Burnley 1-0 Nottm Forest

07 August 2010 03:59
Burnley's quest for an immediate return to the Premier League got off to a good start with a win over fellow pre-season promotion favourites Nottingham Forest.Chris Iwelumo's diving header from Wade Elliott's cross gave the home side the lead just before half-time. [LNB]The goal was reward for Burnley edging the first half, during which Forest's Rob Earnshaw also struck a post. [LNB]Dexter Blackstock and Nathan Tyson squandered good second-half chances for Forest as Burnley held on for the win. [LNB]Clarets manager Brian Laws was able to field seven of the players who finished last season's Premier League campaign with a 4-2 victory over Tottenham.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] But it was one of their summer recruits, former Wolves striker Iwelumo who put them ahead right at the end of a first half that they had narrowly shaded. Elliott's accurate right-wing cross made it impossible for the Scotland international to miss and he made no mistake with a diving header. [LNB]Earlier, Earnshaw had hit the post for the visitors after exchanging passes with fellow striker Blackstock. [LNB]Welsh striker Earnshaw was involved again in the second half, creating space and slipping in Tyson, but with the goal at his mercy the forward could only fire wide. [LNB]Davies' men continued to push and Blackstock should have done better when he headed Chris Gunter's cross over the bar. [LNB]The result gives Burnley their first opening-day victory in three seasons and Laws only his fourth win in 21 games as Clarets manager. [LNB]But Forest, with on-loan Chelsea full-back Ryan Bertrand the only new addition to their side, carry over the poor away record that cost them promotion last season - they have now picked up only two points on the road since a victory at West Brom on 8 January. [LNB][LNB] Live text and stats  [LNB] Saturday, 7 August 2010[LNB] Npower Championship[LNB] Home Team Score Away Team Time Burnley 1-0 Nottm Forest FT (HT 1-0) Iwelumo 45+1 Burnley 12 Jensen 02 Alexander 03 Fox 04 Duff (Carlisle 30) 14 Mears yellow card 21 Bikey 08 Marney 11 Elliott 22 Wallace 09 Iwelumo yellow card (Thompson 85) 10 Paterson (Rodriguez 76) Substitutes 01 Grant, 05 Carlisle, 15 Edgar, 18 Cort, 33 Eagles, 19 Rodriguez, 30 Thompson Nottm Forest 01 Camp 03 Bertrand 05 Morgan yellow card 06 Wilson (Chambers 46) 16 Gunter 15 Cohen 18 McKenna 19 Moussi (Majewski 82) 10 Earnshaw 11 Tyson 23 Blackstock (Anderson 69) Substitutes 38 Darlow, 04 Chambers, 07 Anderson, 08 McGugan, 28 Majewski, 09 Adebola, 12 McCleary Ref: WebsterAtt: 17,496 BURNLEY NOTTM FOREST Possession Burnley 59% Nottm Forest 41% Attempts on target Burnley 7 Nottm Forest 1 Attempts off target Burnley 2 Nottm Forest 7 Corners Burnley 5 Nottm Forest 0 Fouls Burnley 12 Nottm Forest 8 Final Result Full Time 90:00+3:59 The referee signals the end of the game. 90:00+3:06 Effort from outside the penalty box by Radoslaw Majewski goes wide left of the target. 87:25 Free kick taken by Graham Alexander. 87:25 Booking Wes Morgan is cautioned. 86:16 Wes Morgan concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Marney. 84:05 Substitution Steven Thompson comes on in place of Chris Iwelumo. 83:32 Inswinging corner taken by Ross Wallace from the right by-line. 80:45 Booking Chris Iwelumo receives a yellow card. 80:01 Substitution (Nottm Forest) makes a substitution, with Radoslaw Majewski coming on for Guy Moussi. 80:01 Corner from left by-line taken by Graham Alexander. 79:30 Paul McKenna concedes a free kick for a foul on Wade Elliott. Free kick taken by Graham Alexander, Chris Iwelumo takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp. 75:34 Substitution Jay Rodriguez joins the action as a substitute, replacing Martin Paterson. 74:07 Chris Gunter fouled by Daniel Fox, the ref awards a free kick. Lee Camp takes the free kick. 73:00 Robert Earnshaw takes a shot. Blocked by Dean Marney. Nathan Tyson produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the target. 70:24 Free kick crossed right-footed by Paul McKenna from left wing. 70:24 Booking Tyrone Mears is shown a yellow card. 70:18 Foul by Tyrone Mears on Chris Cohen, free kick awarded. 68:39 Substitution Paul Anderson replaces Dexter Blackstock. 66:56 Chris Iwelumo is caught offside. Free kick taken by Wes Morgan. 65:59 Dexter Blackstock has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar. 62:48 Daniel Fox gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Chris Cohen. Free kick taken by Chris Cohen. 62:30 Ross Wallace takes a shot. Luke Chambers gets a block in. 60:03 Dexter Blackstock is caught offside. Free kick taken by Clarke Carlisle. Dean Marney has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar. 59:27 Close range shot by Robert Earnshaw goes wide of the left-hand post. 56:48 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Tyson by Graham Alexander. Chris Cohen takes the free kick. 54:03 Chris Cohen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Fox. Graham Alexander delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Chris Iwelumo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Wes Morgan. Direct free kick taken by Lee Camp. 52:35 Effort from inside the area by Nathan Tyson misses to the left of the goal. 48:35 Free kick awarded for a foul by Wes Morgan on Martin Paterson. Wade Elliott shoots direct from the free kick, inswinging corner taken by Wade Elliott. Clarke Carlisle takes a shot. Save made by Lee Camp. Save by Lee Camp. 47:04 Wade Elliott concedes a free kick for a foul on Robert Earnshaw. Direct free kick taken by Chris Cohen. 46:00 Martin Paterson concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Bertrand. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick. 45:21 The offside flag is raised against Dexter Blackstock. Brian Jensen takes the direct free kick. 45:01 The second half kicks off. 45:01 Substitution Luke Chambers joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kelvin Wilson. Half Time 45:00+3:22 The referee blows for half time. 45:00+3:02 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kelvin Wilson by Martin Paterson. Direct free kick taken by Lee Camp. 45:00+2:35 The referee blows for offside against Dexter Blackstock. Brian Jensen takes the direct free kick. 45:00+0:05 The assist for the goal came from Wade Elliott. 45:00+0:05 GOAL - Chris Iwelumo:Burnley 1 - 0 Nottm Forest Chris Iwelumo grabs a headed goal from close range. Burnley 1-0 Nottm Forest. 41:23 Corner taken right-footed by Graham Alexander from the left by-line to the near post, Andre Bikey takes a shot. Corner taken left-footed by Ross Wallace. Andre Bikey challenges Guy Moussi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Camp. Save by Lee Camp. 36:34 Unfair challenge on Clarke Carlisle by Guy Moussi results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Graham Alexander. 35:25 The referee penalises Robert Earnshaw for handball. Free kick taken by Brian Jensen. Correction - 28:54 Substitution Clarke Carlisle is brought on as a substitute for Michael Duff. Correction - 28:54 Wes Morgan challenges Dean Marney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Graham Alexander takes the direct free kick. Effort from just outside the box by Daniel Fox goes over the bar. 28:54 Substitution Michael Duff goes off and Clarke Carlisle comes on. 28:54 Wes Morgan challenges Dean Marney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Graham Alexander. Effort from just outside the area by Daniel Fox goes over the bar. 26:54 The ball is sent over by Nathan Tyson. 25:29 Martin Paterson challenges Ryan Bertrand unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Paul McKenna. 23:48 Robert Earnshaw takes a shot from just outaide the penalty box and strikes the post. 23:07 Ross Wallace takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp. 20:55 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ross Wallace by Paul McKenna. Free kick taken by Brian Jensen. 18:13 The referee blows for offside. Brian Jensen takes the direct free kick. Correction - 15:20 Free kick awarded for a foul by Andre Bikey on Dexter Blackstock. Free kick taken by Kelvin Wilson. 15:20 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dexter Blackstock by Andre Bikey. Kelvin Wilson restarts play with the free kick, 2:46 Chris Gunter concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Fox. Brian Jensen takes the free kick. 1:16 Robert Earnshaw takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar. 0:08 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kelvin Wilson by Chris Iwelumo. Lee Camp takes the direct free kick. 0:00 The game begins. Live text and data provided by The Press Association.[LNB]

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