Moon Soccer – Burnley v Derby County




Rams fall away in the second half again


After being well beaten in the second half at Middlesbrough and against Birmingham, Derby County’s second half woes continued at Turf Moor. They were demolished in the second half by Burnley who move above Derby into third place in the table. Derby got off to a fast start with Chris Martin and Tom Ince both bringing saves from Burnley keeper Tom Heaton in the first 10 minutes. Against the run of play Burnley took the lead when Richard Keogh headed Tom Lowton’s cross into his own net. Derby were level within a minute with Chris Martin setting up Jacob Butterfield to equalise with a volley. Derby had dominated possession and should have been ahead at half-time but were left to rue not taking advantage of their superiority.

Four crazy minutes where Derby conceded two penalties proved the undoing. First, Keogh’s night got worse when he was adjudged to have brought down Andre Gray who stepped up to score from the spot, Then Jason Shackell conceded another penalty after a handball which Sam Vokes put away to make it 3-1 and comfortable for Burnley. The Clarets then took control and Lowton set up Scott Arfield who deserved a goal for an energetic display throughout, to score with a deflected strike from just outside the box. Derby are down to 5th in the table and after a fantastic run, are now in danger of falling away with too many poor second half performances that leaves you wondering if there is a stamina issue within the side.




Burnley (1) 4 (Keogh {OG}, Gray, Vokes, Arfield) – Derby County (1) 1 (Butterfield) – At Turf Moor, Burnley, Lancashire

Star Man

MOON OF LIBERTY STAR MAN –Scott Arfield (Burnley)



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