Burnley boost promotion bid with derby win

09 March 2014 05:32

Burnley tightened their grip on an automatic Championship promotion place by winning 2-1 at Blackburn Rovers on Sunday to record a first win over their derby rivals since 1979.

Jordan Rhodes gave Blackburn the lead in the 24th minute at Ewood Park, drilling a low shot into the bottom-left corner to notch his second goal of 2014.

However, Jason Shackell equalised with a header in the 73rd minute before Danny Ings pounced on a loose ball to stroke home the winning goal 11 minutes from time.

Victory extended Burnley's unbeaten league run to 12 games and left them eight points clear of third-place Derby County in the race for the two automatic promotion berths.

The win also took Sean Dyche's men to within five points of runaway leaders Leicester City, although they have now played a game more.

Source: AFP