Danny Ings continued his goalscoring form as Burnley kept the pressure up on Championship leaders Leicester with a win at struggling Yeovil.

England Under-21 international Ings scored his 21st goal of the campaign to open the scoring at Huish Park.

His strike partner Sam Vokes doubled Burnley's advantage with a tap-in.

Kieffer Moore pulled a goal back for Yeovil with 10 minutes of the contest left, but they could not find an equaliser and remain in the drop zone.

Yeovil began brightly without really troubling Tom Heaton in the visitors' goal, but fell behind in the 19th minute to an unstoppable strike from Ings.

Danny Ings: Season-by-season

Bournemouth (2009-11)

2009-10: 1 game, 0 goals

2010-11: 28 games, 8 goals

Burnley (2011-present)

2011-12: 16 games, 3 goals

2012-13: 33 games, 3 goals

2013-14: 28 games, 21 goals

The ball broke to him 20 yards out and the striker, who was capped by England Under-21s in November, fired past Marek Stech.

The opener sparked Burnley into life and Ings continued to find pockets of space, showing why he has been linked with a move to the Premier League.

Former Bournemouth man Ings gave the Glovers a scare when he found space in the area and hooked the ball into the home terrace.

For the Somerset side it was was a first-half performance that was indicative of their season - comfortable in possession, but toothless up front.

The first real chance of the second half arrived just five minutes in when Keith Treacy's curled free-kick was turned round a post by Yeovil's Czech goalkeeper Stech.

Yeovil spurned the chance to equalise after 54 minutes when Joel Grant was sent through, but Michael Duff's flying tackle superbly denied the forward.

Burnley responded immediately when Vokes got ahead of his marker, but he turned his effort against a post.

The difference between the two sides was highlighted after an hour.

The hosts carved out the perfect opportunity to equalise when Luke Ayling's cross found Grant, whose header came back off the bar.

At the other end, Shane Duffy lingered on the ball, allowing Dean Marney to nip in and selflessly tee up Vokes for an easy close-range finish.

Burnley have signed Brighton striker Ashley Barnes to aid their promotion push but if Ings and Vokes continue to find the net the new man might be hard pushed to force his way into contention.

But Yeovil halved the deficit from an unlikely source in the 80th minute.

Moore was playing non-league football last season, but buoyed by his first professional goal in the FA Cup versus Leyton Orient, the substitute surged down the left wing and saw his cross-shot fly into the far corner.

Did you know?

Yeovil boss Gary Johnson was manager of the Latvian national team from 1999-2001 prior to his first spell in charge at Huish Park.

Yeovil poured forward in search of a late equaliser - sending keeper Stech up for set-pieces - but Burnley held firm.

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson:

"The difference was we made two bad mistakes, the top teams don't make those mistakes so that gifts strikers the goals.

"We had to work very hard to create our own opportunities and we certainly did create enough opportunities to come away with something.

"We are getting in there, we're not a million miles away. But it's not about the strikers, it's about the whole team.

"It takes us to get a punch on the nose before we start fighting, but we need to hit the opposition on the nose before they hit us."

Burnley manager Sean Dyche:

"There has been speculation ever since I have been here over our players, whether it's Danny Ings, Sam Vokes or Charlie Austin.

"There is naturally going to be interest when players are doing well. It's good that there are people interested but I don't envisage Danny leaving any time soon. Certainly not in January, but who knows what happens in the future - everybody has their price, even Cristiano Ronaldo.

"He is a Burnley player, he is playing well, enjoying his football and scoring goals.

"I thought we were good value for the three points today, some of the football that we were playing was excellent. Their keeper has made a few great saves, and we've hit the post."

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Yeovil Town

  • 01 Stech
  • 02 Ayling
  • 21 Davis
  • 04 Edwards
  • 05 Webster
  • 15 Duffy
  • 07 Dawson (Moore - 61' )
  • 31 Lundstram (Upson - 67' )
  • 23 Grant
  • 09 Hayter (Morgan - 74' )
  • 19 Ralls Booked

Substitutes

  • 03 McAllister
  • 08 Upson
  • 10 Foley
  • 13 Moore
  • 18 Lanzoni
  • 24 Dunn
  • 29 Morgan

Burnley

  • 01 Heaton
  • 02 Trippier
  • 03 Lafferty
  • 08 Marney
  • 04 Duff
  • 05 Shackell
  • 26 Treacy (Stanislas - 73' )
  • 14 Jones
  • 09 Vokes
  • 10 Ings (Barnes - 88' )
  • 37 Arfield

Substitutes

  • 11 Stanislas
  • 12 Cisak
  • 15 Edgar
  • 19 Kightly
  • 22 Stock
  • 28 Long
  • 30 Barnes
Ref: Steve Martin
Att: 6,293

Match Stats

Shots

15 19

On target

2 9

Corners

6 3

Fouls

13 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Yeovil Town 1, Burnley 2.

90:00 +5:30 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Yeovil Town 1, Burnley 2.

90:00 +4:32

Attempt missed. Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

90:00 +4:18

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Kieran Trippier.

90:00 +4:12

Attempt blocked. Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +3:22

Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +3:22

Foul by Jason Shackell (Burnley).

90:00 +2:58

Liam Davis (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +2:58

Foul by Sam Vokes (Burnley).

90:00 +1:04

Foul by Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town).

90:00 +1:04

Dean Marney (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +0:16

Foul by Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town).

90:00 +0:16

Jason Shackell (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:27

Foul by Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town).

89:27

Sam Vokes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:19

Attempt blocked. Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

88:08

Foul by Luke Ayling (Yeovil Town).

88:08

Ashley Barnes (Burnley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

87:28

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

87:13 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burnley. Ashley Barnes replaces Danny Ings.

85:33

Delay in match Jason Shackell (Burnley) because of an injury.

84:51

Foul by Adam Morgan (Yeovil Town).

84:51

Jason Shackell (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:52

Attempt missed. Edward Upson (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the right.

82:48

Attempt blocked. Edward Upson (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

82:23

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

81:46

Edward Upson (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81:46

Foul by David Jones (Burnley).

80:18

Attempt blocked. Junior Stanislas (Burnley) left footed shot from long range on the left is blocked. Assisted by Sam Vokes.

79:27 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Yeovil Town 1, Burnley 2. Kieffer Moore (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from long range on the left to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Liam Davis.

76:46

Attempt missed. Sam Vokes (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Dean Marney with a cross.

76:01

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Kieran Trippier.

75:56

Attempt saved. Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Edwards with a cross.

75:20

Attempt blocked. Junior Stanislas (Burnley) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is blocked.

74:43

Hand ball by Luke Ayling (Yeovil Town).

73:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Yeovil Town. Adam Morgan replaces James Hayter.

73:13

Foul by Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town).

73:13

Dean Marney (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burnley. Junior Stanislas replaces Keith Treacy.

69:37

Attempt saved. Sam Vokes (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Daniel Lafferty with a cross.

68:00

Attempt missed. Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Joe Edwards.

67:33

Attempt saved. Danny Ings (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

66:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Yeovil Town. Edward Upson replaces John Lundstram.

65:11

Attempt saved. Sam Vokes (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Ings with a cross.

63:31 Booking

Booking Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

63:17

Foul by Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town).

63:17

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

62:34

Byron Webster (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

62:34

Dangerous play by Sam Vokes (Burnley).

61:14 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Yeovil Town 0, Burnley 2. Sam Vokes (Burnley) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dean Marney.

60:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Yeovil Town. Kieffer Moore replaces Kevin Dawson.

59:49

Joel Grant (Yeovil Town) hits the bar with a header from the left side of the six yard box. Assisted by Luke Ayling with a cross.

59:19

Attempt blocked. Scott Arfield (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

57:29

Foul by James Hayter (Yeovil Town).

57:29

Dean Marney (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:50

Attempt missed. Sam Vokes (Burnley) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Scott Arfield with a cross.

56:29

Attempt saved. Scott Arfield (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Ings.

55:40

Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

55:40

Foul by Sam Vokes (Burnley).

54:40

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Michael Duff.

52:41

Foul by Byron Webster (Yeovil Town).

52:41

Sam Vokes (Burnley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

50:23

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Marek Stech.

50:19

Attempt saved. Keith Treacy (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

49:30

Foul by Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town).

49:30

Keith Treacy (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

46:43

Attempt blocked. Scott Arfield (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

45:55

Attempt missed. Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Liam Davis with a headed pass.

45:22

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Daniel Lafferty.

45:00

Second Half begins Yeovil Town 0, Burnley 1.

45:00 +1:01 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Yeovil Town 0, Burnley 1.

44:35

Attempt blocked. Liam Davis (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

42:28

Offside, Yeovil Town. Luke Ayling tries a through ball, but Joel Grant is caught offside.

41:56

Attempt missed. Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Joe Edwards.

41:38

Attempt saved. Sam Vokes (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Keith Treacy with a cross.

40:45

Foul by Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town).

40:45

Keith Treacy (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

39:17

Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

39:17

Foul by Michael Duff (Burnley).

34:04

Attempt missed. Keith Treacy (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sam Vokes.

32:02

Offside, Yeovil Town. John Lundstram tries a through ball, but Joel Grant is caught offside.

31:27

Attempt missed. Danny Ings (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Scott Arfield.

29:37

Attempt missed. Joe Edwards (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

29:13

Corner, Yeovil Town. Conceded by Dean Marney.

29:12

Attempt missed. Shane Duffy (Yeovil Town) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

28:16

James Hayter (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28:16

Foul by Michael Duff (Burnley).

21:28

Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

21:28

Foul by David Jones (Burnley).

20:00

Offside, Yeovil Town. Liam Davis tries a through ball, but Joel Grant is caught offside.

18:59 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Yeovil Town 0, Burnley 1. Danny Ings (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner.

16:21

Attempt saved. David Jones (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danny Ings.

13:08

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Kevin Dawson.

10:03

Attempt blocked. Scott Arfield (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Jones.

9:32

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Shane Duffy.

6:29

Attempt missed. Danny Ings (Burnley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross.

4:48

Attempt blocked. Joe Ralls (Yeovil Town) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Joel Grant.

3:37

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:37

Foul by Joel Grant (Yeovil Town).

1:09

Offside, Yeovil Town. Byron Webster tries a through ball, but Joel Grant is caught offside.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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