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Burnley   4 - 2   Sheff Utd

Burnley 4-2 Sheffield United

Burnley 4-2 Sheffield United

Burnley's post-Brian Laws era began with an entertaining victory over struggling Sheffield United.

With caretaker manager Stuart Gray in charge, Burnley fell behind when Mark Yeates scored, before Chris Eagles cracked home from 30 yards.

Chris Iwelumo's header and a 12-yard shot from Jay Rodriguez made it 3-2.

Ched Evans reduced the deficit from the spot after Wade Elliott had fouled Leon Britton before Steven Thompson sealed the win with a strike from six yards.

Victory saw Burnley keep up the pressure on those above them in the play-off places, while the Blades, with new manager Micky Adams taking the reins for the first time, still remain perilously close to the drop-zone.

The Clarets had chances to add to their four goals.

Midfielder Dean Marney had his shot blocked by Nyron Nosworthy in the first minute before Rodriguez headed wide.

Veteran midfielder Graham Alexander then had a shot blocked by Lee Williamson and a Iwelumo header was well saved by Richard Wright.

The Blades could have made it more of an even contest had they converted the opportunities that came their way. Evans fired towards goal from 12 yards and forced a brilliant save from Lee Grant.

Jamie Ward also fired in from distance, but the ball went narrowly wide.


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Saturday, 1 January 2011

Npower Championship

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Burnley 4-2 Sheff Utd FT
(HT 3-1)
  • Eagles 29
  • Iwelumo 45+1
  • Rodriguez 45+2
  • Thompson 85
  • Yeates 9
  • Evans (pen) 47

Burnley

  • 01 Grant
  • 02 Alexander
  • 04 Duff
  • 05 Carlisle
  • 14 Mears
  • 24 Easton
  • 08 Marney
  • 11 Elliott (Edgar 90)
  • 33 Eagles
  • 09 Iwelumo (Thompson 80)
  • 19 Rodriguez

Substitutes

  • 12 Jensen,
  • 15 Edgar,
  • 21 Bikey,
  • 06 Cork,
  • 22 Wallace,
  • 20 Guidetti,
  • 30 Thompson

Sheff Utd

  • 29 Wright (Simonsen 46)
  • 03 Nosworthy (Parrino 46)
  • 06 Ertl
  • 12 Calve
  • 34 Lowton
  • 08 Britton
  • 11 Yeates
  • 14 Williamson yellow card (Bogdanovic 72)
  • 09 Evans
  • 17 Cresswell
  • 18 Ward

Substitutes

  • 01 Simonsen,
  • 22 Kozluk,
  • 30 James,
  • 33 Parrino,
  • 36 Harriott,
  • 10 Bogdanovic,
  • 35 Slew
Ref: ShoebridgeAtt: 14,897
BURNLEY
SHEFF UTD

Possession

  • Burnley 46%
  • Sheff Utd 54%

Attempts on target

  • Burnley 12
  • Sheff Utd 9

Attempts off target

  • Burnley 6
  • Sheff Utd 2

Corners

  • Burnley 3
  • Sheff Utd 2

Fouls

  • Burnley 13
  • Sheff Utd 13
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+3:09 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
  • 90:00+2:34 Ched Evans concedes a free kick for a foul on David Edgar. Free kick taken by Michael Duff.
  • 90:00+2:00 Tyrone Mears produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 90:00+1:01 Foul by Dean Marney on Leon Britton, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jean Calve.
  • 89:55 The assistant referee signals for offside against Daniel Bogdanovic. Lee Grant restarts play with the free kick.
  • 89:03 Substitution David Edgar comes on in place of Wade Elliott.
  • 87:26 Ched Evans is caught offside. Lee Grant restarts play with the free kick.
  • 86:42 Effort on goal by Wade Elliott from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.
  • 86:07 The assistant referee flags for offside against Daniel Bogdanovic. Lee Grant restarts play with the free kick.
  • 86:00 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.
  • 84:36 Assist on the goal came from Chris Eagles.
  • 84:36 GOAL - Steven ThompsonBurnley 4 - 2 Sheff Utd Steven Thompson grabs a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Burnley 4-2 Sheff Utd.
  • 83:04 Foul by Brian Easton on Jamie Ward, free kick awarded. Jamie Ward crosses the ball, Header from close range by Elian Parrino misses to the right of the goal.
  • 81:55 Steven Thompson is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by Steve Simonsen.
  • 81:40 Steven Thompson is ruled offside. Steve Simonsen restarts play with the free kick.
  • 79:49 Substitution Steven Thompson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Chris Iwelumo.
  • Correction - 79:33 Chris Iwelumo takes a shot from close in clearing the crossbar.
  • 79:33 Chris Iwelumo takes a shot. Save by Steve Simonsen.
  • 78:37 Wade Elliott challenges Jean Calve unfairly and gives away a free kick. The ball is delivered by Jamie Ward, Daniel Bogdanovic takes a shot. Save made by Lee Grant.
  • 77:39 Jay Rodriguez concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Lowton. Free kick crossed by Matthew Lowton.
  • 75:45 Foul by Mark Yeates on Brian Easton, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Lee Grant.
  • 75:09 Jamie Ward takes a shot. Blocked by Clarke Carlisle.
  • 74:24 Matthew Lowton challenges Dean Marney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Lee Grant.
  • 73:32 The assistant referee flags for offside against Daniel Bogdanovic. Lee Grant takes the indirect free kick.
  • 70:32 Lee Williamson concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Marney. Graham Alexander restarts play with the free kick.
  • 70:32 Substitution Daniel Bogdanovic on for Lee Williamson.
  • 70:32 Booking Lee Williamson is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
  • 69:45 Tyrone Mears gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ched Evans. Direct free kick taken by Leon Britton.
  • 68:12 Short corner taken by Mark Yeates.
  • 67:28 Jay Rodriguez takes a shot from inside the six-yard box clearing the crossbar.
  • 65:45 Jay Rodriguez takes a shot. Steve Simonsen makes a save.
  • 64:50 Jamie Ward is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Lee Grant.
  • 62:31 The referee gives a free kick against Richard Cresswell for handball. Tyrone Mears shoots direct from the free kick. Effort from outside the penalty box by Tyrone Mears goes wide right of the goal.
  • 56:46 Free kick awarded for a foul by Michael Duff on Jamie Ward. Ched Evans shoots direct from the free kick, Clarke Carlisle gets a block in. Ched Evans takes a shot. Clarke Carlisle gets a block in.
  • 55:44 Corner taken by Graham Alexander, Ched Evans manages to make a clearance.
  • 50:56 Jamie Ward is ruled offside. Clarke Carlisle restarts play with the free kick.
  • 50:18 Leon Britton takes a shot. Save made by Lee Grant.
  • 50:03 Lee Williamson takes a shot. Chris Iwelumo gets a block in.
  • 49:36 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Yeates, save by Lee Grant.
  • 48:46 Clarke Carlisle fouled by Richard Cresswell, the ref awards a free kick. Tyrone Mears takes the direct free kick.
  • 46:18 Wade Elliott concedes a Penalty for a foul on Leon Britton.
  • 46:18 GOAL - Ched EvansBurnley 3 - 2 Sheff Utd Ched Evans scores a penalty. Burnley 3-2 Sheff Utd.
  • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
  • 45:01 Substitution (Sheff Utd) makes a substitution, with Elian Parrino coming on for Nyron Nosworthy.
  • 45:01 Substitution Steve Simonsen on for Richard Wright.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+3:04 The half-time whistle blows.
  • 45:00+1:47 GOAL - Jay RodriguezBurnley 3 - 1 Sheff Utd Jay Rodriguez gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Burnley 3-1 Sheff Utd.
  • 45:00+0:02 Mark Yeates challenges Brian Easton unfairly and gives away a free kick. The assist for the goal came from Michael Duff.
  • 45:00+0:02 GOAL - Chris IwelumoBurnley 2 - 1 Sheff Utd Chris Iwelumo scores a headed goal from close range. Burnley 2-1 Sheff Utd.
  • 43:23 Matthew Lowton concedes a free kick for a foul on Wade Elliott. Graham Alexander delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, clearance by Nyron Nosworthy.
  • 42:15 The assistant referee signals for offside against Jay Rodriguez. Free kick taken by Richard Wright.
  • 40:27 Chris Iwelumo is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jean Calve takes the free kick.
  • 33:38 Lee Williamson challenges Jay Rodriguez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Graham Alexander.
  • 31:40 Graham Alexander fouled by Lee Williamson, the ref awards a free kick. Tyrone Mears takes the direct free kick.
  • 29:30 Ched Evans fouled by Wade Elliott, the ref awards a free kick. Richard Cresswell takes the free kick.
  • 28:04 GOAL - Chris EaglesBurnley 1 - 1 Sheff Utd Chris Eagles scores a goal from a long way out to the bottom right corner of the goal. Burnley 1-1 Sheff Utd.
  • 27:36 Ched Evans takes a shot.
  • 27:11 Jay Rodriguez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jean Calve. Direct free kick taken by Jean Calve.
  • 27:03 The assistant referee flags for offside against Ched Evans. Clarke Carlisle restarts play with the free kick.
  • 26:07 Graham Alexander takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Lee Williamson.
  • 24:57 Jay Rodriguez takes a shot. Save made by Richard Wright.
  • 23:22 Corner taken right-footed by Graham Alexander from the right by-line, save made by Richard Wright.
  • 20:25 The assistant referee signals for offside against Dean Marney. Nyron Nosworthy restarts play with the free kick.
  • 19:52 Dean Marney concedes a free kick for a foul on Leon Britton. Johnny Ertl takes the free kick.
  • 18:12 Leon Britton challenges Chris Eagles unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Graham Alexander.
  • 17:28 Foul by Graham Alexander on Leon Britton, free kick awarded. Matthew Lowton restarts play with the free kick.
  • 16:32 Chris Iwelumo takes a shot. Save by Richard Wright.
  • 16:10 Graham Alexander takes a shot. Blocked by Lee Williamson.
  • 11:36 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wade Elliott by Mark Yeates. Graham Alexander restarts play with the free kick.
  • 10:43 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Cresswell by Tyrone Mears. Mark Yeates delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Lee Grant makes a save.
  • 10:29 Chris Eagles is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Nyron Nosworthy.
  • 9:34 Jay Rodriguez takes a shot. Richard Wright makes a save.
  • 8:50 Ched Evans takes a shot. Save by Lee Grant.
  • 8:50 GOAL - Mark YeatesBurnley 0 - 1 Sheff Utd Mark Yeates finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Burnley 0-1 Sheff Utd.
  • 7:36 Free kick awarded for a foul by Chris Eagles on Ched Evans. Direct free kick taken by Mark Yeates, Brian Easton delivers the ball, clearance by Wade Elliott.
  • 5:09 Unfair challenge on Tyrone Mears by Richard Cresswell results in a free kick. Tyrone Mears takes the free kick.
  • 3:42 Ched Evans takes a shot. Save made by Lee Grant.
  • 2:43 Leon Britton challenges Chris Eagles unfairly and gives away a free kick. Graham Alexander takes the direct free kick.
  • 1:42 Jay Rodriguez takes a shot.
  • 0:37 Dean Marney takes a shot. Nyron Nosworthy gets a block in. Dean Marney takes a shot. Save by Richard Wright.
  • 0:00 The game kicks-off.

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