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Previous encounters: Derby County

The Clarets are unbeaten in six visits by the Rams, writes James Bird.

Last time out

Goals from Charlie Austin and Michael Duff secured three points on Boxing Day last season. It was a familiar sight for Clarets fans as defenders failed to deal with a Kieran Trippier cross allowing Austin to sweep the ball home. Derby should have levelled soon after but Mark O’Brien could only head wide. Ross Wallace hit the post on the hour mark before his far post corner found Duff rising highest to nod home. Derby suffered their seventh away loss of the campaign as the Clarets recorded their first win in five.

Burnley 2 – 0 Derby County. 26 December 2012.

One for us

The Clarets were 3-0 winners on a very foggy day at Turf Moor. All the goals came early in the game with Kevin McDonald opening the scoring after six minutes with his first goal in a Claret shirt. It was a half volley that left Roy Carroll with no chance after Steve Caldwell had headed the ball down from a half cleared corner. Martin Paterson added the final two goals. His first coming after 14 minutes as he finished a sublime move by the team and his second after 22 minutes as he slid in to meet a Chris Eagles cross. The fog then descended on Turf Moor, prompting an orange ball to be used for the second half! But neither side could find the net again, with the game finishing 3-0.

Burnley 3 – 0 Derby County. 11 March 2006.

One for them

A Friday evening tie saw the Clarets beaten 2-0 by a determined Derby side. Burnley never looked likely to score in a game that brought a nine match unbeaten run to an end for Steve Cotterill’s men. The man keeping the Clarets as bay for the Rams is a familiar face to Burnley fans now as it was our very own Lee Grant, with Danny Coyne between the posts for us. Tudgay got the first for the visitors as he headed into the bottom corner from a curling free kick after 57 minutes. Marco Reich then finished the game off as he rolled the ball into an empty net after Grzegorz Rasiak squared having made Coyne commit to coming out of his net.

Burnley 0 – 2 Derby County. 22 October 2004.

Head-to-head at Turf Moor.

Burnley – 25 wins, 89 goals.

Biggest win – 6-1, 15 November 1890.

Derby County – 14 wins, 63 goals.

Biggest win – 2-5, 31 March 1975.

Draws – 11.

Last five


Worth noting

  • Burnley are unbeaten in six games against the Rams at Turf Moor.
  • Derby have just one win in ten games at Turf Moor.
  • The Rams have only beaten one top six side so far this season (QPR), losing six and only scoring twice.
  • Burnley are unbeaten in ten league games while Derby are unbeaten in seven.

Can Burnley maintain their unbeaten run? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

  1. Writing this post match. Our midfielders outplayed theirs. Their top scorer however did win the Oscar for simulation, defended by a second whingeing away manager for a second successive Saturday.

    Posted 5 months ago by donald cooper
    • Martin deserved to go for his constant whining. Piss a referee off for too long and he’ll look for an opportunity. Derby boards saying the same. We didn’t quite as good as against Forest, but it has to be taken in perspective – Derby are a better team, but they only huffed and puffed a bit in the second half. In the first half I don’t think they had a single shot on goal. Deserved victory.

      Posted 5 months ago by Mike Mada
  2. 25 wins to derbys 14 haha sounds good t me

    Posted 5 months ago by CLARETDOG
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