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The Opposition – Burnley


Burnley fans will be hoping their team can erase the painful memories of City’s previous visits to Turf Moor.

The blues have won their last four visits to Burnley, with the last visit ending 4-2 to the blues in August 2001. That followed a 1-0 League cup win 1999 and the 6-0 drubbing the blues dished out on their way to promotion in the same year.

After an impressive start to the season, where they beat United 1-0 at Turf Moor, Burnley have been on a downward spiral and only Portsmouth are below them at the bottom of the Premiership table.

They reached 10th position in the league at the end of November but have since seen their form decline and fall down the table. A brief recovery in February took the team to 15th but it didn’t last and now are in serious danger of an immediate return to the Championship.

Manager – Brian Laws

Brian Laws has come full circle after starting his senior career at Burnley, where he made 125 appearances, scoring 12 goals but made his name at Nottingham Forest. He became Burnley manager following Owen Coyle’s departure to Bolton and faces a huge fight if he is to keep the Clarets in the Premier League. His team have won just one game under his charge and lost eleven.

Ground – Turf Moor

Turf Moor has been Burnley’s home since its construction in 1883. Its current capacity is 22,546



Other Burnley Facts

Burnley’s only point away from home this season came in the 3-3 draw at Eastlands.

The last time Burnley got a point at City was in 1999 in a 2-2 draw. the return game saw a 6-0 win for City 

Burnley fans will be pleased Shaun Goater no longer plays for the club. The City legend scored two hat-tricks at Turf Moor during the 6-0 and 4-2 wins.

The blues are more likely to score between 31 and 45 minutes. Statistics show that Burnley have only scored two goals during this time but conceded twelve.

Their biggest home win and heaviest home defeat this season has been 3-1

Burnley have won just one game in their last 21 league matches

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