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Burnley 4-1 Derby County

By Phil CartwrightBBC Sport
Andre Gray
Andre Gray has scored 15 goals for Burnley this season, with 13 of them coming at Turf Moor

Burnley scored three times in 12 second-half minutes to go third in the Championship and extend Derby's winless period to five league games.

Derby's Richard Keogh headed Matt Lowton's cross into his own net on 29 minutes but Jacob Butterfield replied with a 20-yard volley within a minute.

Andre Gray and Sam Vokes both scored penalties before Scott Arfield's shot deflected in off Jason Shackell.

Burnley trail Middlesbrough in second by four points, with Derby fifth.

Relive Burnley's 4-1 win over Derby

The Rams have taken only two points from their last five league games, although they perhaps did not deserve to lose by such a hefty margin to one of their main rivals for automatic promotion.

Chris Martin and Tom Ince forced saves from Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton before Keogh's own goal, and they had another good period of pressure after Butterfield's well-taken equaliser.

However, they were undone by a period of poor defending which saw them concede two penalties in four minutes after half-time.

Keogh tripped Gray who was jinking inside the six-yard box, allowing the Championship's leading scorer to net his 17th goal of the season, before ex-Burnley captain Shackell handled a right-wing cross and Vokes duly converted the resulting spot-kick.

On his return to Turf Moor, Shackell's evening was made worse when Arfield's low effort looped off his foot and over Scott Carson into the net.

While Derby are faltering, the Clarets are growing into genuine top-two contenders. Their manager Sean Dyche was able to select an unchanged starting line-up for the fifth game in a row, while they have scored 12 goals and let in just two during a three-game winning sequence in the Championship.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche: "We have to stay strong now. Some of our football was excellent in the second half, there was some real quality out there.

"Don't forget Derby are a very good side, but I'm delighted because now we've started scoring from all over the pitch and that does make a difference.

"Margins are tight at the top of the division, but we just have to keep working hard and keep scoring like that."

Derby head coach Paul Clement: "Things were looking positive at half-time, but that four or five-minute period in the second half proved costly for us.

"I'm not an idiot, though. We've lost 4-1 and we have to do better.

"That's been the difference - what happened in the two penalty areas. They defended theirs well and we didn't. I've no complaints about the penalty decisions.

"It's just been a night to forget."

Line-ups

Burnley

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Heaton
  • 2Lowton
  • 5Keane
  • 6Mee
  • 23Ward
  • 21Boyd
  • 14Jones
  • 13Barton
  • 37Arfield
  • 9VokesSubstituted forMarneyat 89'minutes
  • 7GraySubstituted forHenningsat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Duff
  • 8Marney
  • 11Kightly
  • 15Taylor
  • 18Hennings
  • 27Darikwa
  • 40Nizic

Derby

Formation 4-3-3

  • 17Carson
  • 2Christie
  • 6Keogh
  • 14ShackellBooked at 57mins
  • 37Warnock
  • 18Butterfield
  • 34Thorne
  • 15JohnsonBooked at 68minsSubstituted forCamaraat 69'minutes
  • 23InceSubstituted forRussellat 79'minutes
  • 9Martin
  • 22BlackmanSubstituted forBrysonat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Grant
  • 4Bryson
  • 8Hendrick
  • 11Russell
  • 12Baird
  • 20Camara
  • 32Shotton
Referee:
Michael Oliver
Attendance:
15,214

Match Stats

Home TeamBurnleyAway TeamDerby
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home9
Away15
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away11
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burnley 4, Derby County 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burnley 4, Derby County 1.

  3. Post update

    Stephen Warnock (Derby County) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Joey Barton (Burnley).

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Chris Martin (Derby County) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Cyrus Christie.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Michael Keane.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Derby County. Conceded by Ben Mee.

  8. Post update

    Foul by George Thorne (Derby County).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Burnley. Dean Marney replaces Sam Vokes.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Derby County. Craig Bryson replaces Nick Blackman.

  12. Post update

    Foul by George Thorne (Derby County).

  13. Post update

    Rouwen Hennings (Burnley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Burnley. Rouwen Hennings replaces Andre Gray because of an injury.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Derby County. Johnny Russell replaces Tom Ince.

  17. Post update

    Delay in match Andre Gray (Burnley) because of an injury.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Andre Gray (Burnley) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. David Jones (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sam Vokes.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Scott Carson.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Monday 25th January 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull28175645182756
2Middlesbrough27174637142355
3Burnley28149546252151
4Brighton28131143428650
5Derby281310539251449
6Sheff Wed281210642311146
7Birmingham2813783728946
8Ipswich2812973735245
9Cardiff28101173531441
10Brentford28116114140139
11Nottm Forest2891183025538
12Wolves28108103738-138
13Reading2898113231135
14QPR2881193535035
15Preston2881192527-235
16Leeds2881192832-435
17Huddersfield2888123739-232
18Blackburn2761292424030
19Fulham28610124348-528
20MK Dons2875162341-1826
21Rotherham2874173449-1525
22Bristol City2859142447-2324
23Charlton2849152254-3221
24Bolton28311142446-2220
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