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Effort from outside the penalty area by Radoslaw Majewski goes wide left of the goal.
Foul by Wes Morgan on Dean Marney, free kick awarded. Booking for Wes Morgan. Direct free kick taken by Graham Alexander.
Chris Iwelumo leaves the field to be replaced by Steven Thompson.
Ross Wallace takes a corner.
Chris Iwelumo is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Graham Alexander. Radoslaw Majewski on for Guy Moussi.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wade Elliott by Paul McKenna. Graham Alexander restarts play with the free kick, Chris Iwelumo takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp.
Jay Rodriguez on for Martin Paterson.
Foul by Daniel Fox on Chris Gunter, free kick awarded. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.
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 net.
Chris Cohen fouled by Tyrone Mears, the ref awards a free kick. Tyrone Mears is cautioned. Paul McKenna delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.
Paul Anderson is brought on as a substitute for Dexter Blackstock.
The offside flag is raised against Chris Iwelumo. Wes Morgan restarts play with the free kick.
Close range header by Dexter Blackstock goes over the crossbar.
Daniel Fox challenges Chris Cohen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Cohen restarts play with the free kick.
Ross Wallace takes a shot. Luke Chambers gets a block in.
Dexter Blackstock is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Clarke Carlisle restarts play with the free kick. Dean Marney produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
Robert Earnshaw has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Foul by Graham Alexander on Nathan Tyson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Chris Cohen.
Daniel Fox fouled by Chris Cohen, the ref awards a free kick. Graham Alexander crosses the ball in from the free kick, Foul by Chris Iwelumo on Wes Morgan, free kick awarded. Lee Camp takes the free kick.
Nathan Tyson produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Wes Morgan on Martin Paterson. Wade Elliott fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Corner taken by Wade Elliott. Clarke Carlisle takes a shot. Save by Lee Camp. Save by Lee Camp.
Martin Paterson concedes a free kick for a foul on Kelvin Wilson. Direct free kick taken by Lee Camp.
The assistant referee signals for offside against Dexter Blackstock. Brian Jensen takes the direct free kick.
Robert Earnshaw fouled by Wade Elliott, the ref awards a free kick. Chris Cohen takes the free kick.
Martin Paterson concedes a free kick for a foul on Ryan Bertrand. Lee Camp restarts play with the free kick.
Dexter Blackstock is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Brian Jensen.
Chris Iwelumo finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. Burnley 1-0 Nottm Forest.Wade Elliott provided the assist for the goal.
Luke Chambers replaces Kelvin Wilson.
Graham Alexander takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Andre Bikey takes a shot. Ross Wallace takes a inswinging corner. Unfair challenge on Guy Moussi by Andre Bikey results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Lee Camp. Save made by Lee Camp.
Guy Moussi concedes a free kick for a foul on Clarke Carlisle. Graham Alexander crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.
The referee gives a free kick against Robert Earnshaw for handball. Direct free kick taken by Brian Jensen.
Unfair challenge on Dean Marney by Wes Morgan results in a free kick. Graham Alexander restarts play with the free kick. Shot by Daniel Fox from outside the area goes high over the crossbar. Clarke Carlisle comes on in place of Michael Duff.
Nathan Tyson delivers the ball.
Martin Paterson challenges Ryan Bertrand unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul McKenna delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing.
Robert Earnshaw produces a shot from just outside the box that bounces off the post.
Ross Wallace takes a shot. Lee Camp makes a save.
Paul McKenna concedes a free kick for a foul on Ross Wallace. Free kick taken by Brian Jensen.
Chris Cohen is ruled offside. Brian Jensen takes the direct free kick.
Foul by Andre Bikey on Dexter Blackstock, free kick awarded. Kelvin Wilson takes the free kick.
Chris Gunter concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Fox. Brian Jensen restarts play with the free kick.
Shot by Robert Earnshaw from outside the box goes high over the target.
Chris Iwelumo gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kelvin Wilson. Free kick taken by Lee Camp.
The match begins.
It is the end of the first-half.
The second half kicks off.
The match has reached full-time.
McCann to sit out Forest clashBurnley midfielder Chris McCann is set to miss the home clash with Nottingham Forest but four new players could be handed debuts.McCann is to see a specialist next week about the niggling knee injury problem that has curtailed his pre-season.McCann, who missed a large chunk of last season with two knee injuries, is currently undergoing treatment for a knock sustained during the Clarets` tour to Singapore.He has been out of action since and boss Brian Laws is keen to get a second opinion on the problem.McCann's absence aside, Laws has four new signings at his disposal in Chris Iwelumo, Ross Wallace, Dean Marney and Lee Grant.Laws told Press Association Sport: "Everyone apart from Chris McCann is fit and available and vying for a place in the team."Ryan Bertrand is set to make his debut for Forest.The 21-year-old, signed on a six-month loan deal from Chelsea on Thursday, is likely to go straight into the starting line-up and solve Forest`s problematic left-back slot.With Julian Bennett still not match-fit following 20 months out with a career-threatening knee injury, midfielder Chris Cohen was poised to fill in at left-back.Boss Billy Davies has several minor injury worries but the Scot hopes key defenders Wes Morgan and Kelvin Wilson, captain Paul McKenna and fellow midfielder Paul Anderson and striker Dexter Blackstock will all be fit.David McGoldrick will be a definite absentee after the striker suffered a shoulder injury in a freak accident last month.
Clarets up and running
Chris Iwelumo marked his Burnley debut with the winning goal as the Clarets began life outside the Premier League with a 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest.
The Scotland international, who was a summer signing from Wolves, headed home on the stroke of half-time to ensure a winning start for Brian Laws' men.
Forest, who were beaten play-off semi-finalists last term, had opportunities to level with Nathan Tyson guilty of wasting their best opportunity, while Robert Earnshaw hit the post.
It was just the start that Laws will have been looking for after last season's relegation and he will be hoping that it kick-starts a promotion push.
Billy Davies will be keen for his side not to repeat their disappointing away form that dogged the latter part of last season, where they did not win any of their final 11 fixtures on the road.
Laws handed debuts to Ross Wallace, Iwelumo and Dean Marney, though goalkeeper Lee Grant had to be content with a place on the bench.
Forest named loan signing Ryan Bertrand in their starting line-up and they made the better start as they knocked the ball around confidently.
Striker Earnshaw had already gone close with a long-distance effort before he went even closer to giving his side the lead in the 23rd minute.
The 29-year-old picked up a loose ball on the edge of the area and created space for himself before unleashing a low shot which beat Brian Jensen, but rebounded back off the upright.
Forest were on top and they wasted another opportunity when Tyson broke clear, but with two team-mates well placed in the centre, the striker over-hit his pass.
The hosts finally stirred as the first half wore on and created a couple of decent chances.
Wallace whipped in a dangerous across which just evaded Iwelumo and Andre Bikey had a header hacked away by Forest's Chris Cohen.
And the momentum which Burnley had built paid dividends on the stroke of the interval as they took the lead with a fine goal.
The dangerous Wade Elliott advanced down the right and after a neat interchange with Martin Paterson he delivered an inviting cross for Iwelumo, who finished in emphatic style with a diving header.
Laws' men began the second half as they had ended the first and could have doubled their lead but Clarke Carlisle's header was kept out by Lee Camp.
Forest searched for a way back into the game and Tyson was guilty of wasting a glorious chance to level.
Earnshaw did well to create space and slip his strike partner in, but with the goal at his mercy, Tyson could only fire high and wide.
The game became an end-to-end affair and Burnley continued to look dangerous, with Marney heading over Wallace's cross.
Davies' men continued to push, though, and Dexter Blackstock should have done better when he headed Chris Gunter's cross over the bar.
But it was Burnley that created the better chances in the latter stages with Iwelumo and Marney again going close, but Iwelumo's first-half strike proved the decisive moment.
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