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Burnley (0) 0 - 0 (0) Ipswich Town

Sky Bet Championship 2015-16

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Referee: Peter Bankes (Liverpool)

Manager: Sean Dyche

Turf Moor 15:00

Attendance: 16307 (Town 885)

Manager: Mick McCarthy

Match Number: 3637

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Michael KightlyGeorge Boyd (69)
Scott ArfieldMatthew Taylor (88)
Andre GrayRouwen Hennings (88)

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 Matthew Lowton (58)
 Joey Barton (90)
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Tom Heaton

Matthew Lowton

Michael Keane

Ben Mee

Stephen Ward

Scott Arfield

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David Jones

Michael Kightly

Sam Vokes

Andre Gray

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Matthew Gilks

Mike Duff

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Rouwen Hennings

Frederik Ulvestad

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Match Report

Burnley 0 Ipswich 0

Promotion contenders Burnley and Ipswich failed to capitalise on defeat for second-placed Derby as they played out a goalless draw at Turf Moor.

The Rams, who lost to Championship leaders Middlesbrough, remain six points clear of Sean Dyche's side and seven clear of Town.

The Clarets thought they had taken the lead just before half-time but Ben Mee's header was ruled out for a foul.

Andre Gray also went close with a couple of shots for the hosts.

Ryan Fraser and Freddie Sears both had decent chances for Mick McCarthy's Ipswich side in a game lacking excitement.

Fraser's chance came early in the game, when he fired just wide with a ferocious shot after a driving run.

Gray then went close at the other end when he fired just wide after being found in the box by Michael Kightly.

Five minutes before the break the Clarets thought they had gone ahead when Mee headed into the net but the goal was disallowed as he was adjudged to have fouled his marker.

Gray had another good opportunity to open the scoring immediately after the restart when he latched on to Sam Vokes' flick-on but he fired straight at Dean Gerken from a tight angle.

Kightly also went close when he fired just over following a teasing run before Freddie Sears broke into the box at the other end but his shot was blocked by Michael Keane.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche:

"It was a tight game. We've had the best chance, and then a couple of maybe better chances, but it was a tight affair against a side who've just won five on the trot away from home.

"We did well with all the first balls, second contact, the ugly side of the game. But coming off two 4-0 wins and getting another clean sheet - that side of the game is pleasing.

"I didn't think it was a foul for Ben Mee's goal, and it doesn't look like it on the monitor afterwards."

Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy:

"I think it was a great game, it was a tough game. The marker was made on the very first challenge and it continued until the 90th minute.

"It was two teams who were really competitive, neither were going to give an inch.

"There weren't a lot of chances, two or three shots Tom Heaton's had to save, but they've gone straight down his neck. I'd take a 0-0 draw, I think it is probably fair."

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