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Last Updated: Tuesday, 11 March 2008, 22:08 GMT
Burnley 1-0 Charlton
Midfielder Wade Elliott hit a stunning second-half shot to keep Burnley on the fringes of the play-off positions and dent Charlton's promotion hopes.

Robbie Blake slipped the ball into the path of the onrushing midfielder, who thumped an unstoppable left-foot drive into the top-right corner of the net.

Burnley were the better team and left-back Jon Harley's crosses created a number of chances.

Darren Ambrose, Sam Sodje and Leroy Lita all missed chances for Charlton.


  • Burnley manager Owen Coyle:
    "I thought the goal was worthy of winning any game, not just the finish but also the build-up play.

    "It's what we're getting known for and that's what we want, a bit of style about our play, getting the ball down and passing and moving.

    "The goal was well worth the admission money alone I reckon."

  • Charlton boss Alan Pardew:
    "We're very disappointed as we felt we played a very good game - it was an absolute wonder goal when we were in total control.

    "We just need a break and I think we deserve a break. If they play with that level of commitment we'll be OK.

    "I thought we were unlucky, but the performance will make us stronger."


    Burnley: Kiraly, Alexander, Carlisle, Varga, Harley, Elliott, James O'Connor, Mahon (Spicer 63), Lafferty, Cole (Akinbiyi 75), Blake (Randall 87).

    Subs Not Used: Jensen, Unsworth.

    Booked: Randall.

    Goals: Elliott 59.

    Charlton: Weaver, Halford, Sodje, McCarthy, Thatcher, Semedo (Zhi 79), Holland, Thomas, Ambrose (Varney 69), Gray (Iwelumo 69), Lita.

    Subs Not Used: Elliot, Fortune.

    Booked: Semedo.

    Att: 10,700

    Ref: Phil Joslin (Nottinghamshire).



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