keogh and Conor Sammon respectively.

The visitors replied through Paul Coutts, an old favourite at Burnley's rivals Preston, but Lafferty got in the way of his shot.

Dean Marney headed weakly wide just after the half hour mark from a good far-post position before Austin struck.

Trippier's cross from the right-hand side was not properly cleared and Austin swept a low shot past Legzdins from 12 yards out.

Derby might have equalised before the break but O'Brien headed wide from Michael Jacobs' free-kick.

O'Brien made a block to deny Austin another goal early in the second half and Wallace's shot from the right side of the penalty area hit a post just before the hour.

Austin miscued from close range but Burnley eventually got their second goal when Derby seemingly ignored Duff and he headed in Wallace's corner at the far post.

Substitute Brian Stock worked Legzdins with a long-range effort late on.
Derby substitute Theo Robinson had the last chance of the game but missed the target from 12 yards out as the Rams suffered a seventh away loss in the league this season.

Birmingham 2 Burnley 2 – match report

Birmingham 2 Burnley 2: Zigic leaves it late to snatch point for Blues


17:54 GMT, 22 December 2012



17:54 GMT, 22 December 2012

Nikola Zigic's 89th-minute equaliser salvaged a point for a youthful Birmingham against Burnley at St Andrew's.

Blues had gone behind in 15 of their previous 22 npower Championship matches before today but it was they, fielding seven teenagers in their starting XI, who took the lead on the half-hour mark courtesy of Curtis Davies' header.

A contentious moment arrived just before the hour as Charlie Austin saw a goal chalked off when advantage could and should really have been played, but Burnley deservedly got their rewards soon after with two goals in three minutes.

Pure delight: Nikola Zigic celebrates after he scores the second and equalizing goal for Birmingham

Pure delight: Nikola Zigic celebrates after he scores the second and equalizing goal for Birmingham

Match facts

Birmingham: Butland, Packwood, Caldwell, Davies, Hancox, Hall (Elliott 76), Mullins, Reilly, Morrison (Burke 71), Redmond, Zigic.

Subs Not Used: Doyle, Ibanez, Gomis, Delfouneso, Hawker.

Booked: Morrison, Hancox, Davies, Mullins.

Goals: Davies 30, Zigic 89.

Burnley: Grant, Trippier, Duff, Shackell, Mills, Wallace, Marney (Vokes 90), McCann, Paterson (Treacy 63), Ings (Bartley 88), Austin.

Subs Not Used: Jensen, Stanislas, Edgar, Long.

Booked: McCann, Mills.

Goals: Ings 66, Wallace 68.

Attendance: 17,284

Referee: Eddie Ilderton

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Danny Ings levelled with a well-taken finish before almost straight from kick-off Ross Wallace, also with his first goal of the season, converted a stunning free-kick off the underside of the crossbar.

But Serbian striker Zigic popped up to hammer home his second goal in as many games late on.
It ensured a point apiece for two struggling sides, who have now won just one of their last eight respectively.

City manager Lee Clark was hampered severely by injury and suspension, most notably the loss of 13-goal top scorer Marlon King.

And matters went from bad to worse in the build-up to kick-off as he lost the services of Peter Lovenkrands, Nathan Redmond stepping in.

Blues' naivety was showing in the opening stages as Martin Paterson wasted two great chances.

Ings and Chris McCann both threatened before Paterson was then presented with his third clear-cut opening within the first 12 minutes but was denied by a super stop from Jack Butland, with Blues' young full-backs struggling to cope.

But Birmingham got a grip on proceedings after their early struggles and it was they who took the lead with 30 minutes on the clock.

Joseph Mills was lucky to escape with a yellow card for his foul on Robert Hall on the right wing, and from the resulting free-kick Hall delivered a great cross which was headed home by Davies.

Michael Duff should have levelled for Burnley in the 38th minute but he could only fire over the bar from close range after Butland had parried Dean Marney's header.

Lee Grant then saved twice from Redmond and Hall before half-time.
Redmond again threatened at the start of the second period but it was Burnley who, largely, dominated.

A moment of controversy arrived in the 57th minute as Austin headed home Kieran Trippier's right-wing cross, but play had been halted for a late foul on Trippier by Mitch Hancox, with referee Eddie Ilderton not playing the advantage.

Burnley, however, did not have to wait long for their leveller as they deservedly equalised through Ings, who took a great touch before firing home from close range.
And no sooner had they levelled than the visitors took the lead.

Blues lost the ball straight from kick-off, Davies conceded a free-kick on the edge of the area and Wallace converted a stunning set-piece.

Birmingham applied plenty of late pressure in search of an equaliser and it finally came in the 89th minute as Zigic blasted home from 12 yards.

Burnley 1 Watford 1: Austin on the mark again as Clarets grab a point against Hornets

Burnley 1 Watford 1: Austin on the mark again as Clarets grab a point against Hornets


17:38 GMT, 15 December 2012



17:45 GMT, 15 December 2012

Burnley striker Charlie Austin scored his 22nd goal of the campaign as the Clarets and Watford drew at Turf Moor.

Nathaniel Chalobah fired the visitors into an 11th minute lead with a well-taken volley from the edge of the area but Austin equalised 17 minutes later from the penalty spot.

The home side dominated for large parts but could not force a winner, with Austin himself being denied by goalkeeper Manuel Almunia, and the Hornets could have left with all three points as Joel Ekstrand struck the crossbar for Watford with 10 minutes left.

Another one! Charlie Austin's equaliser against Watford was his 22nd of the season and earned Burnley a point

Another one! Charlie Austin's equaliser against Watford was his 22nd of the season and earned Burnley a point

Match Facts

Burnley: Grant, Trippier, Long, Shackell, Lafferty, Wallace (Vokes 90), Marney, Edgar, Paterson (Stanislas 72), Ings (Treacy 84), Austin. Subs not used: Jensen, Mills, Bartley, Stock

Booked: Treacy.

Goal: Austin 28 pen.

Watford: Almunia, Ekstrand, Hall, Hoban, Cassetti, Abdi, Chalobah (Yeates 46), Hogg, Pudil (Anya 90), Geijo (Vydra 72), Deeney. Subs not used: Bonham, Neuton, Beleck, Battocchio.

Booked: Chalobah, Almunia.

Goal: Chalobah 11.

Attendance: 14,896

Referee: Phil Gibbs

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Burnley boss Sean Dyche made three changes, with David Edgar and Kevin Long replacing suspended duo Chris McCann and Michael Duff, while Danny Ings was handed a first start of the season in place of Brian Stock, who dropped to the bench.

Watford welcomed back Almen Abdi to the side for his first start since November due to injury, while Alexandre Geijo replaced Matej Vydra in attack.

The visitors went ahead after just 11 minutes through on-loan midfielder Chalobah. Burnley failed to deal with a succession of Watford corners and, after the ball was partially cleared, Chalobah volleyed in from edge of the area for his second Hornets goal.

Burnley responded well to falling behind, with Edgar heading wide from Ross Wallace's corner.

And the Clarets were soon level. Referee Phil Gibbs had no hesitation in awarding a spot-kick after Joel Ekstrand pushed Dean Marney in the area and Austin calmly sent Almunia the wrong way.

Dyche's side were on top and Kieran Trippier's shot from the edge of the area tested Almunia, who could only gather at the second attempt. Then Danny Lafferty's deep cross was headed goalwards by Austin but the Spaniard saved well.

Just before half-time, Martin Paterson broke down the flank and Austin was denied a tap-in by a crucial intervention from Tommie Hoban.

Mark Yeates replaced Chalobah at half-time for the visitors to make his 300th career appearance, and the Hornets started the second half brightly with Deeney going close.

Away point: Nathaniel Chalobah had fired Gianfranco Zola's Watford into an 11th minute lead at Turf Moor

Away point: Nathaniel Chalobah had fired Gianfranco Zola's Watford into an 11th minute lead at Turf Moor

The striker, who was aiming to equal the club record for scoring in seven successive games, was denied twice by Lee Grant as the Burnley keeper saved the Deeney's far-post header with his legs and recovered quickly to block the follow up.

But Burnley soon found their rhythm again and almost went ahead as Trippier's dangerous cross was met by Austin, but his diving header was held well by Almunia.

Austin was then released by Lafferty but his attempted chip failed to find a way past the former Arsenal keeper.

There were loud shouts from the home fans for a penalty with 16 minutes left as the ball struck Marco Cassetti's arm in the penalty area, but the referee decided it was not deliberate.

Watford were still a threat on the counter and Ekstrand came within inches of a spectacular goal but his long range effort crashed off the bar.

But neither side was able to force a late winner as the game ended all-square.

Burnley 1 Blackburn 1: Sam Vokes scores late equaliser

Burnley 1 Blackburn 1: Vokes strikes late as spoils are shared in Lancashire hot pot



15:18 GMT, 2 December 2012

Burnley substitute Sam Vokes headed an 89th-minute equaliser to snatch a point against bitter rivals Blackburn in the east Lancashire derby.

The match was billed in some quarters as a shoot-out between Blackburn striker Jordan Rhodes and free-scoring Burnley counterpart Charlie

Austin, and the latter found Rovers goalkeeper Paul Robinson in inspired form.

Late show: Vokes (left) is mobbed after his 89th-minute equaliser

Late show: Vokes (left) is mobbed after his 89th-minute equaliser


Burnley: Grant, Trippier, Duff, Shackell, Mee, Marney, Stock (Stanislas 75), McCann (Vokes 86),
Wallace, Austin, Paterson (Ings 75).

Subs not used: Jensen, Lafferty, Edgar, Bartley.

Booked: Duff.

Goal: Vokes 89.

Blackburn: Robinson, Henley, Grant Hanley,
Dann, Martin Olsson, Formica (Vukcevic 79), Murphy, Lowe, Pedersen (King 55), Kazim-Richards,

Subs not used: Kean, Givet, Dunn, Marcus Olsson, Rochina.

Booked: Murphy.

Goal: Rhodes 68.

Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire)

Attendance: 21,341.

Robinson also did superbly to thwart Martin Paterson and, having weathered the storm, Rovers drove forward after the restart.

They broke through in the 65th minute
when Rhodes caught Burnley's back line flat-footed and found space to
head home Mauro Formica's right-wing cross.

But it was another striker, Wales
international Vokes, who brought Turf Moor to its feet, planting a
free-kick from fellow substitute Junior Stanislas beyond Robinson three
minutes after replacing Chris McCann.

Blackburn have only one win from
seven games since Henning Berg's appointment as manager and lie ninth in
the npower Championship – one point and five places above Burnley.

Dean Marney returned from suspension
to feature in Burnley's midfield at the expense of Marvin Bartley, while
Berg made three anticipated changes to his Rovers line-up.

Jason Lowe, Morten Gamst Pedersen and
Colin Kazim-Richards all lifted a dire display with impressive
second-half cameos in the midweek loss to Bolton and earned starts.

Poultry in motion: A bird wearing a Blackburn flag strolls on to the pitch

Poultry in motion: A bird wearing a Blackburn flag strolls on to the pitch

Poultry in motion: A bird wearing a Blackburn flag strolls on to the pitch

The first opening fell Burnley's way
when Marney's mis-hit shot dropped to Paterson in the area, but the
Northern Ireland forward failed to execute a simple pass to the
onrushing McCann.

Kazim-Richards was extremely
fortunate to escape a card from referee Lee Mason following a late lunge
on Ben Mee – an early demonstration of Blackburn's frustrations during a
first period where they became pinned inside their own half.

Safe hands: Paul Robinson salutes the Blackburn fans

Safe hands: Paul Robinson salutes the Blackburn fans

Opener: Rhodes (right)

Opener: Rhodes (right)

Austin, Burnley and the country's top
scorer, looked to add to his remarkable 21-goal haul this season when
he got on the end of Kieran Trippier's right-wing cross, but Scott Dann
did well to block the shot.

Ross Wallace caught the Rovers
defence napping with a cleverly-worked short corner in the 18th minute.
Robinson beat away his near-post effort and Clarets captain Jason
Shackell thrashed the rebound over.

Wallace stung Robinson's palms from
distance before turning provider with a searching, deep cross that
Austin headed back the way it came to draw a magnificent stop from the
former England goalkeeper.

It was a save he bettered in the 41st
minute, tipping Paterson's shot on the turn from 25 yards away from his
bottom corner at full stretch.

Somehow the Rovers goal remained
intact until the interval and they spent considerably more time in the
Burnley half on the resumption, but Kazim-Richards shanked aimlessly
over from distance.

After Danny Murphy and Dann combined
to muscle Austin out of the decisive touch to a Wallace centre,
Kazim-Richards came much closer as the hour approached – spinning a shot
narrowly wide with the outside of his right foot from the edge of the

Blackburn were undeniably in the
ascendancy and the next time Formica crossed from the right Rhodes stole
in to glance beyond Grant.

Mockery: A Burnley fan shows solidarity to former Blackburn boss Steve Kean

Mockery: A Burnley fan shows solidarity to former Blackburn boss Steve Kean

Controlled and composed periods of
possession appeared to have Rovers playing out the win in relative
comfort until Vokes' late intervention.

The former Wolves man's physical
presence had the Blackburn defence reeling, but when another header flew
over the bar in stoppage time it meant Burnley's 33-year wait for derby
glory had to continue.

Arsenal look at Charlie Austin but face competition from Liverpool, Everton, Newcastle

Arsenal look at Burnley goal-machine Austin but face fierce competition from Liverpool, Everton and others



22:47 GMT, 8 November 2012

Arsenal have joined the list of clubs monitoring Charlie Austin at Burnley.

The 20-goal striker has been watched by an increasing number of Premier League scouts over the past five games as they assess his ability to make the step up.

Newcastle have a long-held interest while Liverpool, Everton, Reading and Aston Villa have also taken a look at Europe's top scorer.

Deadly: Charlie Austin celebrates yet another goal for Burnley on Tuesday night

Deadly: Charlie Austin celebrates yet another goal for Burnley on Tuesday night

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Sportsmail took a closer look at why Arsenal and co are all after Burnley's hotshot

The 23-year-old may not have the technique to suit some of the top sides but his finishing ability is in great demand and Burnley would be susceptible to offers on a player they signed for just 1.5million last year.

Meanwhile, Wolves and Charlton are interested in Burnley midfielder Dean Marney who is out of contract in the summer.

Brighton 1 Peterborough 0 – match report

Burnley 1 Leeds United 0: Austin nets 20th of the season as Warnock's men falter

Richard Gibson


23:25 GMT, 6 November 2012



23:25 GMT, 6 November 2012

Charlie Austin headed his 20th goal of the season late in the game to seal a second successive npower Championship win for Burnley's new manager Sean Dyche.

Former Swindon striker Austin, who has scored in all but three of his 17 appearances for Burnley this season, broke the deadlock in the 83rd minute when he headed home defender Kieran Trippier's cross.

Dyche, installed as Eddie Howe's successor at Turf Moor last week, saw his new side canter to victory over Wolves at the weekend and inspired them to a fourth win in their last five league games thanks to the prolific Austin.

Heads up: Charlie Austin scored his 20th goal of what has been an excellent season for him

Heads up: Charlie Austin scored his 20th goal of what has been an excellent season for him

Match facts

Burnley: Grant, Trippier, Duff, Shackell, Mee (Lafferty 59), Marney, Stock (Vokes 64), McCann, Wallace, Austin, Paterson.

Subs Not Used: Jensen, Ings, Stanislas, Bartley, Edgar.

Booked: Marney.

Goals: Austin 83.

Leeds: Kenny, White (Varney 86), Peltier, Pearce, Drury (Pugh 81), Byram, Brown, Austin, Tonge, Diouf, Becchio.

Subs Not Used: Ashdown, Kisnorbo, Green, Norris, Gray.

Booked: Drury.

Att: 14,470

Ref: Geoff Eltringham (Tyne & Wear).

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Burnley leapfrogged the visitors into
10th place in the table, while Leeds, without a win in their last five
league matches, have slipped into the bottom half of the table.

Burnley midfielder Chris McCann
started in place of defender David Edgar, while Leeds recalled
right-back Adam Drury and 11-goal leading scorer Luciano Becchio.

Leeds goalkeeper Paddy Kenny made a
superb early double save, first keeping out Ross Wallace's 20-yard shot
at full stretch and then blocking Dean Marney's follow-up, while the
visitors had to wait until the 13th minute for their first effort on
goal when El-Hadji Diouf's shot from inside the penalty area was
deflected for a corner.

Burnley striker Martin Paterson
lashed a shot from the edge of the area straight at Kenny in the 29th
minute, while Diouf spurned a gilt-edged chance at the other end 60
seconds later, pulling his shot wide from 12 yards.

Burnley threatened twice in quick succession to break the deadlock towards the end of the first half.

Defender Kieran Trippier's powerful
drive forced Kenny into a fumbling save and from the subsequent corner
Austin fired his shot from inside the area straight at Kenny.

Kenny dealt comfortably with McCann's
shot from outside the area and Wallace's long-range free-kick early in
the second half, and Leeds responded through Rodolph Austin, who fired
in an angled shot from 20 yards before Burnley defender Ben Mee was
forced off injured and replaced by Danny Lafferty in the 59th minute.

Leeds were enjoying their best spell
of the game when winger Aidy White forced Burnley goalkeeper Lee Grant
to spill the ball with a venomous shot from the edge of the area, with
midfielder Michael Brown's effort blocked by home defender Jason
Shackell soon after.

Austin tested Grant again from
outside the box in the 68th minute and finally broke the deadlock in the
83rd minute, heading sweetly into the bottom corner from Trippier's
fine right-wing cross.

Leeds defender Jason Pearce went
close to snatching an equaliser from close range in the 89th minute
following Brown's free-kick, but Burnley held on to register their first
win over Leeds in six matches.

Burnley 2 Wolves 0: Match report

Burnley 2 Wolves 0: Dyche off to a flyer as Paterson and Austin strike


17:29 GMT, 3 November 2012



17:29 GMT, 3 November 2012

Sean Dyche's reign as Burnley manager got off to a fine start as a goal in each half deservedly saw off a lacklustre Wolves.

Martin Paterson gave the Clarets an 18th-minute lead and Dean Marney should have doubled the hosts' advantage before half-time.

Charlie Austin was left unattended to head a his 19th goal of an already phenomenal season as Wolves' defence – haphazardly marshalled by their beleaguered captain Roger Johnson – threatened to unravel.

Austin maestro: Charlie Austin (centre) celebrates after scoring the second goal

Austin maestro: Charlie Austin (centre) celebrates after scoring the second goal

Match facts

BURNLEY: Grant, Trippier, Duff, Shackell, Mee, Edgar, Stock, Marney (Stanislas 81), Wallace (Ings 70), Austin, Paterson (Vokes 90). Subs not used: Jensen, Long, Stewart, Lafferty.

Goals: Paterson 18, Austin 53

Booked: Duff, Mee, Wallace

WOLVES: Ikeme, Foley, Berra, Johnson (Edwards 69), Ward, Pennant (Forde 68), Sako, Henry, Doumbia, Doyle, Ebanks-Blake. Subs not used: De Vries, Stearman, Sigurdarson, Batth, Davis.

Booked: Johnson, Ebanks-Blake

Referee: Mark Haywood

Att: 12,295

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Bakary Sako rattled the post from distance for Stale Solbakken's side but they were unable to rally effectively.

A second successive home clean sheet
offers further encouragement for Dyche as he begins his efforts to cure
Burnley's defensive woes this term. Wolves, meanwhile, drop to ninth in
the npower Championship table, one point above their opponents who move
to 13th.

Ross Wallace and Ben Mee returned to
the Burnley line-up following injury and suspension respectively, while
Canada international David Edgar was handed a first start for almost a
month – taking on an unfamiliar midfield role in place of Chris McCann.

Wolves were unchanged from last weekend's 1-1 home draw against Charlton.

In the fifth minute Burnley
centre-back Michael Duff swept the ball forward and, after some neat
interplay, Ross Wallace fizzed a left-footed effort over from the edge
of the box.

Wallace was relieved to see a yellow
card from referee Mark Haywood moments later having clipped the heels of
Kevin Doyle as the Wolves striker broke clear.

Some more patient passing at the back from the hosts was rewarded when they took an the lead.

Left-back Mee spotted the opening,
arching a precise ball around the back of the Wolves back four for
Paterson to dart into the area and slot coolly below Wolves goalkeeper
Carl Ikeme.

Marney should have doubled Burnley's advantage as half-time approached.

Johnson ceded possession to the
former Hull midfielder, who drove straight at Ikeme when squaring to
either Paterson or Austin appeared to be the better option.

Within a minute of that let-off,
Wolves almost levelled when Sako dragged a shot across the face of goal
and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake almost stole in with the vital touch.

Austin collected Brian Stock's pass
and stormed into the box before firing over the angle of post and bar
two minutes into the second period.

The former Swindon man's goal duly
arrived in the 53rd minute as he won a corner and was unmarked to head
home Wallace's delivery.

Johnson was enduring a torrid
afternoon by this stage and was perhaps fortunate to escape with a
booking when he appeared to catch Austin with an elbow.

Sako almost dragged his side back
into the match when he drove forward and slammed a shot against the
upright. Ebanks-Blake and Doyle failed to pick up the scraps.

Another seemingly inevitable lapse from Johnson let in Austin to seal the points after the hour but Ikeme came out on top.

Burnley's momentum was interrupted in
worrying fashion when Wallace went down following an aerial challenge
with Jermaine Pennant, received oxygen on the pitch and left on a
stretcher to be replaced by Danny Ings.

Wolves failed to force the issue as
the clock ran down and Clarets substitute Sam Vokes almost increased the
misery for his former club in stoppage time.

Cardiff 4 Burnley 0 – match report

Cardiff 4 Burnley 0: Rampant Bluebirds continue run to move top of the pile



16:32 GMT, 27 October 2012

Cardiff extended their run of successive home victories to seven and moved to the top of the npower Championship with a comprehensive win over Burnley.

Recalled striker Joe Mason became the first of four players to get his name on the scoresheet after just three minutes after Craig Noone had hit the bar, and the winger grabbed the second himself from long range before the interval.

Matthew Connolly and Aron Gunnarsson both scored in the final eight minutes to wrap up an impressive three points for the in-form Bluebirds.

Early Bluebird: Joe Mason (left) took three minutes to score against Burnely

Early Bluebird: Joe Mason (left) took three minutes to score against Burnely


CARDIFF: Marshall, Taylor, Hudson, Turner, Connolly, Whittingham, Cowie, Kim (Gunnarsson 78), Noone (Frei 83), Mason, Helguson (Gestede 63). Subs Not Used: Lewis, McNaughton, Kiss, Conway.

Goals: Mason 3, Noone 41, Connolly 82, Gunnarsson 85.

BURNLEY: Grant, Trippier, Duff, Shackell, Mills, McCann, Marney, Stock (Stewart 78), Paterson (Ings 72), Stanislas (Vokes 46), Austin. Subs Not Used: Jensen, Lafferty, Edgar, O'Neill.

Booked: Mills.

Attendance: 21,191

Referee: Nigel Miller (Durham).

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Injuries to attackers Craig Bellamy and Tommy Smith meant a full debut for South Korean Kim Bo-kyung and a recall for Mason.

Both sides snatched last-gasp wins on
Tuesday night and Burnley caretaker boss Terry Pashley, having overseen
two victories since Eddie Howe's departure, replaced the suspended Ben
Mee with Joseph Mills.

But that rejigged back four, who came
into this game with the second-worst defensive record in the division,
conceded after just three minutes when Noone's left-footed effort hit
the post and Mason was there to slot the ball home from just inside the

The former Plymouth striker was
inches away from doubling Cardiff's lead when put through by Peter
Whittingham in the 21st minute, but his low drive from the edge of the
box rattled the post with Lee Grant beaten.

Kim, Whittingham and Heidar Helguson
all had opportunities for the Bluebirds as they enjoyed a lively opening
half-hour, while Charlie Austin's first real sniff of goal after 34
minutes was blocked by defender Mark Hudson.

Just seven minutes later a flowing
move from Cardiff saw them deservedly double their lead. Noone let rip
from 25 yards and although Grant got a hand to the former Brighton man's
effort, he could not keep it out and the winger celebrated his second
of the campaign.

Try as he might: Martin Patterson got little change from Ben Turner and Don Cowie

Try as he might: Martin Patterson got little change from Ben Turner and Don Cowie

The Clarets started the second half
the stronger and Austin was close to his 15th league goal of the season
when he thumped a shot towards goal that Hudson did extremely well to
turn over his own crossbar.

At the other end Noone's curling left-footed effort came back off the bar as
Cardiff looked to extend their impressive home record against the
visitors, having not tasted defeat against the Clarets in south Wales
since 2000.

David Marshall had enjoyed a
relatively quiet afternoon for the home side until the 76th minute when
the Scotland international made a fine save to deny half-time substitute
Sam Vokes after he met Danny Ings' low cross.

With eight minutes to go though,
Cardiff grabbed a third when Connolly nodded home Whittingham's
inswinging corner at the far post for this third of the season.

And just two minutes later substitute
Gunnarsson grabbed his second goal of the week in emphatic style after
Whittingham's ball was knocked down by fellow sub Rudy Gestede to wrap
up a thoroughly impressive victory for Malky Mackay's table-topping

Burnley 2 Millwall 2: Match report

Burnley 2 Millwall 2: Henderson snatches late equaliser to end Lions' run of defeats



17:10 GMT, 29 September 2012

Millwall ended their run of three straight defeats with a last-gasp equaliser to secure a 2-2 draw at Burnley.

Substitute Darius Henderson forced an equaliser deep into stoppage time to rescue a point for the Lions.

Millwall had taken the lead through
Liam Trotter's curling finish after just three minutes, but Burnley were
soon in their stride and created plenty of chances.

Denied: Eddie Howe watched his side give up all three points to the Darius Henderson goal

Denied: Eddie Howe watched his side give up all three points to the Darius Henderson goal


Burnley: Grant, Trippier, Duff, Edgar, Mee, McCann (Bartley 71min), Wallace (Stewart 90min), Marney, Stanislas, Paterson (Vokes 77min), Austin

Subs not used: Jensen, Mills, Long, Stock

Millwall: Forde, Dunne, Shittu, Robinson (Smith 46min), Lowry, Malone (Batt 67min), Trotter Booked, Henry, Abdou, Keogh (Henderson 75min), Wood

Subs not used: M Taylor, Mkandawire, Wright, Racon

Their pressure told after 19 minutes
as Ben Mee scored his first goal for the Clarets with a close range
header from Junior Stanislas' free-kick.

And they went into the interval ahead
as Charlie Austin scored his eighth league goal of the season with a
powerful header from near the edge of the penalty area.

Stanislas controversially saw a second-half goal ruled out for offside before substitute Henderson scored from close range.

Burnley had suffered a blow in the
warm-up as captain Jason Shackell pulled up with an injury, which saw
David Edgar restored to the line-up.

Things got worse when Millwall opened
the scoring for only the second time this season. Trotter received Andy
Keogh's pass on the edge of the area before curling a right-footed
finish into the far left corner to give the Lions the perfect start.

But Burnley responded strongly, with
Ross Wallace firing over from the edge of the area, before Ben Mee
headed over Stanislas' left-wing free-kick.

McCann then found some space on the
edge of the area but Millwall goalkeeper David Forde turned his fierce
effort away for a corner.

After 15 minutes Stanislas got on the
end of Martin Paterson's low cross but his close range effort clipped
the top of the crossbar.

Burnley equalised four minutes later as Mee rose highest to meet Stanislas' corner with a header from six yards.

But Millwall still carried a threat
and Lee Grant was forced into action on the half-hour mark to tip over
Scott Malone's volley and the keeper produced another fine save five
minutes before half-time to stop James Henry's drive from the edge of
the area.

The saves proved vital as the Clarets
went into the break ahead as Austin got on the end of Kieran Trippier's
cross and headed past Forde.

Burnley thought they had doubled the
lead in the 64th minute, but Stanislas' neat finish after a one-two with
Paterson was disallowed after a late flag from the assistant referee.

The delay in the decision angered the
home fans and following the incident the game became scrappy, with
referee Craig Pawson struggling to keep control.

Substitute Henderson then popped up
in stoppage time to score the equaliser, and was denied a dramatic
winner by the bar in the last minute.