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The Last 5 Meetings: West Bromwich Albion

26 September 2014

Ahead of Sunday's trip to The Hawthorns, we look back at the past five meetings between the sides.

Tuesday 3rd February 2009

FA Cup Fourth Round Replay

Burnley 3-1 West Bromwich Albion

Steven Thompson’s double against Premier League West Brom secured Burnley’s place in the FA Cup fifth round back in 2009.

In a season that included a plethora of top-flight scalps, Wade Elliott gave Coyle’s men the lead with a superb volley just before the interval, and with 52 minutes on the clock, Thompson fired home from close range to make it 2-0.

The Baggies got a shot in the arm when Gianni Zuiverloon pulled one back, but Thompson was on hand again, meeting Robbie Blake’s low cross from the right hand side for a simple tap-in to secure victory.

Saturday 24th January 2009
West Bromwich Albion 2-2 Burnley

After 24 minutes of this FA Cup fourth round tie, Burnley stunned the hosts by taking the lead through a Graham Alexander penalty. Jonathan Greening had brought Robbie Blake down in the box and Alexander stepped up to drill the ball beyond Scott Carson.

That lead didn’t last long though as Robert Koren replied for West Bromwich Albion on 31 minutes. Steven Caldwell’s headed clearance from Greening’s cross sat up perfectly for the Slovenian international, and his drive from 20 yards beat Jensen.

West Brom then took the lead on cusp of half-time when Kim Do-Heon’s deflected free-kick wrong-footed Jensen in the Burnley goal.

Burnley’s cup heroics in the 2008/09 campaign looked to be over, but there was a late sting in the tail.

Wade Elliott provided a pinpoint cross for Martin Paterson to turn home on 89 minutes to earn a trip back to Turf Moor.

Saturday 2nd February 2008
West Bromwich Albion 2-1 Burnley

West Brom came from behind to extend their lead at the top of the Championship when the sides met back in 2008.

James O’Connor ran on to Stanislav Varga’s flicked header on three minutes and coolly slotted past Dean Kiely.

The lead lasted 23 minutes, and after James Morrison had rattled the crossbar, Cesar smashed a volley beyond the reach of Jensen to make it 1-1.

And on the hour mark, the comeback was complete as Roman Bednar headed in from a corner. It could have been worse for the Clarets had Robert Koren not squandered a chance from the spot.

Saturday 11th August 2007
Burnley 2-1 West Bromwich Albion

It was Burnley’s turn to come from behind to win in 2007 after Kevin Phillips had opened the scoring on 18 minutes.

Burnley drew level when Michael Duff headed home from a corner just after half-time.

And when substitute Ade Akinbiyi went on a powerful run on 79 minutes, forcing Neil Clement into a handball, it resulted in a penalty for the Clarets. Andy Gray stepped up and tucked the ball beyond Kiely to clinch victory.

Monday 23rd April 2007
Burnley 3-2 West Bromwich Albion

A remarkable Burnley comeback saw Chris McCann grab the winner for Steve Cotterill’s men in 2007 at Turf Moor.

The visitors raced into an early two-goal lead through Jason Koumas and Nathan Ellington, but the game was turned on its head when Paul McShane controversially saw red.

Koumas gave the Baggies the opener on six minutes, when he beat two men before smashing a 25-yard effort past the despairing dive of Brian Jensen.

And Nathan Ellington made it 2-0 on eight minutes when he met Zoltan Gera’s cross before seeing his effort deflect off Wayne Thomas and in.

But Andy Gray’s double burst the Baggies bubble. He halved the deficit on 15 minutes and then popped up again in the 48th minute, when he fired beyond Kiely.

Chris McCann then completed the turnaround, scoring the winner in the 87th minute to send the Midlands side home empty handed. 

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