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Accrington Stanley 1-0 Burnley (AET)

Matty Pearson
Matty Pearson joined from non-league side Halifax last season

Matty Pearson scored a winner late in extra time for League Two's Accrington as they knocked out Premier League Burnley in the EFL Cup second round.

In a first competitive meeting between the two since 1893, fourth-tier Stanley beat a Premier League club for the first time in their history.

Pearson drilled home when the Clarets failed to clear a long cross.

Clarets substitutes Andre Gray and Scott Arfield both saw efforts well saved in extra time.

Stanley will now travel to West Ham's new Olympic Stadium home in round three.

Four top-flight sides have been knocked out in the second round, with Burnley joining Middlesbrough, West Brom and Watford in exiting the competition.

Accrington beat Bradford 11-10 on penalties in the last round but had won just one league game so far this season - now they will face West Ham at the London Stadium in round three.

Sam Vokes was the only player who survived 10 changes from Clarets boss Sean Dyche, who handed four full debuts including on-loan Liverpool full-back John Flanagan, winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson, goalkeeper Nick Pope and midfielder Aiden O'Neill.

Andre Gray replaced Vokes in the second half in his first appearance since being charged by the Football Association for misconduct over homophobic posts he made on Twitter in 2012.

Accrington boss John Coleman:

"It will be nice to go there [West Ham], it will be difficult. I'd have preferred Northampton at home.

"It's good for my family because my son-in-law is a West Ham fan and is trying to bring my two grandsons up as Hammers. There will be divided loyalties in our house. The acid test will be what top the two grandsons are having.

"It will generate some finance and it will help towards the playing side of it.

"If we want to compete with everyone else in our league we need more finance into the playing budget.

"We're not going to live beyond our means and I wouldn't encourage them to live beyond their means. This will be a massive boost for us."

Burnley manager Sean Dyche:

"I was really pleased with the performance in general.

"We created enough chances to certainly win. In cup games you always get a team who find a chance and they found probably two.

"The main thing I'm really pleased about is that one of my young players Aiden O'Neill didn't come away with a broken leg.

"I've seen a ridiculous challenge which is a red card immediately. There's a two-footed tackle in the second half let go. I'm amazed by the referee but that's part and parcel of the game."



Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 1Parish
  • 30DonacienBooked at 120mins
  • 5Beckles
  • 3Hughes
  • 2Pearson
  • 27O'SullivanSubstituted forDaviesat 101'minutes
  • 18Hewitt
  • 28ConneelyBooked at 38mins
  • 11McConville
  • 10McCartanBooked at 16minsSubstituted forBocoat 68'minutes
  • 29KeeSubstituted forLaceyat 84'minutes


  • 4Davies
  • 12Jones
  • 14Boco
  • 16Héry
  • 17Lacey
  • 20Chapman
  • 26Sykes


Formation 4-4-2

  • 29Pope
  • 27Darikwa
  • 28Long
  • 26Tarkowski
  • 4Flanagan
  • 25Berg Gudmundsson
  • 20UlvestadBooked at 79mins
  • 41O'Neill
  • 11KightlySubstituted forArfieldat 81'minutes
  • 9VokesBooked at 31minsSubstituted forGrayat 67'minutes
  • 19JutkiewiczSubstituted forBoydat 105'minutes


  • 3Lafferty
  • 7Gray
  • 17Robinson
  • 21Boyd
  • 34Anderson
  • 37Arfield
  • 46Massanka
Tony Harrington

Match Stats

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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Burnley 0.

  2. Post update

    Second Half Extra Time ends, Accrington Stanley 1, Burnley 0.

  3. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  4. Post update

    Delay in match Paddy Lacey (Accrington Stanley) because of an injury.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Nick Pope (Burnley).

  6. Post update

    Paddy Lacey (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Booking

    Janoi Donacien (Accrington Stanley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Aiden O'Neill (Burnley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Janoi Donacien (Accrington Stanley).

  10. Goal!

    Goal! Accrington Stanley 1, Burnley 0. Matty Pearson (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner following a set piece situation.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Omar Beckles (Accrington Stanley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sean McConville with a cross.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Tendayi Darikwa (Burnley).

  13. Post update

    Sean McConville (Accrington Stanley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Offside, Accrington Stanley. Matty Pearson tries a through ball, but Paddy Lacey is caught offside.

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Fredrik Ulvestad (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  16. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aiden O'Neill (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Johann Berg Gudmundsson.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Matty Pearson.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Andre Gray (Burnley) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jon Flanagan.

  19. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  20. Post update

    Delay in match Mark Hughes (Accrington Stanley) because of an injury.

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