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Championship: Burnley 2-0 Rotherham United

Sam Vokes sent Lee Camp the wrong way from the penalty spot
Sam Vokes scored his ninth goal of the season for Burnley

Goals from Sam Vokes and Scott Arfield sealed a Championship victory for Burnley to extend Neil Warnock's wait for a first win as Rotherham boss.

The success put the Clarets second, with Middlesbrough not in action and Brighton thrashed 4-1 by Cardiff City.

Vokes gave them the lead from the spot in the first half after debutant Lloyd Doyley brought down George Boyd.

Rotherham frustrated the hosts for much of the game but Arfield ended lingering fightback hopes with a late second.

Joe Newell had the Millers' best chance in a rare raid forward, but failed to beat goalkeeper Tom Heaton from close range.

Sean Dyche's side dominated but did not fully capitalise on the chances that came their way, with Andre Gray's header brushing the crossbar and goalkeeper Lee Camp making good saves from Boyd and Stephen Ward to keep the score down.

Burnley are now unbeaten in nine Championship games, but the size of Warnock's task in dragging Rotherham out of danger was evident as they mustered just one shot on target at Turf Moor.

The defeat left the visitors third from bottom and five points adrift of MK Dons, the team immediately above them.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche:

"It was hard work. Neil (Warnock) being Neil has got a new group and has got a bit of fervour to them. They came here, I imagine, with no expectation and tried to play on that.

"They broke the game up and it was a disjointed game. But as ever, I like the fact we can win games in different ways.

"We have won it outrightly with the chances with have made, we have deserved victory."

Rotherham manager Neil Warnock:

"I am really happy, they can't be too down.

"You don't play Burnley every week. We have got some tough games but teams that we will play against will have some tough games.

"We are looking forward to the challenge."

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Line-ups

Burnley

  • 1Heaton
  • 2Lowton
  • 5KeaneSubstituted forTarkowskiat 32'minutes
  • 6MeeBooked at 68mins
  • 23Ward
  • 21BoydSubstituted forTaylorat 90'minutes
  • 14Jones
  • 13Barton
  • 37Arfield
  • 9Vokes
  • 7GrayBooked at 64minsSubstituted forHenningsat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Kightly
  • 15Taylor
  • 17Robinson
  • 18Hennings
  • 20Ulvestad
  • 26Tarkowski
  • 27Darikwa

Rotherham

  • 1Camp
  • 15Halford
  • 34DoyleySubstituted forBestat 72'minutes
  • 5Broadfoot
  • 16Richardson
  • 14BurkeBooked at 20minsSubstituted forShinnieat 45'minutes
  • 11Green
  • 33SmallwoodBooked at 85mins
  • 22Newell
  • 9WardSubstituted forWardat 38'minutes
  • 19Clarke-Harris

Substitutes

  • 4Collins
  • 7Thomas
  • 17Ward
  • 24Shinnie
  • 27Derbyshire
  • 30Kenny
  • 50Best
Referee:
Tim Robinson
Attendance:
15,849

Match Stats

Home TeamBurnleyAway TeamRotherham
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home17
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burnley 2, Rotherham United 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burnley 2, Rotherham United 0.

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Greg Halford (Rotherham United).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Vokes (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Stephen Ward with a cross.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Burnley. Matthew Taylor replaces George Boyd.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Burnley. Rouwen Hennings replaces Andre Gray.

  8. Post update

    Stephen Ward (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United).

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Burnley 2, Rotherham United 0. Scott Arfield (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Andre Gray.

  11. Booking

    Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United).

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Richard Smallwood (Rotherham United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  15. Post update

    Foul by George Boyd (Burnley).

  16. Post update

    Jonson Clarke-Harris (Rotherham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Scott Arfield (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephen Ward with a cross.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sam Vokes (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. George Boyd (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andre Gray with a cross.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Joe Newell (Rotherham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jonson Clarke-Harris.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hull31186747192860
2Burnley321611550262459
3Middlesbrough30177639162358
4Brighton32151254134757
5Derby321412643281554
6Sheff Wed321411749341553
7Cardiff32121374234849
8Birmingham3113993830848
9Ipswich3113994039148
10Preston32111293029145
11Nottm Forest31101293127442
12QPR32913103839-140
13Wolves321010124043-340
14Brentford32117144351-840
15Huddersfield32108144344-138
16Reading31910123333037
17Leeds31813102934-537
18Fulham32811135053-335
19Blackburn30713102827134
20Bristol City32810142948-1934
21MK Dons3287172544-1931
22Rotherham3275203657-2126
23Bolton32413153153-2225
24Charlton32510172659-3325
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