Burnley moved to the top of the Championship as a Sam Vokes penalty and an own goal saw them win at Doncaster.

Wales international Vokes hit his seventh goal of the season at the end of the first half after he was fouled by Doncaster defender Rob Jones.

On-loan Manchester United striker Federico Macheda had Doncaster's best opening but fired over the top.

And Jones capped a torrid evening with a late own goal as the Clarets moved above QPR, who did not play on Tuesday.

Sean Dyche's side have now won five games in a row in all competitions and have only lost once all season.

There were few chances in the first half. Rovers forward Macheda had the first opportunity of the match when he sped down the right before firing in a shot that was blocked by goalkeeper Tom Heaton.

The Clarets then went close when Ben Mee's 25-yard effort dipped just over Doncaster's bar.

Just before the break, Burnley took the lead. Jones brought down Vokes in the area, who slotted the subsequent penalty to keeper Ross Turnbull's right.

Vokes should have grabbed his and Burnley's second but scuffed his shot wide, before Macheda fired high and wide from just six yards out for Doncaster.

Good keeping by Heaton then prevented the Italian from scoring soon after, with Jones heading over from the corner that followed.

The defender then capped off a night he would like to forget when he put the ball into his own net after Kieran Trippier's cross bounced off him.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche:

"When you're top of the league you naturally come over the radar, but we're happy to be a competitive side.

"The obvious challenge is there are bigger clubs with bigger budgets but they don't have a guaranteed license to have success. We can be successful, especially if we keep delivering.

"The secret is, how many times can we do it over a season? We have to keep working every day. At the minute, we have to be relentless and as a group, we want to be relentless."

Doncaster boss Paul Dickov:

"We're disappointed to get beaten and a little bit frustrated, especially with the goal on half-time. We had two or three chances to clear the ball.

"When you get beaten by the better team you have to hold your hands up and not make excuses and that's what happened.

"You have to give Burnley credit. They're a good team, they're top of the league for a reason. I would rather concede a goal late on when we're pushing to score than in another way.

"Burnley did the basic things in football and that was the reason they won the game."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (4)

Doncaster Rovers

  • 01 Turnbull
  • 02 Quinn
  • 03 Husband
  • 19 Wellens
  • 14 Khumalo
  • 05 Jones
  • 26 Coppinger Booked
  • 18 Keegan (Robinson - 76' )
  • 09 Brown
  • 10 Macheda Booked
  • 11 Cotterill (Duffy - 60' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Furman
  • 07 Duffy
  • 12 McCullough
  • 13 Maxted
  • 22 Robinson
  • 23 Bennett
  • 32 Wabara

Burnley

  • 01 Heaton
  • 02 Trippier
  • 06 Mee
  • 14 Jones
  • 04 Duff
  • 05 Shackell Booked
  • 19 Kightly (Treacy - 89' )
  • 15 Edgar
  • 09 Vokes
  • 10 Ings (Stock - 94' )
  • 37 Arfield

Substitutes

  • 03 Lafferty
  • 11 Stanislas
  • 12 Cisak
  • 22 Stock
  • 26 Treacy
  • 28 Long
  • 35 Noble
Ref: Roger East
Att: 7,836

Match Stats

Shots

10 16

On target

3 10

Corners

7 9

Fouls

8 5

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Burnley 2.

90:00 +7:13 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Burnley 2.

90:00 +6:48

Attempt saved. Keith Treacy (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kieran Trippier.

90:00 +6:38

Attempt saved. Sam Vokes (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Edgar.

90:00 +6:00

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Paul Quinn.

90:00 +5:18

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

90:00 +4:35

Delay in match James Husband (Doncaster Rovers) because of an injury.

90:00 +3:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burnley. Brian Stock replaces Danny Ings.

90:00 +2:47

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

90:00 +1:47

Delay in match Sam Vokes (Burnley) because of an injury.

88:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burnley. Keith Treacy replaces Michael Kightly.

86:57 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Rob Jones, Doncaster Rovers. Doncaster Rovers 0, Burnley 2.

86:18

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Ross Turnbull.

86:07

Attempt saved. Scott Arfield (Burnley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by David Jones.

82:00 Booking

Booking Jason Shackell (Burnley) is shown the yellow card.

80:47

Attempt missed. Rob Jones (Doncaster Rovers) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by James Coppinger with a cross following a corner.

80:27

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Tom Heaton.

80:07

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Danny Ings.

80:04

Attempt blocked. Mark Duffy (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by James Coppinger.

79:46

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Ben Mee.

78:54

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

77:13

Delay in match Danny Ings (Burnley) because of an injury.

75:05 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Theo Robinson replaces Paul Keegan.

73:26

Attempt saved. Federico Macheda (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Richard Wellens with a through ball.

72:39

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

71:47

Delay in match James Husband (Doncaster Rovers) because of an injury.

69:50

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

69:10

Delay in match Federico Macheda (Doncaster Rovers) because of an injury.

68:56

Attempt saved. Danny Ings (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sam Vokes with a headed pass.

67:47

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Mark Duffy.

67:42

Attempt blocked. Kieran Trippier (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

67:06

Foul by Paul Keegan (Doncaster Rovers).

67:06

Danny Ings (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

66:06

Attempt missed. Federico Macheda (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Bongani Khumalo following a corner.

65:35

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

65:08

Attempt blocked. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Federico Macheda.

63:09

Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:09

Foul by Michael Kightly (Burnley).

60:33

Attempt missed. Sam Vokes (Burnley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Scott Arfield.

59:40 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Doncaster Rovers. Mark Duffy replaces David Cotterill.

58:04

Attempt saved. Danny Ings (Burnley) header from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Kightly with a cross.

57:20

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Paul Quinn.

56:41

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Rob Jones.

55:22

Attempt missed. Scott Arfield (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Danny Ings.

52:39

Offside, Burnley. Kieran Trippier tries a through ball, but Danny Ings is caught offside.

51:25

Attempt missed. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Richard Wellens.

49:02

Foul by Federico Macheda (Doncaster Rovers).

49:02

Scott Arfield (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:40

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by David Edgar.

45:00

Second Half begins Doncaster Rovers 0, Burnley 1.

45:00 +2:40 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Doncaster Rovers 0, Burnley 1.

45:00 +0:57 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Doncaster Rovers 0, Burnley 1. Sam Vokes (Burnley) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

45:00 +0:11

Penalty conceded by Rob Jones (Doncaster Rovers) after a foul in the penalty area.

45:00 +0:11

Penalty Burnley. Sam Vokes draws a foul in the penalty area.

43:54

Attempt saved. Danny Ings (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sam Vokes.

43:39

Attempt saved. James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Paul Keegan.

42:07

Attempt missed. Danny Ings (Burnley) header from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Michael Kightly with a cross following a corner.

41:35

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Rob Jones.

40:06

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Rob Jones.

39:42

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Paul Quinn.

39:02

Bongani Khumalo (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

39:02

Foul by Sam Vokes (Burnley).

36:36

Attempt missed. Sam Vokes (Burnley) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross.

35:24

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

34:48

Delay in match Kieran Trippier (Burnley) because of an injury.

34:30 Booking

Booking James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

34:24

Foul by James Coppinger (Doncaster Rovers).

34:24

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

34:16

Attempt saved. Danny Ings (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ben Mee with a cross.

30:45

Federico Macheda (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

30:45

Foul by Jason Shackell (Burnley).

29:45

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

28:54 Booking

Booking Federico Macheda (Doncaster Rovers) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

28:52

Delay in match Ben Mee (Burnley) because of an injury.

28:36

Foul by Federico Macheda (Doncaster Rovers).

28:36

Ben Mee (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

25:17

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

23:57

Delay in match Bongani Khumalo (Doncaster Rovers) because of an injury.

23:00

Attempt missed. Ben Mee (Burnley) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is just a bit too high.

19:54

Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

19:54

Foul by Jason Shackell (Burnley).

19:07

Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick on the right wing.

19:07

Foul by Jason Shackell (Burnley).

18:50

Attempt saved. David Edgar (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Michael Duff with a headed pass.

18:14

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Rob Jones.

16:45

Rob Jones (Doncaster Rovers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

16:45

Foul by Sam Vokes (Burnley).

16:01

Foul by Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers).

16:01

Danny Ings (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

13:07

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

9:26

Foul by Chris Brown (Doncaster Rovers).

9:26

Michael Duff (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

7:32

Attempt missed. Richard Wellens (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Paul Quinn following a corner.

7:09

Corner, Doncaster Rovers. Conceded by Tom Heaton.

7:08

Attempt saved. Federico Macheda (Doncaster Rovers) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Chris Brown.

3:05

Attempt blocked. James Husband (Doncaster Rovers) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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