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Burnley 0-0 Ipswich Town

Ben Mee
Mee was adjudged to have fouled in the box when he found the net with a header

Promotion contenders Burnley and Ipswich failed to capitalise on defeat for second-placed Derby as they played out a goalless draw at Turf Moor.

The Rams, who lost to Championship leaders Middlesbrough, remain six points clear of Sean Dyche's side and seven clear of Town.

The Clarets thought they had taken the lead just before half-time but Ben Mee's header was ruled out for a foul.

Andre Gray also went close with a couple of shots for the hosts.

Ryan Fraser and Freddie Sears both had decent chances for Mick McCarthy's Ipswich side in a game lacking excitement.

Fraser's chance came early in the game, when he fired just wide with a ferocious shot after a driving run.

Gray then went close at the other end when he fired just wide after being found in the box by Michael Kightly.

Five minutes before the break the Clarets thought they had gone ahead when Mee headed into the net but the goal was disallowed as he was adjudged to have fouled his marker.

Gray had another good opportunity to open the scoring immediately after the restart when he latched on to Sam Vokes' flick-on but he fired straight at Dean Gerken from a tight angle.

Kightly also went close when he fired just over following a teasing run before Freddie Sears broke into the box at the other end but his shot was blocked by Michael Keane.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche:

"It was a tight game. We've had the best chance, and then a couple of maybe better chances, but it was a tight affair against a side who've just won five on the trot away from home.

"We did well with all the first balls, second contact, the ugly side of the game. But coming off two 4-0 wins and getting another clean sheet - that side of the game is pleasing.

"I didn't think it was a foul for Ben Mee's goal, and it doesn't look like it on the monitor afterwards."

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy:

"I think it was a great game, it was a tough game. The marker was made on the very first challenge and it continued until the 90th minute.

"It was two teams who were really competitive, neither were going to give an inch.

"There weren't a lot of chances, two or three shots Tom Heaton's had to save, but they've gone straight down his neck. I'd take a 0-0 draw, I think it is probably fair."

Line-ups

Burnley

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Heaton
  • 2LowtonBooked at 59mins
  • 5Keane
  • 6Mee
  • 23Ward
  • 37ArfieldSubstituted forTaylorat 89'minutes
  • 13BartonBooked at 90mins
  • 14Jones
  • 11KightlySubstituted forBoydat 70'minutes
  • 9Vokes
  • 7GraySubstituted forHenningsat 89'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Duff
  • 15Taylor
  • 18Hennings
  • 20Ulvestad
  • 21Boyd
  • 22Gilks
  • 27Darikwa

Ipswich

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Gerken
  • 4Chambers
  • 5Smith
  • 6Berra
  • 3Knudsen
  • 19Hyam
  • 17BruSubstituted forPitmanat 64'minutes
  • 8Skuse
  • 20Sears
  • 9MurphySubstituted forVarneyat 73'minutes
  • 14FraserSubstituted forOarat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Parr
  • 7Maitland-Niles
  • 11Pitman
  • 15Oar
  • 21Malarczyk
  • 33Bialkowski
  • 42Varney
Referee:
Peter Bankes
Attendance:
16,307

Match Stats

Home TeamBurnleyAway TeamIpswich
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home8
Away14
Shots on Target
Home1
Away3
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home10
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burnley 0, Ipswich Town 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burnley 0, Ipswich Town 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Rouwen Hennings (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Sam Vokes with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Christophe Berra (Ipswich Town).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Booking

    Joey Barton (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Tommy Oar (Ipswich Town) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Joey Barton (Burnley).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Burnley. Rouwen Hennings replaces Andre Gray.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Burnley. Matthew Taylor replaces Scott Arfield.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Sam Vokes.

  12. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tommy Oar with a cross.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Ipswich Town. Conceded by Michael Keane.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Luke Chambers (Ipswich Town).

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Tommy Smith (Ipswich Town).

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Offside, Burnley. Ben Mee tries a through ball, but Andre Gray is caught offside.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Luke Varney (Ipswich Town).

  20. Post update

    Joey Barton (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.