FULL-TIME: Burnley 1, Sheffield Wednesday 1
5:13pm Saturday 18th January 2014 in Sport
BURNLEY bossed this Championship clash from start to finish, but were held to a point after conceding against the run of play.
Despite the Clarets' first half dominance they had to wait until the 43rd minute to have anything to show for it.
Keith Treacy, Danny Ings, David Jones, Sam Vokes and Dean Marney all had chances - with Marney's perhaps the best of the bunch but the midfielder poked wide with the outside of his right boot with only Chris Kirland to beat.
Pressure eventually told just before half-time when Vokes received Marney's chipped ball on the edge of the box and slotted past Kirkland.
It was the least they deserved, but their lead proved to be criminally short-lived as they came up short at a set piece.
The defence switched off as Connor Wickham's free kick was twice headed on in the box, and Chris Maguire volleyed in at the left hand post to level.
Burnley didn't have the second half as much their own way as the first.
But they still had significantly more possession, and chances, particularly as the clock wore down.
Scott Arfield and Michael Duff both got in range, as did Vokes again, but it was Ings who came the closest to grabbing a second in the dying minutes.
The top scorer hit the base of the post after receiving Kieran Trippier's throw-in inside the box.
Ings then had a low shot saved by Kirkland in the last minute of the 90.
The Owls, who had Maguire booked for diving under Jason Shackell's challenge in the box, threatened in stoppage time, but Burnley defended stoically.
Their resistance led to another late chance for Ings, but Kirkland pulled off an expert save to tip over.
Full match report in Monday's Lancashire Telegraph
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