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Fixtures: Five Of The Best Against Our August Opponents

18 June 2015

The 2015/16 fixtures have been announced and the countdown is underway.
And to whet your appetite, we glance back to memorable fixtures involving our first five Championship opponents in August: Leeds United, Birmingham City, Ipswich Town, Brentford and Bristol City…
Sit back and enjoy five of the best….

Leeds United 1 Burnley 2
Elland Road, September 21, 2013

Sean Dyche’s Clarets slipped effortlessly into the Championship top two with a magnificent Roses victory, thanks to first half goals from Scott Arfield and Sam Vokes.
Burnley were ahead in the 17th minute when Kieran Trippier’s low cross from the right flank was dummied by Danny Ings and strike partner Vokes’ shot on the turn was blocked. However, the ball ran kindly for Arfield, who squeezed the ball in at the near post from the tightest of angles at the second attempt.

And five minutes before the break the Clarets men doubled their lead. Michael Kightly picked out Vokes with a peach of a cross and the Welshman drilled home from close range after seeing his initial header clawed away by Paddy Kenny.

United grabbed a lifeline in the 79th minute when sub Matt Smith rose highest to a deep free kick to halve the deficit.
But despite six minutes of stoppage time, Burnley held firm to keep up the early pressure on the Championship pacesetters.

Burnley 2 Birmingham City 1
Turf Moor, October 3, 2009

Steven Fletcher and Andre Bikey both scored their first goals at Turf Moor as Burnley made Barclays Premier League history.
The Clarets became the first newly-promoted top flight club to win their opening four home games, following wins over Sunderland, Everton and Manchester United.

Burnley led in the 53rd minute as leading scorer Steven Fletcher opened his Barclays account, beating Joe Hart with a low shot which went in via the keeper's legs.
Just past the hour, Burnley doubled their lead as Bikey, operating in a midfield role, surged forward in swash-buckling style and, following a one-two with David Nugent, swept a shot past Hart before celebrating with a flying, backwards somersault.

A clean sheet would have been the icing on the cake, but a fabulous free-kick from Seb Larsson with virtually the last kick of the game gave Brian Jensen no chance.
But it proved to be little more than a consolation as the Clarets as continued their superb start to the season.

Ipswich Town 0 Burnley 1
Portman Road, October 19, 2013

Scott Arfield’s late header kept Burnley top of the Championship and sealed the club’s best start to a league season since 1897.
The Scot raced in to meet Kieran Trippier’s wicked cross 10 minutes from time to settle a tight contest and make it six straight league wins for Sean Dyche’s classy Clarets.

Portman Road had not been a happy hunting ground for Burnley, whose only win in history in Suffolk came back in 1970.
But as history was rewritten, a fourth straight away win was sealed 10 minutes from time, as Scot Arfield ghosted in to meet Trippier’s right wing delivery.

Brentford 2 Burnley 3
Griffin Park, April 24, 2000

Ian Wright’s arrival at Turf Moor on Valentine’s Day proved to be a masterstroke, as the former England and Arsenal striker made an immediate impact in the promotion push.
Wright scored four goals as Stan Ternent’s Burnley closed in on a return to the second tier of English football.

Wright makes his debut at Turf Moor v Wigan Athletic

And typically, the veteran signed off with a winning goal at Griffin Park in a game that kept the Clarets on the coat-tail of Gillingham for the second automatic promotion spot.
John Mullin, pictured above with Wright,  had earlier cancelled out a Bees’ opener to turn the game on its head with a brace, before Wright put daylight between Burnley and the hosts, whose late consolation could not halt the Burnley bandwagon.

Bristol City 3 Burnley 4
Ashton Gate, October 23, 2012

Charlie Austin wrote his name into the Clarets’ record books by scoring for the eighth successive game as Burnley grabbed a remarkable last-gasp victory at Ashton Gate.
Austin equalled the club-best run of striking legend Ray Pointer, set in the 1958/59 season as Burnley approached their finest hour as future League champions.

And Austin proved he is up there with the best of them by surpassing Pointer’s total from that scoring streak by making it 14 goals in his last eight games.
Austin’s goals, including one from the penalty spot, had given Burnley a 2-1 lead - and when Martin Paterson then made it 3-1 with half an hour to go the Clarets looked to be cruising.
Struggling City hadn’t read the script, though, as they hit back from nowhere through a controversial Sam Baldock penalty and a Paul Anderson goal to level in the 90th-minute.
Terry Pashley’s temporary reign as caretaker manager looked as though it may end on a low note, but one last-gasp foray upfield brought a 95th-minute winner from Chris McCann, who sensationally headed in to give the Clarets a deserved, if scarcely, believable victory.

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