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Last Updated: Saturday, 5 August 2006, 16:12 GMT 17:12 UK
Burnley 2-0 QPR
New recruit Steve Jones kicked off Burnley's Championship campaign with a win by scoring two goals on his debut.

The striker broke the deadlock in the 59th minute when QPR goalkeeper Paul Jones failed to clear leaving Jones to sweep home a left-footed finish.

Jones' second arrived with 21 minutes remaining as he found the top corner with a powerful drive following Frank Sinclair's interception.

The impressive Nick Ward enjoyed QPR's best chance with a fierce volley.


  • Burnley boss Steve Cotterill:
    "The first game of the season is always an awkward one, you don't get to see the opposition much in pre-season, so it is a lottery.

    "It's not something we'll get carried away with - but we'll enjoy the day.

    "I said at half-time patience was the key, simply because of their formation. I thought in the end our fitness might show through, which was the case."

  • QPR manager Gary Waddock:
    "Jones was one I wanted during the summer and he showed his quality with the goal he scored.

    "We made contact but a lot of clubs were after him and we were one of them."

    On the first goal, Waddock said: "It was a poor goal to give away, to concede a goal like that meant we shot ourselves in the foot."


    Burnley: Jensen, Sinclair, Thomas, Duff, Harley, Jones, McCann, James O'Connor (Elliott 62), Mahon (Garreth O'Connor 90), Gray, Lafferty (Hyde 62).
    Subs Not Used: McGreal, Foster.

    Booked: Duff, Harley, James O'Connor.

    Goals: Jones 59, 69.

    QPR: Paul Jones, Bignot, Rose, Stewart, Milanese, Lomas (Ray Jones 66), Ainsworth, Rowlands (Donnelly 79), Ward, Cook, Czerkas (Bircham 71).
    Subs Not Used: Cole, Kanyuka.

    Att: 12,190.

    Ref: M Clattenburg (Co Durham).

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