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Burnley 1-0 Nottingham Forest

Sean Dyche
Sean Dyche has guided Burnley to three wins in their last four games

Sam Vokes scored his 10th goal of the season to earn victory over Nottingham Forest and keep Burnley in second place in the Championship table.

A resolute rearguard and some fine goalkeeping from Dorus de Vries kept Forest level in the first half.

And despite improving after the break, they trailed when Vokes anticipated a clever Andre Gray dummy and swept the ball in.

Forest pressed late on but the hosts held on without too much alarm.

The Reds struggled to create opportunities throughout against a defence which has now not conceded a goal in winning three of their last four games.

And only Hull's victory at Ipswich prevented Burnley from going top of the table.

They had to be patient after finding De Vries in fine form to deny David Jones, Gray and Vokes in the first period.

Forest could have gone ahead after the break but Jamie Ward shot over when well placed.

And, after Vokes scored from close range after 68 minutes, Burnley were able to close out victory.

Dorus de Vries makes a save for Nottingham Forest against Burnley
Dorus de Vries made a number of fine saves for Forest in the first half

Burnley manager Sean Dyche:

"We've been going strong down the leagues since I got my own group together.

"There's a fantastic mind-set, physicality, belief in what we do. We train right all the time, deliver right all the time.

"I have absolute faith in my group getting stronger and stronger.

"The stats now are as strong as they've been all season, physically. I've got no reason to over-think it."

Line-ups

Burnley

  • 1Heaton
  • 2Lowton
  • 26Tarkowski
  • 6Mee
  • 23Ward
  • 21Boyd
  • 14Jones
  • 13Barton
  • 37Arfield
  • 9Vokes
  • 7Gray

Substitutes

  • 11Kightly
  • 15Taylor
  • 17Robinson
  • 18Hennings
  • 20Ulvestad
  • 27Darikwa
  • 28Long

Nottm Forest

  • 1de Vries
  • 2Lichaj
  • 5Mills
  • 4Mancienne
  • 3JokicBooked at 42mins
  • 32TescheSubstituted forCohenat 81'minutes
  • 22Gardner
  • 24VaughanSubstituted forBlackstockat 74'minutes
  • 19Ward
  • 17Oliveira
  • 38OsbornSubstituted forGrantat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Wilson
  • 8Cohen
  • 23Blackstock
  • 25Hobbs
  • 26Evtimov
  • 29O'Grady
  • 37Grant
Referee:
Andy Madley
Attendance:
15,517

Match Stats

Home TeamBurnleyAway TeamNottm Forest
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home14
Away8
Shots on Target
Home4
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Burnley 1, Nottingham Forest 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burnley 1, Nottingham Forest 0.

Scott Arfield (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest).

Foul by Ben Mee (Burnley).

Nélson Oliveira (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Chris Cohen (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sam Vokes (Burnley).

Attempt missed. Jamie Ward (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left following a set piece situation.

Gary Gardner (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Joey Barton (Burnley).

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Bojan Jokic.

Attempt blocked. Gary Gardner (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Nélson Oliveira (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by David Jones (Burnley).

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Jorge Grant replaces Ben Osborn.

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Chris Cohen replaces Robert Tesche.

Attempt missed. Robert Tesche (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt blocked. Nélson Oliveira (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Eric Lichaj.

Attempt blocked. Andre Gray (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Dexter Blackstock (Nottingham Forest).

Stephen Ward (Burnley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Robert Tesche (Nottingham Forest).

Joey Barton (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Robert Tesche (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Scott Arfield (Burnley).

Substitution

Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Dexter Blackstock replaces David Vaughan.

Attempt missed. Andre Gray (Burnley) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Sam Vokes with a headed pass.

Foul by Matt Mills (Nottingham Forest).

Andre Gray (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. George Boyd (Burnley) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Sam Vokes with a headed pass.

Goal!

Goal! Burnley 1, Nottingham Forest 0. Sam Vokes (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stephen Ward.

Attempt missed. Jamie Ward (Nottingham Forest) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Ben Mee.

Foul by Eric Lichaj (Nottingham Forest).

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

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by George Boyd.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Stephen Ward.

Corner, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Ben Mee.

Foul by George Boyd (Burnley).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull32196748192963
2Burnley331711551262562
3Middlesbrough31187642172561
4Brighton331612545341160
5Sheff Wed331412750351554
6Derby321412643281554
7Birmingham3214993930951
8Cardiff33121384337649
9Preston33121293230248
10Ipswich32139104040048
11Brentford33127144651-543
12Nottm Forest321012103128342
13QPR33914103940-141
14Reading321010123433140
15Wolves331010134046-640
16Huddersfield33109144445-139
17Leeds32814103035-538
18Fulham33812135154-336
19Blackburn30713102827134
20Bristol City33810152952-2334
21MK Dons3388172645-1932
22Rotherham3375213658-2226
23Bolton33413163154-2325
24Charlton33510182761-3425
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