The Clarets faced Kevin Blackwell’s Sheffield United three times in the 2008/09 campaign, including a stunning finale to the season.
On this day, and with a 3-1 defeat against fellow play-off hopefuls Cardiff City firmly in the back of Owen Coyle’s side's mind, maybe the arrival of the third placed Blades to Turf Moor came at the wrong time.
Chris Eagles, who scored the winner in the first meeting between the two sides back in December, teed up Rhys Williams on the right flank.
Williams, whose brother Aryn completed his scholarship at Turf Moor, whipped in an inviting first-time cross to the six-yard box.
The delivery found the lurking Martin Paterson, who beat Chris Morgan to the ball, glancing in his 18th goal of the campaign, live on sky in front of millions.
A draw and three wins later, the two sides met again, this time at Wembley Stadium on the world stage.
Well…. you know what happened next!
Burnley: Jensen; Williams, Carlisle, Caldwell, Kalvenes; Elliott, Alexander, McCann, Eagles; Blake (Gudjonsson 80), Paterson (Rodriguez 86).