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Burnley 1-1 Sheffield Wednesday

Burnley's Sam Vokes gave his side the lead against Sheffield Wednesday

Burnley dropped out of the Championship automatic promotion places as they were held to a draw by Sheffield Wednesday.

Striker Sam Vokes put the home side ahead when he collected a chipped Dean Marney pass and slotted past on-rushing goalkeeper Chris Kirkland.

But the lead lasted barely a minute as Chris Maguire fired in from close range after Burnley failed to clear a Connor Wickham free-kick.

Danny Ings had a chance to win it for the Clarets but his shot hit the post.

The result meant Burnley dropped to third, one point behind second-placed QPR and six points adrift of leaders Leicester.

A resurgent Sheffield Wednesday, meanwhile, extended their unbeaten run to seven games in all competitions.

The Owls had to withstand some early Burnley pressure, which included an Ings drive from distance that was tipped over by Kirkland.

Caolan Lavery shot wide for the visitors and Marney poked an effort wide under pressure at the other end.

Wickham had a long-range strike tipped around the post by Burnley keeper Tom Heaton before Vokes scored his 13th goal of the season to put Burnley ahead.

Almost immediately, Maguire drew the Owls level and only Heaton clawing away a deflected Lavery effort stopped the visitors taking the lead.

Wednesday thought they had been awarded a penalty 11 minutes from time but referee Stuart Atwell booked Maguire for a dive before Ings was denied by the woodwork.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche:

"It was one of those strange ones where we have been totally dominant from start to finish in virtually every level of the game.

"Other than the scoreline, I'm delighted with the performance - we had a plethora of chances. But at sometime in the season we will have to dig in and just get what you can.

"It was a poor goal for us to concede. We'd just scored and given away a soft free-kick which isn't like us and then we didn't deal with a ball into the box."

Sheffield Wednesday caretaker boss Stuart Gray:

"It's a difficult place to come.

"They were second in the league and a quality side, probably the hardest-working side we've played with two banks of four which close you down and work their socks off.

"The brief when I took over was to get us out of the bottom three, to keep clean sheets and to score goals, which I've done.

"Credit to the lads. Our game plan was to keep them [Vokes and Ings] quiet and we have done."

Line-ups

Burnley

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Heaton
  • 2Trippier
  • 3Lafferty
  • 8MarneyBooked at 87mins
  • 5Shackell
  • 4Duff
  • 26TreacySubstituted forBarnesat 82'minutes
  • 14Jones
  • 9Vokes
  • 10Ings
  • 37Arfield

Substitutes

  • 11Stanislas
  • 12Cisak
  • 15Edgar
  • 19Kightly
  • 22Stock
  • 28Long
  • 30Barnes

Sheff Wed

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Kirkland
  • 22Palmer
  • 19MattockBooked at 81mins
  • 6SemedoBooked at 64mins
  • 8Onyewu
  • 36Loovens
  • 18MaguireBooked at 78minsSubstituted forMcCabeat 90+3'minutes
  • 20Lee
  • 25LaverySubstituted forHelanat 83'minutes
  • 29WickhamBooked at 68mins
  • 10MaghomaSubstituted forNuhiuat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Johnson
  • 16McCabe
  • 17Helan
  • 26Martinez
  • 27McPhail
  • 32Llera
  • 34Nuhiu
Referee:
Stuart Attwell
Attendance:
13,735

Match Stats

Home TeamBurnleyAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home24
Away9
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home10
Away2
Fouls
Home6
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burnley 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burnley 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Chris Kirkland.

  4. Post update

    Attempt saved. Danny Ings (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Ashley Barnes with a cross.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Jeremy Helan (Sheffield Wednesday).

  6. Post update

    Tom Heaton (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Rhys McCabe replaces Chris Maguire.

  8. Post update

    Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Danny Ings (Burnley).

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Danny Ings (Burnley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dean Marney with a headed pass.

  11. Post update

    Danny Ings (Burnley) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Kieran Trippier (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Liam Palmer.

  14. Booking

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

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Danny Ings (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Michael Duff (Burnley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high following a corner.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Liam Palmer.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Jeremy Helan replaces Caolan Lavery.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Burnley. Ashley Barnes replaces Keith Treacy.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Connor Wickham (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Caolan Lavery.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Leicester26183547272057
2QPR26157431161552
3Burnley26149339201951
4Derby26145750341647
5Nottm Forest261111439261344
6Reading2611873930941
7Brighton2610973023739
8Blackburn2610793232037
9Middlesbrough269984133836
10Ipswich269983731636
11Wigan2510692826236
12Leeds26105113535035
13Huddersfield2697103531434
14Blackpool2688102533-832
15Watford2571083631531
16Bournemouth2687113245-1331
17Birmingham2678113032-229
18Bolton26610103142-1128
19Sheff Wed2551193233-126
20Millwall2667132750-2325
21Charlton2559112231-924
22Doncaster2666142243-2124
23Yeovil2555152138-1720
24Barnsley2548132342-1920
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