Forest haven’t enjoyed recent trips to the Turf as they’ve come away with three points just once in ten visits, writes James Bird.
Last time out
Forest visited for a cup clash at Turf Moor earlier this season. The Clarets came out on top to progress to the next round thanks to a brace from Danny Ings. Burnley had just reached second in the league before the tie where Forest made 11 changes to their side, including bringing in now in form man Jamie Paterson. Matt Derbyshire put the visitors ahead from a Dexter Blackstock flick on before Ings took the game on. Kieran Trippier found the in form man with his cross and Ings turned before firing home from the edge of the box to equalise. Junior Stanislas and Keith Treacy tested Dorus De Vries before Ings found the net again. A Stanislas free kick from deep was skillfully glanced home from Ings.
Burnley 2 – 1 Nottingham Forest. 24 September 2013.
One for us
In March of the promotion season Burnley hammered Forest 5-0 at Turf Moor. It was the Clarets 50th game of the season and Robbie Blake, Wade Elliott, Clarke Carlisle, Jay Rodriguez and Joey Gudjonsson all provided goals in our third successive league win. Steven Thompson was forced out of the game early on due to an ankle injury following a robust challenge from Wes Morgan. That day, the Turf Moor playing surface was poor and bobbly – something that we have not had to worry about since the installation of the current superb pitch.
Blake opened the scoring with a great free kick after 19 minutes, Elliott’s goal followed on 38 minutes but it was mostly a dull first half with few chances. An exciting second half followed where Burnley had the chances to score even more than five, though we had to settle for just a further three on 51, 55 and 73 minutes.
Burnley 5 – 0 Nottingham Forest. 14 March 2009.
One for them
Nottingham Forest’s last win at Turf Moor was back in September 2003. On a day when Burnley had two thirds of the possession, Marlon Harewood, Andy Reid and former Claret Gareth Taylor all scored to seal the win for Forest.
Burnley 0 – 3 Nottingham Forest. 16 September 2003.
Head-to-head at Turf Moor
Burnley – 30 wins, 107 goals.
Biggest win – 8-0, 21 November 1959.
Nottingham Forest – eight wins, 50 goals.
Biggest win – 0-3, 16 September 2003.
Draws – 15.
- Forest have just one win in their last ten visits to Turf Moor, while the Clarets have won seven of those ten.
- In the six games since Forest last won at Turf Moor, the Clarets have scored 15 goals – including two games where they’ve put five past the Tricky Trees.