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 After a draw and a loss in succession, United will look to hit top form again when they take on Lancashire side Burnley tomorrow.
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Burnley, who have recently employed Brian Laws as their new manager, will be attempting to repeat their shock 1-0 win in August but that won’t be easy. Form away from Turf Moor has been their Achilles heel – they’ve not won on their travels in the league all season. And having not won anywhere, home or away, in the last nine league games, they look to be …

Pompey came out 2-0 winners against Burnley in a game which was, in truth, dire from beginning to end.
After a lacklustre first half, which saw the home side booed off the pitch, Portsmouth took the lead through some great link-up play involving Kanu and Hermann Hreidarsson. The Icelandic stalwart then shot low past ‘keeper Brian Jensen to the relief of the home crowd.
Moments earlier, Portsmouth’s backup ‘keeper Asmir Begovic was forced in to two fine saves from the Burnley forward line, proving why he’s ahead of fellow goalkeeper Jamie Ashdown …

Manchester City continued their slow run of form witha fifth consecutive draw as Burnley deservedly picked up their first away point of the season.
The pressure is certainly mounting on City manager Mark Hughes to get City back on track for the top four, as Burnley seemed to have more desire and heart than his side. Questions remain over expensive acquisitions like Joleon Lescott after yet another poor display. Mark Hughes will surely know 5 draws,with no disrespect intended, against teams like Burnley, Birmingham and Fulham is not good enough for …

When the fixture list was released on the 17th June, it wasn’t exactly the ideal start for Burnley’s first ever Premier League campaign.
Stoke away it read. After the memorable Wembley win and the euphoria that followed, Stoke away was hardly the most anticipated fixture amongst the claret and blue faithful, it barely felt as though we had left the Championship.
Then the second fixture of the season was released, Manchester United at home. Brilliant, thats more like it! The fixtures carried on coming, Everton at home followed, then a trip to …

Accrington Stanley v Burnley
 
A late Steven Thompson goal rescued Burnley as they drew 2-2 with neighbours Accrington Stanley.
 
Despite the relatively short distance between these two Lancashire neighbours this has been little more than an annual summer friendly.
 
Burnley’s status as Premier League new boys gave an extra edge to the fixture played on Tuesday.
 
Accrington Stanley were hosting the Clarets just 36 hours after Owen Coyles had returned from their 10-day tour of Western America.
 
Jet-lag and a heavy pitch contributed to the slow start at the Crown Ground with the match …

Graham Alexander’s last gasp penalty gave the Clarets the tightest of leads in the first leg of the championhip playoffs.

The Scots fourth goal from the penalty spot in three games was enough for Burnley to win the game, despite being second best throughout and never really creating the kinds of chances they have done in previous games.
Owen Coyle had to make two changes to the side that started against Bristol City, after Loanee Rhys Williams went back to Middlesbrough, and Wade Elliot failed a late fitness test. The Burnley manager made two like for like changes, …

 

 

At 5.20 tonight Burnley and Reading will battle it out for a place at Wembley.
Burnley manager Owen Coyle must find a replacement right-back after loanee Rhys Williams returned to his parent club Middlesbrough this week after Burnley’s appeal to extend the loan failed, Micheal Duff is likely to replace him in a like for like swap.
Two of Burnley’s main players this season face late fitness tests after centre-back Clarke Carlisle and winger Wade Elliot both picked up knocks in the Clarets emphatic 4-0 win against Bristol City last Sunday.
For Reading, Kevin Doyle …

Burnley made sure of a playoff place yesterday after an impressive win against Bristol City ensured a top 6th finish.
A penalty brace from Graham Alexander and a goal each from Elliot and Gudjonson secured a big win for the Clarets in a game where Burnley knew a win would secure that precious playoff place.
Beforehand the Clarets were lying in 6th place, two points above local rivals Preston in 7th, and one point behind Cardiff City  in 5th, which meant that even if Burnley lost they could still clinch 6th place provided Preston lost.
Burnley made no changes to …

The plan was simple, seal Southamptons fate whilst ensuring our very own playoff place.
But unfortunately Burnley could only only stick to half the deal as the draw means that The Saints will play their football in league one on minus ten next season, but The Clarets will have to wait until the final game before they can cement that playoff place.
The Saints were playing for next season and desperately needed a win if they were to bounce straight back, and that was definetly reflected in the atmosphere
as the home fans …

Despite Southampton being relegated on Thursday thanks to a points deduction, both teams have everything to play for down on the south coast tomorrow.
A win for Burnley will guarantee them a place in this seasons championship playoffs, while if The Saints don’t get maximum points from this game, then they will start next season on minus ten points.
Burnley have no new injury worries, and will assess the fitness of striker Steven Thompson, who has missed all six games after attaining an ankle injury in the 5-0 win against Nottingham Forest.
Southampton will …