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Derby 1-1 Burnley

Paul Connolly grabbed a late equaliser for Derby County as they held promotion-chasing Burnley to a 1-1 draw at Pride Park.

Connolly scored with a diving header in the third-minute of injury time.

Chris McCann had given Burnley the lead from six yards on 59 minutes after goalkeeper Steven Bywater failed to deal with a long ball into the area.

Burnley are now six points behind the top two in the table while Derby are six points clear of the bottom three.


Derby manager Nigel Clough:
"We think we deserved it over the course of the game. We felt we more than matched them for long periods.

"We are really pleased with the way we went about it today and it's another game chalked off.

"We are in a better position than we were before the game and we are creeping towards that 50-points mark."

Burnley manager Owen Coyle:
"If automatic promotion was going to be achievable, we had to win today.

"We are disappointed to concede so late, but it was the manner of the goal which was really disappointing.

"We have shown what a good team we are and we bossed the majority of the game. I couldn't see a goal coming, but we switched off."


Derby: Bywater, Connolly, Albrechtsen, Nyatanga, McEveley, Bannan, Savage, Pearson (Kazmierczak 84), Teale, Hulse, Commons (Villa 75).
Subs Not Used: Price, Todd, Eustace.

Booked: Bannan.

Goals: Connolly 90.

Burnley: Jensen, Williams, Carlisle, Caldwell, Kalvenes, Elliott, Alexander (Duff 81), McCann, Eagles (Gudjonsson 70), Paterson (Rodriguez 76), Blake.
Subs Not Used: Penny, McDonald.

Booked: Paterson.

Goals: McCann 59.

Att: 33,010

Ref: Grant Hegley (Hertfordshire).



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