City visit Burnley on Saturday for the first time in the Premiership, a ground where they haven’t lost at since October 1974.
On that occasion, a Dennis Tueart penalty was all the blues had to show for their efforts as they went down 2-1, which was their 19th defeat at Turf Moor.
The majority of meetings between the two teams was in the old first division. From 35 games, City took maximum points just nine times to Burnley’s nineteen, while in the old second division, City failed to record a single win from five visits, but Burnley only managed to win one.
Overall in league competitions, there have been 42 meetings at Turf Moor, with City winning 11 to Burnley’s 20. Burnley has been a happy hunting ground for the blues in recent years; on their last visit, City won 4-2 with Shaun Goater grabbing his second hat-trick against the Clarets in August 2001. His first came two years earlier when the blues trounced the home side 6-0 on their own ground.
City have been drawn against Burnley three times, all at Turf Moor, with the blues winning two and losing one, while in the League Cup, City won the only game with a Terry Cooke goal securing a 6-0 aggregate win in August 1999.
Overall, the blues have 17 wins from the 53 played at Turf Moor with Burnley winning 24. Goalwise, City have scored 77 times to Burnley’s 86.
City’s League Record At Burnley
|First Division (Old)||35||9||7||19||47||64|
|Second Division (New)||5||0||4||1||6||8|
|First Division (New)||1||1||0||0||4||2|
|Second Division (New)||1||1||0||0||6||0|
Rather Meaningless Facts
City’s biggest win at Burnley came in 1999 when a rampant blues side hammered The Clarets 6-0, helped by a Shaun Goater hat-trick.
The blues heaviest defeat came in January 1963 when Burnley won 6-3.
The two teams first met at Turf Moor in 1897 and the blues suffered their first defeat, going down 3-1.
Burnley’s highest attendance for a match against the blues was in March 1933 when 48,717 packed Turf Moor to watch the blues win an FA Cup quarter final clash 1-0.
The lowest attendance was in 1917 when only around 1,000 turned up to watched the blues get thrashed 4-0.
Stats courtesy of www.mcfcstats.com
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