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Turf Moor (ATT 11,502) 8th February 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Burnley Burnley vs Millwall Millwall

Burnley 3

D Ings (29, 62)
D Marney (45+2)

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Millwall 1

M Woolford (27)

Sky Bet Championship: Danny Ings double helps Burnley beat Millwall at Turf Moor

Last Updated: 08/02/14 6:29pm

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Danny Ings: Scored his 17th and 18th of the season

Danny Ings: Scored his 17th and 18th of the season

Danny Ings helped Burnley recover from a goal down to beat Millwall 3-1 at Turf Moor, maintaining their push for an automatic Championship promotion spot.

With QPR not playing until Monday the Clarets knew a win against the Lions would see them go straight back into the automatic promotion places.

But it was Millwall, who went to Burnley having not won any of their last 10 away games, who struck first through Martyn Woolford on 27 minutes.

However the lead lasted just two minutes before Ings equalised, and Burnley went in at the interval ahead as Dean Marney struck just before half-time.

And Ings made sure of the result with his 24th of the season just after the hour mark as Burnley maintained their proud record of being the only team in the Championship yet to lose at home this season.

Despite heading to Turf Moor having won just one of their last 10 games, Millwall started the brighter and after Lee Martin had fired wide Woolford gave the Lions a deserved lead as he superbly volleyed past goalkeeper Tom Heaton to open the scoring.

But the Lions have the worst goal difference in the league and just two minutes later Burnley were level as Ings turned in the box and curled past the helpless Stephen Bywater.

Ings should have put the home side ahead in the 44th minute after he was brought down in the penalty area by Nadjim Abdou, but his spot-kick was saved low down to the right by Bywater.

However Burnley did go into half-time in front as just moments later Marney let fly from 25 yards.

Both teams looked cagey in the opening stages of the second half but it was the hosts who had the first opening.

Excellent work from Kieran Trippier allowed Sam Vokes to shoot from a tight angle but Bywater saved well low down.

Just after the hour mark the hosts increased their lead as Ings brilliantly controlled Trippier's long ball forward before finishing past Bywater with his second touch.

Millwall began to come into the game and almost made it 3-2 after Ryan Fredericks' cross-cum-shot clipped the bar, to the relief of Heaton.

Burnley's Ashley Barnes almost made an instant impact after coming on in the 75th minute but his goalbound strike was well blocked.

Ian Holloway's visitors pushed for a second but struggled to create a clear-cut opening despite possession in the final third.

As the game approached the final 10 minutes, Michael Kightly picked the ball up on the right before dribbling inside across the face of the box and shooting - but Bywater saved easily.

Moments later Bywater again denied Kightly and Ings came close to hat-trick as his header from the resulting corner edged narrowly wide.

With the last chance of the game Junior Stanislas' free-kick was tipped over by Bywater as Burnley ran out comfortable winners in the end.

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Leicester City 43 93
2 Burnley 43 86
3 Derby County 43 78
4 Queens Park Rangers 43 73
5 Wigan Athletic 42 70
6 Brighton and Hove Albion 43 65
7 Reading 43 64
8 Ipswich Town 43 64
9 Nottingham Forest 43 62
10 Bournemouth 43 62
11 Blackburn Rovers 43 61
12 Watford 42 60
13 Middlesbrough 43 58
14 Bolton Wanderers 43 55
15 Sheffield Wednesday 43 53
16 Leeds United 43 53
17 Huddersfield Town 43 47
18 Birmingham City 42 43
19 Doncaster Rovers 43 43
20 Millwall 43 43
21 Charlton Athletic 42 42
22 Blackpool 43 42
23 Barnsley 43 39
24 Yeovil Town 43 37