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Live Reporting

By Ian Woodcock and Phil Shepka

All times stated are UK

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  1. Burnley 0-0 Blackburn

    Almost straight away Andre Gray has a sight of goal when a Blackburn clearance falls into his path, but the assistant referee flags for offside as Gray scoops the ball over the net.


    Burnley 0-0 Blackburn

    We are under way at a sellout Turf Moor as Burnley seek to go back to the top of the Championship, while Blackburn hope to end a run of five straight east Lancashire derby defeats.

  3. Bristol City 0-1 Cardiff City

    The hosts have responded pretty well to going a goal down.

    Bobby Reid goes down under the challenge of Lee Peltier but the referee says no penalty, much to Bristol City boss Lee Johnson's disgust.

  4. Listen to the game

    If you find yourself in Lancashire today, you can not only follow this wonderful live text commentary, but also listen to the game on your radio.

    Sadly, because of contractual obligations, we cannot bring you the game online, but why not tune into BBC Radio Lancashire if you can?

  5. Blackburn line-up

    Burnley v Blackburn (12:30 GMT)

    Last time out Blackburn defeated Championship promotion hopefuls Middlesbrough 2-1 at Ewood Park, so it's no surprise Paul Lambert sticks with largely the same side.

    His only change is bringing Elliott Bennett in for Tony Watt.

    Blackburn: Steele, Marshall, Duffy, Hanley (c), Spurr, Lenihan, Grimes, Akpan, J. Gomez, Bennett, Graham.  

  6. GOAL Bristol City 0-1 Cardiff City (Immers)

    It's advantage Cardiff in the Severnside derby.

    Joe Ralls works his way into the area and his low cross is tucked away by Feyenoord loanee Lex Immers.

    That's the Dutchman's third goal for the club.

  7. Burnley line-up

    Burnley v Blackburn (12:30 GMT)

    Sean Dyche has stayed pretty consistent with his team selection for most of this season, and makes only one change for today's match.

    Defender Michael Keane returns after concussion, and replaces James Tarkowski in the Clarets' back four.

    Burnley XI: Heaton, Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward, Boyd, Jones, Barton, Arfield, Vokes, Gray.

  8. Bristol City 0-0 Cardiff City

    Still no goals but there's been a little bit of goalmouth action at least.

    Cardiff's on-loan striker Lex Immers has blazed a volley over from a Lee Peltier cross.

    We're still waiting for a shot on target.

  9. Get involved #bbcfootball

    BBC Sport's Karen Fazackerley is at the ground today, and has spotted this message directed to the Blackburn fans...

    But what if this guy wanted to get in to watch?

    The Mask
  10. Burnley hoodoo

    Burnley v Blackburn (12:30 GMT)

    Burnley extended their unbeaten run in the east Lancashire derby to five games earlier this season through Scott Arfield's strike.

    Scott Arfield

    It's fair to say Blackburn want revenge.

    “The kitman doesn’t let anyone leave not knowing what it’s about," Blackburn defender Grant Hanley told BBC Radio Lancashire:

    “I’m desperate to win one of these as I’ve lost a couple and drew a couple so I don’t know what that winning feeling is like.”

  11. Championship catch-up

    Middlesbrough v Wolves

    Today's Championship match at Turf Moor not only has meteoric significance in Lancashire, but also has pretty heavy implications in the race for the Premier League riches.

    Sean Dyche's Clarets can regain top spot with victory over 16th-placed Rovers, having been overtaken by Middlesborough following the Teessiders' 2-1 win over Wolves on Friday night.

    Gaston Ramirez's two goals helped secure Boro's win. For all you Mike Bassett fans out there, I guarantee there weren't three cheers in Lancashire.

  12. Bristol City 0-0 Cardiff City

    Quiet opening few minutes here but the visitors have settled the quicker of the two teams.

    The Bluebirds have lost just one of their last eight Championship games.

  13. The Lancs Nou Camp?

    Burnley v Blackburn (12:30 GMT)

    Burnley v Blackburn shirt

    Let's turn our attention to Turf Moor for a second. To those outside east Lancashire this might just seem like any other game.

    But this shirt from a fan outside Turf Moor today aptly sums up the mood of supporters going into the match.

    “You can see how much it means to the fans building up to it the whole week before," Burnley full-back Matthew Lowton told BBC Radio Lancashire.

    “Especially when you live around the area you see people on the streets and at work talking about it, so it’s massive for the fans you know that."

  14. KICK-OFF

    Bristol City v Cardiff City

    We're up and running at a sold out Ashton Gate as Cardiff City get us under way.

  15. Team news

    Bristol City v Cardiff City (12:00 GMT)

    Bristol City boss Lee Johnson names the same XI that started last Saturday's 2-1 win at Nottingham Forest.

    Meanwhile, Cardiff recall veteran midfielder Peter Whittingham. He takes the place of Aron Gunnarsson after recovering from a calf problem.

    The Robins could move up two places to 17th with a win while the Bluebirds would go seventh, one point behind sixth-placed Sheffield Wednesday, if they take all three points back to Wales.

    Bristol City XI: O'Donnell, Little, Flint, Baker, Golbourne, Pack, Bryan, Freeman, Reid, Tomlin, Kodjia.

    Cardiff City XI: Marshall, Peltier, Ecuele Manga, Connolly, Malone, Lawrence, O'Keefe, Ralls, Whittingham, Pilkington, Immers.

  16. Last time out

    Bristol City v Cardiff City (12:00 GMT)

    We'll be hoping for a slightly more exciting encounter than the one these pair served up earlier in the season.

    October's meeting produced a sum total of zero goals and only one booking...

    Hopefully, today's game provides us with a bit more to talk about.

    Cardiff City v Bristol City
  17. Three's the magic number...

    It's funny how the football fixtures computer throws up three big derbies on the same weekend.

    You've probably heard that today in the Premier League, Arsenal travel to Tottenham in a match with huge importance in the race for the Premier League title.

    But sneak a little look down the fixtures sheet and you'll find two matches that mean more than your standard game to the fans of the four clubs.

    Bristol City host Cardiff in the 'Battle of the Severn Bridge', while Championship leaders Burnley play host to a 'Lancashire Hotpot' against Blackburn.