Burnley moved five points clear in second place in the Championship as they beat fellow promotion hopefuls Derby County to extend their unbeaten run in the league to 11 matches.

David Jones's brilliant looping volley gave the hosts a deserved lead.

Derby's Chris Martin was sent off controversially for a second booking after he was adjudged to have dived.

Dean Marney doubled the lead from close range midway through the second half as Derby fell to a first defeat in eight.

Fortress Turf Moor

Burnley are the only team in the Championship to still be unbeaten in the league at home this season

Going into the match two points ahead of their third-placed visitors, Burnley knew victory would put them in pole position to finish in the top two and earn automatic promotion to the Premier League.

And, despite being unfancied by many this season, they again showed their steely resilience at the back and flair going forward.

Burnley, unchanged for the sixth straight match, enjoyed much of the early possession but struggled to create many chances of note, until Jones's intervention.

The former Wolves, Wigan and Blackburn midfielder had the ball flicked up to him on the edge of the area by Danny Ings, following Michael Kightly's foray down the left, and his dipping volley looped over goalkeeper Lee Grant and into the net.

Derby went into the match unbeaten in seven games, winning the past three, but were second best for much of the first half as Sean Dyche's Clarets controlled proceedings.

And they were left with an even bigger task just before half-time when striker Martin was adjudged to have dived under Kieran Trippier's challenge and was shown a second yellow card.

Derby were furious at a decision which appeared harsh, especially as Craig Forsyth fired the loose ball into the net after the whistle had blown, but they could have few complaints about trailing at the break.

Premier League bound?

Burnley are unbeaten in their past 11 games in the Championship, winning five. Their last league defeat was on Boxing Day, 1-0 at Middlesbrough

The Rams, buoyed by what they saw as an injustice, came out a different side after the break and were denied an equaliser as Tom Heaton grabbed Conor Sammon's deflected strike at the second attempt.

Chelsea loanee Patrick Bamford, on as a second-half substitute, then shot over the bar but Marney secured victory for Burnley when he netted from close range after Ings's effort was blocked.

Derby County manager Steve McClaren says Chris Martin should have been awarded a penalty rather than sent off: "I've looked at it over and over and it's a penalty.

"There's slight contact and Chris Martin has slipped because of the contact. His leg has been taken away, it wasn't a dive.

"First thing was he (the referee) hasn't given the penalty which was wrong and then he gave him the yellow card for diving, which is wrong again."

Burnley boss Sean Dyche: "I thought in the first half we were very good again. There was a real quality feel about us as a side. We shifted the ball well and created chances.

"You don't always get what you deserve but I felt we deserved at half-time to be up in the game.

"I think it is fair to say that you'd be (disappointed with the sending off) but the boy Martin has been involved in five or six incidents before then and the ref has had to book him. He could have been booked before that."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Burnley

  • 01 Heaton
  • 02 Trippier
  • 06 Mee Booked
  • 08 Marney Booked
  • 04 Duff
  • 05 Shackell
  • 37 Arfield (Stanislas - 87' )
  • 14 Jones
  • 10 Ings (Barnes - 80' )
  • 09 Vokes
  • 19 Kightly (Wallace - 64' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Wallace
  • 11 Stanislas
  • 12 Cisak
  • 15 Edgar
  • 26 Treacy
  • 28 Long
  • 30 Barnes

Derby County

  • 01 Grant
  • 33 Wisdom
  • 03 Forsyth
  • 08 Hendrick
  • 06 Keogh
  • 25 Buxton
  • 11 Russell (Sammon - 45' )
  • 14 Eustace (Bryson - 72' )
  • 09 Martin Dismissed after an earlier booking
  • 19 Hughes Booked
  • 32 Dawkins (Bamford - 61' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Bryson
  • 10 Ward
  • 18 Sammon
  • 26 Legzdins
  • 27 Whitbread
  • 34 Thorne
  • 35 Bamford
Ref: Robert Madley
Att: 17,285

Match Stats

Shots

13 15

On target

3 3

Corners

5 3

Fouls

10 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Burnley 2, Derby County 0.

90:00 +4:19 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Burnley 2, Derby County 0.

90:00 +4:12

Attempt missed. Richard Keogh (Derby County) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jeff Hendrick with a cross following a corner.

90:00 +3:53

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

90:00 +3:51

Attempt blocked. Patrick Bamford (Derby County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jeff Hendrick.

90:00 +1:29

Attempt blocked. Patrick Bamford (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

90:00 +0:30 Booking

Booking Ben Mee (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

90:00 +0:21

Patrick Bamford (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +0:21

Foul by Ben Mee (Burnley).

87:21

Attempt missed. Sam Vokes (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ross Wallace.

86:56

Foul by Jake Buxton (Derby County).

86:56

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

86:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burnley. Junior Stanislas replaces Scott Arfield.

84:57

Will Hughes (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:57

Foul by David Jones (Burnley).

82:51

Attempt missed. Dean Marney (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by David Jones.

80:49

Attempt missed. Craig Forsyth (Derby County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

79:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burnley. Ashley Barnes replaces Danny Ings.

79:20 Booking

Booking Dean Marney (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

79:11

Patrick Bamford (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

79:11

Foul by Dean Marney (Burnley).

76:48

Craig Bryson (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

76:48

Foul by Scott Arfield (Burnley).

74:09

Offside, Burnley. Ross Wallace tries a through ball, but Danny Ings is caught offside.

73:29

Attempt missed. Jake Buxton (Derby County) header from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

73:10

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Scott Arfield.

72:40

Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Ben Mee.

72:33

Attempt blocked. Craig Bryson (Derby County) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

71:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Derby County. Craig Bryson replaces John Eustace.

71:10

Attempt missed. Conor Sammon (Derby County) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Patrick Bamford.

70:12

Attempt blocked. Patrick Bamford (Derby County) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Conor Sammon.

69:41

Craig Forsyth (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

69:41

Foul by Danny Ings (Burnley).

69:00

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Richard Keogh.

68:59

Attempt blocked. Sam Vokes (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross.

67:16 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Burnley 2, Derby County 0. Dean Marney (Burnley) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner following a corner.

67:12

Attempt blocked. Danny Ings (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Jones with a cross.

66:41

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Richard Keogh.

65:55

Attempt saved. Patrick Bamford (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Craig Forsyth.

63:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burnley. Ross Wallace replaces Michael Kightly.

63:02

Attempt missed. Patrick Bamford (Derby County) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high.

61:24

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

60:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Derby County. Patrick Bamford replaces Simon Dawkins.

60:34

Delay in match Craig Forsyth (Derby County) because of an injury.

59:58

Attempt blocked. Danny Ings (Burnley) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by David Jones.

58:09

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

55:20

Attempt missed. Jeff Hendrick (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Richard Keogh.

50:31

Attempt saved. Simon Dawkins (Derby County) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by John Eustace.

49:01

Attempt saved. Conor Sammon (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Will Hughes.

46:44 Booking

Booking Will Hughes (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

46:39

Foul by Will Hughes (Derby County).

46:39

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

45:46

John Eustace (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:46

Foul by Danny Ings (Burnley).

45:00

Second Half begins Burnley 1, Derby County 0.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Derby County. Conor Sammon replaces Johnny Russell.

45:00 +3:01 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Burnley 1, Derby County 0.

45:00 +1:01

Craig Forsyth (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +1:01

Foul by Scott Arfield (Burnley).

44:25

Attempt saved. Michael Kightly (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Sam Vokes with a through ball.

42:48 Dismissal

Dismissal Second yellow card to Chris Martin (Derby County).

42:43

Chris Martin (Derby County) has gone down, but that's a dive.

41:40

Johnny Russell (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:40

Foul by Michael Kightly (Burnley).

39:09

Attempt blocked. Johnny Russell (Derby County) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is blocked. Assisted by Will Hughes.

36:38

Chris Martin (Derby County) wins a free kick on the right wing.

36:38

Foul by Michael Kightly (Burnley).

35:31

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

34:35

Delay in match Kieran Trippier (Burnley) because of an injury.

33:48

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

33:48

Foul by Simon Dawkins (Derby County).

32:06

Attempt blocked. Will Hughes (Derby County) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

28:45 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Burnley 1, Derby County 0. David Jones (Burnley) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Danny Ings.

27:46

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Jake Buxton.

22:08

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Craig Forsyth.

22:07

Attempt blocked. Dean Marney (Burnley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a through ball.

21:46

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

20:42

Danny Ings (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

20:42

Foul by Jake Buxton (Derby County).

19:11 Booking

Booking Chris Martin (Derby County) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

18:44

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

18:44

Foul by Chris Martin (Derby County).

17:21

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Andre Wisdom.

12:32

Attempt blocked. Sam Vokes (Burnley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Ings.

10:50

Foul by Chris Martin (Derby County).

10:50

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

5:14

Attempt missed. Danny Ings (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Dean Marney.

4:17

Foul by Will Hughes (Derby County).

4:17

Dean Marney (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

2:28

Will Hughes (Derby County) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:28

Foul by Michael Kightly (Burnley).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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