BURNLEY's penalty saving extended beyond the first team on Monday with Lukas Jensen getting in on the act for the Under-23s.

Fresh from signing a new deal at Turf Moor, the Dane kept out a spot kick for the second game running as the Clarets went down 2-1 against Middlesbrough at the Tameside Stadium in the Premier League Cup.

It came just 24 hours after Nick Pope had kept out Jamie Vardy’s effort in a crucial 2-1 win for Sean Dyche’s side against Leicester.

Jensen’s starring moment didn’t result in victory however, Tyrone O’Neill scoring both goals for the visitors with Andy Farrell’s side having some success from the spot late on as Ali Koiki made no mistake with his 10th goal of the season. Koiki continues to show himself to be one to watch with others having headed out on loan, depleting Farrell’s squad after a flying start to the season.

A second straight defeat in Group G means Burnley need to take maximum points from their final two games to give themselves any chance of progressing.

The Under-23s head to Crystal Palace and group leaders Blackburn Rovers.

O’Neill’s opener on on the stroke of half-time came as he deflected Conner Malley’s shot beyond Jensen with his second coming six minutes into the second half.

Despite Koiki’s spot kick, after Jimmy Dunne had been upended, the Clarets never truly looked like taking something from the game.