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FULL TIME: Blackburn Rovers 1 Burnley 1
2:32pm Sunday 17th March 2013 in Sport
DAVID Dunn’s 95th-minute equaliser preserved Blackburn Rovers’ 34-year unbeaten record over Burnley as this afternoon’s East Lancashire derby at Ewood Park ended all square.
Jason Shackell’s goal had looked set to give the Clarets their first win over Rovers since 1979, despite the visitors having to end the game with 10 men after Ben Mee was sent off.
But Dunn popped up to level the match in the fifth of six minutes added on at the end of the game.
Shackell had put Burnley ahead in the 32nd minute when he headed Ross Wallace’s free kick against the foot of the post before following up to score.
Wallace then curled a 25-yard free kick against the outside of the post as the Clarets had the better of the first half against a poor Rovers side.
Rovers improved safter the interval, with Jordan Rhodes firing over after turning Shackell before Mee was sent off in the 65th minute.
It was the left back’s second yellow card in the space of seven minutes – both for late tackles.
Rovers pushed desperately for an equaliser in the closing stages and it looked like it would not come until the ball found its way to Dunn, who lashed past Grant from 10 yards at the far post.
Rovers: Jake Kean; Todd Kane, Scott Dann, Grant Hanley, Martin Olsson (Nuno Gomes 87); David Dunn, Jason Lowe, David Jones, Cameron Stewart; Leon Best (Josh Morris 46), Jordan Rhodes. Subs not used: Greg Sandomierski, Gael Givet, Karim Rekik, Lee Williamson, Morten Gamst Pedersen.
Clarets: Lee Grant; Kieran Trippier, Michael Duff, Jason Shackell, Ben Mee; Ross Wallace (Danny Lafferty 70), Marvin Bartley, Chris McCann, Alex Kacaniklic; Charlie Austin (Danny Ings 81), Martin Paterson (Sam Vokes 85). Subs not used: Brian Jensen, Kevin Long, Brian Stock, Junior Stanislas.
Referee: Andy D’Urso.
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