LiveMATCHDAY LIVE: Burnley v Middlesbrough

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5:07pm

Not quite sure how Burnley lost that, they dominated for most of games, so many chances in second half. Derby beat Huddersfield 3-1. On to Blackpool on Good Friday in the bid to seal automatic promotion.

5:05pm

Full time: Burnley 0 Middlesbrough 1. Ayala was shown second yellow for kicking ball away.

5:04pm

Heaton going up for Burnley free kick.

5:03pm

Ayala sent off for Boro.

5:01pm

Mee's header goes wide from Jones corner.

4:58pm

Attendance: 16,661 (Boro 1,086)

4:57pm

Boro sub: Graham for Main on 90 mins

4:57pm

Heaton saves from Chalobah in a rare Boro attack

4:55pm

Konstantopoulos is having a blinder here, another great save from Wallace.

4:53pm

Konstantopoulos saves again before Barnes puts rebound wide

4:50pm

Boro sub: Luke Williams for Tomlin

4:48pm

Burnley subs on 80: Wallace and Stanislas on for Arfield and Kightly.

4:47pm

Konstantopoulos tips over Jones' free kick.

4:46pm

Boro sub: Varga on for the goalscorer Butterfield

4:38pm

Mee header over from corner. No idea how Burnley haven't scored in this game.

4:37pm

Ings now absolutely furious as ref waves play on as he's hauled to the ground from a corner

4:36pm

Another fine save from the Boro keeper, thwarting Trippier's free kick

4:35pm

Graham clears Shackell's header off the line, then Konstanopoulos saves another header from Barnes.

4:33pm

Huddersfield are down to nine men against Derby now, so at 3-1 down I think it's looking like Derby will win that and Burnley will not be getting promoted today - whatever happens here at Turf Moor

4:32pm

Boro's goal came on counter attack, Tomlin raced clear of Arfield and Butterfield was on hand to fire in from edge of box. Burnley have come close three times since then, with Trippier firing over before Ings had two more efforts off target.

4:31pm

Apologies, internet connection died at exactly the wrong moment. Bad news all round for Burnley, they trail to a Jacob Butterfield goal on 51 minutes, and Derby now lead 3-1.

4:24pm

Burnley 0 Middlesbrough 1

4:13pm

Second half underway

4:13pm

As things stand Burnley are one goal away from Premier League, but Derby playing 10-man Huddersfield in second half

4:12pm

Teams back out at Turf Moor for second half.

4:08pm

Gary was joined on the pitch by David Eyres and Barry Kilby, who also received warm receptions from the crowd.

4:08pm

Gary Parkinson receives standing ovation from all sides of ground as he appears on the pitch at half time. The former Clarets ace has locked-in syndrome and is appearing at Turf Moor for the first time since his stroke. A moving moment.

4:04pm

Huddersfield down to 10 men at Derby, Lynch sent off. Half time at Turf Moor, 0-0

3:51pm

Now Heaton tips over Butterfield's shot, Boro having a good spell here

3:50pm

Good save from Heaton to keep out Graham's angled effort.

3:43pm

Ings 20-yard shot stings palms of Konstantopoulos

3:40pm

First chance for Boro, Graham turns over Adomah's cross.

3:38pm

Johnny Russell has equalised for Derby, 1-1 at home to Huddersfield.

3:37pm

Great move ends with Ings almost tapping in Marney's cross. Ings played in Marney with a fine flick but a defender got back just in time to clear the pull-back. Marney appealing for a penalty after being caught late after his cross.

3:33pm

It was hard on Chris Baird to lose his place at right back after the form he's been showing, but the returning Kieran Trippier had to play and he is causing havoc on the flank so far. Burnley's best outlet, as is often the case.

3:31pm

Kightly hits the bar for Burnley! The winger got on the end of Mee's cross and looped a header on to the woodwork, before Barnes put the rebound just over.

3:28pm

Just a reminder that Burnley have to win this game to go up today, even if Derby lose. Otherwise it will go to Good Friday, when the Clarets travel to Blackpool.

3:27pm

Great cross from Trippier but Ings lashed a left foot volley wide from a great position

3:26pm

Huddersfield goal scored by Nahki Wells, who was a target for Burnley earlier in the season.

3:24pm

Hearing that Huddersfield have gone 1-0 up at Derby. Chants of 'We are going up' ringing round Turf Moor

3:21pm

Clarets doing ok so far but no clear cut chances yet

3:21pm

This Is Lancashire:

PICTURE: Burnley fan Jason Kostilek urging on the Clarets!

3:15pm

Burnley on attack early on.

3:12pm

We've had a rugby tackle in the stands already as a Middlesbrough fan was wrestled out of the ground by police.

3:10pm

We've just had the minute's silence for the Hillsborough anniversary. Sadly some Middlesbrough fans did not stay quiet for the full minute, although most seemed to be applauding rather than anything ill-meaning. Burnley fans weren't happy with them though.

 

Match is underway.

3:04pm

Teams coming out here at Turf Moor.

3:00pm

Burnley fan Oliver Norwood starts for Huddersfield at Derby today on his 23rd birthday, can he score the goal that gets the Clarets promoted?

2:57pm

Middlesbrough: Konstantopoulos, Whitehead, Ayala, Woodgate, Ledesma, Leadbitter, Chalobah, Butterfield, Adomah, Tomlin, Graham.
Subs: Steele, Varga, Atkinson, Jackson, Morris, L Williams, Main.

2:55pm

Burnley: Heaton, Trippier, Duff, Shackell, Mee, Arfield, Marney, Jones, Kightly, Ings, Barnes.
Subs: Cisak, Long, Baird, Edgar, Treacy, Wallace, Stanislas.

 

Kieran Trippier starts after injury so the Clarets are back close to the team that has played most of the season, with the exception of long term injury victim Sam Vokes.

Stanislas returns to the bench after a hamstring problem.

2:52pm

Just a reminder that this game kicks off seven minutes late at 3.07pm as a mark of respect for the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. All games across the country today kick off seven minutes late.

2:51pm

Welcome to Turf Moor for live updates from Burnley's home game against Middlesbrough this afternoon. As I'm sure you all know the Clarets can seal promotion to the Premier League this afternoon if they beat Boro and Derby County fail to win at home to Huddersfield Town

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5:10pm Sat 12 Apr 14

A Darener says...

Who is getting nervous now?
Who is getting nervous now? A Darener
  • Score: -5

5:20pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Elysiumfire says...

Well, I said this game could be a 'thin-ice' affair, and it proved so. A resolute Boro' stood their ground and matched Burnley for the same stubbornness.

Ings still looks out-of-sorts, Trippier needing more games, and Dyche being shown his tactical naivety by Karanka.

Four games left and five points needed, and suddenly the remaining games begin to look like rocks beneath the waves of stormy seas ready to break the hull of the Burnley ship. Derby, now having gained the scent for 2nd place, can overtake us if they win their remaining games and Burnley miss winning two of their remaining games.

Boro were superb! Burnley were no slouches either, but they could not break them down. I lost count of all the chances, the Burnley siege was relentless!

Huddersfield, the gormless pratts, went suicidal, and Derby just brushed them aside. It is going to be a close run thing, but I still think the Clarets will do it, but only just. UTC's!
Well, I said this game could be a 'thin-ice' affair, and it proved so. A resolute Boro' stood their ground and matched Burnley for the same stubbornness. Ings still looks out-of-sorts, Trippier needing more games, and Dyche being shown his tactical naivety by Karanka. Four games left and five points needed, and suddenly the remaining games begin to look like rocks beneath the waves of stormy seas ready to break the hull of the Burnley ship. Derby, now having gained the scent for 2nd place, can overtake us if they win their remaining games and Burnley miss winning two of their remaining games. Boro were superb! Burnley were no slouches either, but they could not break them down. I lost count of all the chances, the Burnley siege was relentless! Huddersfield, the gormless pratts, went suicidal, and Derby just brushed them aside. It is going to be a close run thing, but I still think the Clarets will do it, but only just. UTC's! Elysiumfire
  • Score: -1

5:30pm Sat 12 Apr 14

look.up.blackburn. says...

A Darener wrote:
Who is getting nervous now?
Just prolonging your misery...

I had us down for defeat at Barnsley and a win today. Never mind. We're effectively 9 points clear with 4 games to go. Disappointed today but its not a bad position to be in. Derby cannot afford to drop another point, they still have to play Watford and Leeds away.

We battered Boro today but just couldn't put one away. That will change, we've got Blackpool next. We're on 83 points, I still think 85 will do it. That leaves Derby having to win all four of their remaining games.

Time for Blackburn to throw the towel in on this latest play-off push... to be 3-1 up against Sheffield Weds and NOT win is shocking.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Who is getting nervous now?[/p][/quote]Just prolonging your misery... I had us down for defeat at Barnsley and a win today. Never mind. We're effectively 9 points clear with 4 games to go. Disappointed today but its not a bad position to be in. Derby cannot afford to drop another point, they still have to play Watford and Leeds away. We battered Boro today but just couldn't put one away. That will change, we've got Blackpool next. We're on 83 points, I still think 85 will do it. That leaves Derby having to win all four of their remaining games. Time for Blackburn to throw the towel in on this latest play-off push... to be 3-1 up against Sheffield Weds and NOT win is shocking. look.up.blackburn.
  • Score: 5

5:40pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Elysiumfire says...

look.up.blackburn: "We're on 83 points, I still think 85 will do it."

I disagree with this. I think we need to hit 89 points, because I think Derby will tear through their remaining games and reach 87...but I hope I am wrong. The way Burnley besieged the Boro goal was frantic and haphazard, which is why they didn't score, it needed a lot more composure, but considering the circumstances, the energy they expelled is understandable.

I can only see Watford giving Derby any trouble, so if they lose that game then 84 points is the best they can do, and in that respect I can agree with your assessment. If Burnley don't win at Blackpool, the remaining fixtures become very hard games...it dose not bear thinking about!
look.up.blackburn: "We're on 83 points, I still think 85 will do it." I disagree with this. I think we need to hit 89 points, because I think Derby will tear through their remaining games and reach 87...but I hope I am wrong. The way Burnley besieged the Boro goal was frantic and haphazard, which is why they didn't score, it needed a lot more composure, but considering the circumstances, the energy they expelled is understandable. I can only see Watford giving Derby any trouble, so if they lose that game then 84 points is the best they can do, and in that respect I can agree with your assessment. If Burnley don't win at Blackpool, the remaining fixtures become very hard games...it dose not bear thinking about! Elysiumfire
  • Score: 1

5:44pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Elysiumfire says...

Jeeze...I can't spell 'does'.
Jeeze...I can't spell 'does'. Elysiumfire
  • Score: -1

7:21am Sun 13 Apr 14

Chris P Bacon says...

A Darener wrote:
Who is getting nervous now?
You, obviously. Your worst nightmare is about to come true and apart from bellyaching and whingeing about Burnley's superiority, there's literally noting you can do about it.
[quote][p][bold]A Darener[/bold] wrote: Who is getting nervous now?[/p][/quote]You, obviously. Your worst nightmare is about to come true and apart from bellyaching and whingeing about Burnley's superiority, there's literally noting you can do about it. Chris P Bacon
  • Score: 3

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