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Clarets held at home

09 Nov 2010 23:00:27

Clarets held at home

Burnley are now without a win in four npower Championship games after being forced to share the spoils in a 1-1 draw with a determined Doncaster side at Turf Moor.James Hayter put the visitors ahead in the 13th minute with a tap-in, while the Clarets hit back - after a penalty miss from Chris Eagles - through a scrappy Jack Cork effort in the second half.Burnley were on the front foot immediately but Wade Elliott failed to take a glorious chance with just 20 seconds on the clock. It was Jay Rodriguez who threaded through a flat-footed Rovers defence, but having seen his first-time effort blocked expertly by Neil Sullivan, Shelton Martis' last-ditch tackle denied him a second chance at goal.It was the visitors who claimed a 13th-minute lead against the run of play. James Coppinger got away down the right and fizzed a dangerous-looking ball into the box. Cork did get back, but his attempted clearance found the post, and with goalkeeper Lee Grant still picking himself up off the turf, it fell invitingly for Hayter, in acres of space, to tap home.Burnley were handed a chance to level in the 38th minute when Dean Shiels was adjudged to have handled as Eagles looked to loft the ball back into the danger zone. The referee showed no hesitation in pointing to the spot on this occasion, but Sullivan went the right way and pawed away Eagles' powerful penalty.The Clarets finally equalises in the 63rd minute in scrappy fashion. Eagles' corner was headed against the post by a towering Clarke Carlisle and it was Cork who reacted quickest, just beating Michael Duff to the loose ball, to stab home.


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