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Burnley 1 Bournemouth 1

9 November 2013

Burnley 1 Bournemouth 1

DANNY Ings struck to salvage a point for the Clarets against his former club – just as Bournemouth looked set to stage a smash and grab raid.

The Cherries led through Tokelo Rantie’s first goal for the club after the Clarets had dominated the opening half.

And as Burnley pressed for the equaliser deep into the second half, Ings struck against his ex-employee, heading home his 14th goal of the season after being set-up by Jason Shackell's nod down.

Ings reacted first beat a hesitant Camp with a brave header inside the six-yard box to deny Eddie Howe on his Turf Moor return, extend the unbeaten run to 11 games and keep the Clarets two points clear at the summit.

Burnley made one change, with Dean Marney returning in central midfield and David Edgar dropping to the bench.

And following an impeccable one minute silence and rendition of the Lat Post to commemorate Remembrance Day at Turf Moor, it was the visitors, spearheaded by Rantie, who could have opened the scoring within two minutes.

The lively South African, a £2.6m signing form Malmo, raced through the heart of the hosts' defence and fired over just as the claret shirts closed in.

Brett Pitman’s shot then looped up off a defender’s boot, forcing Tom Heaton into evasive action as he tipped the dipping ball over his own crossbar.

But the Clarets were soon on the attack as the die for the day was cast, and from David Jones whipped free kick, Vokes headed narrowly over on the run.

With the 10 minute mark approaching, Jones was again the provider with a wonderful ball out to the left for Kightly, who skipped infield and drilled a low shot straight into the arms of Lee Camp.

And as Jones again picked out his man with a magnificent cross from a short corner, Jason Shackell was close to opening the scoring with a towering header that was acrobatically cleared by Pitman on the near post.

Vokes had another sight of goal as Burnley now turned up the heat, only to be denied by another great block, this time by Steve Cook.

But the Clarets were getting closer by the minute and when the returning Marney forced Camp into a nervy parry with a stinging drive from 30 yards, Vokes bundled the loose ball wide.

However, the half time break came at the wrong time for the Clarets and it was the Cherries who struck first in stunning fashion five minutes after the restart.

Rantie picked up a loose ball 25 yards out and his sensational first time rising drive was past Heaton before the Clarets’ keeper could move.

Dyche’s response was to replace Kightly with Keith Treacy on the hour mark - and the Irishman almost made an immediate impact with a far post header that Camp grabbed under the watchful eye of Vokes.

And the Welshman was agonisingly close to the leveller as the three-quarter mark approached, taking Ings’ clipped pass in his stride and seeing his shot deflect off Eunan O’Kane and Camp’s outstretched glove before striking the foot of the post.

Moments later, appeals for a penalty fell on deaf ears as Ings controlled Trippier’s long ball and was barged over on the edge of the box by a backtracking Elliott Ward.

But the pressure finally told eight minutes from time as skipper Shackell met substitute junior Stanislas's deep cross to feed Ings, who beat Camp with a cushioned header.

The Clarets now had a winner in their sights and Treacy forced Camp into a flying save from a free kick, which the winger won on the edge of the box.

But despite five minutes of stoppage time the winner would not come and, for the second time in a week, the Clarets had to show their mettle to come from behind and share the spoils. 

BURNLEY: Heaton, Trippier, Duff, Shackell, Mee, Arfield (Stanislas 75), Marney, Jones, Kightly (Treacy 60), Ings, Vokes.
Subs: Cisak, Lafferty, Stock, Long, Edgar.

BOURNEMOUTH: Camp, Francis, Ward, Cook, Daniels, Grabban, Arter, O’Kane, Pugh, Pitman, Rantie (Thomas 85).
Subs: Jalal, Elphick, Surman, MacDonald, Hughes, Harte.

Booked: Arter 16, O’Kane 72

REF: M Russell

Att: 12,221 (711)


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