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Burnley 3-1 Sheffield Wednesday

David Jones scores Burnley's opening goal
David Jones put Burnley ahead from a free-kick after just seven minutes

Burnley picked up a third win in a row to move into the Championship top six after a hard-fought victory against Sheffield Wednesday.

David Jones put Burnley ahead early on with a free-kick past debutant Wednesday goalkeeper Joe Wildsmith.

Atdhe Nuhiu headed the visitors level from Daniel Pudil's delicate cross.

Matthew Taylor fired Burnley back in front in the second half before record signing Andre Gray scored his first goal for the club in stoppage time.

Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal made seven changes to the side which lost 3-1 against Middlesbrough before the international break.

Among them was 19-year-old keeper Wildsmith, whose first act was to pick Jones's unstoppable left-foot strike out of the net.

The Owls responded midway through the first-half with Nuhiu's first league goal of the season.

Fernando Forestieri saw a header cleared before the interval as Wednesday threatened to take the lead, whilst Gray went close to scoring on his home debut as Wildsmith pushed an effort behind for a corner.

Wednesday took their confidence into the second half and Forestieri was involved again, firing a shot inches over Tom Heaton's bar, but Burnley weathered the storm and made the visitors pay in the closing stages.

Taylor raced on to Gray's through ball to restore the lead, and then Gray sealed the points after he robbed defender Liam Palmer on the byline before cutting inside and driving into the net.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche:

"In the first half, I didn't think there was much in it.

"We had a couple of great chances, which we didn't capitalise on and in the first 20 minutes of the second half, I thought they were very good.

"They made us work for what we had and they got our organisation off kilter.

"Slowly but surely I could sense it. I thought we're getting back on top and a fine stand up from Andre Gray for Matty Taylor's goal and then the rawness that Andre's got is a powerful weapon and he goes after things that others maybe wouldn't."

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal:

"If you ask me if I'm happy with the draw, probably I would say I'm a little upset with the draw.

"But the reality is that we lost a match that we played very well and we created a lot of chances.

"I believe everyone in the stadium, in a big period of the second half, was waiting for the second goal of Sheffield Wednesday. But this is football.

"The quality of the game was very good. We missed some chances so we must do better in efficiency and of course we must correct the defensive mistakes that we did and we can't do these kind of defensive mistakes."

Burnley players celebrate David Jones's opening goal
Burnley players congratulate David Jones on his goal from a free-kick
Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Joe Wildsmith
Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Joe Wildsmith shows his delight at Atdhe Nuhiu's equaliser
Burnley manager Sean Dyche
Burnley manager Sean Dyche applauds the home fans at the final whistle

Line-ups

Burnley

  • 1Heaton
  • 27Darikwa
  • 4Duff
  • 5Keane
  • 6Mee
  • 21Boyd
  • 14Jones
  • 37Arfield
  • 11KightlySubstituted forTaylorat 62'minutes
  • 9VokesSubstituted forHenningsat 77'minutes
  • 7GraySubstituted forLongat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Lowton
  • 15Taylor
  • 18Hennings
  • 22Gilks
  • 23Ward
  • 24Long
  • 34Anderson

Sheff Wed

  • 28Wildsmith
  • 2Palmer
  • 15Lees
  • 5Loovens
  • 36Pudil
  • 20Lee
  • 4HutchinsonBooked at 89mins
  • 33WallaceSubstituted forMatiasat 76'minutes
  • 45Forestieri
  • 41BannanBooked at 80minsSubstituted forLucas Joãoat 81'minutes
  • 9Nuhiu

Substitutes

  • 3Turner
  • 6Semedo
  • 7Matias
  • 17Helan
  • 18Lucas João
  • 21López
  • 34Price
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
17,277

Match Stats

Home TeamBurnleyAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home12
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burnley 3, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burnley 3, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Burnley. Chris Long replaces Andre Gray.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

  5. Post update

    Rouwen Hennings (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Rouwen Hennings (Burnley).

  8. Goal!

    Goal! Burnley 3, Sheffield Wednesday 1. Andre Gray (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

  9. Post update

    Attempt saved. Andre Gray (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Tendayi Darikwa with a cross.

  10. Booking

    Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday).

  12. Post update

    George Boyd (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Michael Keane (Burnley).

  15. Post update

    Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Liam Palmer.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Atdhe Nuhiu.

  17. Post update

    Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Matthew Taylor (Burnley).

  19. Post update

    Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Tom Lees.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Lucas João replaces Barry Bannan.