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Clarets two points clear at top of Championship
6:04pm Saturday 19th October 2013 in Sport
IPSWICH 0, BURNLEY 1 SCOTT Arfield's fourth goal of the season kept Burnley top of the Championship, with a two-point gap opening up following QPR's stoppage time draw at Millwall.
The Clarets looked set for a goalless draw themselves at Ipswich Town, in the first game after the two-week international break.
But Arfield's 80th minute header made it six straight league wins for the Clarets, marking their best start to a season since 1897.
Ipswich had the better of the chances in the first half, with two goalline clearances required to keep David McGoldrick and Cole Skuse out.
Ipswich appealed for a penalty following Kieran Trippier's block from Skuse's drive, but the ball hit the right back flush in the face.
But Burnley were better after the break, with key improvements in the final third.
Trippier's delightful cross was met by Arfield, and the Scot's glancing header left substitute goalkeeper Scott Loach well beaten.
Jason Shackell had to execute a superb challenge in the box to prevent a late equaliser.
And, after the final whistle, Burnley were boosted by second placed QPR dropping two points at Millwall.
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