FULL-TIME: Burnley 1 Cardiff City 1

GOALS Charlie Austin gets his head to the ball

GOALS Charlie Austin gets his head to the ball

First published in Burnley FC match reports

BURNLEY are still awaiting their first Championship win of the season, despite taking an early lead.

Charlie Austin made it three goals in four games with his second minute opener.

Kieran Trippier supplied an excellent cross from the right and the striker rose unchallenged to send a downwards header past David Marshall.

But the Clarets, who should have had at least one penalty, were unable to capitalise on their first-half dominance as an over-physical Cardiff combined with weak defending combined to chip away at Eddie Howe's men, resulting in Robert Earnshaw's equaliser five minutes before the break.

The defence didn't react quickly enough when the Bluebirds' summer signing received the ball in the box, and he had time to turn it past Lee Grant.

Cardiff looked more lively in the second half and Grant did well to save Earnshaw's early header.

Burnley had their chances too – largely long range ones for Ross Wallace – while Chris McCann should have won it with a close range header in the 80th minute.

New signing Zavon Hines looked lively after making his debut from the bench but couldn't fully unlock the Cardiff defence.

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5:21pm Sat 20 Aug 11

gudari says...

Played well in patches and should have won. Never mind, it'll come! Keep the faith. UTC!!!!
Played well in patches and should have won. Never mind, it'll come! Keep the faith. UTC!!!! gudari
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5:51pm Sat 20 Aug 11

designer says...

Distinct lack of Rovers fans comments, cant understand why though! Should have been 3pts today UTC!!!!!
Distinct lack of Rovers fans comments, cant understand why though! Should have been 3pts today UTC!!!!! designer
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9:14pm Sat 20 Aug 11

vintageclaret says...

Disappointing today not to get all 3 pts. However, I don't usually play teh "Referee ploy! but I have to say today was the most diabolical, inept performance I have seen for a long time. It was obvious that when the Clarets were totally out playing Cardiff they reorted to violent intimidating tactics and the Clarets received no protection from the ref at all. A disgusting performance from him.

So good signs and promising play athough as the game went on some of the young ones started to loopk tired. We are a liitle bit short of !old-heads" as was proved by our not being able to change our style particularly in second half. I really like Trippier, made some fantastic runs down the wing (but we need to cover when he's up there. Some of his carefully floated passes were gems. Hinesy looks like he will be a good addition once he's learbed how to play the more experienced older full backs. Sorry to hear about Ings long term injury. Good times will come UTC and just look at where the B'sds are after today, seems like chickens are coming home to roost
Disappointing today not to get all 3 pts. However, I don't usually play teh "Referee ploy! but I have to say today was the most diabolical, inept performance I have seen for a long time. It was obvious that when the Clarets were totally out playing Cardiff they reorted to violent intimidating tactics and the Clarets received no protection from the ref at all. A disgusting performance from him. So good signs and promising play athough as the game went on some of the young ones started to loopk tired. We are a liitle bit short of !old-heads" as was proved by our not being able to change our style particularly in second half. I really like Trippier, made some fantastic runs down the wing (but we need to cover when he's up there. Some of his carefully floated passes were gems. Hinesy looks like he will be a good addition once he's learbed how to play the more experienced older full backs. Sorry to hear about Ings long term injury. Good times will come UTC and just look at where the B'sds are after today, seems like chickens are coming home to roost vintageclaret
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9:20pm Sat 20 Aug 11

vintageclaret says...

Sorry for the typos!! Well it is Saturday night and snug at home on a wet, cold miserable, night but with the second bottle going down well there's bound to be a few. hic! UTC and hope the claret in front of me stays up until at least after I have smiled through MOTD. LMAO
Sorry for the typos!! Well it is Saturday night and snug at home on a wet, cold miserable, night but with the second bottle going down well there's bound to be a few. hic! UTC and hope the claret in front of me stays up until at least after I have smiled through MOTD. LMAO vintageclaret
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9:32pm Sat 20 Aug 11

Pompey Claret says...

vintageclaret wrote:
Sorry for the typos!! Well it is Saturday night and snug at home on a wet, cold miserable, night but with the second bottle going down well there's bound to be a few. hic! UTC and hope the claret in front of me stays up until at least after I have smiled through MOTD. LMAO
Vintage my fwend , you are class I'm having a glass of claret too and I going to have a top up when the game of the day is on MOTD. The B'sds spanked by claret and blue well done Villa ;0). Have a good one Vintage , UTC.
[quote][p][bold]vintageclaret[/bold] wrote: Sorry for the typos!! Well it is Saturday night and snug at home on a wet, cold miserable, night but with the second bottle going down well there's bound to be a few. hic! UTC and hope the claret in front of me stays up until at least after I have smiled through MOTD. LMAO[/p][/quote]Vintage my fwend , you are class I'm having a glass of claret too and I going to have a top up when the game of the day is on MOTD. The B'sds spanked by claret and blue well done Villa ;0). Have a good one Vintage , UTC. Pompey Claret
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9:53pm Sat 20 Aug 11

no ney never says...

Agreed that we were worth 3 points and the ref was less than convincing.
Can see the progression but we do need a bit of steel at the back....not that we haven't been going on about it on here for I don't know how long!
I can see Paddy power closing my account if my strategy of betting against the bstrds continues with the success I'm currently having. A winner with Wolves last week. A winner thanks to Villa today @6/5, that's another £24 profit to add to the kitty.
Great to think next seasons ticket will be paid for by the bstrds being sht.

Howe tha lads
Agreed that we were worth 3 points and the ref was less than convincing. Can see the progression but we do need a bit of steel at the back....not that we haven't been going on about it on here for I don't know how long! I can see Paddy power closing my account if my strategy of betting against the bstrds continues with the success I'm currently having. A winner with Wolves last week. A winner thanks to Villa today @6/5, that's another £24 profit to add to the kitty. Great to think next seasons ticket will be paid for by the bstrds being sht. Howe tha lads no ney never
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10:09pm Sat 20 Aug 11

no ney never says...

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Burnley boss Eddie Howe refused to be downbeat after this afternoon's 1-1 draw against Cardiff, which left the Clarets winless in the npower Championship this season.

Charlie Austin netted his third goal in four appearances for Howe's side with a downward header inside two minutes, but the elusive three points failed to materialise for the hosts as veteran Welsh striker Robert Earnshaw equalised for the Bluebirds five minutes before the break.

Howe, though, chose to look on the bright side and cited notable improvement from his team.

"First half in particular we were excellent," he said. "We passed and moved the ball really well.

"We got the early goal which was a boost and we really thought we were going to go on and make it two or three, but we had a lapse of concentration and conceded the goal.

"Unfortunately that's been a factor of our play this season. We've not conceded a great amount of chances to teams - it just seems that every one they get they take.

"Then at the other end we have to create 10 or 12 to get a goal. That's just how it is for us at the moment.

"We do seem to be making it hard work for ourselves.

"But I am pleased with my players. They gave everything they had. In the second half we were the only team really trying to go on and win it, but we just could not break them down.

"The result is the only disappointing thing."

Burnley will feel aggrieved not only to have been level at the break but also to have had the same number of players on the pitch as Cardiff - with Anthony Gerrard particularly lucky to stay on the field following a lunge on Austin.

Cardiff looked better after the interval and Lee Grant did well to save Earnshaw's early header.

Burnley had their chances too - largely long-range ones for Ross Wallace - while Chris McCann should have won it with a close-range header in the 80th minute.

Cardiff manager Malky Mackay said: "It was very hard fought. After losing the goal so early I think we then showed the calmness not to panic and to stay patient and ease our way back into the game and I think we did that.

"We got the goal and it's a very welcome point for us because this is not going to be an easy place to come this season. I'm delighted with the point.

"We are disappointed with their goal because we didn't pick up in the box and we know the threat they pose, but after that to be fair I thought our guys put their bodies on the line every time the ball came into our box."

Howe tha lads
From Sporting Life:- HOWE PLEASED WITH CLARETS' DISPLAY Click here to follow us on Twitter! Click here for our special Transfer Centre! Click here for more football headlines! Click here now to play Fantasy Football! Burnley boss Eddie Howe refused to be downbeat after this afternoon's 1-1 draw against Cardiff, which left the Clarets winless in the npower Championship this season. Charlie Austin netted his third goal in four appearances for Howe's side with a downward header inside two minutes, but the elusive three points failed to materialise for the hosts as veteran Welsh striker Robert Earnshaw equalised for the Bluebirds five minutes before the break. Howe, though, chose to look on the bright side and cited notable improvement from his team. "First half in particular we were excellent," he said. "We passed and moved the ball really well. "We got the early goal which was a boost and we really thought we were going to go on and make it two or three, but we had a lapse of concentration and conceded the goal. "Unfortunately that's been a factor of our play this season. We've not conceded a great amount of chances to teams - it just seems that every one they get they take. "Then at the other end we have to create 10 or 12 to get a goal. That's just how it is for us at the moment. "We do seem to be making it hard work for ourselves. "But I am pleased with my players. They gave everything they had. In the second half we were the only team really trying to go on and win it, but we just could not break them down. "The result is the only disappointing thing." Burnley will feel aggrieved not only to have been level at the break but also to have had the same number of players on the pitch as Cardiff - with Anthony Gerrard particularly lucky to stay on the field following a lunge on Austin. Cardiff looked better after the interval and Lee Grant did well to save Earnshaw's early header. Burnley had their chances too - largely long-range ones for Ross Wallace - while Chris McCann should have won it with a close-range header in the 80th minute. Cardiff manager Malky Mackay said: "It was very hard fought. After losing the goal so early I think we then showed the calmness not to panic and to stay patient and ease our way back into the game and I think we did that. "We got the goal and it's a very welcome point for us because this is not going to be an easy place to come this season. I'm delighted with the point. "We are disappointed with their goal because we didn't pick up in the box and we know the threat they pose, but after that to be fair I thought our guys put their bodies on the line every time the ball came into our box." Howe tha lads no ney never
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9:15am Sun 21 Aug 11

gudari says...

Pleasing to see no comments from the grintwums this morning! Could it be that the reality of their plight is finally sinking in? UTC!!!
Pleasing to see no comments from the grintwums this morning! Could it be that the reality of their plight is finally sinking in? UTC!!! gudari
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10:18am Sun 21 Aug 11

masher50 says...

Given last week's result, the number of new faces and the transitional nature of our current squad, prior to the game I'd have taken 1:1. It says so much that AFTER the game, I'm disappointed we didn't win. Though as other posters have mentioned, some bizzare refereeing didn't help.
Given last week's result, the number of new faces and the transitional nature of our current squad, prior to the game I'd have taken 1:1. It says so much that AFTER the game, I'm disappointed we didn't win. Though as other posters have mentioned, some bizzare refereeing didn't help. masher50
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1:17pm Sun 21 Aug 11

Pompey Claret says...

The Ref I feel lost the plot and was very poor.

Yes the performance was better but we are not killing off teams with the chances we put in the box. Missing far too many but hopefully that will change.

Yet again we didn't take 3 pts because we can't keep a clean sheet. Once again we left an opposing player unmarked in the box.

If we can't cut out these school boy defensive errors and If we don't put away the chances we are creating then the outcome in games will be 1 point or none.

However I feel from this performance a Championship win Is not far off but how many will depend on that defence which scares the hell out of me when opposing teams attack. UTC
The Ref I feel lost the plot and was very poor. Yes the performance was better but we are not killing off teams with the chances we put in the box. Missing far too many but hopefully that will change. Yet again we didn't take 3 pts because we can't keep a clean sheet. Once again we left an opposing player unmarked in the box. If we can't cut out these school boy defensive errors and If we don't put away the chances we are creating then the outcome in games will be 1 point or none. However I feel from this performance a Championship win Is not far off but how many will depend on that defence which scares the hell out of me when opposing teams attack. UTC Pompey Claret
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1:31pm Sun 21 Aug 11

Midland Claret says...

Improved performance overall but still need to get in a couple more players at least before the window closes. Lets hope the board support the manager. Drop in gate no surprise with mixed messages and late action on transfers.
Improved performance overall but still need to get in a couple more players at least before the window closes. Lets hope the board support the manager. Drop in gate no surprise with mixed messages and late action on transfers. Midland Claret
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2:51pm Sun 21 Aug 11

claretmeandyou says...

Drop in gate was all too evident to see due to top players being sold and still without a win in the league so far. At this rate Jay- Rod will have to be sold to make up for missing gate revenue. Onto Derby next hopefully with more new additions. Notice Jack Cork set up the Saint's winner against the Lions.
Drop in gate was all too evident to see due to top players being sold and still without a win in the league so far. At this rate Jay- Rod will have to be sold to make up for missing gate revenue. Onto Derby next hopefully with more new additions. Notice Jack Cork set up the Saint's winner against the Lions. claretmeandyou
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12:05pm Mon 22 Aug 11

midas says...

The drop in gate was due to the small number of Cardiff fans and a number of fans still being on their summer holiday.
The drop in gate was due to the small number of Cardiff fans and a number of fans still being on their summer holiday. midas
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