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Previous encounters: Plymouth Argyle

Burnley have a fine record at home against the Pilgrims, winning seven of the last ten encounters, writes James Bird.

Last time out

A bore draw. Argyle visited Turf Moor in August in a game that saw Chris Eagles dismissed on 83 minutes for kicking his opponent. The Clarets would have just two points from the first 12 that season as they went on to be promoted.

Burnley 0 – 0 Plymouth Argyle. 30 August 2008.

One for us

The first game I vividly remember at Turf Moor. As a seven-year-old I sat in the Bob Lord Stand to witness an Andy Cooke headed double keep the Clarets up on the last day of the season against Argyle. Turf Moor had 18,811 on that day as the attendance was nearly double the previous home game. Mark Saunders had equalised for the Pilgrims before Cooke struck again just before half time. As the final whistle went, Burnley fans flooded the pitch to celebrate survival. Magical!

Burnley 2 – 1 Plymouth Argyle. 02 May 1998.

One for them

An icy Turf Moor was the stage for the return of Doug Collins, who had been released by the Clarets the previous summer. He helped the Pilgrims to a 2-0 win that day.

Burnley 0 – 1 Plymouth Argyle. 03 January 1977.

Head-to-head at Turf Moor.

Burnley – 13 wins, 35 goals.

Biggest win – 4-0, 03 April 2007.

Plymouth Argyle – five wins, 23 goals.

Biggest win – 0-2, three occasions.

Draws – eight.

Worth noting.

  • Plymouth last won at Turf Moor in 1977. Doug Collins had been released by Burnley the previous summer and came back with Argyle to win at the Turf.
  • In the only cup tie between the sides, Plymouth Argyle were the victors 2-1. Ray Hankin scored for the Clarets with a Colin Waldron own goal and a goal by Neil Hague sealing it for Argyle.
  • Burnley have won six out of the last seven between these sides at Turf Moor.
  • Robbie Blake scored the only goal the last time Burnley beat Plymouth at Turf Moor in January 2008.
  • Steve Cotterill’s side ended their run of 19 games without a win with an emphatic performance against Argyle in April 2007, as they won 4-0 with goals from Michael Duff, Paul McVeigh, Steve Jones and Wade Elliott.

Will Eddie’s men bounce back from two disappointing performances and keep a cup run on the cards? Let us know in the comments.

  1. Yep I remember Cookey’s brace. Cried on that game.

    Posted 2 years ago by Jamie Smith
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