Burnley's hopes of reaching the Championship play-offs took a further blow with defeat at Bristol City.
Ross Wallace, Chris Eagles and Marvin Elliott shot wide for the visitors before Brett Pitman finished Albert Adomah's cross to give City the lead.
The Clarets could have levelled after the break but Andre Bikey headed over and Daniel Fox had a free-kick saved.
And they were made to pay when Nicky Maynard fired home from close range to secure victory for the Robins.
The defeat stretched Burnley's winless run to three games and leaves them eighth in the table, three points off the play-off pack but with a game in hand.
Despite the constant threat of City's Jamal Campbell-Ryce, Burnley were able to carve out regular chances in the first half, with Eagles testing home goalkeeper David James with a curling free-kick and a 20-yard shot.
However, Eddie Howe's side fell behind when Pitman, who was profilic under Howe at Bournemouth, latched onto Adomah's right-wing cross and fired into the top corner from 12 yards.
Maynard fluffed a chance to extend City's lead early in the second half and Burnley could have levelled through Bikey and Fox.
But the former Crewe man made amends with a low shot to notch his fourth goal in six games.
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05 Stewart yellow card
20 Campbell-Ryce yellow card
21 Cisse (Johnson 38)
10 Maynard (Clarkson 90+1)
34 Pitman (Keogh 90+1)
03 Fox yellow card
05 Carlisle yellow card
14 Mears yellow card
06 Cork (Delfouneso 62)
11 Elliott (Alexander 90+2)
22 Wallace (Iwelumo 68)
19 Rodriguez yellow card
Ref: BrownAtt: 14,360
Attempts on target
Attempts off target
90:00+4:32 The referee signals the end of the game.
90:00+3:20 Graham Alexander gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamal Campbell-Ryce. Lee Johnson takes the free kick.
90:00+1:24 Substitution Graham Alexander joins the action as a substitute, replacing Wade Elliott.
90:00+0:56 Substitution Brett Pitman leaves the field to be replaced by Andrew Keogh.
90:00+0:40 Substitution David Clarkson on for Nicky Maynard.
90:00+0:23 Lee Johnson produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.
89:02 Nathan Delfouneso takes a shot. Save made by David James.
88:03 Jay Rodriguez takes a shot. Save by David James.
87:26 The referee blows for offside against Nicky Maynard. Lee Grant takes the free kick.
86:33 Free kick awarded for a foul by Clarke Carlisle on Brett Pitman. Brett Pitman crosses the ball in from the free kick.
86:33 Booking The referee cautions Clarke Carlisle for unsporting behaviour.
85:07 Albert Adomah takes a shot. Save by Lee Grant.
83:08 Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Daniel Fox, Lewin Nyatanga manages to make a clearance.
79:40 Marvin Bartley challenges Nicky Maynard unfairly and gives away a free kick. Damion Stewart restarts play with the free kick.
77:52 Inswinging corner taken by Brett Pitman from the left by-line, Clarke Carlisle manages to make a clearance.
77:09 Foul by Jay Rodriguez on Jamal Campbell-Ryce, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Lewin Nyatanga.
77:09 Booking Jay Rodriguez receives a yellow card.
74:38 Damion Stewart challenges Jay Rodriguez unfairly and gives away a free kick. Tyrone Mears has an effort direct from the free
kick, save by David James.
74:38 Booking Damion Stewart is shown a yellow card.
71:51 Corner taken by Brett Pitman played to the near post, Albert Adomah takes a shot. Save made by Lee Grant.
71:36 Albert Adomah takes a shot. Save by Lee Grant.
69:02 GOAL - Nicky Maynard:Bristol City 2 - 0 Burnley Nicky Maynard finds the net with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Bristol City 2-0 Burnley.
68:14 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Johnson on Tyrone Mears. Direct free kick taken by Clarke Carlisle.
66:48 Jamal Campbell-Ryce concedes a free kick for a foul on Tyrone Mears. Daniel Fox fires a strike on goal direct from the free
kick, save by David James.
66:48 Substitution Chris Iwelumo comes on in place of Ross Wallace.
66:48 Booking Jamal Campbell-Ryce receives a caution.
65:35 Wade Elliott takes a shot. Save by David James.
64:15 Chris Eagles is adjudged to have handled the ball. Free kick taken by Lee Johnson.
64:00 Shot by Nicky Maynard. Save by Lee Grant.
61:01 Substitution Nathan Delfouneso replaces Jack Cork.
60:35 Brett Pitman takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
57:34 Foul by Tyrone Mears on Jamal Campbell-Ryce, free kick awarded. Brett Pitman restarts play with the free kick.
57:34 Booking Tyrone Mears receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
56:09 Corner taken by Ross Wallace from the right by-line, Andre Bikey produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears
52:07 Corner taken left-footed by Ross Wallace from the right by-line to the near post, Brett Pitman makes a clearance.
51:40 The offside flag is raised against Nicky Maynard. Clarke Carlisle restarts play with the free kick.
49:55 Short corner taken by Chris Eagles.
48:40 Shot from close range by Nicky Maynard misses to the right of the goal.
47:52 Ross Wallace fouled by Lee Johnson, the ref awards a free kick. Ross Wallace crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed
from right channel, clearance made by Damion Stewart.
45:01 The second half has started.
45:00+1:18 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
42:56 Albert Adomah provided the assist for the goal.
42:56 GOAL - Brett Pitman:Bristol City 1 - 0 Burnley Brett Pitman grabs a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. Bristol City 1-0 Burnley.
42:20 Jay Rodriguez gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lewin Nyatanga. Lewin Nyatanga restarts play with the free
41:37 Ross Wallace has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide left of the goal.
41:18 Jack Cork fouled by Marvin Elliott, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jack Cork.
39:13 Lee Johnson concedes a free kick for a foul on Marvin Bartley. Daniel Fox crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed
from left channel, David James makes a save.
38:21 Shot from deep inside the area by Albert Adomah clears the crossbar.
37:45 Long range effort from Daniel Fox misses to the left of the target.
37:12 Ross Wallace decides to take the corner short.
37:12 Substitution Lee Johnson on for Kalifa Cisse.
36:53 Ross Wallace takes a shot. Save by David James.
33:12 Long range shot from Wade Elliott misses to the left of the target.
32:30 Jordan Spence gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Eagles. Free kick taken by Ross Wallace.
30:44 Chris Eagles has shot on goal from a long way out that goes wide left.
29:33 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tyrone Mears by Jamal Campbell-Ryce. The free kick is swung in left-footed by
Ross Wallace, save by David James.
29:06 Foul by Kalifa Cisse on Wade Elliott, free kick awarded. Clarke Carlisle restarts play with the free kick.
28:17 Effort from outside the penalty area by Ross Wallace goes wide left of the goal.
25:35 Corner from the right by-line taken by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, Lee Grant makes a save.
23:40 Corner from the left by-line taken by Brett Pitman, save by Lee Grant.
23:24 Jamal Campbell-Ryce takes a shot. Save by Lee Grant.
20:24 Unfair challenge on Marvin Bartley by Brett Pitman results in a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Chris Eagles from
the free kick, save by David James.
17:51 Corner taken right-footed by Brett Pitman, Clarke Carlisle makes a clearance. Corner from the right by-line taken by Jamal
Campbell-Ryce, Header from deep inside the penalty area by Marvin Elliott goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
15:13 Unfair challenge on Kalifa Cisse by Marvin Bartley results in a free kick. David James restarts play with the free kick.
13:49 Brett Pitman is caught offside. Daniel Fox takes the direct free kick.
10:04 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamal Campbell-Ryce on Tyrone Mears. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Daniel Fox,
clearance made by Brett Pitman.
7:56 Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Jamal Campbell-Ryce goes wide of the right-hand upright.
6:43 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jordan Spence on Ross Wallace. Direct free kick taken by Daniel Fox.
5:48 Daniel Fox concedes a free kick for a foul on Albert Adomah. Direct free kick taken by Jordan Spence.
5:48 Booking Daniel Fox receives a caution.
3:40 Unfair challenge on Albert Adomah by Marvin Bartley results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Damion Stewart.
2:32 Corner taken right-footed by Jamal Campbell-Ryce from the right by-line, Foul by Steven Caulker on Andre Bikey, free kick
awarded. Direct free kick taken by Lee Grant.
2:05 Corner taken by Brett Pitman played to the near post, clearance made by Wade Elliott.
1:14 Unfair challenge on Nicky Maynard by Clarke Carlisle results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Brett Pitman.
0:00 The game begins.
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