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Burnley 3-1 Sheffield Wednesday

David Jones scores Burnley's opening goal
David Jones put Burnley ahead from a free-kick after just seven minutes

Burnley picked up a third win in a row to move into the Championship top six after a hard-fought victory against Sheffield Wednesday.

David Jones put Burnley ahead early on with a free-kick past debutant Wednesday goalkeeper Joe Wildsmith.

Atdhe Nuhiu headed the visitors level from Daniel Pudil's delicate cross.

Matthew Taylor fired Burnley back in front in the second half before record signing Andre Gray scored his first goal for the club in stoppage time.

Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal made seven changes to the side which lost 3-1 against Middlesbrough before the international break.

Among them was 19-year-old keeper Wildsmith, whose first act was to pick Jones's unstoppable left-foot strike out of the net.

The Owls responded midway through the first-half with Nuhiu's first league goal of the season.

Fernando Forestieri saw a header cleared before the interval as Wednesday threatened to take the lead, whilst Gray went close to scoring on his home debut as Wildsmith pushed an effort behind for a corner.

Wednesday took their confidence into the second half and Forestieri was involved again, firing a shot inches over Tom Heaton's bar, but Burnley weathered the storm and made the visitors pay in the closing stages.

Taylor raced on to Gray's through ball to restore the lead, and then Gray sealed the points after he robbed defender Liam Palmer on the byline before cutting inside and driving into the net.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche:

"In the first half, I didn't think there was much in it.

"We had a couple of great chances, which we didn't capitalise on and in the first 20 minutes of the second half, I thought they were very good.

"They made us work for what we had and they got our organisation off kilter.

"Slowly but surely I could sense it. I thought we're getting back on top and a fine stand up from Andre Gray for Matty Taylor's goal and then the rawness that Andre's got is a powerful weapon and he goes after things that others maybe wouldn't."

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal:

"If you ask me if I'm happy with the draw, probably I would say I'm a little upset with the draw.

"But the reality is that we lost a match that we played very well and we created a lot of chances.

"I believe everyone in the stadium, in a big period of the second half, was waiting for the second goal of Sheffield Wednesday. But this is football.

"The quality of the game was very good. We missed some chances so we must do better in efficiency and of course we must correct the defensive mistakes that we did and we can't do these kind of defensive mistakes."

Burnley players celebrate David Jones's opening goal
Burnley players congratulate David Jones on his goal from a free-kick
Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Joe Wildsmith
Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Joe Wildsmith shows his delight at Atdhe Nuhiu's equaliser
Burnley manager Sean Dyche
Burnley manager Sean Dyche applauds the home fans at the final whistle

Line-ups

Burnley

  • 1Heaton
  • 27Darikwa
  • 4Duff
  • 5Keane
  • 6Mee
  • 21Boyd
  • 14Jones
  • 37Arfield
  • 11KightlySubstituted forTaylorat 62'minutes
  • 9VokesSubstituted forHenningsat 77'minutes
  • 7GraySubstituted forLongat 90+3'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Lowton
  • 15Taylor
  • 18Hennings
  • 22Gilks
  • 23Ward
  • 24Long
  • 34Anderson

Sheff Wed

  • 28Wildsmith
  • 2Palmer
  • 15Lees
  • 5Loovens
  • 36Pudil
  • 20Lee
  • 4HutchinsonBooked at 89mins
  • 33WallaceSubstituted forMatiasat 76'minutes
  • 45Forestieri
  • 41BannanBooked at 80minsSubstituted forLucas Joãoat 81'minutes
  • 9Nuhiu

Substitutes

  • 3Turner
  • 6Semedo
  • 7Matias
  • 17Helan
  • 18Lucas João
  • 21López
  • 34Price
Referee:
Steve Martin
Attendance:
17,277

Match Stats

Home TeamBurnleyAway TeamSheff Wed
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home12
Away13
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home10
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Burnley 3, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burnley 3, Sheffield Wednesday 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Chris Long replaces Andre Gray.

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

Rouwen Hennings (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Rouwen Hennings (Burnley).

Goal!

Goal! Burnley 3, Sheffield Wednesday 1. Andre Gray (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Andre Gray (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Tendayi Darikwa with a cross.

Booking

Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sam Hutchinson (Sheffield Wednesday).

George Boyd (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Glenn Loovens (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Keane (Burnley).

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Liam Palmer.

Attempt missed. Fernando Forestieri (Sheffield Wednesday) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Atdhe Nuhiu.

Kieran Lee (Sheffield Wednesday) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Matthew Taylor (Burnley).

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Tom Lees.

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Lucas João replaces Barry Bannan.

Booking

Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday).

George Boyd (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Burnley 2, Sheffield Wednesday 1. Matthew Taylor (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Andre Gray.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Rouwen Hennings replaces Sam Vokes.

Hand ball by Andre Gray (Burnley).

Substitution

Substitution, Sheffield Wednesday. Marco Matias replaces Ross Wallace.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ross Wallace (Sheffield Wednesday) because of an injury.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Scott Arfield.

Corner, Sheffield Wednesday. Conceded by Michael Duff.

Offside, Burnley. George Boyd tries a through ball, but Tendayi Darikwa is caught offside.

Attempt saved. George Boyd (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sam Vokes with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Sam Vokes (Burnley) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tendayi Darikwa with a cross.

Foul by Atdhe Nuhiu (Sheffield Wednesday).

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

Attempt saved. Matthew Taylor (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Matthew Taylor replaces Michael Kightly.

Foul by Ross Wallace (Sheffield Wednesday).

Michael Kightly (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Brighton651094516
2Cardiff6330105512
3Middlesbrough632193611
4Birmingham5320116511
5Burnley632197211
6Hull631285310
7QPR63121110110
8Ipswich63121112-110
9Reading623110559
10Charlton62317529
11Leeds61507618
12Nottm Forest62226608
13Derby61416607
14MK Dons621356-17
15Wolves6213810-27
16Bolton613236-36
17Fulham51227705
18Brentford512289-15
19Sheff Wed6123710-35
20Preston612336-35
21Bristol City6114814-64
22Blackburn503235-23
23Huddersfield603338-53
24Rotherham6024614-82
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