Danny Ings struck a late equaliser to earn Championship leaders Burnley a point and deny ex-Clarets boss Eddie Howe a win on his return to Turf Moor.

Tokelo Rantie had given Howe's Bournemouth the lead from 25 yards to leave the Clarets facing only their second defeat.

But Ings's close range header extended Burnley's lead at the top to two points.

Post-match: Bournemouth boss Howe

Keith Treacy almost scored a dramatic Burnley winner from a free-kick.

It was a high-tempo start at Turf Moor with both sides setting their stalls out in the early exchanges, Brett Pitman going close for the visitors in the third minute with a deflected drive that Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton did well to tip over.

Sam Vokes then went close for the home side, heading over a David Jones free-kick at the far post.

Burnley captain Jason Shackell saw his header hooked off the line by Pitman in the 23rd minute as Sean Dyche's team looked to press home their advantage.

Visiting keeper Lee Camp did well to parry Dean Marney's stinging drive 10 minutes later but Vokes really should have done better with the rebound.

Despite being under pressure for much of the first half, it was Howe's side who drew first blood four minutes after the restart.

The lively Rantie turned his man 25 yards from goal before unleashing a drive that cannoned in off the crossbar leaving Heaton with no chance.

Dyche shuffled his pack on the hour mark by introducing Treacy and it almost brought about an immediate impact but the Irishman could only direct his header at Camp.

The Bournemouth keeper breathed a sigh of relief five minutes later when Vokes' shot almost slipped in at the near post after the Welsh international sprang the offside trap before going wide.

Referee Michael Russell then infuriated the home fans by turning down penalty shouts after Elliott Ward appeared to shove Ings as the striker looked to steady himself on the edge of the box.

The Clarets continued to push but they were frustrated until Ings headed home six minutes from time.

Substitute Junior Stanislas lofted in a measured ball which Vokes flicked on for his strike partner to nod past a hesitant Camp.

Treacy almost hit what would have been the winner two minutes later but his free-kick from the edge of the box was clawed away by Camp.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche:

"I was really happy with the way we kept going to force a point.

"Tom [Heaton] has hardly had a save to make. He had one in the first half which was for the cameras and a good take from one slung in from 35 yards so there were good signs.

"It's hard because teams come here and they want to do well. There is a mild tinge of disappointment but I've told them that they're top of the league, they've taken 26 points out of 30 so I said I wouldn't be too disappointed."

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe:

"I think when you're 1-0 like we were with the time left in the game you're disappointed not to win but I thought it was a really honest game between two really honest teams.

"Burnley play very aggressively on the front foot and put a lot of long balls into your box and you have to defend them and I think if there has been a criticism of us this season it has been defensively in the area but I thought we responded very well here.

"We scored a terrific goal and with the time left we were hoping we could win it."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Burnley

  • 01 Heaton
  • 02 Trippier
  • 06 Mee
  • 08 Marney
  • 04 Duff
  • 05 Shackell
  • 19 Kightly (Treacy - 60' )
  • 14 Jones
  • 09 Vokes
  • 10 Ings
  • 37 Arfield (Stanislas - 76' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Lafferty
  • 11 Stanislas
  • 12 Cisak
  • 15 Edgar
  • 22 Stock
  • 26 Treacy
  • 28 Long

AFC Bournemouth

  • 42 Camp
  • 02 Francis
  • 11 Daniels Booked
  • 08 Arter Booked
  • 22 Ward
  • 03 Cook
  • 09 Grabban
  • 32 O'Kane Booked (MacDonald - 96' )
  • 10 Pitman
  • 28 Rantie (Thomas - 84' )
  • 07 Pugh (Hughes - 88' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 04 Surman
  • 05 Elphick
  • 13 Jalal
  • 14 Harte
  • 15 Thomas
  • 16 MacDonald
  • 26 Hughes
Ref: Mike Russell
Att: 12,221

Match Stats

Shots

20 11

On target

8 4

Corners

7 3

Fouls

8 11

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Burnley 1, Bournemouth 1.

90:00 +5:52 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Burnley 1, Bournemouth 1.

90:00 +5:38 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bournemouth. Shaun MacDonald replaces Eunan O'Kane.

90:00 +4:01

Attempt missed. Dean Marney (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

90:00 +3:09

Offside, Bournemouth. Lewis Grabban tries a through ball, but Wes Thomas is caught offside.

90:00 +2:30

Attempt saved. Jason Shackell (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kieran Trippier.

90:00 +1:53 Booking

Booking Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +1:49

Sam Vokes (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +1:49

Foul by Richard Hughes (Bournemouth).

87:47

Attempt missed. Sam Vokes (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Ben Mee with a cross.

87:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bournemouth. Richard Hughes replaces Marc Pugh.

86:25

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Lee Camp.

86:22

Attempt saved. Keith Treacy (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

85:27 Booking

Booking Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

85:23

Keith Treacy (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

85:23

Foul by Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth).

84:16

Offside, Burnley. Danny Ings tries a through ball, but Keith Treacy is caught offside.

83:52 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Bournemouth. Wes Thomas replaces Tokelo Rantie.

83:07 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Burnley 1, Bournemouth 1. Danny Ings (Burnley) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Kieran Trippier.

82:32

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Simon Francis.

80:11

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Simon Francis.

76:15

Hand ball by Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth).

76:05

Attempt saved. Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Charlie Daniels.

75:27 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burnley. Junior Stanislas replaces Scott Arfield.

74:24

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

73:22

Delay in match Harry Arter (Bournemouth) because of an injury.

73:00

Attempt missed. Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

71:48

Foul by Ben Mee (Burnley).

71:48

Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

71:08 Booking

Booking Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

71:02

Danny Ings (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

71:02

Foul by Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth).

70:53

Attempt blocked. Harry Arter (Bournemouth) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Charlie Daniels.

69:43

Attempt missed. Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Harry Arter.

66:03

Attempt blocked. David Jones (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

65:41

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Elliott Ward.

64:38

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

63:44

Attempt blocked. Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

63:40

Attempt blocked. Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

63:00

Foul by Dean Marney (Burnley).

63:00

Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

62:23

Foul by Michael Duff (Burnley).

62:23

Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:51

Attempt saved. Keith Treacy (Burnley) header from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dean Marney with a cross.

60:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burnley. Keith Treacy replaces Michael Kightly.

58:31

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

57:57

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Kieran Trippier.

55:37

Offside, Burnley. Kieran Trippier tries a through ball, but Sam Vokes is caught offside.

54:35

Attempt missed. David Jones (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

53:39

Hand ball by Simon Francis (Bournemouth).

52:46

Attempt missed. Kieran Trippier (Burnley) right footed shot from long range on the right is too high from a direct free kick.

51:53

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

51:53

Foul by Marc Pugh (Bournemouth).

51:42

Attempt blocked. Michael Kightly (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dean Marney with a headed pass.

49:03 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Burnley 0, Bournemouth 1. Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Brett Pitman with a headed pass.

47:51

Offside, Burnley. Dean Marney tries a through ball, but Michael Kightly is caught offside.

45:00

Second Half begins Burnley 0, Bournemouth 0.

45:00 +1:58 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Burnley 0, Bournemouth 0.

45:00 +1:33

Simon Francis (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +1:33

Foul by Sam Vokes (Burnley).

45:00 +0:04

Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +0:04

Foul by Scott Arfield (Burnley).

44:18

Attempt saved. Steve Cook (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

43:01

Attempt missed. Dean Marney (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Michael Kightly.

42:33

Offside, Bournemouth. Harry Arter tries a through ball, but Charlie Daniels is caught offside.

41:44

Attempt blocked. Sam Vokes (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kieran Trippier with a cross.

37:43

Offside, Bournemouth. Elliott Ward tries a through ball, but Marc Pugh is caught offside.

36:48

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

34:56

Attempt saved. Dean Marney (Burnley) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ben Mee.

31:00

Marc Pugh (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:00

Foul by Sam Vokes (Burnley).

29:08

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Steve Cook.

29:04

Attempt blocked. Sam Vokes (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Michael Kightly.

28:26

Attempt blocked. Sam Vokes (Burnley) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Ings.

24:17

Dean Marney (Burnley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

24:17

Foul by Elliott Ward (Bournemouth).

23:07

Foul by Kieran Trippier (Burnley).

23:07

Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth) wins a free kick on the left wing.

21:57

Attempt blocked. Sam Vokes (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

21:23

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Steve Cook.

19:48

Foul by Danny Ings (Burnley).

19:48

Harry Arter (Bournemouth) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:16

Attempt saved. Michael Kightly (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by David Jones.

17:11

Sam Vokes (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

17:11

Foul by Elliott Ward (Bournemouth).

16:10

Offside, Burnley. Jason Shackell tries a through ball, but Sam Vokes is caught offside.

14:34 Booking

Booking Harry Arter (Bournemouth) is shown the yellow card.

14:33

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

14:33

Foul by Harry Arter (Bournemouth).

14:16

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

13:11

Delay in match Harry Arter (Bournemouth) because of an injury.

11:26

Offside, Burnley. Dean Marney tries a through ball, but Sam Vokes is caught offside.

11:00

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Elliott Ward.

10:45

Foul by Eunan O'Kane (Bournemouth).

10:45

Ben Mee (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

9:30

Attempt missed. Sam Vokes (Burnley) header from very close range is too high. Assisted by Danny Ings following a set piece situation.

8:47

Foul by Harry Arter (Bournemouth).

8:47

Danny Ings (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

4:42

Attempt missed. Elliott Ward (Bournemouth) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

4:14

Corner, Bournemouth. Conceded by Tom Heaton.

4:11

Attempt saved. Brett Pitman (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

2:01

Attempt missed. Tokelo Rantie (Bournemouth) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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