Championship: Burnley demolishes Blackburn Rovers with 2 goals from A. Barnes

BURNLEY. Burnley was after all too strong for Blackburn Rovers with the goal of A. Barnes was the key of the match after he scored in the 55th and 81st minute.

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BURNLEY. Burnley was in the end too much to handle for Blackburn Rovers with the goal of A. Barnes was the key of the match after he scored in the 55th and 81st minute. A. Barnes (55′), A. Zaroury (73′) and A. Barnes (81′). Burnley took advantage of its superior ball possession (58%).

The match was played at the Turf Moor stadium in Burnley on Sunday and it started at 12:30 pm local time. The referee was David Coote who was helped by Nicholas Hopton and Tim Wood. The 4th official was Dean Whitestone. The weather was clear. The temperature was cold around 14.6 degrees Celsius or 58.19 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 86%.​

Match Statistics

Burnley was in firm control of the ball 58% while Blackburn Rovers was struggling with a 42% ball possession.

Burnley was more aggressive with 46 dangerous attacks and 14 shots of which 7 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Burnley won the match.

Burnley shot 14 times, 7 on target, 7 off target. On the other side, Blackburn Rovers shot 2 times, 0 on target, 2 off target.


Burnley received 1 yellow card (J. Cork). On the opposite side, Blackburn Rovers received 2 yellow cards (L. Travis and ).

After playing this contest, Burnley will have 38 points like Sheffield United to stay in the 2nd place. On the opposite side, Blackburn Rovers will stay with 36 points to stay in the 3rd place.

Match Events

  • 42'

    L. Travis

  • 53'

    J. Vale

    S. Gallagher

  • 55'

    A. Barnes

    A. Zaroury

  • 61'

    J. Cork

  • 69'

    J. Buckley

    J. Garrett

  • 71'

    N. Tella

    M. Benson

  • 73'

    A. Zaroury

  • 76'

    B. Dack

    L. Travis

  • 81'

    A. Barnes

  • 82'

    C. Taylor

    I. Maatsen

  • 86'

    D. Ayala

  • 87'

    H. Dervisoglu

    A. Barnes

  • 88'

    J. Gudmundsson

    A. Zaroury

Next match

In the upcoming Championship match, Burnley will play away with Queens Park Rangers on the 10th of December with a 8-3 head to head stats in favor of Burnley (7 draws).

Blackburn Rovers will host Preston North End on the 10th of December with a 6-4 head to head record in favor of Preston North End (2 draws).

Burnley: Formation and Lineups

Burnley started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Vincent Kompany chose to play with the following team: Arijanet Murić (6.8), Vitinho (6.9), Taylor Harwood-Bellis (6.9), Jordan Beyer (7.0), Ian Maatsen (6.5), Josh Cullen (7.8), Jack Cork (6.8), Manuel Benson (6.9), Josh Brownhill (8.1), Anass Zaroury (7.2) and Ashley Barnes (9.0).


Burnley made 3 changes: M. Benson for N. Tella (71′), I. Maatsen for C. Taylor (82′) and A. Zaroury for J. Gudmundsson (87′).

Top player: Ashley Barnes

Probably the most impressive player in Burnley was Ashley Barnes.

His rating is (9.0) with 2 goals, 8 passes (50% accurate) and 1 key pass. He was won 2 duels out of 4.

Blackburn Rovers: Formation and Lineups

Blackburn Rovers started with a 3-5-2 line-up (3-5-2).

On the other side, Jon Dahl Tomasson played with: Thomas Kaminski (6.7), Dominic Hyam (6.9), Daniel Ayala (6.6), Clinton Mola (5.9), Ryan Hedges (6.8), Jake Garrett (6.7), Tyler Morton (6.6), Lewis Travis (6.1), Callum Brittain (6.4), Sam Gallagher (6.6) and Ben Brereton Díaz (6.1).


Blackburn Rovers made 3 changes: S. Gallagher for J. Vale (53′), J. Garrett for J. Buckley (69′) and L. Travis for B. Dack (76′).

Top player: Dominic Hyam

The player who no doubt impressed Blackburn Rovers the most was Dominic Hyam.

His rating is (6.9) with 49 passes (85% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 7.

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