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Match Preview: Burnley

19 October 2012

A Look Ahead To Tomorrow's Lancashire Derby At Turf Moor

Blackpool will be aiming for their third away win of the season when they visit managerless Burnley tomorrow in the evening kick-off.

The Seasiders already have wins on the road at Millwall and Hull City and a win at Turf Moor will create an eight point gap between themselves and their Lancashire rivals.

Terry Pashley will take charge of his first game as caretaker manager of The Clarets after Eddie Howe returned to former club Bournemouth last week.

Burnley cannot be accused of being boring having scored eight and conceded nine goals in their last three npower Championship fixtures.


The Seasiders have faced The Clarets 117 times in professional matches with Blackpool winning 35, drawing 30 and losing on 52 occasions.

Last Season’s Meetings

21 April 2012 – Blackpool 4-0 Burnley

29 October 2011 – Burnley 3-1 Blackpool


The Clarets finished in 13th place last season after finishing with only one defeat in their final six games. That loss came at Bloomfield Road in April.

The last win under the Eddie Howe reign came four league games ago when two goals from Charlie Austin handed Burnley all three points at Derby County.

The past two home games have resulted in a 2-2 draw with Millwall and more recently a 3-3 draw with Sheffield Wednesday... 4-4 on Saturday?

Stat Attack

- Charlie Austin is the Championship’s top scorer with 12 goals in just ten games so far.

- Turf Moor has witnessed 23 goals in five games this season. Only Bristol City’s Ashton Gate has seen more – 26.

- The last Blackpool win at Turf Moor came in April 1998 when The Seasiders came away with a 2-1 win thanks to goals from Phil Clarkson and Junior Bent.

- Burnley have kept just one clean sheet all season. It came in the 2-0 opening day win over Bolton Wanderers.

- Chris Solly’s wonder strike for Charlton at Bloomfield Road two weeks ago was the first goal that The Seasiders had conceded in the final 30 minutes of games this season.


Michael Oliver (Northumberland)

The last time Mr. Oliver was in charge of a game involving Blackpool was last season’s FA Cup tie at Goodison Park. Goals from Royston Drenthe and Denis Stracqualursi handed Everton a 2-0 win.

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