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Burnley 0-2 Preston North End

Preston striker Will Keane
Will Keane - playing against his twin brother Michael - scored his first league goal of the season

Preston ended Burnley's nine-game unbeaten run to seal a first Lancashire derby win at Turf Moor since 2007.

In a first half of few chances, Clarets striker Sam Vokes registered the only shot on target, but Jordan Pickford tipped on to the bar from close range.

Will Keane, playing against twin brother Michael, eventually broke the deadlock with a strong run before firing low past Tom Heaton.

Daniel Johnson then swept home Joe Garner's pull-back to secure victory.

The hosts enjoyed the better of the opening 15 minutes, but failed to create any clear openings with most opportunities limited to corners.

Preston then started to get a foothold in the match, with both Garner and Tom Clarke seeing efforts deflected away from goal, before Joey Barton shot wide for Burnley after good work down the right from Andre Gray.

With 35 minutes gone, Sean Dyche's side finally registered the game's first shot on target as Vokes, playing his first game for a month after a groin injury, lashed the ball at goal from six yards, but Pickford's impressive, point-blank save diverted the ball on to the bar.

Preston's first effort on target came four minutes into the second half, but Alan Browne could only drive his attempt straight at Heaton after a clever ball from Will Keane.

And it was Manchester United loanee Keane who gave the visitors the lead, firing beyond Heaton after finding space against Michael Duff.

Barton, Gray and Vokes all had efforts for Burnley, but it was the Lilywhites who rubber-stamped victory five minutes from time, when Garner's strong run fed Johnson who found the net.

Preston's first win at Turf Moor since December 2007 meant Simon Grayson's men are now five games unbeaten away from home, while Burnley remained fifth despite a third league defeat of the campaign.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche:

"You can only deserve a game if the final outcome is that you win, but we have certainly done enough to win.

"Their goalkeeper is man of the match, which is always a sign that you have been productive, but we have got to punish teams.

"I must make it clear that we had more than enough chances to take care of business ourselves.

"I am disappointed by the outcome, not the performance. If we keep creating that many chances on a weekly basis we will win lots of football matches."

Preston North End manager Simon Grayson:

"The Championship is relentless. You can't think you have achieved anything by a couple of victories here and there but it gives us a platform.

"It is a big win for us, and winning a local derby match obviously adds extra significance to it. We had to defend and our goalkeeper had to make a really good save, but that defines matches.

"We felt over the last few weeks that performances have been very good and results were just around the corner in terms of turning draws into wins, so we are delighted."

Line-ups

Burnley

  • 1Heaton
  • 27DarikwaSubstituted forLowtonat 78'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 4Duff
  • 5Keane
  • 6Mee
  • 21BoydSubstituted forTaylorat 71'minutes
  • 14Jones
  • 13BartonBooked at 72mins
  • 37ArfieldSubstituted forKightlyat 77'minutes
  • 9Vokes
  • 7Gray

Substitutes

  • 2Lowton
  • 8Marney
  • 11Kightly
  • 15Taylor
  • 18Hennings
  • 22Gilks
  • 23Ward

Preston

  • 1Pickford
  • 2VermijlBooked at 43mins
  • 5Clarke
  • 23Huntington
  • 3CunninghamBooked at 31mins
  • 11JohnsonSubstituted forWelshat 90+5'minutes
  • 16Browne
  • 12Gallagher
  • 32Reach
  • 9KeaneBooked at 42minsSubstituted forHugillat 79'minutes
  • 14Garner

Substitutes

  • 8Kilkenny
  • 13Doyle
  • 15Woods
  • 19Welsh
  • 22Brownhill
  • 25Hugill
  • 43Kirkland
Referee:
Kevin Friend
Attendance:
18,614

Match Stats

Home TeamBurnleyAway TeamPreston
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home8
Away10
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home11
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Burnley 0, Preston North End 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burnley 0, Preston North End 2.

Booking

Matthew Lowton (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Matthew Lowton (Burnley).

Joe Garner (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. John Welsh replaces Daniel Johnson.

Foul by Michael Kightly (Burnley).

Tom Clarke (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Joey Barton (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Daniel Johnson (Preston North End).

Michael Kightly (Burnley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Marnick Vermijl (Preston North End).

Goal!

Goal! Burnley 0, Preston North End 2. Daniel Johnson (Preston North End) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joe Garner.

Attempt missed. Joey Barton (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Marnick Vermijl.

Attempt missed. Daniel Johnson (Preston North End) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tom Clarke.

Substitution

Substitution, Preston North End. Jordan Hugill replaces Will Keane.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Matthew Lowton replaces Tendayi Darikwa.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Michael Kightly replaces Scott Arfield.

Foul by Joey Barton (Burnley).

Tom Clarke (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Sam Vokes (Burnley) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Joey Barton (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Joey Barton (Burnley).

Joe Garner (Preston North End) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Burnley. Matthew Taylor replaces George Boyd.

Foul by Andre Gray (Burnley).

Jordan Pickford (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andre Gray (Burnley).

Paul Gallagher (Preston North End) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Joe Garner (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Daniel Johnson with a cross.

Attempt missed. Joe Garner (Preston North End) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Marnick Vermijl.

Offside, Preston North End. Tom Clarke tries a through ball, but Joe Garner is caught offside.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

Goal!

Goal! Burnley 0, Preston North End 1. Will Keane (Preston North End) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Clarke.

Offside, Burnley. Sam Vokes tries a through ball, but Andre Gray is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Andre Gray (Burnley) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by David Jones following a corner.

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Greg Cunningham.

Foul by Andre Gray (Burnley).

goal

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7Birmingham198472522328
8Sheff Wed187742522328
9Ipswich197752827128
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11Reading197662622427
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14Wolves196672424024
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17Leeds195771822-422
18Preston194961516-121
19Huddersfield194691928-918
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