Matchday live: Burnley v Blackpool
Updated 5:01pm Saturday 21st December 2013 in Sport
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- The Clarets will be aiming for a Christmas number one after Leicester's win at QPR in the lunchtime kick-off.
- Burnley manager Sean Dyche names an unchanged side following last weekend's draw at Leicester City.
Ings chance deflected at the death.
Burnley 2, Blackpool 1.
Clarets are top for Christmas
Attendance: 14,489 - around 1200 from Blackpool
Sub made on 86 mins
Burnley sub: Treacy for Kightly
Gilks saves superbly from Vokes, after Kightly dummied Arfield's throughball in the edge of the box
Ings heads Arfield cross just across face of goal
Blackpool sub - 78: Marvin Zeegelaar for Dobbie
Gosling goes on solo run from half way, shot in the box deflected over
Basham takes ball down with his right just inside the box, shoots with his left wildly over
Blackpool sub -69: Chopra for Davies
Trippier booked after protesting a foul given against him, looked to have won the ball.
Two huge penalty appeals against Arfield and then Vokes overlooked by referee
Mee cross then shot both blocked behind for corners
Trippier back in play
Arfield hits the near angle with left foot cross shot from the touchline
Right back is still down, receiving treatment to his right foot/ankle
Bishop booked for poor challenge on Trippier
Shackell misses Heaton's shout and heads ball straight to Ince, who fires wide from distance
Arfield encouraged to shoot on finding himself in possession in similar territory
Lay-off by Mee on the left, Arfield wrapped his right foot around it and left Gilks rooted to the spot as ball sailed into top right corner
Closely followed by Burnley
Blackpool have braved the increasingly chilly elements and are first out of the tunnel for the second half.
Half-time: Burnley 1, Blackpool 1 - a lively end-to-end first period.
One minute of stoppage time
Ings stooping header saved by Gilks
Great solo effort by Ings, really dug in to fashion the chance but ball rolls agonisingly wide of left post
Another save from Heaton, this time from Davies, low down, pushed around the post
Gosling takes hit Duff with a high foot, but defender soon gets back to his feet
Gosling was slow to be picked up after Ince crossed from the right, Heaton clawed the ball out at his left post. Looked a certain goal
Unbelievable save from Heaton to deny Dan Gosling
Arfield cross drops for Kightly, who chests down but left foot effort is blocked in the box
Burnley get Blackpool on the back foot from the restart. Defence looks hesitant, Clarets will be hopeful of capitalising on that
Cathcart bundles in from close range following Ince inswinging corner
Mee blocks Ince cross behind for a corner
Should be 1-1, Ince worked a glorious opening for Ferguson, who side foots wide
Shackell with an important tackle on Ince in the box as Blackpool look for an opening
Kightly worked another opening, Blackpool scramble clear to avoid a quickfire second
Just the start Burnley needed
Kightly cross from the left of the box was volleyed by Arfield at far post, blocked behind by Jack Robinson to earn the corner, which Jones rolled to Ings, dummied by Duff. Ings struck low first time through bodies and beyond Gilks
Comes to nothing
First corner to Burnley
Blackpool kick us off
Blackpool: Matt Gilks, Jack Robinson, Kirk Broadfoot, Craig Cathcart, Chris Basham, Neal Bishop, Dan Gosling, Barry Ferguson, Stephen Dobbie, Thomas Ince, Steven Davies.
Subs: Tony Warner, Robert Harris, Tyler Blackett, Michael Chopra, Marvin Zeegelaar, Tom Barkhuizen.
BURNLEY: Tom Heaton, Kieran Trippier, Michael Duff, Jason Shackell, Ben Mee, Michael Kightly, David Jones, Dean Marney, Scott Arfield; Sam Vokes, Danny Ings.
Subs: Alex Cisak, Danny Lafferty, Keith Treacy, Junior Stanislas, Brian Stock, David Edgar, Kevin Long.
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