Alexander inspires Clarets

01 November 2009 10:44
A Graham Alexander double on his 100th appearance for the club gave Burnley a 2-0 victory over Hull at Turf Moor.[LNB] A composed penalty in the first half and a spectacular drive from distance in the second helped the Clarets return to winning ways following last week's home defeat to Wigan.[LNB] Geovanni, who thought he had equalised for Hull before then with a free-kick which the referee ruled out, was then sent off to cap a miserable week for the visitors.[LNB] The opener arrived in the 19th minute when the referee gave a soft penalty and Alexander found the net from 12 yards. The spot kick came when Stephen Hunt clumsily brought down Tyrone Mears after a fine pass from Wade Elliott. [LNB] The Hull players surrounded the referee but Alexander kept his cool and blasted the ball into the bottom-left corner of Matt Duke's goal to give the hosts the lead. [LNB] Hull had a goal ruled out in the 67th minute for pushing in the wall when Geovanni curled home a free-kick. [LNB] And just a minute later the Tigers midfielder was given his marching orders for a clumsy challenge on Steven Fletcher which saw him pick up his second yellow. [LNB] The Clarets pegged their struggling opponents back with Chris Eagles orchestrating much of their attacking work down the right. [LNB] And a second, which was always on the cards following Geovanni's dismissal, came in the 77th minute when Alexander fired home in spectacular fashion from 25 yards. [LNB] Substitute Kevin McDonald found the evergreen midfielder in space, he advanced completely unchallenged and unleashed a powerful drive which nestled in the bottom-corner of Duke's goal.

Source: Eurosport