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The Last 5 Meetings: Sunderland

19 September 2014

Ahead of the visit of Sunderland this weekend, we look back at the last five clashes between the two sides at Turf Moor.

Saturday 19th September 2009
Burnley 3-1 Sunderland

Loanee David Nugent fired a second-half double to extend Burnley’s winning run at Turf Moor.

A Graham Alexander spot-kick gave the Clarets a first-half lead on 13 minutes after Anton Ferdinand had brought Wade Elliott down in the box.

Darren Bent pulled the Black Cats level with a neat finish but Nugent met Elliott’s wonderful cross with a header that powered past Craig Gordon.

And the striker put the icing on the cake when curled home his second from inside the box to wrap up a 3-1 victory.

Saturday 16th December 2006
Burnley 2-2 Sunderland

A late leveller from David Connelly capped a Black Cats comeback and saw the visitors claim a point at Turf Moor.

Burnley raced into a first-half lead on nine minutes when Kyle Lafferty scored from just inside the area and the Northern Ireland international doubled the advantage on 52 minutes.

But Grant Leadbitter pulled one back on 80 minutes, and Connelly struck in injury time from 25 yards to ensure a share of the spoils.

Saturday 5th March 2005
Burnley 0-2 Sunderland

Ade Akinbiyi’s Clarets debut lasted just two minutes after he was dismissed for violent conduct on Sunderland’s George McCartney.

Mick McCarthy’s men were a goal ahead when the striker was sent off through Liam Lawrence's strike, and Marcus Stewart added a second from Chris Brown's cross.

Sunday 9th May 2004
Burnley 1-2 Sunderland

Clarets boss Stan Ternent was denied a farewell victory after Kevin Kyle netted a 66th minute winner at Turf Moor.

Burnley had lead when Richard Chaplow’s low cross found Glen Little and the winger tapped home from close range.

Gary Breen brought Sunderland level just before the break when unmarked, he headed in Sean Thornton's corner.

Kyle clinched victory when he netted the rebound after Marcus Stewart's header had hit the bar.

Saturday 29th April 1995
Burnley 1-1 Sunderland

Top goalscorer David Eyres netted from the spot for Jimmy Mullen’s men but had to settle for a point apiece against Sunderland after Martin Smith’s goal.

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