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  • Dunn (20 pen)
  • Date:2010-03-28
  • Kick-off:12:00
  • Venue:Turf Moor
  • Attendance:21546
  • Referee:Dean, M

Live Commentary

90mins

Full Time: BURNLEY 0-1 BLACKBURN. Dunn's first-half penalty won the game for the visitors. Olsson had a couple of chances to increase the lead but, in truth, Burnley just never did enough to trouble the Blackburn goal and get back in the game.

90mins

Duff brings down Olsson in the left corner of the pitch. Free-kick to Blackburn in an area where they'll now look to keep the ball. Yellow card for Duff.

90mins

Ellioot shoots from just inside the area, but Samba and Jones are both quick to close it down and when the ball rebounds to McDonald he fires well off target from 25 yards.

90mins

Fox cynically pulls Chimbonda down after the Blackburn man nicked the ball past him and looked to break forward into the Burnley half. Yellow card for the Burnley man.

90mins

There will be five minutes of added time for Burnley to try to salvage something from the game.

88mins

Eagles gets obsructed by Pedersen on the half-way line and Burnley pile bodies forward for the kick. They force a corner, but Blackburn deal with it comfortably and bring the ball clear.

87mins

The pressure is starting to mount as Blackburn look to have settled for what they have and Burnley are still trying to press forward.

85mins

Blackburn substitution: Chimbonda replaces Salgado for the final five minutes.

84mins

The stretcher has come on for Salgado who is still down. It looks like Chimbonda will be on shortly in his place.

82mins

Salgado goes down under pressure from Nugent and the Blackburn full-back stays down. It's one of those painful ones where Salgado has kicked through the studs of Nugent as he raised his boot to block the clearance.

81mins

Great cross by Fox from the left and Samba slides in and so nearly puts it into his own net, but the ball goes inches wide of the far post.

80mins

Eagles crosses again from the right, but this time the cross is too high and it goes beyond everyone in the centre.

79mins

Burnley take the free-kick quickly and Eagles earns Burnley a corner with a deflected cross. The home side are just trying to up the pressure here.

79mins

Givet goes in late on Eagles and he receives the yellow card.

77mins

Brown comes sliding out on the left side of the area to claim the ball ahead of Nugent, but the keeper slides outside of his area and handles. Somehow between the referee and his assistant they fail to see it and Burnley don't get the free-kick.

76mins

Elliott fouls Olsson just inside the Blackburn half on the left. It's his third or fourth foul of the game and he'll surely not get too many more chances before he goes into the book.

75mins

Half chance for di Santo with almost his first touch. Salgado fires a cross in from the right and di Santo comes rushing onto it, but can only head wide.

74mins

Blackburn substitution: Franco di Santo replaces Jason Roberts, who has worked hard and held the ball up well but seen little in the way of quality service.

73mins

Olsson turns inside on the his left and shoots low from the edge of the area to Jensen's right, but the Burnley keeper gets down well to make the save.

72mins

Burnley have kept at their task here, but they just haven't really threatened Blackburn's goal and what they can do to turn this game around in the next 20 minutes could determine whether they survive come the end of the season.

71mins

Burnley substitution: Final change of the match for Laws. On comes Eagles in place of Alexander.

70mins

Fletcher tees up Alexander 30 yards out. The crowd urges him to shoot but his effort drifts safely over.

69mins

Great chance for Olsson again but Jensen keeps Burnley in it. The ball is looped forward and finds him onside on the edge of the area. he controls and fires it goalwards, but it's at a nice height for the keeper and Jensen palms away strongly.

67mins

So nearly 2-0 and it looks like the ball may have crossed the line. Olsson turns and fires at goal from 12 yards. It ricochets down off the bar and very close to being over the line. Emerton follows up and heads wide and Burnley survive.

66mins

Pedersen goes down in a challenge with Alexander. It looks like both of them raised their boots to win the ball but Blackburn are awarded the free-kick. It's 35 yards out on the left and Pedersen will take.

65mins

Blackburn substitution: Here comes that change, with Diouf the man to be replaced by Emerton.

64mins

It looks like Emerton is receiving his instructions on the sidelines in preparation for his introduction to the action.

63mins

Blake tries to break for Burnley on the counter, but his first touch is really heavy and it allows Salgado to come across and nick the ball away from him.

62mins

Alexander tries his luck on the volley from 35 yards. It was ambitious to say the least and the ball bobbles harmlessly wide.

61mins

Pedersen plays in a lovely looking ball from the left towards Olsson. He gets slightly in front of the ball and his header ends up going away from goal, but the flag goes up anyway and Burnley have a free-kick.

59mins

Burnley substitution: Second change of the afternoon for Brian Laws and he brings on Robbie Blake in place of Paterson.

58mins

Fletcher gets the ball in the left channel. He creates space for the cross and whips it in left-footed, but too long and out for a goal-kick.

56mins

Mears goes in on Roberts and commits a needless foul in the left corner of the pitch with Roberts going nowhere.

55mins

Pedersen plays a straight free-kick into the penalty area from just inside the Burnley half. It looks like it should be simple catch for Jensen until Cort heads away from his own keeper as the two collide.

53mins

Paterson turns and shoots from the right corner of the area, but it goes straight at Brown and it's a comfortable save for the Blackburn keeper.

52mins

It's been a much livelier start to this second half for the home side and they look the ones on the front foot thus far.

51mins

Fletcher crosses from the left and Jones is forced to head clear to deny Paterson.

49mins

Alexander takes a quick free-kick and finds Mears inside the area beyond the Blackburn defence on the right, but his first touch isn't great and it allows Olsson the chance to get back and poke it behind for a corner.

48mins

N'Zonzi plays a weak back-pass to Brown and the Blackburn keeper has to be alert to come out and clear under pressure from Fletcher.

46mins

Elliott does well to create space for a cross on the right, but he doesn't wrap his foot around it and it goes away behind the goal for a goal-kick to the visitors.

46mins

Blackburn get this second half underway.

45mins

Half Time: BURNLEY 0-1 BLACKBURN. Dunn's penalty separates the side at the interval. It's been a quiet half for the home side and they've not created enough to suggest they can get back to in this game.

45mins

Corner to Burnley and this could be the last action of the first half.

45mins

Nugent and Salgado come head-to-head in the left attacking corner and the referee wants a word with both players.

45mins

Diouf takes a corner in-swinging from the left. Roberts gets to it three yards out but can only loop his header over.

45mins

There will be a minimum of two added minutes at the end of the first half.

44mins

Burnley substitution: Fox comes on in place of Jordan.

43mins

Burnley create their first real chance of the half. Alexander's free-kick on the left finds Cort unmarked at the far post. He chests it before guiding it towards the far post on the volley and it goes agonisingly wide for the home side.

42mins

Another half chance for Blackburn. Burnley allow Pedersen to throw it into Diouf's feet inside the area. He lays it back for Pedersen to cross and as the ball gets headed down Salgado has a chance to shoot from 8 yards but he puts it wide.

38mins

Elliott gets caught by Samba on the edge of the Blackburn penalty area as the Burnley man cuts inside him towards goal. It's a yellow card for the Blackburn man. Another six inches closer and it would have been a penalty too.

37mins

Hlaf chance for Blackburn, but Olsson makes a mess of it. N'Zonzi lifts the ball over the Burnley defence. Olsson gets to it in space on the right corner of the six yard, but he opts to go for a first time shot on the volley and misses his kick.

35mins

Olsson plays a dangerous looping ball forward which Roberts gets on the end of and controls well. He twists and turns on the edge of the area trying to make space for the shot, but he's crowded out and Burnley clear.

34mins

Elliott crosses right-footed from the left, but it goes straight into the arms of Brown.

33mins

Paterson lays the ball forward for Mears on the overlap down the right, but Jones comes across well with a sliding challenge to concede a corner.

31mins

Paterson mis-controls as the ball is played square across the back line to him and it goes out for a throw-in to Blackburn on the left at half-way. It's not been a good opening 30 minutes of this game for the hosts.

30mins

Diouf pressures Duff in the left attacking corner and Pedersen has another long throw-in opportunity. He tosses it into the penalty area, but Jensen collects.

28mins

Elliott sends in a really dangerous looking cross to the far post from the right, but Samba does well under pressure to head behind for a corner to Burnley.

24mins

Blackburn are starting to push on since the goal and you feel that a second goal at this stage might put the game beyond Burnley's reach.

23mins

Diouf takes the corner to the far post. Jones heads back into the centre and in the end the ball finds Pedersen who fires well over from 12 yards out on the volley.

22mins

Pedersen crosses from the left and earns a corner after a deflection off of Alexander.

21mins

Just having looked at the penalty decision again it doesn't look like Jensen has touched him and Olsson went to ground of his own accord.

20mins

BURNLEY 0-1 BLACKBURN: After much debate over the penalty, DUNN steps up to side-foot to Jensen's right sending the Burnley keeper the wrong way.

18mins

Dunn heads forward to Olsson, who is through on goal. He goes by Jensen and goes to ground and the referee points to the spot.

18mins

Duff challenges for a header over the top of Roberts who didn't appear to jump for the ball but the referee awards Blackburn a free-kick 25 yards out on the left. It's a poor low delivery again from Pedersen and Jensen is able to collect.

16mins

Olsson has the ball in the back of the net but the flag was up before he struck the ball and it won't count.

15mins

Clever reverse pass from Roberts who is allowed to turn to easily on the edge of the Burnley area. The pass almost finds the diagonal run of Olsson, but Jensen is out quickly to smother the ball.

14mins

Burnley win a free-kick on the left, 35 yards out for a foul on Nugent. Alxendar takes, but it only goes as far as Diouf on the edge of the area and he's able to head well clear.

13mins

Pedersen receives the ball in space 40 yards from goal, but he takes the shot early and his left foot effort is closer to troubling the top corner of the stand than the goal.

12mins

Pedersen angles a long diagonal free-kick from the half-way line towards N'Zonzi in the penalty area, but the cross is too firm and flies out for a goal-kick.

11mins

Fletcher nips in front of Jones to win the ball on the right wing for Burnley. He tries to lay it back for Elliott to cross, but the pass is under-hit and Blackburn come away with possession.

9mins

Dunn plays a ball forward from midfield into the right channel for Roberts, but the Blackburn striker had checked his run and the pass is made to look a poor one.

8mins

N'Zonzi bundles Fletcher over from behind and Burnley have a free-kick on the right 25 yards out. The ball is fired in at the near post looking for Cort, but Blackburn just manage to turn it behind for a corner.

6mins

Pedersen plays the ball in towards Olsson and he's brough down by Cort 25 yards out and central. It's a dangerous position for Blackburn, but again they drive the free-kick straight into the wall.

4mins

Pedersen's cross from the free-kick is poor and goes straight in to the wall. He picks up on the rebound and crosses first time towards Diouf, who has strayed offside.

3mins

Dunn cuts inside from the right and bursts towards the penalty area, but Elliott brings him down and Blackburn have a free-kick 35 yards out on the right.

1mins

It's a positive start for the home side, forcing Blackburn on the back foot from the kick off.

1mins

Burnley get this derby match underway.

0mins

In Burnley’s favour, Blackburn have failed to score in 12 games this season, with only Wolves failing to score on more occasions.

0mins

Burnley will be keen to keep a rare clean sheet today. Their last was in a 2-0 victory against Hull in October last year, a run of 22 games in all competitions. They’ve also not won a game when conceding first, losing 16 and drawing four.

0mins

Despite boasting a strong home record, however, Blackburn’s away record must be a real source of disappointment for Sam Allardyce. His side have won only once in 15 attempts on the road this season.

0mins

Blackburn will certainly come into the match as favourites. It’s been 31 years since Burnley beat their local rivals and Brian Laws’ side have won only once in the last 20 Premier League games.

0mins

There are 12 Lancashire derbies in all, but it’s this clash between two founder members of the Football League that is most fierce. Since Blackburn won the first clash 7-1 back in November 1888, they’ve won a further 36 in comparison to Burnley’s 33.

0mins

Blackburn 's midweek match winner David Dunn was a doubt before kick-off after picking up a knock in that game but he makes the starting line-up.

0mins

Fox and Carlisle return after missing out on the game against Wigan, but both only make the bench for the hosts.

0mins

Blackburn team line-up: Brown, Samba, Givet, Olsson, Salgado, Jones, Dunn, Pedersen, Nzonzi, Roberts, Diouf

0mins

Burnley team line-up: Jensen, Alexander, Duff, Mears, Cort, Jordan, McDonald, Elliott, Fletcher, Paterson, Nugent

Match Preview

Burnley and Blackburn Rovers will lock horns in a north-west derby clash at Turf Moor on Sunday afternoon.

The fierce rivalry between the two clubs is set to recommence with both going through mixed fortunes in this season's edition of the Premier League.

Brian Laws' Clarets are locked inside the relegation zone after a dismal run of results has seen them plummet down the table in recent times.

Just one win in 20 league fixtures has resulted in a swift drop and they are three points adrift of West Ham United, who occupy 17th position, the final place outside the bottom three.

Sam Allardyce's Rovers have found home comforts this season, collecting nine wins, five draws and just two defeats but it their away record that has hindered their progress.

They have won just one of their previous 20 fixtures on the road, picking up just six points this term, and with Burnley's home record keeping their heads above water for much of the campaign, they must take advantage of their rivals' away-day woes.

Blackburn grabbed an epic 3-2 victory against Burnley at Ewood Park back in October, despite Robbie Blake striking an early blow for the visitors.

His effort was soon cancelled out as David Dunn netted in the ninth minute.

Franco Di Santo and Pascal Chimbonda then handed Rovers a healthy first-half advantage and although Chris Eagles scored deep into injury time at the end of the match, it proved too little too late for Burnley.

Blackburn may welcome Gael Givet back into the first-team fold as he nears full-fitness from his groin strain.

Goalkeeper Paul Robinson (calf) and Lars Jacobsen (groin) could make a return in the middle of April.


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Match Report

A first-half penalty from midfielder David Dunn not only secured a 1-0 victory for Blackburn Rovers but almost certainly sent rivals Burnley back to the Championship.

Clarets manager Brian Laws named an unchanged team from the side that had lost to Wigan Athletic while Dunn shrugged off the injury he picked up in the midweek victory over Birmingham City to start.

The only goal of the game arrived from the penalty spot after referee Mike Dean had adjudged that Martin Olsson had been brought down by the legs of Burnley goalkeeper Brian Jensen.

Jensen was not even shown a yellow card for the offence but Dunn stepped up and confidently placed his penalty high to the goalkeeper's left.

At the other end of the pitch, Burnley's furious penalty claims were waved away after Wade Elliott was brought down right on the edge of the box by Christopher Samba.

The nearest Burnley came to an equaliser before the interval came from a quickly-taken Graham Alexander free-kick from which Leon Cort volleyed wide.

Burnley suffered a blow when left-back Stephen Jordan limped off to be replaced by Danny Fox.

Olsson had two striking opportunities in the second half, the first of which he was unfortunate to see a shot cannon off the underside of the crossbar. His next strike brought a fine save from Jensen.

Blackburn goalkeeper Jason Brown survived strong claims that he had carried the ball outside his penalty area but, despite plenty of possession, the home side struggled to create goalscoring opportunities in front of goal with the Rovers defence determined to protect their lead.

The nearest Burnley came to an equaliser came when substitute Fox made a fine overlapping run down the left but his teasing cross evaded strikers and defenders alike.

The result means that Sam Allardyce's team have completed the double over their East Lancashire rivals but for the Clarets it's now a case of one foot already in the Championship as their Premier League dream increasingly looks like lasting for only one season.

Burnley

Blackburn Rovers

Corners

72

Fouls

1513

Goal attempts

Shots off target

47

Offsides

16

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