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David Norris fires in a goal from just outside the area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Burnley 0-1 Portsmouth.
Free kick awarded for a foul by George Thorne on Ben Mee. Kieran Trippier takes the indirect free kick.
Corner taken by Kieran Trippier from the left by-line.
Charlie Austin takes a shot. Save by Lee Grant.
Handball decision goes against Erik Huseklepp. Lee Grant takes the indirect free kick.
Effort from just outside the box by Martin Paterson goes over the bar.
The official flags Dave Kitson offside. Kieran Trippier takes the indirect free kick.
Dave Kitson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kieran Trippier. Lee Grant takes the indirect free kick.
Dave Kitson takes a shot. Blocked by Joel Ward.
Corner taken left-footed by Ross Wallace, clearance by Dave Kitson.
Charlie Austin produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.
David Norris has an effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.
Foul by Chris McCann on Dave Kitson, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Hayden Mullins.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dave Kitson by Michael Duff. Dave Kitson takes the free kick.
Shot from long distance by David Norris goes wide of the left-hand post.
Charlie Austin comes on in place of Sam Vokes.
Shot from just outside the box by Jay Rodriguez misses to the left of the target.
Corner taken by David Norris.
Unfair challenge on Dave Kitson by Michael Duff results in a free kick. David Norris restarts play with the free kick.
Ben Mee takes has a header from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Kieran Trippier.
Chris McCann takes a shot. Jason Pearce gets a block in.
Unfair challenge on Kieran Trippier by Jason Pearce results in a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Ross Wallace, Joe Mattock makes a clearance.
Corner taken by Ross Wallace from the right by-line.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Erik Huseklepp by Ross Wallace. Free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.
Ross Wallace produces a left-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.
Junior Stanislas leaves the field to be replaced by Martin Paterson.
Jason Pearce has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.
Inswinging corner taken by David Norris.
Greg Halford takes a shot. Blocked by Ben Mee.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by David Norris from the left by-line.
Erik Huseklepp has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the goal.
Corner taken by Ross Wallace from the right by-line, Dave Kitson manages to make a clearance.
Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Michael Duff.
Chris McCann takes a shot. Stephen Henderson gets a block in.
The referee gives a free kick against Dave Kitson for handball. Michael Duff takes the indirect free kick.
Hayden Mullins challenges Chris McCann unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Ross Wallace.
Kieran Trippier challenges Dave Kitson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Stephen Henderson.
Ben Mee gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dave Kitson. Greg Halford restarts play with the free kick.
David Norris takes a shot. Blocked by David Edgar.
Unfair challenge on Junior Stanislas by Joe Mattock results in a free kick. Joe Mattock is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Ross Wallace restarts play with the free kick.
Header from deep inside the area by Dave Kitson goes harmlessly over the crossbar.
Dave Kitson fouled by Ross Wallace, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by David Norris.
George Thorne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marvin Bartley. Indirect free kick taken by Kieran Trippier, Joel Ward delivers the ball, Dave Kitson manages to make a clearance.
Unfair challenge on Michael Duff by Dave Kitson results in a free kick. Lee Grant restarts play with the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by David Norris, clearance by Sam Vokes.
David Norris takes a shot. Blocked by Kieran Trippier.
George Thorne produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.
Erik Huseklepp fouled by Chris McCann, the ref awards a free kick. Greg Halford restarts play with the free kick.
Sam Vokes takes a shot. Jason Pearce gets a block in.
Ross Wallace takes a shot. Blocked by Ricardo Rocha.
Hayden Mullins takes a shot. Save by Lee Grant.
Foul by Dave Kitson on Chris McCann, free kick awarded. Dave Kitson goes into the referee's book. Lee Grant restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Dave Kitson by Chris McCann results in a free kick. Dave Kitson takes the indirect free kick.
(Portsmouth) makes a substitution, with Erik Huseklepp coming on for Luke Varney.
Luke Varney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lee Grant. Free kick taken by Lee Grant.
Dave Kitson challenges Ross Wallace unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Lee Grant.
Outswinging corner taken by David Norris, Sam Vokes makes a clearance.
Dave Kitson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ben Mee. Ben Mee takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Varney by Michael Duff. Free kick taken by Jason Pearce.
Chris McCann has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide right of the target.
Hayden Mullins concedes a free kick for a foul on Marvin Bartley. Free kick taken by Kieran Trippier.
David Norris takes a shot. Save made by Lee Grant.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dave Kitson by Michael Duff. Jason Pearce restarts play with the free kick.
Foul by Ben Mee on Joel Ward, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by David Norris.
Duo back for Clarets
Strike duo Martin Paterson and Charlie Austin are back in contention for Burnley's npower Championship clash with Portsmouth.
Paterson has been absent since suffering a thigh injury on the opening day of the season, while Austin dislocated his left shoulder in the 2-1 defeat to Leeds at Turf Moor last month.
But both came through a behind-closed-doors friendly against Crewe in midweek, with Paterson opening the scoring and Austin completing 90 minutes.
It is unlikely that either will be able to dislodge top-scorer Jay Rodriguez or earn a start ahead of on-loan Wolves striker Sam Vokes, who boasts goals in each of the last two matches.
Vokes' winner after coming off the bench at West Ham sealed the Clarets' third consecutive league victory, arresting a previous slide of four straight defeats.
Goalkeeper Brian Jensen remains on the sidelines after a setback in his recovery from a groin problem and will not be available until the new year.
Portsmouth skipper Liam Lawrence could return for the trip.
The Republic of Ireland international has been sidelined for a month with an ankle injury but is back in training and, despite suffering a minor setback late last week, hopes to be in contention.
Fellow midfielder Hayden Mullins is expected to be fit despite coming off against Coventry last weekend as a precaution with an ankle knock.
Striker Luke Varney came on for Mullins against the Sky Blues after making a speedy recovery from a hamstring problem and he could now reclaim his spot alongside Dave Kitson in attack.
Veteran defender Hermann Hreidarsson is fit again after a recent Achilles problem and pushing for a return to the squad.
Norris late show downs Clarets
David Norris struck in injury time to give Portsmouth back-to-back victories and a first triumph on their travels since March with a 1-0 win over Burnley.
While at Ipswich last season, Norris scored home and away against Burnley, and he proved to be a thorn in the Clarets' side once more.
In the 78th minute, the 30-year-old attacking midfielder missed a good opportunity to claim the points from Greg Halford's cross, but he made amends 45 seconds into time added on by smashing a left-footed shot into the bottom corner from 20 yards to settle a scrappy contest.
Despite heading into the game looking for a fourth consecutive win, Burnley were strangely subdued in a first half where the visitors were the better side.
Luke Varney failed to convert a close-range opportunity in the third minute, before a collision with Clarets goalkeeper Lee Grant resulted in a rejected penalty appeal and an early end to the forward's afternoon through injury.
Eddie Howe's home side performed with greater authority after the interval and skipper Chris McCann passed up their two best opportunities, while a pair of rasping long-range efforts from Ross Wallace were narrowly off target.
Portsmouth almost took an early lead when Grant parried Norris's shot into the path of Varney, but the former Charlton man was unable to make a clean contact and Kieran Tripper hacked clear.
Varney escaped the attentions of Burnley's defence after a quarter of an hour and lobbed goalwards before colliding with Grant, but as the Pompey attacker lay prone on the floor, referee Steve Rushton signalled for a home free kick.
Two periods of treatment followed and Varney eventually made way for Erik Huseklepp - the man he replaced in Michael Appleton's starting line-up - after 20 minutes.
Burnley looked nothing like a side on a run of three straight wins as they struggled to retain possession and Grant gathered at the second attempt following a drive from Hayden Mullins.
Portsmouth striker Dave Kitson got his head to a Norris' free kick three minutes from the end of a disappointing, disjointed first half, but his effort looped over.
Ross Wallace drilled a 47th minute free-kick wide as Burnley enjoyed their first attempt on goal, before Clarets strike duo Sam Vokes and Jay Rodriguez combined well to engineer a chance for midfielder McCann and Pompey keeper Stephen Henderson tipped over.
The visitors responded with a sweeping move after 56 minutes, which resulted in Huseklepp angling a volley past the post from inside the area.
Shortly before the hour Burnley forward Martin Paterson came off the bench for his first action since suffering a thigh injury in the opening game of the season.
The 24-year-old's first contribution was to lay off Vokes' knockdown to Wallace, and the Scotland winger aimed a stinging 30-yard half volley narrowly past the upright.
McCann headed wide in the 67th minute as a quickly-taken corner caught Henderson napping, but Portsmouth soon made their presence felt at the other end when Huseklepp drilled across the six yard box and David Edgar scrambled to safety.
Norris prodded Halford's cross wide with 12 minutes to play, although he redeemed himself in style at the death.
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