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Burnley 4-0 Coventry City


By TheLongside.co.uk
August 13 2005

Burnley took on Coventry City this afternoon at Turf Moor, the game finished 4-0, giving Burnley their first win, first clean sheet and first points of the season.

Burnley
 

4 - 0
(2 - 0)

Coventry
 

G O'Connor 28
W Thomas 37
A Akinbiyi 87, 90

 



 

Bookings:
None




Missed Penalty:
G Noel-Williams 42


Bookings:
None

Sent Off:
S Hughes 42

Starting Line-Ups

Burnley

Coventry

B Jensen
M Duff
W Thomas
J McGreal
G Branch
W Elliott
M Hyde
J O'Connor
G O'Connor
A Akinbiyi
G Noel-Williams

Subs:
D Coyne
F Sinclair
C McCann
K Lafferty
M Yates

 S Bywater
R Duffy
R Page
M Heath
M Hall
J Scowcroft
M Doyle
S Hughes
G McSheffrey
S John
D Adebola

Subs:
C Ince
C Jorgensen
A Morrell
A Williams
N Wood

Referee: Nigel Miller (Co. Durham)
Assistant Referees: Mike McDonough (Tyne and Wear) and Michael Short (Yorkshire).
4th Official: Gary Hilton (Lancashire)

Attendance: 11683

Match Round-Up:

Despite Wade Elliott leaving the pitch on the 12th minute with an injury, the Clarets made a great start with a goal through Garreth O'Connor from 20 yards out on the 28th minute. The scoreline was doubled almost 10 minutes after via a Wayne Thomas header. Burnley fans couldn't believe their luck when Burnley were awarded a penalty and Steven Hughes was dismissed for foul and abusive language. However, Gifton Noel-Williams took the penalty, sending the ball flying over the away stand.

The second half was quiet until just before full time, Ade Akinbiyi scores two goals in 3 minutes, sealing the game for the Clarets making it 4-0.

Stats:

Possession:
Burnley: 56%
Coventry: 44%

Shots:
Burnley: 20
Coventry: 10

Corners:
Burnley: 5
Coventry: 1

Fouls:
Burnley: 12
Coventry: 8

Burnley
B Jensen, M Duff, W Thomas, J McGreal, G Branch, W Elliott (12 C McCann) , M Hyde, J O'Connor, G O'Connor, A Akinbiyi, G Noel-Williams
Subs: D Coyne, F Sinclair, C McCann, K Lafferty, M Yates

Coventry
S Bywater, R Duffy, R Page, M Heath, M Hall, J Scowcroft, M Doyle, S Hughes, G McSheffrey (71 A Williams) , S John (45 C Jorgensen) , D Adebola (76 A Morrell)
Subs: C Ince, C Jorgensen, A Morrell, A Williams, N Wood

Steve Cotterill's Post Match Comments:

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Fan's Views

Tranzic:

What can you say? Never would the most optimistic claret have ever thought that would happen.
But it did! For large parts of the game we had passing from one end to the other, wing play, turning defenders and more.
Listening to Clarets World over midfield were excellent. Congratulations to Chris McCann on a solid debut. And even Branch sounded happier at left back.
OK 1 result doesn't make a season etc. We do need players urgently etc etc. BUT don't things look a whole lot better tonight!
 
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Other Full Time Scores:

Brighton
Leicester
Luton
Millwall
Norwich
Plymouth
Preston
QPR
Sheff Wed
Wolves

2
0
0
0
1
0
0
2
0
1

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2
0
0
1
1
2
3
1
1
0

Crewe
Ipswich
Leeds
Stoke
Crystal Palace
Derby
Reading
Sheff Utd
Southampton
Hull

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