BURNLEY'S three-game winning home run has been ended by top travellers Charlton Athletic.
Chris Powell's side have suffered indifferent form all season, but arrived at Turf Moor boasting a five-game unbeaten run.
The Clarets had reasons to be confident on home soil, however, having recorded three points and clean sheets in each of their last three home games.
But hopes of stretching that run to four were all-but dashed in the 15th minute, when Kieran Trippier was controversially sent off for handball.
The right back blocked shots on the line from Rob Hulse. Referee Robert Madley deemed the first had struck the defender on the arm and immediately pointed to the spot and gave Trippier his marching orders.
Lee Grant saved Johnnie Jackson's spot kick and from there Burnley battled and covered plenty of ground to make up for their one-man deficit.
The Clarets might even have gone ahead had it not been for Ben Hamer denying Brian Stock from distance and Michael Duff a far post header from the resultant corner.
Grant was called into action again before the break, making a good save from Danny Haynes.
But the striker broke a valiant Burnley side's resistance in the 69th minute.
Jackson crossed for Rob Hulse to head on, and Haynes planted a header in across Grant.
Top scorer Charlie Austin came close to an equaliser as the Clarets applied late pressure, but it was not the striker's or Burnley's day.